Licensing criteria for ECE services
The regulatory framework for ECE consists of:
- the Education Act 1989
- the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 and the Education (Playgroups) Regulations 2008
- licensing criteria for ECE services, kōhanga reo and playgroups.
The Ministry of Education uses licensing criteria to determine if a service meets the requirements set out in the Education Act and corresponding regulations.
There are different criteria for the different service types:
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