New Zealand Kindergartens inc

Kindergartens – first choice early childhood education service.

Congratulations to the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards Winners


New Zealand Kindergartens congratulates the winners of the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards 2015.

Two early childhood education services received awards this year:

  • Barnardos KidStart Childcare in Hastings for Excellence in Engaging;
  • Mangere Bridge Kindergarten, Auckland Kindergarten Association, in Auckland for the Education Focus Prize - Learner-led Pathways from early childhood to schooling. 

“Congratulations to Hastings Barnardos KidStart and Mangere Bridge Kindergarten,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive, New Zealand Kindergartens. “These awards highlight the high standard of teaching and learning in ECE and the critical importance of engaging family and whānau in children’s learning.”

Congratulations to the other winners, Central Regional Health School and Gisborne Boys High School, and to all of the finalists this year.

New Zealand Kindergarten Chief Executive, Clare Wells, was a member of the education expert panel that reviewed and chose the finalists this year.

Read the government media release here.

For more information about the Education Excellence Awards winners visit here

For more information about New Zealand Kindergartens, visit here.

For further comment: Please contact NZK Chief Executive Clare Wells 0272 955 044


New Zealand Kindergartens Inc

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

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