Get 20 hours free ECE





Your child could attend one of our kindergartens for free for up to 20 hours per week from the age of 2.



There are some conditions (please ask us for details.)



Kidsfirst kindergartens offer 20 free hours ECE


Our Fees 


Most children in our kindergartens can benefit from up to 20 hours free* each week.


Many choose to stay for another 10 hours (paying a

small extra fee) and benefit from a full kindy week.




Sometimes you’ll see a limited number of our kindergartens offering free or discounted hours. These special offers are often time limited, and only available at specific services. Follow the ‘Get More’ button to find out more.


Fees are normally charged for the following:


- All hours used by children aged under two years.

- Any weekly hours over 20 hours for children aged 2-5 years.


You may be eligible for a WINZ subsidy. 

Find out more here.


Find our Fees Policy here


For more information about what kindergarten will cost for your child,

please call our Head Office on 03 338 1303 or email


















Discover why Kidsfirst kindergartens are better





Our great big backyards


Growing lifelong learners


The fantastic teaching teams


Weaving culture into every day


Kindergarten is special



Every child is an individual to us


Nau mai, Tauti mai, Haere mai


Fax: 03 338 1086  


Phone: 03 338 1303 or 0800 4 KIDSFIRST  (0800 454 373)

Postal Details: Kidsfirst Kindergartens, PO Box 8089, Christchurch 8440



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