What is the national structure for kindergartens?
There are 625 kindergartens throughout New Zealand and 35 Kindergarten Associations.
There are two bodies that represent kindergarten.
EC Leadership represents approximately 1/3 of kindergartens and 1/2 of the number of children attending kindergarten.
- Auckland - 107 kindergartens, 5 early learning centres and 5 playgroups (Total of 6,000 children)
- Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association - 26 kindergartens, 3 early learning centres (Total of 1,500 children)
- Waikato Kindergarten Association - 29 kindergarten, 3 homebased centres (Total of 2300 children)
- Central Kids Kindergartens - 56 kindergartens, 8 early learning centres (Total of 2,585 children)
NZ Kindergartens Incorporated (NZKI) represents the other Kindergarten Associations (www.nzkindergarten.org.nz)