Privacy Policy

Our Policy

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) was formed in 1990 from the amalgamation of the Licensed Childcare Centres Federation and the Associated Childcare Council. It became an officially incorporated society in 1991.

ECC values your privacy and is committed to protecting any information that you supply us.  We ensure that our privacy practices comply with the Privacy Act 2020 and industry best practice.

In using our website, or in otherwise providing us with information, you agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Personal and Centre information is collected by the ECC about its members.  This information is a mix of information obtained from public sources (eg: the Ministry of Education) and information supplied by the member.  Information is also obtained about other licensed early childhood education centres that are not members of the ECC. 

The information issued by the ECC to respond to information and advice requests; advising members and other of important issues faced by the sector; opportunities that may help members to operate more efficiently or effectively; and in order to construct a statistical and demographic profile of the early childhood education sector that can assist us in advocating on behalf of our members. 

You can choose not to provide certain information, and our members can choose who can access the contact details of our members. 

We share ECC- members’ contact information only to our preferred suppliers, with whom we have a contractual arrangement.  This is in order for them to contact you to let you know about the various special benefits they offer ECC members and how to take advantage of them. 

Other than as setout above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. 

You have the right to request access to or correction of personal or centre information held by the ECC.  To do this, contact the ECC at the address given at the end of this section. 

Can we change this policy? 

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We encourage you to refer back to our website for changes.

Opting in and out

You will always have the option to opt out of certain services and you can contact us if you choose to opt-out in the future. This means you may change your mind at any stage about receiving communications by email, mail or telephone.   If you don’t want to get emails from us, or you want to change your preferences, please use the appropriate links at the bottom of our emails, or contact us at

If you wish to reduce such communication, email or write to us at the address listed at the end of this policy.

Contact details

0800 742 742

Early Childhood Council Inc.
P O Box 5649
Wellington 6140
New Zealand