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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


Extended search look-up
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?

My ECE Excellence Badge

 It is not easy to achieve a place in the Hall of Early Childhood Education Excellence.

Services in the Hall of Excellence represent the upper echelon of early childhood services listed on My ECE.

To determine eligibility and admittance to the Hall of Excellence a complex algorithm is used that combines information on standards, history, feedback, and user ratings, along with nominations received from parents and members of the community.

Congratulations to the following early childhood services who achieved a place in the Hall of Early Childhood Education Excellence.



No award was made in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


2018 - 2019

Honeybees Preschool (Auckland) 

Small is Beautiful Early Childhood Centre (Devonport)

Phoenix Preschool (Ashburton) 



Small is Beautiful Early Childhood Centre (Devonport)

Honeybees Preschool (Auckland)

Montana Early Learning Centre (Christchurch)

Ole Schoolhouse (Rotorua)



Ole Schoolhouse (Rotorua)

Small is Beautiful Early Childhood Centre (Devonport)

Te Kainganui Early Education Centre (Wellington)



Giggles Early Learning Centres (Whangarei)

Ole Schoolhouse (Rotorua)

Kristin School Kindergarten (Auckland)