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.
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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National Office staff and regional Kindergarten Association Leaders.