MEDIA RELEASES, News and Events
New Zealand Kindergartens (http://www.nzkinderga..
Increased investment - does it go far enough? 16-May-2013
The $172.5 million to early childhood education (E..
Budget 2013 - Education 14-May-2013
Radio New Zealand (http://www.radionz.co.nz/nationa..
Lifting investment in ECE 10-May-2013
“Lifting Government investment in high quality ear..
Education Minister Hekia Parata welcomes the news that New Z..
The Heritage of Education is the theme of this year&rsqu..
Early start to healthy eating 12-Apr-2013
The kindergarten this year adopted a new healthy-eating prog..
Rata kindy kids give to needy 10-Apr-2013
After discussing how disadvantaged some others are, the ..
Breaking the gender barrier in childcare 02-Apr-2013
On a scale of All Black to astronaut, "kindergarten teac..
Big grant for kindy 22-Mar-2013
The Oamaru Kindergarten Association has received a si..
Education specialists from across the Pacific region rec..
New fresh food guidelines for school food 20-Mar-2013
The Heart Foundation’s Fuelled4life (http://www.fuelle..
The building blocks of our community 14-Mar-2013
Agline, the CRT shareholders’ magazine, writes about t..
NZ Kindergartens Blog - February 2013 26-Feb-2013
There is a great deal of positive momentum and focus on ..
Kindy and care centre opens 20-Feb-2013
The new Waiouru Kindergarten and Care Centre was o..
Kindy project a stunner 11-Feb-2013
Children at Witherlea Kindergarten in Blenheim have been swa..
Kids lap kindy for walkathon 05-Dec-2012
Youngsters tore around Tamatea Kindergarten's reserve on Fri..
Kindy pupils come to grips with road rules 04-Dec-2012
Puketapu Kindergarten children know the road rules better th..
Call for interest in new kindergarten 01-Dec-2012
The Oamaru Kindergarten Association expects to open the town..
Signed Hobbit book sparks bidding frenzy 30-Nov-2012
These days ''The Hobbit'' implies big money and razzmatazz, ..
Kindy has the knack of cultivating success 29-Nov-2012
Frankleigh Park won the pre-school category of the national ..
The Oamaru Kindergarten Association is pleased to announ..
Wellington Kindergartens YMen programme 25-Nov-2012
Wellington Kindergartens (http://www.wn-kindergarten.org..
Kindy grows green thumbs 21-Nov-2012
Plenty of green space so children can run around and get..
More Kiwis satisfied with education system 21-Nov-2012
Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Government&rsqu..
2012 Tui School Garden Challenge Preschool Category Winner: Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth 19-Nov-2012
Frankleigh Park’s fairytale garden takes out the P..
Improving the quality of parent-child relationships is s..
Apples for excellence 16-Nov-2012
Crystal apples and professional development grants total..
'Angels in red' help transform kindergarten 15-Nov-2012
Watching "angels dressed in red" transform Botanical Road Ki..
Trailing scarecrows for good cause 08-Nov-2012
Scarecrows will take their place along Geraldine..
ICT and early childhood education 07-Nov-2012
New Zealand Education Review published an article on the ..
KEEN KINDY KIDS IN FOR GARDEN PRIZE 06-Nov-2012
Getting their hands dirty has proved to be a fruitful ex..
“A passionate advocate for the rights of child..
Butlers and bubbles lure for fundraiser 31-Oct-2012
The Hook Mobile Kindergarten is calling on the "ladies" ..
Radio New Zealand investigates the issue of compulsory early childhood education for beneficiaries 31-Oct-2012
Listen to the story here (http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/..
FUNDRAISING OVER THE YEARS WORTH IT 30-Oct-2012
Mungavin Kindergarten teachers and parents spent 15 year..
TVNZ Marae Investigates (http://tvnz.co.nz/marae-inv..
Kindy's big bake raises cash and awareness 26-Oct-2012
Cupcakes with liquorice handles and pink biscuits we..
Feeding minds and bodies 25-Oct-2012
The children of Papamoa Free Kindergarten love getting t..
New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells is..
Waitoa Kindergarten gets $160,000 upgrade 23-Oct-2012
Piako folk were given the chance to see the $160,000 upg..
Teachers and social media 15-Oct-2012
The New Zealand Teachers Council has just launch..
Dr Margy Whalley, Director of Pen Green Research Base and Pen Green Children and Families Centre 12-Oct-2012
New Zealand Kindergartens is hosting Dr Margy W..
New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) response to the release of the White Paper for Vulnerable Children 11-Oct-2012
“NZK welcomes the practical initiatives outlin..
Wellington Kindergartens video 11-Oct-2012
Wellington Kindergartens, a member organisation of the N..
Hawera head teacher elected to NZEI presidency 05-Oct-2012
Hawera kindergarten head teacher Judith Nowotarski is to..
Eight schools promoting positive healthy eating attitude..
Totara Park kindy launches cookbook 28-Sep-2012
An innovative cookbook, with the recipes accompanied by ..
Children’s book series makes finals 24-Sep-2012
A series of picture books written by a children’s auth..
Shark snaps up prize for Witherlea 20-Sep-2012
The Makos rugby team may not have won at the weekend, but Wi..
Kindergarten a family tradition 19-Sep-2012
One of Hawera's oldest kindergartens is celebrating it's..
Art of children's water-wear 18-Sep-2012
A crowded house greeted Redwoodtown Kindergarten's third suc..
Wondering about ICT in kindergarten? 17-Sep-2012
The ICT Wonder Project was created by the Wellington Kinderg..
Blokes needed as early role models 14-Sep-2012
BLOKES teaching in early childhood education are “..
Imagination runs wild in great outdoors 13-Sep-2012
For the children of Glengarry Kindergarten, the sky is the l..
Playground worth the effort 12-Sep-2012
Five years of fundraising has paid off for Feilding's Manche..
Green Thumbs Up 11-Sep-2012
Children at Mosgiel Central Kindergarten love nothing mo..
Manchester Kindergarten is opening its new playground in gra..
Youngsters at forefront of quake awareness 06-Sep-2012
Children at Palmerston North's Awapuni Kindergarten, whi..
Budding environmentalists from Fiordland Kindergarten sp..
Kindy springs up on preschool site 01-Sep-2012
Gisborne's newest kindergarten has opened its doors and chil..
Congratulations to Waikiwi Kindergarten, Waverley Kinder..
Kindy plans fundraising bonanza 29-Aug-2012
Riverdale Kindergarten is about to get an $85,000-plus f..
Ministers Tony Ryall (Health), Hekia Parata (Education) ..
TOP NZ AWARDS FOR DESIGN WORK 11-Aug-2012
Landscape designer who created kindergarten outdoor spac..
APPEAL OF MANIOTOTO KINDY WIDESPREAD 01-Aug-2012
Children are travelling up to 120km a day to attend the ..
Prevention, cross-agency coordination and universal service provision are central to improving the w 27-Jul-2012
In its oral submission this week, New Zealand Kindergartens ..
Last week a coroner’s report was released on the death..
UNICEF briefing paper - All Children Thriving, Belonging and Achieving – what will it take? 18-Jul-2012
UNICEF New Zealand has just released a briefing paper which ..
KINDY REST HOME SHOW `WONDERFUL' 04-Jul-2012
Merrilands Kindergarten saw in the Maori New Year with style..
A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks New..
A RARE TUATARA TREAT FOR THE KIDS 26-Jun-2012
Children walked with dinosaurs at the EcoWorld aquarium last..
ART SALE FOR KINDY SNOWBALLED 25-Jun-2012
The event raised $16,000 towards a safety upgrade and a new ..
A Kirk original for kindy auction 14-Jun-2012
What started as a small fundraiser has quickly turned in..
Award to kindergarten a world first 07-Jun-2012
A group of kindergarten teachers are putting Geraldine o..
Kindergarten branches out 05-Jun-2012
Lees St Kindergarten pupils rugged up in their wet weather g..
Advisory group warns about education quality 31-May-2012
Radio New Zealand investigates a recent report from the gove..
“New Zealand Kindergartens welcomes recommend..
“Additional funding to support increased participa..
Doors and decking open up new 17-May-2012
Children, parents, teachers and friends of the Geraldine..
DIY learning and childcare works for family 12-May-2012
They still argue over who gets to hold the remote, but a..
Pre school teacher honoured 08-May-2012
A Kerikeri kindy teacher was one of just 12 educators ar..
Teachers were honoured yesterday at the National E..
New city kindy to cater for demand 21-Apr-2012
Timaru is to get another early childhood education centr..
On Sunday 15 April, the Radio NZ Insight programme featu..
Tall tale to raise funds for kindergarten 11-Apr-2012
Tahunanui Kindergarten head teacher Linda Hansen says it..
Garden helps children grow 10-Apr-2012
The children at Frankleigh Park Kindergarten have a new ..
Kindergarten taking shape 05-Apr-2012
The Maniototo building was moved on to its Ranfurly site..
Fun learning about our environment 03-Apr-2012
Very young Northlanders had a ball getting down and dirt..
ECE fears more funding cuts 26-Mar-2012
Early childhood educations services are concerned that the 2..
Enviroschools’ preschoolers project unveiled 21-Mar-2012
An expo showcasing a new environmental education pilot p..
Kindy rewarded for healthy habits 20-Mar-2012
The efforts of Martinborough Kindergarten to educate childre..
Outdoor fun at Wadestown kindy 20-Mar-2012
An unused gorse and scrub covered slope is getting a mak..
Early education's critical path 14-Feb-2012
We are at a critical crossroad for early childhood educa..
Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the establ..
Kindergartens encourage male input 08-Feb-2012
Nelson Tasman Kindergartens are serious about attracting..
Longer sessions for kindy kids 06-Feb-2012
All Ashburton kindergartens can now offer children up to..
NZ Kindergarten Response to Treasury Briefing Recommendations for Early Childhood Education 03-Feb-2012
New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) warns that targeti..
Kindergarten forced to operate from tent 02-Feb-2012
Children and teachers have been forced from their leaky ..
Males missing in preschools 02-Feb-2012
2 February 2012 Early childhood teaching is slowly build..
Kindergarten expected to be open for term two 26-Jan-2012
Fundraising for the kindergarten began more than two yea..
Blokes-in-kindy challenge 24-Jan-2012
Marlborough's only male kindergarten teacher is encourag..
Y-men to the rescue 20-Jan-2012
Superheroes sorting out kindy problem While most young m..
Kindergarten kids top of their crop 14-Dec-2011
They're a green-fingered bunch at Gonville Kindergarten, and..
In with the new for kindy kids 13-Dec-2011
Port Chalmers Kindergarten pupils went from old school t..
Kindy celebrates its new name in song 13-Dec-2011
A kindergarten has changed its name to better reflect it..
Santa's little helpers help 12-Dec-2011
Irongate Kindergarten children had a special treat recently ..
Kindy vegetable garden is a winner 08-Dec-2011
Children willingly eating spinach, broccoli, cauliflower..
Hutt supermarket builds new $1m kindy 06-Dec-2011
Silverstream Kindergarten children have enjoyed a previe..
UCOL Carpentry students Adopt a Kindy 05-Dec-2011
The UCOL Wairarapa Certificate in Carpentry course is of..
Kindy on right health track 02-Dec-2011
Manchester Kindergarten has outdone itself when it comes..
Te Mata's sleeping giant comes to life 28-Nov-2011
For years teachers at Te Mata Kindergarten, in Havelock Nort..
Love is sharing Play-Doh 26-Nov-2011
When Sammy Jaques got married, she had to think long and har..
Ruahine Kindergarten Association has become the first ea..
Manchester Kindergarten Wins top Heart Foundation Award ..
UNICEF NZ Writes for Children’s Rights 23-Nov-2011
Today UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) officially la..
Environment Action Award winners announced 17-Nov-2011
Camberley Kindergarten in Hastings won the Local Environ..
Famous rockers turning heads 17-Nov-2011
Rock star scarecrows are turning heads in Geraldine, all..
Portable vege patch impresses judges 17-Nov-2011
The children of Port Chalmers Kindergarten were given a big ..
Bears, bears everywhere 10-Nov-2011
Children at West Masterton Kindergarten have teddies at ..
"Why aren't you the prime minister?" 04-Nov-2011
Labour leader Phil Goff got a grilling from a three-year..
The Upper Hutt City Council inaugural Good Idea Award has be..
Kindy kids help paint town mural 02-Nov-2011
Pinegrove Kindergarten's budding artists got to paint th..
It is often said that kindergarten is at the heart of co..
New Zealand Kindergartens looks forward to engaging in t..
Kindergarten face lift 02-Oct-2011
After 30 years of congestion, bottle-necking and rainy m..
Birthday bake-off for kindergarten 28-Sep-2011
It will be a sweet celebration for Redwoodtown kindergar..
Buddy Loveheart is more than just a class pet for the ch..
Kindy goes all black 31-Aug-2011
After watching the final of the Watters Cup between Raka..
Hand-some support for Kelsey fundraiser 10-Aug-2011
Many hands make light work when it comes to fundraising - es..
Bulls Kindergarten fundraiser goes for gold 09-Aug-2011
Fun and fundraising are on the cards for Bulls Kindergarten ..
CHILDREN SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF POLICY 08-Aug-2011
Ensuring the needs and aspirations of all children and t..
Kindies get ERO thumbs up 08-Aug-2011
South Canterbury kindergartens have received commendable..
Kindy shortfall being met 06-Aug-2011
The Central Otago Kindergarten Association is meeting a shor..
Ranfurly is set to get a new kindergarten. In an announcemen..
Annette King on Early Childhood Education 31-Jul-2011
See Television New Zealand's Q+A (http://tvnz.co.nz/q-an..
Television New Zealand's Q+A programme, with Lord Winston an..
Every Child Thrives, Belongs, Achieves 27-Jul-2011
The Government is concerned about the number of children..
“New induction and mentoring guidelines will evolve ho..
Child-care costs pressure for families 25-Jul-2011
Dunedin Kindergarten Association general manager Christi..
Kindergarten funding 21-Jul-2011
Questions were raised in the media recently about kinderg..
A vision for ECE 18-Jul-2011
Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga presented Maori Party&rsqu..
Making way for new kindergartens 15-Jul-2011
Children from two Dunedin kindergartens will be moving into ..
STANDARDS UNDERMINED 01-Jul-2011
The Ministry of Education’s latest decision to allo..
New Matarau kindergarten opens 30-Jun-2011
Future generations of Matarau pre-schoolers received a boost..
Kindergarten enjoys healthy celebration 28-Jun-2011
Bulls Kindergarten is proud to receive the region’..
ECE Taskforce Report Released 01-Jun-2011
TASKFORCE PROPOSES RADICAL SHIFT IN FUNDING ..
An increase of $550 million for early childhood education..
New Children's Commissioner announced 03-May-2011
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is delighte..
Low Decile Children Will Miss Out on ECE 27-Apr-2011
The steep jump in the cost of early childhood education w..
Funding cuts take effect 31-Jan-2011
News Release Millions of dollars wil..
More funding cuts to kindergartens 25-Nov-2010
Another million dollars will be cut from Government fundi..
Early Childhood Education Funding Protest 04-Nov-2010
Teachers, parents and employers will be peacefully protestin..
Economic Benefits of Early Education 03-Nov-2010
Some of New Zealand’s leading economists, social comme..
Giving Teachers the Recognition They Deserve 28-Oct-2010
UNESCO World Teachers Day (celebrated on 29 October 2010) pr..
Taskforce needs to focus on children 12-Oct-2010
The Government’s newly established Taskforce on Early ..
Delegates attending the New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) ..
Opinion - Clare Wells, Dompost 8 June 2010 08-Jun-2010
Budget cuts a step backward for early childhood educati..
As the dust settles after the budget and we become involved ..
Children lose out in Budget Cutbacks 21-May-2010
New Zealand Kindergartens Inc, the national group representi..
It’s official – Kidsfirst Kindergartens Nort..
Early childhood education – a sound investment 07-May-2010
“Investing in quality early childhood education is..
The Taranaki Daily News says Preschool teachers and thei..
Northland teachers to help in Tonga 10-Mar-2010
Bream Bay Kindergarten teaching staff are spending their..
Kindergarten still in demand 19-Jan-2010
“Changing the way kindergartens operate and the introduc..
Kindergarten wins healthy eating competition 18-Nov-2009
Children from Kidsfirst South Brighton are on the right ..
high quality early childhood education 03-Nov-2009
The right of every child to participate in high quality ..
Government scraps qualified teacher targets 29-Oct-2009
“Changes to the qualified teacher targets for early chil..
NZK 2009 president 13-Aug-2009
New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) welcomes Janice Bromell ..