Kindergarten teachers who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa are covered by the Kindergarten teachers, head teachers, and senior teachers collective agreement 2017 – 2019 (KTCA). Teachers not covered by the collective agreement will be on an individual employment agreement (IEA).
Non-teaching staff employed by associations are most often covered by an individual employment agreement (IEA). The agreement is negotiated directly by the employee and employer. There is a collective employment agreement, Kindergarten support staff collective agreement (KASSCA), covering association support staff working in kindergartens which is currently available to people employed in specific non-teaching positions, such as administrative roles.