NEW ZEALAND KINDERGARTENS
TE PŪTAHI KURA PUHOU O AOTEAROA
“Kindergarten has been a fabric of New Zealand society for a long time and the institutional
trust that New Zealanders have in the brand is crucial to the ongoing viability and messaging of quality in early childhood education.”
“NZK’s commitment to qualified teachers ensures that children are receiving the best of education and ongoing development trends are maintained through the sector,” – Craig Vercoe, Chief Executive Officer, Nelson Tasman Kindergarten Association.
New Zealand Kindergartens is a Not-For-Profit Incorporated Society and registered charity. We are governed by a board made up of elected and appointed members. We demonstrate best practice governance through the adoption of the New Zealand Institute of Directors’ Four Pillars methodology. We are a member-led organisation that currently represents 14 local Kindergarten Associations. Each Association is a Not-for-Profit Incorporated Society and registered charity governed by a board made up
of elected and appointed members.
COLLECTIVELY OUR MEMBERS:
- EDUCATE AND CARE FOR MORE THAN 7,000 CHILDREN WHO PARTICIPATE AT
- 161 KINDERGARTENS AND SIX CENTRES, SUPPORTED BY
- 22 SENIOR TEACHERS, 169 HEAD TEACHERS, AND MORE THAN 835 TEACHERS.
Our teaching staff is 100% qualified. They are registered teachers, and they are covered by the same legislation and code of practice as teachers in schools.
In addition to working with our member Associations, we work in partnership with Early Childhood Leadership (ECL) – Counties Manukau, Waikato and Central Kids Kindergarten Associations. We also work closely with other Early Childhood Education Peak Bodies to advance mutually beneficial agendas.
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Being pitched into a mass of stinging insects might not sound like everyone’s idea of a birthday treat.
But Frankie Wells, who turned 4 yesterday, could not have been more excited.
Her preschool, Bayfield Kindergarten, has a very busy beehive in its back garden, and as a birthday treat Frankie was one of two pupils allowed to don the school’s child-sized beekeeping suits and get up close and personal with the nectar-gathering insects.
The Picton Kindergarten float for the town’s Christmas parade doesn’t happen overnight … it takes weeks to pull together.
And this year, the theme of their float is based around a book and song in te reo Māori which counts down the number of sleeps until Santa comes.
It’s something 4-year-old Finley Thomson is looking forward to, as well as seeing Santa and looking at all the decorated trees.