|Did you know your child could come to our Kidsfirst kindergartens and early learning centres for up to six hours each day without it costing you anything?|
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Tamariki can stay up to 30 hours per week for FREE, (up to six hours per day) at our Kidsfirst Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres.
Our kindergartens take children from 2 - 5 years of age, and our early learning centres from birth to 5 years. ALL CHILDREN who are enrolled with Kidsfirst qualify for 30 FREE HOURS each week.
As long as parents/caregivers commit their child’s Ministry of Education- funded 20 Hours ECE to Kidsfirst they are eligible.
So for those:
Children aged three and over it means the child’s 20 Hours ECE are used at a Kidsfirst service (Kidsfirst Kindergarten Or Early Learning Centre).
Children under three will also get the benefit of the 20 Hours ECE as long as their parents/caregivers make a commitment for the future - that when their child turns three their 20 Hours ECE will continue to be used at a Kidsfirst service.
In addition we will top up those free hours up with another ten, so ALL children (no matter what age) can attend for up to 30 hours per week completely free of charge, right now.
At Kidsfirst Kindergartens we have a commitment to give our youngest learners the best possible start... everything we do is build around this and as our name suggests, we put children first.
We know that sometimes money can be an issue. That's why, five years ago, Kidsfirst introduced its No Fees initiative that has continued ever since - giving more children more access to high quality early childhood education.
All children who enrol with Kidsfirst Kindergartens qualify for up to 6 hours a day (which works out to 30 hours each week) FREE!
With Kidsfirst your child is FREE to learn, FREE to play, FREE to have fun.
If you have any questions, ask one of our teaching teams. They'll be happy to explain everything to 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 - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.