Children can start kindergarten from around 3 years of age. Kaitiaki Kindergartens are not zoned, however we encourage parents to choose the kindergarten closest to where your child will be attending school.
All our kindergartens offer early childhood education, facilities and resources well beyond the regulated standard required by the government’s “20 Hours” ECE funding scheme. However, the hours that your child attends may be subject to a fees payment should you not qualify for the “20 Hours” ECE hours. For more information please see our Fees Policy.
All of our kindergartens operate Monday to Friday. The actual hours vary by premise so it is best to check with them directly. Pre-enrolment visits are welcome, so for more information please phone the kindergarten to arrange a drop-in, meet the teachers and look around the kindergarten of your choice.