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"At Kidsfirst, we work every day to be better, because our families and communities deserve the very best we can give them. They most certainly deserve us giving them everything we’ve got - which is exactly what Kidsfirst does" - Sherryll Wilson, Chief Executive.

 

Daffodils are a symbol of spring and the changing seasons, but for years they also meant so much more to our kindergartens,

as a means of fundraising for over 50 years!

   
  

Kidsfirst Ilam called on family and friends to create a great new outdoor play space.

 

There's a brand new collection of native birds in the wonderful murals at Kidsfirst Hawthornden.

 
 
     

 

The photograph of feeding the lambs at Kidsfirst Lincoln from thirtyish years ago, reminds us of the relationship we have with the outside world and the connections we foster.

 

What wonderful backyards we have, especially when they burst into bloom.

   

  

Biculturalism is an important part of our learning and it's proudly woven into the activities of many of our kindergartens.

 

At Kidsfirst Maniototo, even the archway welcomes you into the kindergarten with a sense of meaning and belonging.

 

At Kidsfirst, we're fortunate to have a great Board who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience and skills.

     
 

The children were excited about exploring motor theories at Kidsfirst Frankton.

 

Thanks Bunnings for encouraging some of our young gardeners... we can't wait to see what all the hard work will produce.

   
 

We welcome the newest member of our Kidsfirst family - our Kidsfirst Niu Early Learning Centre that caters for Tongan families from all over Christchurch.

 

A year on, Kidsfirst Glacier Country celebrates its first birthday!

   

 

  

Here's a touching Happy Hat story.

 

Community connections are strong at our kindergartens and early learning centres.

 

Kidsfirst Shirley started the day with a wonderful Healthy Heart breakfast.

     

  

Green is one of our favourite colours at kindergarten - but that's especially true in one part of the country.

 

Frosty, frosty winter. While the rest of our kindergartens start to enjoy warmer weather,

Glacier Country still has a few cold starts.

 

Find a Kidsfirst Kindergarten or Early Learning Centre near you.

     

 


KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS, AND NOW OPERATE ACROSS CENTRAL OTAGO AS WELL - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.

 

 

 

 

 

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