Kidsfirst Kindergartens - Offering the best to your children

 

 


 

 

Proudly not-for-profit, Kidsfirst Kindergartens offer quality West Coast, Central Otago, Canterbury and Christchurch preschool education to thousands of children through close to 70 kindergartens.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Formerly known as the Canterbury Westland Kindergarten Association - Mo Nga Tamariki Me Nga Whanau o Waitaha Me Tai Poutini - we are one of New Zealand's largest and longest serving early childhood education providers.

 

We have undergone some big changes in recent years to give Kidsfirst the strong base necessary to remain a pre-eminent provider of quality early childhood education.

 

Our staff of more than 400 includes 100% qualified and registered early childhood teachers. It's one of the things that makes us special.

 

Kidsfirst has always been an innovator and we are keen to look forward, while still recognising where we have been and the special attributes that need to be protected for generations to come.

 

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Everything Kidsfirst does is guided by its vision proposition: Teachers, Whānau, neighbourhoods - children at the heart of amazing learning.

 

 

About Kidsfirst


 

 

 

Kidsfirst Kindergartens have a set of organisational values that provide touchstones for everything we do. It's about how we do things as much as what we do - these are values to work by, that fashion our behaviours as individuals and as an organisation. 

 

Kidsfirst Whanau - Childcare passion

 

 

Our History


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many reasons why Kidsfirst Kindergartens are just

 

 
 

 

  
 

 

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

 

 

 
 

To see for yourself, check out your nearest Kidsfirst service at findakindy.co.nz,

or arrange a kindy tour.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kidsfirst 2017 Annual Report

Download the Kidsfirst 2017 Annual Report

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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  

Email: betterbecause@kidsfirst.org.nz

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

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

 

 

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