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What is a Kindergarten?

How do public kindergartens operate?

Kindergartens predominantly operate early childhood education for children between the ages of 3 and 5. In general, younger children attend afternoon sessions for three afternoons a week, while the older age group attend five mornings a week.

As well as teaching children the beginning stages of reading, writing, maths and science, the Kindergarten curriculum, Te Whaariki , teaches children social and person skills that will stay with them for life.

Every teacher is fully qualified and must hold a current practising certificate. They continually update and upskill their knowledge and experience with workshops and relevant courses that will benefit the children in their kindergarten.