Kidsfirst Kindergartens

Head Office,

43 Birmingham Drive,


Christchurch 8024

+64 3 338 1303






Term 4 (2017)

Starts 16 October

Ends 20 December


Term 1

Starts Mon 22nd Jan

Ends Fri 13th April


Term 2

Starts Mon 30th April

Ends Fri 6th July


Term 3

Starts Mon 23rd July

Ends Fri 28th Sept


Term 4

Starts Mon 15th Oct

Ends Fri 21st Dec




The first years are so important to your child's development. That's why kindergarten is such a good choice.


Ko ngā tau tuatahi he tino mea nui mō te whanaketanga o tō tamaiti. Koia i mōhiotia ai, me kōwhiri ko te pūtahi tiaki tamariki, arā, te kindergarten.



There is nowhere like kindy, and at Kidsfirst Kindergartens, we're proud of that. 


At Kidsfirst, you're assured of the highest standards of education and childcare, provided by highly qualified trained and registered teachers with access to the resources and support of one of New Zealand's largest and most experienced kindergarten organisations. 


Each one of our 62 kindergartens is unique but they all share common values. When your child comes to one of our 62 centres, you know they'll get our very best - from a staff of fully qualified teachers, to great indoor/outdoor spaces with tons of activities and all the shades and colours of childhood.


This is where children learn to mix, join in and get along with others. It's where they start to learn the things they'll continue at school (because our curriculum is designed to lead seamlessly into primary school and to prepare your child for lifelong learning). In fact, we only employ fully trained and qualified teachers, who all hold a minimum of a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).


Learning is fun and learning through play is vital in your child’s early years. And it's been proven successful for generations of Kiwi kindergarten kids.


Learning with Kidsfirst 


We believe in first getting to know your child, looking at their strengths, abilities and interests. Then we develop comprehensive and well documented plans to help bring out that potential.


Planning which incorporates the Emergent Curriculum is central to our Kidsfirst philosophy. Teachers will collect samples of your child's learning-in-action in an individual folder. The folder belongs to you and your child. We'll celebrate your child's successes and strengths with you, as well as the things that interest and excite your child to learn.


We have three different options for hours:


     Sessional Kindergartens

     - running morning and afternoon sessions for 2 - 5 year olds.

     All Day kindergartens

     - operating for up to six hours each week day for 2 - 5 year olds.

     Early Learning Centres

     - with all day education and care for children 3 months to 5 years.





We encourage children to learn, play and explore... kindergarten is about developing while having fun.


Ko tā mātou he āwhina i ngā tamariki mokopuna kia ako, kia tākaro, kia tūhura... ko te mahi a te pūtahi tamariki nohinohi he whakawhanake, i te taha o te ngahau.



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