Becoming a member

On this page:

- Up-to-date information
- Training and development opportunities
- Discounts
- Resources and industry data
- Advice and support
- Representation and advocacy

Who can join?

Membership is voluntary and available to all licensed independent early childhood centres managed by community owned, privately owned and voluntary groups.

Join online

To apply for membership download and complete the appropriate application form:

  • Centres not currently licensed
    For centres that are not currently licensed but expect to be so within the next 12 months,download a Provisional Membership Form here (pdf, 44.6kb)

Post your completed application form together with your payment by cheque or credit card details to:

Administration Officer
The Early Childhood Council
P O Box 5649
Wellington 6140

Phone: 0800 742 742

Benefits of membership

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 this unique sector.

Our members benefit from:

Great Value!

  • Professional Development workshops for members under $100
  • Biggest centre-focussed conference for managers and their teaching staff
  • Wide range of preferred suppliers saving you $000s each year!

Great Help!

  • Over 100 tools to save you time
  • Excellent resource library
  • Affordable Professional Development programme
  • Weekly e-News (Manager Matters, and Teacher’s Chatterbox) keeps you informed
  • Manager’s monthly Lunch’n’Learn webinar series to keep you informed on specific topics
  • PD webinars for those with limited time or in isolated areas
  • Regional social networks for Managers
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Employers’ Help Line with up to 15 minutes free legal advice from top lawyers Buddle Findlay
  • Financial Help Line with up to 15 minutes free advice from leading accountants, Rubiix
  • Single-issue advice only a phone call or e-mail away!

Great Representation!

  • Regular surveys of your opinions
  • Influencing politicians and policy-makers
  • Involvement in key issues
  • Leading significant sector projects