Choosing Where & Who to Leave Your Child With

Learn what to look for when choosing an early childhood service.

A copy of the Kiwi Parent Guide to ECE is provided here for you.

There are also checklists for you to use when visiting or considering different types of licensed ECE services – and some other informal options such as babysitting.

Use these checklists, developed by experts, to make your assessment of service goodness and safety as part of choosing where and who to leave your child with.


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Choosing Where & Who to Leave Your Child With

Education Review Office

Common advice to parents is to check the latest Education Review Office (ERO) report on an early childhood service before deciding to use it. But

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