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Parents & Whānau
Every teacher we employ is a fully registered and trained ECE teaching professional. The Teachers are supported by a full time Professional Practice Team to ensure they maintain the highest standards of practice and provide the most up to date learning opportunities for all children.
All NKA kindergartens utilise the 20 ECE hours provided by the Ministry of Education and charge only $2 per hour after 23 hours. The NKA also has other options available to assist those who struggle to make payments. We are more focussed on increasing presence and participation than making money.
Each of our 22 Kindergartens is an individual reflection of the community in which it is situated. We value input and suggestions from our Kindergarten communities and adapt our philosophies and environments to suit the needs and aspirations of the children attending.
At the NZK National Conference in September, the NKA was awarded the Cultural Trophy for the second time.
This year we received the award for the journey our Association completed and culminated in the delivery of a truly “all” NKA staff pōwhiri.
A video clip was shown as part of our application which showed the strength and energy demonstrated within the actual haka itself. The audience at the conference were moved by the commitment, pride and passion displayed by every participant.
What age will my child start kindergarten?
Starting age varies between kindergartens. It also varies at the same kindergarten at different times as this is greatly affected by the number of children leaving the centre, such as to attend school.
What are the session times?
These vary from kindergarten to kindergarten and a list of these can be found on the web site. All kindergartens have a license to operate and their license stipulates their start and finish times.
How much does it cost?
All Northland Kindergarten Association kindergartens offer families the 20 ECE hours, so for many families there is no cost to attend. Kindergartens that run a kindergarten day option do charge over and above the 20 ECE hours with the rate being $2 an hour.