The leading voice in the ECE sector

We are the largest body for childcare centre owners and managers in the sector; representing more than 1,500 centres across New Zealand. We support and encourage the provision of quality education and care services.

About us

What we do

The Early Childhood Council supports members with professional development, events, expert advice, tools and resources, discounted products and services, and advocates for the early learning sector.

Just like the sector, our membership is diverse and comprises of community-owned centres, private centres, and voluntary groups from a range of locations across the country.

Join now to access all member benefits and be a part of our supportive and collaborative network!

Featured Resource

Incident Register

Make recording accidents and incidents easy with ECC's Incident Register. This pad with detachable carbon copy pages allows you to meet all requirements for child reporting and the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

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Membership with the Early Childhood Council unlocks a range of benefits for your service and its staff. Join more than 1,500 member centres in New Zealand and become a member today.