Advice for early learning services

Information for early learning services about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Alert Level 1

New Zealand moved into Alert Level 1 on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

Read our updated guidance for licenced early learning services, kōhanga reo and certified playgroups below:

Alert Level 1 Guidance for licensed early learning services and kōhanga reo

Alert Level 1 Guidance for certificated playgroups

New education funding to address wellbeing needs as a result of COVID-19

The Government has announced a $66 million package in new funding to support the immediate wellbeing of our learners and educators as a result of COVID-19.

The package includes a $50 million Urgent Response FundThis will provide immediate support to centre-based early learning services, schools and kura to improve attendance, and to help manage any learning, social, emotional, mental, or other child and youth wellbeing needs directly related to COVID-19. Another $16 million is to support educator wellbeing for the employees of publicly funded early learning services, kōhanga reo, school and kura and their familiesFor more information, go to the news story: $66 million for learner and educator wellbeing.


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