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In 2017, at Kidsfirst Kindergartens we take inspiration from the tamariki who come to us, our amazing teachers, the engaged parents and caregivers we see each day and the supportive communities that we call home. Help us to celebrate a year of inspiration with learning, excitement, thinking and fun. 


 

  

Ask any parent and they'll tell you that tamariki are funny and often insightful.  Each day the children amaze and surprise us.

 

 

Our internal values include 'inspiring' - which is at the heart of everything we do.

 
 

 

 

Kidsfirst Kindergartens are one of New Zealand's leading early childhood education providers with over 70 kindergartens and early learning centres and a reputation for the highest quality.

 

What's special about kindergarten? There are so many reasons your child should come here.

 

 

 
  

It's so lucky for us and the tamariki when a parent brings their special skills into our day. This was the case at Kidsfirst Ilam recently when kindy mum Kate created a performance artwork piece...

 

 

There are so many ways that parents help out at kindergartens and early learning centres around our network... we appreciate all the efforts they go to and how they make such a difference. Read more.

 

 

You'll find kindy grandparent Don at not just one, but two of our kindergartens! Read more on how he makes a valuable contribution...

 

 

 

Without our parent helpers we wouldn't be taking nearly as many trips outside the kindy gates. Thanks for your help...

 

When the bushfires took hold on Christchurch's Port Hills, the local kindergartens responded with fantastic artwork and thank you notes. It was especially relevant because for some of the children, it was family who were out fighting the fires.

   
  

More and more parents are realising that good quality early childhood education is so important to ensure tamariki benefit from these 'special times' as research shows...

 

Rangi and Papa play an important role in New Zealand's heritage. You can't get parents more famous or powerful than these two...

 

At Kidsfirst, we're fortunate to have great teachers who bring a wealth of personal and professional skills to each and every day.

     

 
 

Kidsfirst Ilam Head Teacher Christine Putt talks about the importance of parents to our kindergartens and children's learning...

 

 

 

Kindergarten was built on cake! For well over a century, parents have been baking to support their local kindergarten. And what better way for us to acknowledge milestones too. Here's a slice of our history...

 

 

This Establishment Committee in Central Otago is a force to be reckoned with. There's no holding them back, which is great for Kidsfirst Maniototo. Read more.

 
 
  

Look at our comments on facebook and you'll get a good idea of what people think of us. We love their responses to our posts.

 

Sometimes a parent loves the early childhood years so much they become a teacher themselves. Read more.

 

When someone puts it in writing how they feel, you know it's genuine. Here's what some of our parents have said...

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Our new developments are exciting... the Kidsfirst Kindergartens 'family' is getting bigger and there's always something happening. Here's the latest.

 

Kindergarten is all about people and whānau. One kindergarten mother showed just how much and did it visually...

 

One new-to-the-area parent found that kindergarten offered a real connection to the community and wanted to give back. Read more...

     
  

Our open spaces and natural environments are very important to us. So are stimulating indoor spaces that are geared toward encouraging learning...

 

Kidsfirst has a proud heritage with over 100 years of history in the early childhood education world.

 

Some things you might like to know about Kidsfirst Kindergartens, who we are and what we believe in....

 

     

 

  



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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