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Hay Park Playgroup
670 Richardson Road
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 373 5635
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Playgroup
Waterview Kindergarten
17 Oakley Avenue
Waterview, Auckland, 1026
(09) 828 1467
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Kindergarten
Wellsford Kindergarten
Hazelmere Street
, Wellsford, 0900
(09) 423 8281
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Kindergarten
Wesley Kindergarten
26a O'Donnell Avenue
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 0702
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Kindergarten
Westlake Forrest Hill Kindergarten
Tiber Road
Milford, Auckland, 0620
(09) 410 7742
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Kindergarten
Westmere Kindergarten
90 Garnet Road
Westmere, Auckland, 1022
(09) 376 3833
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Kindergarten
Whenuapai Kindergarten
16 Airport Road
Whenuapai, Auckland, 0618
(09) 416 4125
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Hobsonville North Kindergarten
Yendarra Kindergarten
31 Crown Crescent
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 6877
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Kindergarten
KiNZ East Tamaki Early Learning Centre
69 Otara Road
Otara, Manukau, 2023
(09) 274 8994
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Panama Road Playgroup
139 Panama Road
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
(09) 373 5635
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Playgroup
Lincoln Heights Playgroup
16 Keegan Drive
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 373 5635
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Playgroup
Kelston Girls Playgroup
Lynwood Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 1010
(09) 373 5635
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Playgroup
KiNZ Sandringham Early Learning Centre
27 Shorwell Street
Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
(09) 845 1364
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KiNZ Myers Park Early Learning Centre
Myers Park, 381 Queen Street
CBD, Auckland, 1010
(09) 373 2709
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KiNZ Mission Heights Early Learning Centre
31 Valderama Drive
Flat Bush, Auckland, 2019
(09) 265 2850
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KiNZ
Oratia Kindergarten
552 West Coast Road
Oratia, Auckland, 0604
(09) 818 4409
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Otahuhu Central Kindergarten
27 Fort Richard Road
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
(09) 276 9009
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Fort Richard Road Kindergarten
Otahuhu Kindergarten
51a Hutton Street
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
(09) 276 7835
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Kindergarten
Pakuranga Kindergarten
107a Reeves Road
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
(09) 576 9605
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Papatoetoe Kindergarten
53 Wilmay Avenue
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 278 5867
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Parnell Kindergarten
12 Alberon Place
Parnell, Auckland, 1052
(09) 377 3071
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Pigeon Mountain Kindergarten
64 Pigeon Mountain Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland, 2012
(09) 537 0083
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Ponsonby Kindergarten
22 Ponsonby Terrace
Ponsonby, Auckland, 1011
(09) 376 4931
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Pt Chevalier Kindergarten
30 Walford Road
Pt Chevalier, Auckland, 1022
(09) 846 0897
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Point Chevalier
Oranga Kindergarten
48a Waitangi Road, [entrance at 52C]
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
(09) 579 7654
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Orakei Kindergarten
Corner Coates Avenue & Grace Street
Orakei, Auckland, 1071
(09) 521 0732
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Mt Albert Kindergarten
24 Mark Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 4379
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Mt Eden Kindergarten
11a Milton Road
Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024
(09) 630 3720
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Mt Roskill Kindergarten
19 Akarana Avenue
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 8323
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Akarana Avenue Kindergarten
Murdoch Park Kindergarten
57 Hillside Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025 (TEMPORARY SITE)
(09) 278 9443
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New Lynn Kindergarten
10 Ambrico Place
New Lynn, Auckland, 0600
(09) 827 1627
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Northcote Central Kindergarten
36 College Road
Northcote, Auckland, 0627
(09) 418 1593
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Previously known as Northbridge Kindergarten
Northcote Kindergarten
7 Nutsey Avenue
Northcote, Auckland, 0627
(09) 480 7039
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Omana Kindergarten
42 Omana Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 278 7933
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Onehunga Kindergarten
17a Cameron Street
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
(09) 636 8057
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Previoulsy known as Onehunga Cuthbert Kindergarten
Pt England Kindergarten
130B Pt England Road
Pt England, Auckland, 1072
(09) 570 9557
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Ranui Kindergarten
Ranui Station Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 833 9887
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Sylvia Park Kindergarten
10 Hamlin Road
Mt Wellington, Auckland, 1060
(09) 570 2200
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Mt Wellington Kindergarten
Takapuna Kindergarten
11a Tennyson Avenue
Takapuna, Auckland, 0622
(09) 489 6189
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Te Atatu Peninsula Kindergarten
16a Harbour View Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 0610
(09) 834 5024
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Te Atatu South Kindergarten
66a Divich Avenue
Te Atatu South, Auckland, 0610
(09) 836 3856
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Te Atatu Village Kindergarten
580 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 0610
(09) 834 6012
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Titirangi Kindergarten
509 South Titirangi Road
Titirangi, Auckland, 0604
(09) 817 6613
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Waiheke Kindergarten
Donald Bruce Road
Surfdale, Waiheke, 1081
(09) 372 8478
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Waitakere Kindergarten
12 Township Road
Waitakere, Auckland, 0614
(09) 810 8180
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Sunnyvale Kindergarten
31a Kaikoura Street
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 836 2283
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Sunnynook Kindergarten
50 Sunnynook Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0620
(09) 410 5210
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Broadlands Kindergarten
Summerland Kindergarten
62a Summerland Drive
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 835 0909
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Kindergarten
Remuera Kindergarten
Wairua Road
Remuera, Auckland, 1050
(09) 520 1575
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Constance Colegrove Kindergarten
Roskill South Kindergarten
1327 Dominion Road Extension
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 5706
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Sandringham Kindergarten
2 Kenneth Avenue
Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
(09) 849 4523
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Snells Beach Kindergarten
15 Hamatana Road
Snells Beach, Warkworth, 0920
(09) 425 6330
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Hibiscus Coast Rodney
Somerville Kindergarten
84a Clydesdale Road
Howick, Auckland, 2014
(09) 535 1675
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St Heliers Kindergarten
43 Maskell Street
St Heliers, Auckland, 1071
(09) 575 8113
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Taupaki Kindergarten
20 Cottle Road
Taupaki, Auckland, 0782
(09) 810 9005
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Sturges Road Kindergarten
124 Sturges Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 836 4943
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St Johns Kindergarten
49 Howard Hunter Ave
Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072
(09) 521 1477
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Previously known as Tamaki Kindergarten
Morningside Kindergarten
31 Taylors Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 3101
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Massey Kindergarten
326a Don Buck Road
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 833 7000
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Mayfield Kindergarten
20r Pearl Baker Drive
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 5100
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McNaughton Kindergarten
14 McNaughton Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2024
(09) 275 9593
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Meadowbank Kindergarten
122 Meadowbank Road
Meadowbank, Auckland, 1072
(09) 521 5799
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Milford Kindergarten
14 Pierce Road
Milford, Auckland, 0620
(09) 486 1188
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Mission Bay Kindergarten
82 Atkin Avenue
Mission Bay, Auckland, 1071
(09) 528 7029
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Owairaka Kindergarten
6a Dunkirk Terrace
Owairaka, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 5476
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Cascades Kindergarten
Lady Marie Drive
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
(09) 576 7466
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Chelsea Kindergarten
62 Balmain Road
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
(09) 480 7332
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Colwill Kindergarten
19 Kintara Drive
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 833 9794
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Dannemora Kindergarten
141 Kilkenny Drive
Dannemora, Auckland, 2016
(09) 271 2397
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Devonport Kindergarten
43 Vauxhall Road
Devonport, Auckland, 0624
(09) 445 3504
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Kindergarten
Don Buck Kindergarten
124a Don Buck Road
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 832 4899
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Kindergarten
Ellerslie Kindergarten
9 Mono Place
Ellerslie, Auckland, 1051 (Temporary Location)
(09) 579 0076
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Kindergarten
Epsom North Kindergarten
33 Kimberley Road
Epsom, Auckland, 1023
(09) 630 7539
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Eden Epsom Kindergarten
Farm Cove Kindergarten
20 Galloway Crescent
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2012
(09) 576 9934
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Whiteacres Kindergarten
Favona Kindergarten
Wakefield Road
Mangere, Auckland, 2024
(09) 275 8212
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Kindergarten
Bucklands Beach Kindergarten
8 Oliver Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland, 2012
(09) 534 6212
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Kindergarten
Botany Downs Kindergarten
22 Maroubra Place
Howick, Auckland, 2010
(09) 534 9025
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Kindergarten
Blockhouse Bay Kindergarten
5 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, 0600
(09) 627 8042
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Kindergarten
Glen Eden West Kindergarten
78a Rosier Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 0602
(09) 818 3698
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Rosier Road Kindergarten
Anchorage Park Kindergarten
9 Tiaka Place
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
(09) 576 3138
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Kindergarten
Aorere Kindergarten
43 Chantelle Place
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 279 4269
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Avondale Kindergarten
195 Rosebank Road
Avondale, Auckland, 1026
(09) 828 9532
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Kindergarten
Bairds Kindergarten
4 Edward Ave
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 7111
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Bayview Kindergarten
70 Bayview Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
(09) 444 5540
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Beach Haven Kindergarten
179 Beach Haven Road
Beach Haven, Auckland, 0626
(09) 483 8706
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Birkdale Kindegarten
Belmont Bayswater Kindergarten
1C Rosyth Avenue
Bayswater, Auckland, 0622
(09) 445 6744
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Kindergarten
Birdwood Kindergarten
21 Karepo Crescent
Ranui, Auckland, 0612
(09) 832 5700
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Birkenhead Kindergarten
97a Mokoia Road
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
(09) 480 9330
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Ferndale Kindergarten
830 New North Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 6909
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Kindergarten
Flat Bush Kindergarten
329 Bairds Road
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 8644
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Kindergarten
Freemans Bay Kindergarten
16 Tahuna Street
Freemans Bay, Auckland, 1011
(09) 376 2465
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Kindergarten
Kauri Park Kindergarten
11 McGlashen Place
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
(09) 483 7073
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Kindergarten
Kingsdene Kindergarten
62 Mascot Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2022
(09) 275 4658
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Kotiri Kindergarten
1 Beryl Place
Mangere East, Auckland, 2024
(09) 276 4057
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Laingholm Kindergarten
436a Huia Road
Laingholm, Auckland, 0604
(09) 817 4372
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Kindergarten
Lincoln North Kindergarten
47a Longburn Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0610
(09) 836 2740
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Kindergarten
Lynfield Kindergarten
108 Halsey Drive
Lynfield, Auckland, 1042
(09) 626 3218
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Mangawhai Kindergarten
36 Insley Street
Mangawhai, Mangawhai, 0505
(09) 431 4333
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Kindergarten
Mangere Bridge Kindergarten
36 Lindis Place
Mangere Bridge, Auckland, 2022
(09) 636 9552
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Kindergarten
Mangere West Kindergarten
67 Idlewild Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2022
(09) 275 4090
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Idlewild Kindergarten
Maraetai Beachlands Kindergarten
39a Craig Road
Maraetai, Auckland, 2018
(09) 536 6934
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Kindergarten
Howick Kindergarten
51 Wellington Street
Howick, Auckland, 2014
(09) 534 9124
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Kindergarten
Hobsonville Kindergarten
34a Trig Road
Whenuapai, Auckland, 0618
(09) 416 8723
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Kindergarten
Hillsborough Kindergarten
668 Richardson Road
Hillsborough, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 5344
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Kindergarten
Glen Eden Kindergarten
3 Clayburn Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 0602
(09) 818 6389
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Epsom South Kindergarten
14 Aberfoyle Street
Epsom, Auckland, 1023
(09) 638 9272
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Kindergarten
Previously known as Lady Cobham Kindergarten
Glen Innes Kindergarten
71 Taniwha Street
Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072
(09) 528 4113
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Kindergarten
Glendowie Kindergarten
225 Riddell Road
Glendowie, Auckland, 1071
(09) 585 1991
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Glenfield Kindergarten
Mayfield Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
(09) 444 8473
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Greenhithe Kindergarten
10 Isobel Road
Greenhithe, Auckland, 0632
(09) 413 9171
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Kindergarten
Grey Lynn Kindergarten
25 Home Street
Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
(09) 378 6941
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Kindergarten
Previously known as St James Kindergarten
Henderson Kindergarten
1a Henderson Valley Rd
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 838 8710
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Kindergarten
Highland Park Kindergarten
563 Pakuranga Road
Howick, Auckland, 2010
(09) 534 7074
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Kindergarten
Marlborough Kindergarten
7a Agincourt Street
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
(09) 480 9061
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Kindergarten
Green Bay Kindergarten
10 La Rosa St
Green Bay, Auckland, 0604
(09) 827 4044
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Questions about KiNZ

Questions about KiNZ Care and Early Learning Centres

 

What is KiNZ?

KiNZ offers full day care and learning for children from 3 months until they begin school.  Our childcare centres have been specially designed to provide safe, nurturing, and dynamic environments for children to learn. 

 

Who will teach and care for my child?

Each KiNZ centre is run by a Centre Manager who is supported by other teaching and administrative staff.  Our teachers are qualified and registered in early childhood education teaching, and are passionate about young children’s learning. The learning programme we use is based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.

 

What are the hours?

KiNZ day care and learning centres are open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.  During those hours both all day care and sessional services are available, allowing you to choose the days and sessions that your child attends childcare.

 

What dates do KiNZ centres close each year?

Our centres close on statutory holidays - we do charge fees to cover these days.   No fees are charged if we close for a period over Christmas and New Year.

We believe that ongoing professional development and support is essential for teachers to demonstrate growth so we provide up to two Teacher Only Days during the year to enhance teachers knowledge.

 

What ages does KiNZ cater for?

KiNZ centres generally provide care and education for children from 3 months of age through to 6 years old, but entry age does differ slightly between our KiNZ centres, so please contact your local KiNZ to find out their age ranges.

We do recommend that you place your child on the waiting list at your local KiNZ centre as early as possible. 

 

What will my child learn at KiNZ?

Our kindergarten style learning programme is based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki (1996).  It is designed to support children “to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.”  

We encourage children to partake in a range of learning activities to extend and develop their ideas, skills and knowledge.  Learning experiences include: exploration, creativity, literacy, numeracy, independence, confidence, working together, sharing and positive social interactions.

Our high quality preschool programme promotes and extends the learning and development of every child by focusing on their individual strengths and interests. 

Every day the learning programme will include a variety of planned and spontaneous activities, small group and individual interactions, active and quiet time, indoor and outdoor play.  Our professional teaching staff provide children with an extensive range of high quality resources and educational opportunities to prepare them for a journey of lifelong learning.

As your child approaches 5 years of age, our teachers will help ready them for their transition to school, to make the process as easy and seamless as possible.

 

What records are kept of my child’s learning?

At KiNZ, our dedicated staff regularly document children’s learning in individual portfolios.  These learnings are recorded in both paper and electronic portfolios, and help highlight your child’s strengths, interests, and learning dispositions.

  • The portfolio book belongs to your child and is stored in the centre where children can access them whenever they wish.   You are welcome to take your child’s book home to share with the family.  We value the input of families to the portfolio so the book becomes a reflection of the learning at home as well as what happens at KiNZ.  Children enjoy sharing their home experiences by putting home photos, stories and comments in the book.  This helps build a shared knowledge about your child.  Portfolio books are given to your child when they leave the centre.
  • We use StoryPark for our electronic portfolio which allows teachers to privately share updates, photos and videos with families to communicate what is happening during your child’s day at KiNZ.  You will get a unique login to access StoryPark through any internet connected smartphone, tablet or computer.  Parents are the administrators of their child’s account and own all photos, videos and content. Important friends and family anywhere in the world can be invited to see, comment and engage in your child’s learning. 
     

What will it cost me?

We cater to children in two age groups - Under 2’s and Over 2’s – and pricing varies depending on the age of your child. Also, each centre offers different amenities, so fees do vary between centres.  

For a fee schedule based on your child’s age, and the days and hours you wish them to attend, please contact your local KiNZ centre.

  • There is an enrolment bond when enrolling your child.  This is a one off payment which must be paid before your child starts.  If you are planning to withdraw your child from the centre, two weeks written notice is required, and your bond will be deducted from your final payment.
  • Fees need to be paid one week in advance.
  • For children that attend half days (7.30am-12.00pm or 1.00pm – 5.30pm), no lunch is provided.
  • If you wish to change the days or hours your child attends, please talk to the Centre Manager.  Two weeks notice of change is required.
  • Please ensure that you drop off and collect your child according to the times detailed on the Enrolment Form.  A late fee of $20.00 is incurred for every 5 minutes, and will be added to your invoice.
  • A charge is incurred for statutory holidays and Teacher Only days, as we still incur fixes costs to operate the centre on these days.

KiNZ is part of the 20 hours ECE scheme, which allows all children over 3 years of age, to receive a subsidy on the first 20 hours of early childhood education each week. 
 

How does the 20 Hours ECE scheme work?

The New Zealand government pays for all children over 3 years of age, to receive 20 hours a week of subsidised early childhood education. This scheme is available for everyone, and you can choose to use as many of the 20 Hours ECE as you want, up to 6 hours a day and 20 hours a week.

With your 20 hours ECE subsidy, the first 20 hours of your child's early childhood education is subsidised.

You can contact your local KiNZ centre here for a complete fee structure, or find out more about the 20 hours Free ECE scheme on the Ministry of Education website.

 

How do I enrol my child at KiNZ?

You are welcome to place your child on the waiting list at your local KiNZ, from birth onwards. KiNZ centre staff will contact you shortly afterwards to discuss the enrolment process.

You can also visit your local KiNZ centre to complete a waiting list form – and also have a look around the centre and meet the teaching team.

The centre staff will be in touch when a space becomes available for your child.  The next step is to complete an Enrolment Form and then your child will be all set to start at KiNZ.

 

What age should I enrol my child at KiNZ?

You are welcome to enrol your child from birth onwards – they can start daycare at 3 months of age if space is available. You can find the wait form for your local KiNZ centre here.

 

What will my child need to bring to KiNZ?

KiNZ is a place of fun and children’s learning can be messy!  Please ensure your child wears suitable clothing to play, explore and experiment! 

Each day your child will need to bring:

  • A bag, clearly printed with their name
  • A change of named clothes
  • A sun hat in the summer months
  • A raincoat and gumboots for winter months
  • Nappies (if applicable): Please provide nappies and any applicable creams.  You may like to send an adequate supply of nappies each day in their bag, or you can provide a bulk packet for ongoing use.  Please put your child’s name clearly on the packet/creams and sign the appropriate medicine forms at the centre.

 

What food and drinks are provided at KiNZ?

At KiNZ we believe that it is important to help children understand what healthy bodies need.  Meal times are important for social interaction and creating a healthy, positive attitude towards food. KiNZ promotes healthy eating both at the centres and at home.

Nutritious cooked lunches, morning and afternoon teas are created daily on-site by our KiNZ Cooks for your child to enjoy.  If your child has special dietary requirements due to allergies, medical conditions or family beliefs, please discuss these with your Centre Manager.

When you are introducing solids at home, please let the staff know so that we can support your child’s taste buds.

We are a breastfeeding friendly environment and a Parents Room is available for any mothers who wish to use it.

For children under two years of age, formula and labelled bottles are required to be supplied by parents each day.

Fresh drinking water is available at all times for children.

 

What is the policy on food allergies?

Occasionally, we have children with severe food allergies, and we find that the safest way to deal with this is for all families to avoid bringing the following high-risk foods in to KiNZ centres:

  • Peanuts (including nutella, peanut butter, peanut brownies, peanuts or nuts of any kind)
  • Eggs (including hardboiled eggs, egg sandwiches).

As KiNZ provides healthy nutritious meals and snacks each day and offers choices based on individual health and cultural needs, we ask you not to send your child with any food in their bags.

If you have any questions, talk to the teaching team at your local KiNZ centre.

 

Should I bring my child to KiNZ if they are sick?

Is your child feeling unwell, or displaying any of these symptoms?

  • Vomiting and / or diarrhoea
  • A high temperature
  • An unidentified rash
  • Conjunctivitis (unless medical treatment has been applied for at least 24 hours)
  • Any other symptoms of a contagious illness
  • Head lice (after treatment)

If so, we do ask that they remain away from KiNZ and return 24 hours after the final symptom. 

If you are unsure about whether your child is well enough to attend, please talk to the teaching team.

 

What is the policy on medication?

If your child is on medication and you want them to be given medicine during the day, please talk with the Centre Manager – they can provide the required forms.  Medication can only be given to a child when prior written authority has been provided by parents/whānau.

Pamol is available at the centre in an emergency and can be administered if verbal approval is given to two staff, and a form is completed when you collect your child. 

 

What is the process for toilet training?

When you start toilet training your child at home, we will work in partnership with you to support your child though the process.  Please feel free to ask the staff any questions you have.

 

What happens if there is an accident?

Our child care centres provide a safe, nurturing environment, but despite this, sometimes accidents happen.  All our teachers have current first aid certificates and will administer basic first aid. All accidents are recorded and you will be asked to record your signature when you collect your child to ensure you are aware of what happened and any treatment provided.

If the accident is serious, parents will be contacted immediately.  If this is not possible, we will seek appropriate medical advice or support. 

 

What is the procedure for signing in and signing out?

Our childcare licensing and safety/security precautions require you to sign your child's exact arrival and departure times each day on the form provided. Your child must be brought into the building and left safely with a teacher before you leave. 

Please alert the teachers if someone else will be collecting your child, and make sure they are listed on your child’s Enrolment Form. If they are not, you can notify the Centre Manager on the day but it needs to be in writing.  In an absolute emergency please phone to advise if someone different will be collecting your child, and add this person to your Enrolment Form the next day.  Unless these procedures are followed, people other than the authorised people listed on the Enrolment Form will not be permitted to collect your child.

 

How do you manage sleep time?

Each child is unique and we recognise that each child has their own sleeping routine.  KiNZ teachers will endeavour to follow your child’s rhythms and routines while providing a relaxed and familiar environment.

Sleep routines for infants will vary depending on individual needs and will be drawn up in consultation with parents/whānau.

We provide fully supervised sleep and rest facilities, and provide the option for older children (4-5 years old) to participate in other activities while the younger children sleep. 

 

How can parents get involved at KiNZ?

We believe that partnership between children, kindy teachers, parents, whānau and the community is essential for a positive early learning environment.  KiNZ centres hold regular parent evenings and family events and encourage you to get involved and visit the centre as often as you like. 

We provide both formal and informal opportunities for you to communicate with teachers about your child and share specific evidence of their learning, and to be involved in decision making that affects your child’s wellbeing.