towards funding more places in ECE with a view to increasing enrolments of 0 – 5 year olds, it is now more important that parents make well-researched choices
about their child’s care. My ECE makes it easier for parents to understand the most important things they need to know about ECE and how to choose the best service for their child. Parents will now have everything they need to choose an ECE service and get the best from their child’s service -- all at one place. My ECE will offer access to a directory of early childhood services across New Zealand along with statistics and ratings, and descriptions of the different types of service available. It will also feature information about funding and the different fees, minimum regulations and standards for ECE services, and the New Zealand ECE curriculum in an easy to understand format, along with advice on all aspects of early education and care with everything from settling a child into a new service to healthy eating.
Several resources have been developed to help parents take a more active role in their child’s ECE service. For example, a parent complaint form and a document outlining the basic rights of children in ECE are both available on the website.
See more information about My ECE by clicking here.