Story: Early childhood education and care

Kindergarten changes: Manukau Central Kindergarten (1st of 2)

Kindergarten changes: Manukau Central Kindergarten

Sauaga Falesefulu (left) and Robert Sua kick a ball around at the Manukau Central Kindergarten at Wiri, Auckland, in 2005. In the early 2000s some kindergartens, such as Manukau Central, turned into daycare centres and charged fees. This major change occurred so kindergartens were more financially stable, and because parents increasingly wanted full-day services.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - New developments, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012