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KiNZ Orewa Early Learning Centre
46 Centreway Road
Orewa, Auckland, 0931
(09) 426 8909
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Glendene School Playgroup
60 Barrys Road
Glendene, Auckland, 0602
(09) 373 1992
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Hay Park Playgroup
670 Richardson Road
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 373 1992
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Whenuapai Kindergarten
16 Airport Road
Whenuapai, Auckland, 0618
(09) 416 4125
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Previously known as Hobsonville North Kindergarten
Westmere Kindergarten
90 Garnet Road
Westmere, Auckland, 1022
(09) 376 3833
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Westlake Forrest Hill Kindergarten
Tiber Road
Milford, Auckland, 0620
(09) 410 7742
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Wesley Kindergarten
26a O'Donnell Avenue
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 0702
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Wellsford Kindergarten
Hazelmere Street
, Wellsford, 0900
(09) 423 8281
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Waterview Kindergarten
17 Oakley Avenue
Waterview, Auckland, 1026
(09) 828 1467
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Yendarra Kindergarten
31 Crown Crescent
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 6877
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KiNZ Otara Early Learning Centre
69 Otara Road
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 8994
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Panama Road Playgroup
139 Panama Road
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
(09) 373 1992
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Lincoln Heights Playgroup
16 Keegan Drive
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 373 1992
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Kelston Girls Playgroup
Lynwood Road
Kelston, Auckland, 1010
(09) 373 1992
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KiNZ Sandringham Early Learning Centre
27 Shorwell Street
Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
(09) 845 1364
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KiNZ Myers Park Early Learning Centre
Myers Park, 381 Queen Street
CBD, Auckland, 1010
(09) 373 2709
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KiNZ Mission Heights Early Learning Centre
31 Valderama Drive
Flat Bush, Auckland, 2019
(09) 265 2850
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Otahuhu Central Kindergarten
27 Fort Richard Road
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
(09) 276 9009
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Previously known as Fort Richard Road Kindergarten
Otahuhu Kindergarten
51a Hutton Street
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
(09) 276 7835
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Owairaka Kindergarten
6a Dunkirk Terrace
Owairaka, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 5476
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Pakuranga Kindergarten
107a Reeves Road
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
(09) 576 9605
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Parnell Kindergarten
12 Alberon Place
Parnell, Auckland, 1052
(09) 377 3071
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Pigeon Mountain (Ōhuiarangi) Kindergarten
64 Pigeon Mountain Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland, 2012
(09) 537 0083
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Ponsonby Kindergarten
22 Ponsonby Terrace
Ponsonby, Auckland, 1011
(09) 376 4931
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Pt Chevalier Kindergarten
90 Walmer Rd
Pt Chevalier, Auckland, 1022
(09) 846 0897
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Point Chevalier
Pt England Kindergarten
130B Pt England Road
Pt England, Auckland, 1072
(09) 570 9557
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Oratia Kindergarten
552 West Coast Road
Oratia, Auckland, 0604
(09) 818 4409
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Mt Roskill Kindergarten
19 Akarana Avenue
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 8323
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Previously known as Akarana Avenue Kindergarten
Murdoch Park Kindergarten
43 Chestnut Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 278 9443
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New Lynn Kindergarten
10 Ambrico Place
New Lynn, Auckland, 0600
(09) 827 1627
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Northcote Central Kindergarten
36 College Road
Northcote, Auckland, 0627
(09) 418 1593
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Previously known as Northbridge Kindergarten
Northcote Kindergarten
7 Nutsey Avenue
Northcote, Auckland, 0627
(09) 480 7039
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Omana Kindergarten
42 Omana Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 278 7933
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Onehunga Kindergarten
17a Cameron Street
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
(09) 636 8057
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Previoulsy known as Onehunga Cuthbert Kindergarten
Orakei Kindergarten
Corner Coates Avenue & Grace Street
Orakei, Auckland, 1071
(09) 521 0732
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Oranga Kindergarten
48a Waitangi Road, [entrance at 52C]
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
(09) 579 7654
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Ranui Kindergarten
Ranui Station Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 833 9887
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Remuera Kindergarten
2 Wairua Road, (next to the Reserve)
Remuera, Auckland, 1050
(09) 520 1575
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Previously known as Constance Colegrove Kindergarten
Takapuna Kindergarten
11a Tennyson Avenue
Takapuna, Auckland, 0622
(09) 489 6189
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Taupaki Kindergarten
20 Cottle Road
Taupaki, Auckland, 0782
(09) 810 9005
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Te Atatu Peninsula Kindergarten
16a Harbour View Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 0610
(09) 834 5024
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Te Atatu South Kindergarten
66a Divich Avenue
Te Atatu South, Auckland, 0610
(09) 836 3856
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Te Atatu Village Kindergarten
580 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 0610
(09) 834 6012
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Titirangi Kindergarten
509 South Titirangi Road
Titirangi, Auckland, 0604
(09) 817 6613
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Waiheke Kindergarten
Donald Bruce Road
Surfdale, Waiheke, 1081
(09) 372 8478
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Waitakere Kindergarten
12 Township Road
Waitakere, Auckland, 0614
(09) 810 8180
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Sylvia Park Kindergarten
10 Hamlin Road
Mt Wellington, Auckland, 1060
(09) 570 2200
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Previously known as Mt Wellington Kindergarten
Sunnynook Kindergarten
50 Sunnynook Road
Sunnynook, Auckland, 0620
(09) 410 5210
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Previously known as Broadlands Kindergarten
Roskill South Kindergarten
1327 Dominion Road Extension
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 5706
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Sandringham Kindergarten
2 Kenneth Avenue
Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
(09) 849 4523
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Snells Beach Kindergarten
15 Hamatana Road
Snells Beach, Warkworth, 0920
(09) 425 6330
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Hibiscus Coast Rodney
Somerville Kindergarten
84a Clydesdale Road
Howick, Auckland, 2014
(09) 535 1675
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St Heliers Kindergarten
43 Maskell Street
St Heliers, Auckland, 1071
(09) 575 8113
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St Johns Kindergarten
49 Howard Hunter Ave
Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072
(09) 521 1477
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Previously known as Tamaki Kindergarten
Sturges Road Kindergarten
124 Sturges Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 836 4943
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Summerland Kindergarten
62a Summerland Drive
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 835 0909
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Sunnyvale Kindergarten
31a Kaikoura Street
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 836 2283
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Mt Eden Kindergarten
11a Milton Road
Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024
(09) 630 3720
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Papatoetoe Kindergarten
53 Wilmay Avenue
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 278 5867
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Massey Kindergarten
326a Don Buck Road
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 833 7000
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Mayfield Kindergarten
20r Pearl Baker Drive
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 5100
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McNaughton Kindergarten
14 McNaughton Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2024
(09) 275 9593
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Meadowbank Kindergarten
122 Meadowbank Road
Meadowbank, Auckland, 1072
(09) 521 5799
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Milford Kindergarten
14 Pierce Road
Milford, Auckland, 0620
(09) 486 1188
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Mission Bay Kindergarten
82 Atkin Avenue
Mission Bay, Auckland, 1071
(09) 528 7029
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Morningside Kindergarten
31 Taylors Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 3101
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Mt Albert Kindergarten
24 Mark Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 4379
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Cascades Kindergarten
Lady Marie Drive
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
(09) 576 7466
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Chelsea Kindergarten
62 Balmain Road
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
(09) 480 7332
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Colwill Kindergarten
19 Kintara Drive
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 833 9794
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Dannemora Kindergarten
141 Kilkenny Drive
Dannemora, Auckland, 2016
(09) 271 2397
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Devonport Kindergarten
43 Vauxhall Road
Devonport, Auckland, 0624
(09) 445 3504
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Don Buck Kindergarten
124a Don Buck Road
Massey, Auckland, 0614
(09) 832 4899
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Ellerslie Kindergarten
122 Celtic Crescent
Ellerslie, Auckland, 1051
(09) 579 0076
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Epsom North Kindergarten
33 Kimberley Road
Epsom, Auckland, 1023
(09) 630 7539
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Previously known as Eden Epsom Kindergarten
Epsom South Kindergarten
14 Aberfoyle Street
Epsom, Auckland, 1023
(09) 638 9272
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Previously known as Lady Cobham Kindergarten
Farm Cove Kindergarten
20 Galloway Crescent
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2012
(09) 576 9934
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Previously known as Whiteacres Kindergarten
Favona Kindergarten
Wakefield Road
Mangere, Auckland, 2024
(09) 275 8212
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Bucklands Beach Kindergarten
8 Oliver Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland, 2012
(09) 534 6212
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Botany Downs Kindergarten
22 Maroubra Place
Howick, Auckland, 2010
(09) 534 9025
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Glen Eden West Kindergarten
78a Rosier Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 0602
(09) 818 3698
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Previously known as Rosier Road Kindergarten
Anchorage Park Kindergarten
9 Tiaka Place
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
(09) 576 3138
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Aorere Kindergarten
43 Chantelle Place
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
(09) 279 4269
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Avondale Kindergarten
195 Rosebank Road
Avondale, Auckland, 1026
(09) 828 9532
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Bairds Kindergarten
20 Edward Ave, (Gate 2 at the School)
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 7111
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Bayview Kindergarten
70 Bayview Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
(09) 444 5540
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Beach Haven Kindergarten
179 Beach Haven Road
Beach Haven, Auckland, 0626
(09) 483 8706
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Previously known as Birkdale Kindegarten
Belmont Bayswater Kindergarten
1C Rosyth Avenue
Bayswater, Auckland, 0622
(09) 445 6744
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Birdwood Kindergarten
21 Karepo Crescent
Ranui, Auckland, 0612
(09) 832 5700
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Birkenhead Kindergarten
97a Mokoia Road
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
(09) 480 9330
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Blockhouse Bay Kindergarten
5 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, 0600
(09) 627 8042
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Ferndale Kindergarten
830 New North Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
(09) 846 6909
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Flat Bush Kindergarten
329 Bairds Road
Otara, Auckland, 2023
(09) 274 8644
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Kauri Park Kindergarten
11 McGlashen Place
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
(09) 483 7073
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Kingsdene Kindergarten
62 Mascot Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2022
(09) 275 4658
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Papatoetoe North Kindergarten
1 Beryl Place
Mangere East, Auckland, 2024
(09) 276 4057
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Kotiri Kindergarten
Laingholm Kindergarten
436a Huia Road
Laingholm, Auckland, 0604
(09) 817 4372
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Lincoln North Kindergarten
47a Longburn Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0610
(09) 836 2740
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Lynfield Kindergarten
108 Halsey Drive
Lynfield, Auckland, 1042
(09) 626 3218
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Mangawhai Kindergarten
36 Insley Street
Mangawhai, Mangawhai, 0505
(09) 431 4333
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Mangere Bridge Kindergarten
36 Lindis Place
Mangere Bridge, Auckland, 2022
(09) 636 9552
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Mangere West Kindergarten
67 Idlewild Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2022
(09) 275 4090
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Previously known as Idlewild Kindergarten
Maraetai Beachlands Kindergarten
39a Craig Road
Maraetai, Auckland, 2018
(09) 536 6934
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Howick Kindergarten
51 Wellington Street
Howick, Auckland, 2014
(09) 534 9124
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Hobsonville Kindergarten
34a Trig Road
Whenuapai, Auckland, 0618
(09) 416 8723
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Hillsborough Kindergarten
668 Richardson Road
Hillsborough, Auckland, 1041
(09) 620 5344
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Freemans Bay Kindergarten
16 Tahuna Street
Freemans Bay, Auckland, 1011
(09) 376 2465
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Glen Eden Kindergarten
3 Clayburn Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 0602
(09) 818 6389
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Glen Innes Kindergarten
71 Taniwha Street
Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072
(09) 528 4113
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Glendowie Kindergarten
225 Riddell Road
Glendowie, Auckland, 1071
(09) 585 1991
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Glenfield Kindergarten
Mayfield Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
(09) 444 8473
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Greenhithe Kindergarten
10 Isobel Road
Greenhithe, Auckland, 0632
(09) 413 9171
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Grey Lynn Kindergarten
25 Home Street
Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
(09) 378 6941
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Previously known as St James Kindergarten
Henderson Kindergarten
1a Henderson Valley Rd
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
(09) 838 8710
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Highland Park Kindergarten
563 Pakuranga Road
Howick, Auckland, 2010
(09) 534 7074
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Marlborough Kindergarten
7a Agincourt Street
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
(09) 480 9061
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Green Bay Kindergarten
10 La Rosa St
Green Bay, Auckland, 0604
(09) 827 4044
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Our Senior Leadership Team

The Auckland Kindergarten Association is a government-funded organisation that operates as a charitable trust. (CC22833)

Auckland Kindergarten Association is governed by a board of nine elected members who are responsible for the governance of the Association. You can read the AKA Constitution here.

The everyday management of the organisation is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer who is supported by a team of specialist staff.

The Auckland Kindergarten Association is made up of 107 kindergartens, five KiNZ all day early learning centres, and five Playgroups. Each kindergarten or KiNZ Centre has a teaching team - typically a head teacher (or Centre Manager) and two to four teachers as well as support staff (this can include Teacher Aides, Relievers and Administrators). The Playgroups are largely run by the families that attend, with support from our Playgroup Co-ordinators.

 

MEET THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Pauline a. Winter, QSO

interim Chief Executive Officer

It is a privilege to be filling this interim role for Auckland Kindergarten Association and to work with parents, teachers, support staff, management and the Board while the recruitment process for a permanent CEO is underway.

From a lively(!) four-year-old at Westmere Kindergarten to being a play centre Mum, to leading the first collaboration between our local kindergarten and our local play centre in my role as President of the Waimauku Play Centre Committee, fond memories have grown into a deep respect for the early learning community.   I believe in a child-first approach, supported by whanau and community,  and I try to always look at things from a range of differing viewpoints.

I have broad experience across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors and was most recently CEO of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, where I successfully guided the Ministry through a time of intense change.

Prior to the Ministry, I was Director of the Office of Pasifika Advancement at Auckland University of Technology and have held governance roles on several Private/Public boards and am a former Deputy Chief Commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.

I have worked with a range of communities, in a range of roles at all levels of the education sector from early learning through to tertiary and it is this experience I believe stands me in good stead to help guide AKA through the months that follow.

This is a crowded space we operate in and we must shine brightly to continue to succeed. I want educators to come to AKA because it fulfils them, I want us to be an employer of choice, I want us to be an exemplar of good practice at every single level, governance, management, operations, ICT and communication, an organisation that continues to be true to the 109 years of history and the thousands of Auckland children and families we count among our successes.

 

RICHARD SELAVE, GROUP MANAGER - TRANSITION

Talofa lava, 

My role at the Association is overseeing a programme of work as we look to the future. 

I have always been driven by a desire to contribute in a meaningful way and have long been a proponent of giving children the best start possible so coming to an organisation such as Auckland Kindergarten Association which has quality early learning and community and family engagement at its heart is a wonderful opportunity to marry those ideas. 

My background is in organisational development and human resources. I have worked across a number of organisations including the Accident Compensation Corporation, The State Services Commission, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. 

I am thoroughly enjoying what the AKA is about and the opportunity I have to contribute to its next 100 years. 

Anne Denham, learning support MANAGER

Kia ora koutou, Ko Anne Denham ahau.

My role at AKA is new and has involved developing an internal learning support system to strengthen the ways we include children, with learning support needs, in the kindergarten programme. I work with a small team of specialists to review and improve processes, identify challenges, opportunities and professional learning needs for teaching teams.  It is rewarding to work with teaching teams to remove any barriers to children participating and learning in our kindergartens.

I began my career as a kindergarten teacher in Hamilton before becoming an Early Intervention teacher and then completing a Masters in Educational Psychology. This role enables me to work in an area that I am both passionate and committed to.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors (Te Whariki, A curriculum for all children)

   
ICT Manager

STEVE FAUPEL, ICT MANAGER

I started with the AKA Head office in November 2016 as the ICT Manager, my role covers ICT strategy and operation for AKA. My goal is to ensure that AKA has the technology it needs now and in the future, allowing us to provide the very best in ICT tools for our staff and learning opportunities for children.

My background is in the telecommunication and newspaper industry, I have spent 16 years managing the IT teams at the NZ Herald which is now part of NZME.  I grew up in London and spent my early career in British Telecom and Fleet St before moving to New Zealand. 

From the time I started work as a Telecom apprentice through to today I have seen dramatic changes in the ICT industry, huge mainframes became desktop computers, heavy “brick” mobile phones became smart phones, and tablet devices arrived, these devices have now become the accepted standard. One thing is certain, technology will continue to change and open exciting new opportunities, not only for education, but for the way we all work and in our everyday lives.

The team at AKA are welcoming and committed, there is a shared common goal of making a real difference in early childhood education, I’m really looking forward to adding my experience to this dynamic team.

 

Cheryl Kirkness, Human Resources Manager

Cheryl Kirkness, HR Manager

As a Registered Nurse I worked at Auckland District Health Board for many years. I had a career change to Human Resources whilst working at with the District Health Board, where I remained until I was appointed this role with the Auckland Kindergarten Association in 2013.

I believe that the ongoing success and longevity of AKA is reliant on effective leadership. It is a serious responsibility because kindergarten is such an important part of the development of our leaders of the future. I love being a part of that through ensuring we provide a great employment experience for those delivering the education and care in the kindergartens; which supports the AKA to be recognised as a great place to work. This means we are able to attract and retain high calibre employees, which in turn promotes best outcomes for children and families.

In supporting the achievement of AKA’s strategic objectives, my role is to provide sound, credible and accurate information, advice; and viable recommendations to the senior leadership team, to inform decision-making on employment-related issues.

Other than my nursing qualifications I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business & Administration (HR Management). I am a member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

Family and friends are important to me, so time outside of work usually involves activities with them.

Natalie MacKenzie, Professional Practice Manager

Natalie MacKenzie, Professional Practice Manager

Kia ora, early childhood education has been a rich and rewarding part of my life now for over 25 years. I started my first practicum as a student at Parnell and Milford kindergartens before beginning my teaching career at Sturges Road kindergarten.

I then taught at a number of AKA kindergartens before travelling overseas for many years. In London I taught at various schools. I enjoyed teaching children of new immigrant and refugee families.

On my return to New Zealand I started working for the AKA again, and eventually became Head Teacher at Chelsea Kindergarten before taking a Professional Service Managers role.

In my role as Group Manager Education and Practice, I am responsible for leading all aspects of Educational excellence including curriculum, performance and improvement. The purpose of the teams I lead is to provide leadership to teaching teams across the organisation on teaching practice and quality outcomes for children, families and whānau.

I am passionate about early childhood education and I enjoy working with teachers to make a difference for children.

Learning Communities Manager
 

SHELLEY MICKELL, LEARNING COMMUNITIES MANAGER

My name is Shelley Mickell and I joined the AKA in January 2017. My career started with 16 years of kindergarten teaching and leadership. After this, in 1999, I moved into a variety of education leadership roles both in New Zealand and overseas. I have particularly enjoyed my time involved in adult learning and professional development facilitation.

I spent 8 years involved in building organisational capacity within an education reform context in the United Arab Emirates, working with local principals and teachers in kindergartens on early years pedagogy. I have worked in the primary and secondary sector also but my heart is still firmly in early childhood education. A long time ago… 1999 to 2003, I worked for the AKA as a professional support manager, some of the North Shore and Central teachers may still remember me! The organisation has grown so much since then, both in size and complexity. I am excited to be back again and look forward to leading the Kahui Aku/Community of Learning work as well as the development of professional learning clusters for teaching teams, in the not too distant future. My areas of interest are: developing evaluative capability and collaborative inquiry, effective pedagogy and formative assessment practice, improving systems to develop and manage data to track and support change and leadership coaching. I am lucky to be part of the Early Education and Community Engagement team here in Head Office.

I am currently studying towards a Masters in professional education and training, and when my head is not down doing that, then I like to spend time at the beach or in the water, or just hanging out with family and friends. I love to travel and have an obsession with tropical destinations.