He Pānui Kōhungahunga – the Early Learning Bulletin

This monthly publication consolidates all early learning communications into one easily accessible place. It will contain important information, changes and events happening in the early learning community.

We want to hear from you too. If you have any comments or want to share community stories and successes, please email us: ece.info@education.govt.nz.

Calendar of key ECE Ministry dates

This calendar has all key Early Childhood Education (ECE) dates, including funding dates.

This calendar is a static calendar, which can be imported into most calendar publishing formats including Microsoft Outlook, Google calendar, Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird and Lightning.

To import this calendar into other calendar formats, select the ‘Download calendar button’. To import individual events, click an individual event and select ‘Download.ics file’.


  • You cannot download the calendar from a phone or tablet. You will need to download it to your computer and then ‘sync’ your calendar with other devices.
  • New events/changes won’t automatically update in your calendar. You will need to download the calendar again or add additional events individually.

To use this calendar, click on each item to bring up additional details.

View the key ECE Ministry dates calendar or if you want to import events into your own calendar view the download instructions [PDF, 194 KB] for Outlook, Google Calendar etc.

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