Join the ECC

While you and your staff care for children all day, who’s caring about you and your business?

The Early Childhood Council provides a great range of services to help advance your business, develop your staff and ensure your success.We care about early childhood education and the people who work in our unique sector.

Members benefit from:

Leaders in the sector

The Early Childhood Council is a leader in the sector, hosting the largest annual early childhood conference in New Zealand.Participants include early childhood centre managers, committee members, owners, staff, students, government officials, training providers and more – all others with an interest in the care and education of children under five.

Up-to-date information
the ECC’s weekly e-newsletters (Manager Matters and Teachers' Chatterbox) contain a round-up of the most relevant and timely issues you need to be aware of. Don’t be without these!In addition, all members are sent the quarterly publication for the ECC sector, Swings and Roundabouts , free of charge.

Training and development opportunities
the ECC provides a wide range of professional development opportunities for early childhood staff and management. From half-day seminars to three-day conferences, and a series of webinars in the pipelines – there’s something for everyone! more

Exclusive discounts from leading industry suppliers
Save on telecommunications, cleaning products, office supplies, arts and craft materials, insurance premiums, realty fees, accounts receivable and direct debit authorities, food and beverages, teaching resources, photocopiers, audio visual equipment, fuel and more! more

Access to exclusive resources and industry data ,
ECC members can access over 200 exclusive resources from the members section of the website. As well as templates of documents and forms that will prove invaluable to you, there is a wide range of information sections on everything from setting up your centre, managing the money, managing people, compliance, marketing and much, much more!

We also publish the results of our regular surveys on topics affecting our sector, giving you access to the most up-to-date sector data around!

Advice and support
In a bit of a pickle? Don’t worry – ECC staff are happy to provide support and advice to members, by phone or email.

Don’t be left behind! ECC provides advice on a wide range of early childhood related issues to other organisations and government official. In addition, the ECC represents the interests of the education and care sector on a wide range of standing committees and with other affiliated organisations.

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