Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

There are many options for daycare, but these vary widely in quality from in-home providers to regional chains. Do your research before trusting someone with your kids, as Kiwis have a much greater tolerance for risk when it comes to child-rearing. It's not unusual to see kids as young as five or six walking themselves to the dairy during free periods. - Mar 2016

Available, but expensive. - Apr 2015

There are plenty of preschools around for anyone that is interested. They range in price and programs, so it's really a matter of personal choice. - Aug 2011

Yes, but I wouldn't know any, since my kids were in Kindergarten and higher elementary levels. - Aug 2008

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