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Find the perfect service for your child and family

View the National Register of Early Childhood Services
The national register shows straightforward information on every service to assist you in forming your own opinions and making an informed choice.


See which services were placed on a provisional licence, suspended, or closed for breaching minimum standards in 2021, 2020, and earlier


Search for your service by name (or click on the letter that its name starts with)
Get details about it. Add your rating and review


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Find only the services that meet your specific wishes.  Do you want:
* your child to be cared for close to your workplace or to your home? (type in your address to find the closest services)
* male and female teachers? 
* qualified teaching staff? 
* to be involved in being your child's teacher and running the centre?
* for your child to be with a small or with a large number of other children?  
* a community-owned or a private / corporate service?
* to know its recent history of compliance with education regulations and standards for child health and safety?

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Kia ora rawa atu – Many thanks for coming to My ECE 

My ECE provides parents and the public with straightforward information on early childhood education (ECE). 

My ECE was born following the recommendations of the NZ Government ECE Taskforce in 2011 for details on service quality and standards to be brought together in a format that is easy for parents to access.

Parents and caregivers can look up a service within their geographical area, learn about its compliance history, and compare it to other services. Externally submitted reviews are also provided here to allow parents and caregivers to form their own opinions when choosing an early childhood service. 

Additionally, our team of experts have contributed articles and checklists on a range of education and childcare topics.  Check out the guide to the early childhood regulations, the Code for Children's Rights in ECE, the Code of Conduct for ECE Services. Find out how to make a complaint against an early childhood service. 

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Leaving your child for the first time?

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Yes there is a curriculum that services must follow

Yes there is a curriculum that services must follow

Find out more in this easy to read article Read More
Have you got a question on what a centre can or can't do?

Have you got a question on what a centre can or can't do?

Check out the different rules and regulations here Read More
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