The ECC Member Benefit Programme involves the provision of a range of goods and services from ECC-contracted Preferred Suppliers to ECC member centres at favourable rates and may include additional benefits to the ECC.
BNZ have products and services designed specifically with Small Businesses in mind.
Together with the Early Childhood Council, Buddle Findlay runs the "ECC-Buddle Findlay Employers’ Advice Line” for centre owners and managers, to assist with
employment related queries or concerns. Early Childhood Council members can access up to 15 minutes advice over the phone, at no cost to the centre. If you have an issue that requires a greater level of assistance, we are happy to help or to refer you to other advisers.
Exclusive to ECC members, NZ Childcare Finance can bring forward up to 40% of your next bulk funding payment, so that you can use the funds to pay everyday expenses and wages before the due date. This facility is unique to the childcare
sector, and is proving very popular among members.
1200 early Childhood Centres, Kindergartens and Play centres around New Zealand are covered by Crombie Lockwood’s exclusive product Childproof.
Childproof is a specialised insurance solution designed to ensure your centre financially survives any insurance event.
The scheme offers special prices to ECC Members only. There are no fees; ECC Members just have to register to be able to access the special savings on products such as writing instruments, paper and card, art and craft supplies, general stationery, teaching resources and textbooks, furniture and storage, sports equipment, and more!
We can audit your special purpose financial report which is then filed with the Ministry of Education, a service that your accountant cannot perform. It is a simple and easy process; with you in mind, we have specifically designed brochures and templates to ensure that you provide us with the exact information we need to make the experience as painless as possible.
You can have confidence that our regulatory audit service is conducted with a key focus on quality assurance, and is fully compliant with the Ministry of Education’s requirements.
The ECC established the Member Benefit Programme (MBP) to help member centres access a range of goods and services at favourable rates.
Choosing these types of services from an ECC-accredited MBP provider means that member centres will not have to go through the hassle of finding your own supplier, or one with an understanding of the early childhood sector, and may mean significant savings. Selecting a Preferred Supplier is solely an option for member centres. Member centres, as customers, can choose to continue with their existing Preferred Suppliers or access the goods and services they want from one of our Preferred Suppliers. The MBP is not in competition with other suppliers of goods and services you may wish to access from suppliers of your choice, nor does the programme necessarily offer a superior level of service.
The Early Childhood Council is always looking for way of increasing value for Members so please check this page from time to time to see what additional benefits are available.
If you’re a supplier who would like to discuss the opportunity of providing a benefit to our members, please contact us.