Watch Videos Showing Some ECE Options

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See what it’s like and what happens within some different licensed early childhood service options in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

When choosing an early childhood education and care service make sure you approach this with your eyes wide open.  Ask questions. Seek out an arrangement that is going to be of remarkable quality for you and your child.  A service should match, support and enrich on your achievements for your child.

When the service is right for a child you will see pleasure in the child’s eyes, a real excitement will be obvious and the child will thrive socially, physically, and in all aspects of his or her learning.

The following video clips are reproduced here from a NZ-made DVD.

The presenter is Dr Sarah Alexander (NZFKU Dip; Higher Dip Tchg, Montessori Dip, M.A.(Hons), Ph.D):

The video:

  • takes you inside different types of NZ early childhood services to see what early childhood education and childcare can look like.
  • explains positive and negative effects of childcare on children to look out for.
  • mentions different costs and charges families may have to pay.
  • discusses what should be present and happening for children in any early childhood service.

Options and the main types of Early Childhood Services

Benefits and disadvantages for children, and likely costs/charges 

What you can expect to be provided

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