A time of substantial change.
Broomfield Kindergarten opened on the 12th of August 1985.
Broomfield was established at a time of political turmoil, when budget and funding cuts were enacted and kindergarten teachers even took industrial stock work action over pay and conditions.
The 1980s were a time of significant change for the kindergarten movement, many places were operating between the new focus on early childhood education that had developed during the 1970s and the practicalities and financial constraints of the 1990s.
Our website uses material from the Canterbury Westland Kindergarten Association's own archives, Kindergarten Chronicles and other CWFKA publications, and those sourced from the kindys themselves. Unless otherwise noted, we believe all photographs are those of the kindergarten association and sincerely apologise if we have used any images inadvertently, without appropriate credits or permissions. If so, please advise us so we can rectify the situation.
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.