Here’s what some of our Kaiako
say about Stay & Play.
Come along to your local Kidsfirst kindergarten to see what it’s like. Stay & Play is exactly what the name says. There’s no pressure and it’s a great way to discover how much fun there is to have every day, to see the difference a fully qualified, registered teacher makes to children’s development and just get a feel for our welcoming environment and wonderful big backyards. If your child’s not sure about being away from home (or you’re concerned about leaving them somewhere new) this can help to set everyone’s mind at ease and show what good times are tucked away behind those kindy gates.
All you need to do is to find a kindergarten that suits you (check our list) and let us know you’re coming. Often our Kaiako will choose times when there aren’t quite as many children there, so they can dedicate more time to you and the tamariki. It’ll give you a taste of what kindy is all about. You’ll get to meet some of our teachers who can help explain how you get up to 20 hours free* each week, even for 2 year olds.
So come along and see for yourself. You’re always welcome here.