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


Term 1

Tuesday 24 January to Thursday 13 April (Friday 14 is Good Friday)

Term 2

Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July

Term 3

Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September

Term 4

Monday 16 October to Thursday 21 Dec






 Contact Us

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

Get in touch





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 -  $4.70 per hour

 More on our Fees