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Mandatory Vaccination For Early Learning Staff Welcomed

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) Board has welcomed the Government’s announcement about mandatory vaccination for early learning staff. NZK President James Patea said that “ keeping our staff, tamariki, whānau and community safe has been at the ... More >>

Delight At Extra Funding For Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 7:22 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Jill Bond, CEO of New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) said their members were thrilled with the news the government will restore funding for qualified and registered early childhood teachers to 100%. The National government reduced the funding to 80 % in ... More >>

Many Kindergartens Open On Thursday May 14 In Level 2

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 7:16 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Member Associations of New Zealand Kindergartens say they want to support parents returning to work this Thursday with the move to Level 2 and have had time to thoroughly prepare. “Our teachers over the past couple of weeks have had time to get everything ... More >>

Fairies Surprise Children At Waimea Kindy 

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:04 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Teachers at Waimea kindergarten in Nelson had a special surprise for the children returning to kindergarten in Alert Level 3. They created a magical fairy garden in the front entrance, so it was the first thing that tamariki saw when they arrived. ... More >>

New Zealand Kindergartens And Early Childhood Services Prepare For Next Week’s Opening

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 7:17 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) and Early Childhood Leadership Group (ECL) say they’re working hard to ensure their services throughout the country are prepared for the move to Alert Level 3 level next Tuesday morning. Their kindergartens, centres and ... More >>

Children’s Day Reminder Of Commitments Made

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 8:30 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Association (NZK) says Children’s Day is the perfect day to remind the Government of its commitment to the early childhood sector. NZK Chief Executive Jill Bond says Children’s Day recognises and celebrates children ... More >>

Ambitious early childhood action plan welcomed

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:38 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) has welcomed the Early Childhood Action Plan 2019 – 2029 - He taonga te tamaiti – Every child a taonga, released by the Government today. More >>

Action not words needed for early childhood education

Monday, 23 September 2019, 7:44 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Kindergartens are campaigning for the restoration of funding for fully qualified early childhood education teachers, NZ Kindergartens (NZK) Chief Executive Jill Bond said today. More >>

Marlborough Association takes out President's Trophy

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:41 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

An impressive conservation focus by a little kindergarten in Picton has been recognised nationally by the NZ Kindergartens Association (NZK). More >>

Southland Kindergarten Association wins cultural award

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:39 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Southland Kindergarten Association has been recognised as the national winner of the New Zealand Kindergartens’ (NZK) cultural award through its inspiring work to help children learn most effectively. More >>

NZ Kindergarten life membership awarded

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Former NZ Kindergarten (NZK) President Frank Bourgeois has been awarded a life membership for his service to the kindergarten movement. More >>

NZ Kindergartens honours Helen McNaughten

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 11:13 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Napier woman Helen McNaughten has been recognised for her contribution to the NZ Kindergarten (NZK) Board at today’s annual general meeting. More >>

3 new NZ Kindergarten Association board members announced

Friday, 6 September 2019, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Three new members have been elected on to the NZ Kindergartens Board to ensure representation from local associations, Board President James Patea said today. More >>

Teacher supply package a positive signal

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 8:33 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Education Minister’s announcement about a package to support early childhood education teacher supply was a good signal, NZ Kindergartens Chief Executive Jill Bond said today. More >>

Kindergarten Teachers yes vote welcomed

Friday, 26 July 2019, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The yes vote for the kindergarten teachers’ pay rise is a good result, says NZ Kindergartens Chief Executive Jill Bond. More >>

New Zealand Kindergartens Statement re Budget 2019

Friday, 31 May 2019, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens disappointed about the limited investment for early childhood education. New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Jill Bond applauds the Government for taking a wellbeing approach to the 2019 Budget and supporting mental health and ... More >>

New Zealand Kindergartens makes new appointments

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) Board has made two new appointments in line with its purpose of growing and strengthening the kindergarten movement. More >>

Making a difference for a lifetime

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 11:49 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Early childhood education makes a difference for a lifetime and New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) commends the Government for developing a 10-year strategic plan to ensure high quality early childhood education provision. More >>

New Chief Executive Officer for New Zealand Kindergartens

Friday, 22 February 2019, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Board of NZK has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Jill Bond has enjoyed a significant public sector career having held senior leadership roles in Housing, Education and Health. Most recently Jill was the Executive Director of the Office ... More >>

High quality ECE – a right for every child

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 8:13 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

“This is our moment to get it right for young children and reset government policy in the interests of high quality teaching and learning” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “The government’s determination to ensure the provision ... More >>





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