Licensing Criteria


The Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 set the curriculum standard. This standard requires every licensed service provider to plan, implement, and evaluate a curriculum that is consistent with the curriculum framework and Te Whāriki.

Providing a rich local curriculum, developmentally-appropriate support, together with skilful teaching practices within a nurturing environment contributes to quality learning outcomes for young learners. The curriculum section provides templates that contribute to delivering a local curriculum that is responsive to young children’s needs.

Using our templates

When using a template, you will need to adapt it to reflect your individual centre’s circumstances. We strongly recommend involving your work team in discussions about adapting the templates.

Member-only resources

Below is a sample of resources available free to members. Members can log in to the Member Portal to see the full list of templates, guidelines and other resources.


Curriculum Framework Policy C1

Guidelines and other documents

What to do when children bite C10

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