Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association is an EEO Employer and offers competitive pay rates, generous professional development support, teacher registration programmes, well resourced kindergartens, a minimum of 13 hours per week release time for full time staff and a minimum of 6 weeks annual leave.

Qualified and registered Early Childhood teachers are employed by Kindergarten Associations under the Kindergarten Teachers Collective Agreement.

Applicants for teaching positions must hold a recognised New Zealand qualification of a Diploma Teaching ECE (Dip T ECE) or Bachelor Teaching ECE (BT ECE), current first aid certificate and current New Zealand Teachers Council teacher registration status and practising certificate. Applicants may hold either a provisional, subject to confirmation or full practicing certificate.

All required documents must be certified copies, certified by a Justice of the Peace.

Current teaching vacancies, and information about applying for vacancies, can be found under the Current Vacancies tab.




Term Dates


Early Learning Centres
Friday 12th January 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018

Centres OPEN during term breaks
Tuesday 16th January 2018 to Thursday 20th December 2018

Centres CLOSED during term breaks
Term 1

Friday 19th January to Friday 13th April 

Term 2

Monday 30th April to Friday 6th July

Term 3

Monday 23rd July to Friday 28th September 

Term 4

Monday 15th October to Thursday 20th December






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To contact Head Office or any of our kindergartens and early learning centres, please click on the button: 

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CMKA offers limited spaces for 2 year olds up to 20 hours free in some Kindergartens.  

Conditions Apply!

All our kindergartens offer 20 hours ECE for all children aged 3 -5 years - Conditions Apply!

If you do not use your 20 Hours ECE allocation at our kindergartens, or your child attends for more than 20 hours each week,  the following fees apply:

Full day Kindergarten -  $4.80 per hour

 More on our Fees