Welcome to the Northland Kindergarten Association
The Northland Kindergarten Association (NKA) currently has 21 wonderful kindergartens each with a unique character and feel that mirror the community and environment in which they are situated. We have kindergartens spread between Kerikeri in the mid-north to Ruawai in the heart of the Kaipara. All NKA kindergartens offer the 20 ECE hours.
Our centres encourage and provide the opportunity for parents and Whanau to be part of the experience that only kindergartens can provide for our children. Each kindergarten has a fully trained teaching team and a ratio of 1 teacher for every 10 children.
The NKA provides the most comprehensive ECE available in New Zealand at present, including specialist services such as:
- Speech & Language Therapist to support any aspect of children’s communication;
- Pou Whakarewa Tikanga Maori (Maori Advisor) to enhance the bicultural practices within the NKA and the individual kindergartens.
Kindergartens have been part of New Zealand culture for over 100 years and continue to be the leaders in Early Childhood Education. Our Kindergartens don’t just provide a service for a community they are part of the community “Giving our children an excellent start for lifelong learning”.
Our strategic plan has been developed in line with the Governments strategic plan, Pathways to the Future: Nga Huarahi Arataki 2012. We strive to provide the best possible Early Childhood Education (ECE) available for the tamariki/children of Northland.