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Information for Parents

Information for parents to stay informed of the ECE sector and any changes which may affect their childcare.

The Early Childhood Council is hosting three sessions for parents and guardians of children in ECE. The last few months have seen huge changes to the way ECE is funded – changes which will be felt by parents and whānau. More details on the webinars below:

Webinar #1: Pay Parity and the ECE Funding System

In this webinar, Simon explains the fundamentals of the ECE Funding System and how Pay Parity is affecting funding for centres.

Webinar #2: 20 Hours ECE - why it was never free

We explain the 20 Hours ECE and why it was never free, what will happen if 20 Hours gets extended to U2s.

Need more support?

Make sure to join our mailing list to find out when there are changes to the sector which may affect you. If you have any other questions about the ECE Funding System, please contact

Support for ECC Members

Templates and guidelines for member centres

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

All licensed education and care services are eligible to become a member.

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