Building on our networks.
Burnham Kindergarten joined the Canterbury Westland Free Kindergarten Association on the 1st of July 1994.
Less than a year later, the Association undertook a complete overhaul of management practices, redrafted the Constitution and Charter, and developed our first strategic plan. On the national level, the early childhood curriculum was launched, Te Whariki, which still forms the framework for our teaching today.
Throughout all of our kindergarten's histories there have been changes and developments that have made us stronger as an Association and network.
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 use 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.