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ABOUT US

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. We employ a Chief Executive Officer – Jill Bond, and an Office Manager – Joanne Newth. Our income is derived from member levies.

NZK 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.

OUR PURPOSE

OUR PURPOSE

WE SUPPORT LOCAL KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATIONS TO THRIVE.

Servant-leadership is at the heart of our approach. Through our interactions and engagements, we focus on the growth and well-being of people and the communities they belong to.

Our purpose is fulfilled by two core functions:

1. National advocacy
2. Local partnerships

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OUR FOCUS

OUR FOCUS

We know that what happens in early childhood education matters for a lifetime, and we also know that it takes a village to raise a child. This is why, as a network, we focus on supporting local Kindergarten Associations to deliver reputable quality early childhood education in a way that reflects and meets the needs…

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WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT

As a network, we want to actively contribute to, and influence the development of the Education sector with a focus on 0-18 years. We also want to be an active contributor in strengthening the social infrastructure so it more ably supports children, families and community to enjoy a good life, learn, and thrive.

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OUR OPERATING MODEL

OUR OPERATING MODEL

This page provides information on our operating model.

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OUR STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

OUR STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

New Zealand Kindergartens supports Local Kindergarten Associations to thrive.

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OUR PEOPLE

NEW ZEALAND KINDERGARTENS BOARD

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NEW ZEALAND KINDERGARTENS LEADERSHIP

 

National Office staff and regional Kindergarten Association Leaders.

 

RECOGNITION OF LONG SERVICE

NZK ANNUAL REPORTS