The far-reaching benefits of kindergarten –

The far-reaching benefits of kindergarten –

Kindergarten is a fantastic early childhood education option. With flexible sessions for ages two to five, a strong focus on quality education, and 20 hours free care for ages three and up, this type of teacher-led service is the perfect fit for many whānau.

Depending on the kindergarten, children can be enrolled in morning, afternoon or six-hour sessions, up to five days a week during school term. Some kindergartens offer holiday programmes too, and there are bilingual kindergartens, home-based services, long day programmes, some services for under twos and even a hospital-based kindy in Nelson.

Quality experiences and enriching opportunities are at the heart of the kindergarten approach, and to learn more about kindergarten, we checked in with the Chief Executive of New Zealand Kindergartens, Jill Bond.

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