Our name says it all. We put children first. 
That's because the early years are so very important.


Kei te ingoa tonu ngā kōrero katoa. Ko te tamaiti te mea nui ki a mātou.

Te take i pērā ai, he mōhio ki te hira o ngā tau tuatahi


Welcome to Kidsfirst Kindergartens! We’re a network of around 70 South Island kindergartens and we’ve been around for more than 100 years. As a not-for-profit organisation, we invest right back in to our kindergartens.


Everything Kidsfirst does is guided by its vision: Teachers, Whānau, neighbourhoods - children at the heart of amazing learning. Our fully trained, qualified teachers in every kindergarten make the difference every day for tamariki through our iconic learning through play philosophy. Ko te tumanako ka kite wawe atu matou, we looking forward to seeing you soon.



We look forward to seeing you soon.



Kidsfirst IS kindergarten – and kindergarten is unique, providing the right foundations for life-long learning and so much more.


Our ‘learning through play’ philosophy and small class sizes mean that learning happens at the pace of your child, through their own interests.


Learning happens best when tamariki are excited by, and engaged with, their environment, peers and other adults. And tamariki thrive when they have the opportunity to test their ideas and skills  - guided by our 100% trained, experienced teachers.


Time spent at Kidsfirst Kindergartens will help to spark and focus your child’s curiosity and natural love of learning.



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