Sector Links

This page contains a series of links to:

For information about the ECC's Member Benefit Programme preferred suppliers, log on and visit that section, including contact details for each supplier.

Government Organisations

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is the Government's lead advisor on the New Zealand education system, shaping direction for sector agencies and providers. THe EArly Learning section of this website contains information of relevance to early childhood education.

Direct Link: Licensing Criteria

Direct link: Funding handbook information

Direct link: Regulations

Education Counts

This is the Ministry of Education's data and reporting websaite. It includes, amongst other things, a list of every licensed ECE service as well as data about attendance numbers by service, etc.

Inland Revenue
The New Zealand Inland Revenue website provides information and services related to taxes.
The official website of the New Zealand Government

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is the professional and regulatory body for teachers in New Zealand.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority
NZQA works closely with other education sector agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Development on various initiatives.

Education Review Office
ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Employment Service
This site contains basic information on laws relating to the workplace.

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Sector Organisations

Early Childhood Council

New Zealand Kindergarten Inc.

Playcentre Federation

Rudolf Steiner Federation

Hospital Play Specialists Association

The Christian Early Childhood Education Association of Aotearoa

Barnardos New Zealand

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board

Montessori Aotearoa

New Zealand Education Institute

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ)

EC Leadership
The Early Childhood Leadership Group speaks for a group of kindergarten associations responsible for teaching almost 40 per cent of the kindergarten children in New Zealand.

Auckland Kindergarten Association
107 kindergartens operate under this umbrella organisation providing education for over 9,000 children.

Independent Tertiary Education NZ (ITENZ) (NZAPEP)
a national organisation representing private tertiary institutions in New Zealand.

New Zealand Home-based Early Childhood Education Association (HBCA)

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To meet the evolving needs of your education community, your IT infrastructure must continuously adapt to support new applications and capabilities. Visit the following websites for more information:

Looking for software to make running your centre simpler? Visit the following websites for more information.


APT Childcare


Discover Childcare Software

Educa is an online portal that enables early childhood educators to record, organise & share updates about each child's education & development. Educa is also part of ECC's Member Benefit Scheme.

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Links for Teachers

He Kupu - online journal

The New Zealand Tertiary College

Teaching and Learning Research Initiative website

Teachers Refresher Course Committee (TRCC)
TRCC provides professional development opportunities for professionals within and across the education sectors.

Teachers’ Work - e-journal


New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE)

New Zealand Council for Educational Research

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Other Interesting Websites

Childcare Exchange

Supporting New Zealand men in early childhood education

Supporting men in teaching roles

Eden Creative Recycling
An educational recycling centre in Auckland, aiming at providing pre-consumer waste (off cuts etc from manufacturers) for teachers to use in their centres.

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Please contact us if you would like to suggest other websites for inclusion here.