New Zealand Kindergartens Incorporated Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) is the national organisation representing the collective interests of 23 regional kindergarten associations which provide over 500 kindergarten and other services nationwide.
We believe access to high quality early childhood education is a right for every child. We work with government and its agencies, advocating excellence in teaching and learning, and affordable, accessible and inclusive kindergarten services in every community.
NZK provides governance and management advice and support to member associations, facilitates training and development opportunities through national hui and conferences, and procures national services and membership programmes. We represent kindergarten on ministerial and government agency advisory committees and working groups, present the views of kindergarten to government ministers and to parliamentary select committees, and present members’ views publicly through the media.