New Zealand Kindergartens inc

Every child has the right to participate in high quality early childhood education

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Discover our wonderful kindergarten history. Click here.

Children and families and whānau are at the heart of what we do. In 2018, we look forward to engaging with our communities and progressing the inspiring teaching and learning that happens in kindergarten every day.

  • Kindergartens have been at the heart of New Zealand communities for over 120 years
  • All teachers are qualified teachers and registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council
  • Kindergartens are centres of excellence and innovation in early childhood education
  • There are over 30 different models of kindergarten to support the needs of families including cultural and language aspirations




Start date 

 End date


 Late January
 check with your local association

 Friday 13 April


 Monday 30 April

 Friday 6 July


Monday 23 July

 Friday 28 September


Monday 15 October

 Late December
 check with your local association


New Zealand Kindergartens Inc

Level 1, 32 The Terrace,
P.O. Box 3058, Wellington
Phone: 04 471-0775

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