Member Benefit Programme

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. 

Full Preferred Supplier offer details, and contact information is available to ECC members using their membership website access.

Preferred Supplier Brief Description
Vodafone Upgrade your phone or broadband set-up and help make your everyday business more efficient, with great, exclusive ECC member business and personal offers from the newest ECC Member Benefit scheme partner – Vodafone NZ.
BNZ Is available to help you and your child care business be good with money, no matter the size of your business – small or large.

BNZ have products and services designed specifically with Small Businesses in mind.

Buddle Findlay Is one of New Zealand's leading commercial law firms with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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.

NZ Childcare Finance Access your next bulk funding payments early.

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.

ChildProof Insurance Early Childhood Business Insurance & Risk Management

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.

Educa Is a web-based portfolio system specifically designed for New Zealand ECE centres. It significantly improves your communication with parents/whanau and enables you to save on non-contact time and printing cost. It provides a secure and interactive environment where teachers and parents/whanau can share learning stories, photos and videos and collaborate on children's learning. Educa offers ECC members 10% off on standard monthly subscription.
Mercury Being an ECC member gets you a higher Prompt Payment Discount of 12%, and the best pricing Mercury can offer you when you sign-up to the ECC Mercury Energy Plan. Plus, earn a $50 credit for every parent or staff member, who mentions your centre and the special ECC code when they join Mercury online.
OfficeMax Make fantastic savings on the huge range of products offered by Office Max.

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!

Play’n’Learn

Has been inspiring educators in the early education sector for the past 21 years and will offer creative options that align to their vision of inspiring greatness within ECC and its members to develop creative minds while creating quality teaching time.
Play’n’Learn is a NZ Whanau Owned & Operated business founded on honest and transparent service which is based on our core family values; Energetic, Courageous, Humility, Loyal and Community Involvement.

To find out more contact Darren Witty, Business Development Team Leader, darren@playnlearn.co.nz

or for an account query contact Matthew Witty, matthew@playnlearn.co.nz

Rubiix Accountants Has developed an accounting service package exclusively for Early Childhood Education (ECE) providers. Their system is designed to improve the performance of your enterprise by giving you more time to focus on your core business, better information for decision making and improved compliance with Early Childhood Education (ECE) and IRD requirements.
Sharp Offers ECC members exclusive deals on photocopiers at greatly reduced prices. The agreement between Sharp and the ECC also enables all staff in centres on the scheme that purchase a Sharp photocopier to buy a wide variety of other Sharp products such as microwaves, televisions, audio equipment, DVD players at wholesale prices.
William Buck With an increasingly strict and frequently changing regulatory environment there is a growing demand for organisations to provide transparent and reliable financial information to the Ministry of Education and stakeholders alike.

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.

Why was the Member Benefit Programme established?

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.