New Zealand Kindergartens inc

Kindergartens – first choice early childhood education service.

Kindergarten to be named Wairakei 

27 June 2014

The new kindergarten to be built in Papamoa will be named Wairakei. The decision was made following consultation with Nga Potiki. The new kindergarten is to be built on the corner of Wairakei Ave and Golden Sands Drive, Papamoa, with construction due to begin in September. Find out what the name means and read the full story in Sunlive.

Stepping up for the kids

25 June 2014

Fundraising has begun for Mosgiel Central Kindergarten's new earthquake-proof building. Find out what they are more in the Otago Daily Times.

It's kinda cold raising cash for kindy

23 June 2014

Midwinter swimmers taking a bracing dip at Plimmerton's Karehana Bay have helped to raise $10,000 towards construction of a new outdoor area for the beachside township's kindergarten. Find out how it went in the Dominion Post.

Stylish fundraiser a big hit

14 June 2014

Nayland's kindergarten kids are set to benefit from mothers', daughters' and girlfriends' quest for style. Last night a fashion fundraising event for Nayland Kindergarten saw a style panel advise fashion-conscious women on how to dress with confidence. Read the full story in the Nelson Mail.

Bubbly launch for new kindy association

9 June 2014

Kindergarten Taranaki, which brings together the North and South Taranaki associations, was officially launched on Friday, but festivities have gone on all weekend, with a dinner on Friday night followed by whanau fun days on Saturday and Sunday. Read all about it here in the Taranaki Daily News.

Kindy kids' artwork takes pride of place

5 June 2014 

Pukekura Kindergarten watched with pride as their winning artwork was transformed into a colourful welcome to New Plymouth billboard erected atop Burgess Park Hill yesterday. Read the full story in the Taranaki Daily News.

Learning hub proposed for Cossie Club

30 May 2014

A centralised education hub could be just the right use for the vacant Mount Maunganui Cosmopolitan Club building, Tauranga Region Kindergarten Association principal Peter Monteith says.

Speaking at a Tauranga City Council meeting last week, he suggested the Cosmopolitan Club could be converted into an education hub with a kindergarten or puna reo (Maori immersion early childhood centre) centre, along with other organisations that worked with children.Find out more in the Bay of Plenty Times.

Teachers overwhelmed at award win

30 May 2014

It was a high tea fit for royalty at Mairtown Kindergarten when the centre celebrated one of its teachers receiving a national accolade. Read the story in The Northern Advocate.

Newtown Kindergarten studies spiders at Te Papa

26 May 2014

Newtown Kindergarten have been planning for teaching and learning around the theme of kaitiakitanga: caring for our environment. Read all about it in Te Papa's Blog

Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association Oaktree Kindergarten team on TV1’s Sunday programme

25th May  2014

Watch the Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association Oaktree kindergarten team discussing the use of I Pads with kindergarten children on TV1's Sunday programme

Education funding in budget 2014

May 2014

New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells is quoted in a Radio NZ story about education funding in budget 2014. You can read the story here.

New kindy for Papamoa

22 April 2014

A new kindergarten is to be built in Papamoa East on land recently purchased by the Tauranga Region Kindergartens. See more in Sunlive.

Avon Kindy turns 50

10 April 2014

For 50 years Avon Kindergarten has provided early childhood education for hundreds of Stratford and Central Taranaki children and their families. To celebrate this milestone a committee is planning an open day and reunion at the kindergarten in Avon St, Stratford, on Saturday, June 14. Find out more in the Taranaki Daily News.

Additive-free trial at kindy 

1 April 2014 

Getting rid of junk food in favour of life-giving whole foods is the key to unlocking full potential in children. That's the principle behind an additive-free five day trial undertaken at Kerikeri Kindergarten. For a week, the kindergarten created an additive-free food environment, with the help of parents.Read the article in the Bay Chronicle.

Kindergarten milestone

27 March 2014

University of Otago professor Helen May launches her book about 125 years of kindergarten in Dunedin at the Dunedin Kindergarten Association general meeting in St Clair this week.

The book - People, Places and Play in the `Child Gardens' of Dunedin - was commissioned by the association to mark the 125th anniversary of New Zealand's first kindergarten being established in Dunedin in 1889. Find out more in the Otago Daily Times.

New organisation for Kindergarten in Taranaki

3 March 2014

A new organisation operating the 24 kindergartens in Taranaki comes into effect today. Read the press release here.


'Pretty exciting' day at kindergarten

26 February 2014

It is uncommon for the Prime Minister of New Zealand to come face-to-face with a Ninja Turtle, but 4-year-old Jack Morrison provided the opportunity and John Key seized it. The pair met at the opening of Dunedin Kindergartens' $1.4 million Forbury Rd site in St Clair, Dunedin, yesterday morning and it was ''pretty exciting'' for all involved.Read the full story in the Otago Daily Times.

Prime Minister visits kindergarten

20 February 2014

The Prime Minister has two separate visits to kindergarten on his schedule this week and next, illustrating the importance of early childhood education and children in the current government agenda. Read the New Zealand Kindergartens press release here.

Mobile kindy fights to keep on rolling

19 February 2014

The Waihao Downs Mobile Kindergarten now has a better chance of meeting revised Early Childhood regulations by the November deadline. Find out more in the Timaru Herald.

Kindy kids love new playground

29 January 2014

Glenview Kindergarten children have more room to play with the installation of a new playground. Read the story and see what the playground looks like in the Timaru Herald

Kindergarten teacher tells of satisfaction

8 January 2014

Otatara Kindergarten head teacher Bevan Simpson, one of the few males working in early childhood education in Southland, admits kindergarten was not his first career choice. Find out more in the Southland Times.

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