Save Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

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The Pt Chevalier Community is very close to losing its public kindergarten completely. Without any communication, the Auckland Kindergarten Association had chosen to close the Pt Chevalier Kindergarten waiting list at the end of 2017, meaning no other children would be able to attend under the kindergarten model. Parents seeking to add their children to the 2018 waiting list were told they can be added to the KiNZ waiting list only. KiNZ is the private daycare company owned by the Auckland Kindergarten Association. KiNZ charges similar fees to other Pt Chevalier day cares and offers similar hours.

After significant parent backlash, AKA have said today they will review this decision to close the kindergarten waiting list, but we need your help to stop AKA making further changes to our kindergarten without fair and open consultation.

If this change occurs, public kindergarten, a beloved community institution in Pt Chevalier for over 100 years, will no longer be a pre-school education option. Local parents will then only have the choice to place their child in one of the several quality daycares or community kindergarten in Pt Chevalier, or go out to neighbouring suburbs (Westmere, Grey Lynn, Waterview, Mt Albert) for public kindergarten. Local parents that can't afford to send their children to daycare for their pre-school years will have one less free ECE choice left in Pt Chevalier.

The Pt Chevalier Kindergarten Whanau Support Group have started this petition opposing this change for our own children, and for the future of Pt Chevalier families with children. We want our kindergarten to stay a public kindergarten, not be turned into a daycare. Please support us by signing our petition to save Pt Chevalier Kindergarten and stop the AKA from taking it away by stealth.



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