Story: Early childhood education and care

Early childhood education centres: commercial provider (3rd of 5)

Early childhood education centres: commercial provider

Large-scale commercial early childhood care providers emerged in the late 1970s. The first Kindercare centre opened in 1978. By 2011 there were 36 centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. This is the Kindercare centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - New developments, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32091/early-childhood-education-centres-commercial-provider (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012