Child wellbeing and participation

Information about a variety of subjects relating to wellbeing and participation in early learning.

The New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy envisions New Zealand being the best place in the world for children and young people.

Education will play an essential part in supporting this strategy. Everyone in education has an important role in promoting and supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.

Health, safety and wellbeing in early learning services

Health and safety standards are covered in detail in the licensing criteria for services.

It is critical that early learning services follow the Ministry’s Health and safety guidance.

Additionally, some specific health, safety and wellbeing topics are particularly relevant to early learning services.

Transporting children to and from services

Early learning services, family and whānau should understand the requirements surrounding the transportation of children to and from services.

Providing a licensed home-based service and out-of-school care at the same time

Home-based early learning services can offer out-of-school care at the same time that they offer early childhood education, under certain conditions.

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