Find an early learning service or school

You can search for an early childhood education service, kōhanga reo, school or kura using tools on the Ministry's websites.

Finding an early learning service

You can search for an early learning service near you using the Find an early learning centre or service(external link) tool on the education counts website.

Click on the map, or select the region you're looking for on the right hand side, and it'll show you early learning services in your area and give you:

  • their address and contact information
  • what type of early learning service they are - eg home-based, kindergarten, kōhanga reo etc
  • what age children they cater for
  • whether they offer 20 hours ECE
  • the maximum number of children they can take.

Finding a school

The Find a school(external link) tool on the education counts website gives you information about every school in New Zealand.

Enter the name of the school you are looking for, or click on the map, to find information, like:

  • their address and contact information
  • type of school - eg primary, intermediate, secondary, special school, teen parent unit
  • the school gender - co-educational, girls or boys school
  • whether they are state, state integrated, private or partnership schools
  • whether they offer boarding facilities
  • whether they offer teaching in Māori medium or Pasifika medium
  • links to their Education Review Office reports

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