Early Learning Funding Update – April 2019

Funding reminders for the Early Learning Sector for April 2019 including Reminder about the June 2019 annual ECE Return (Census).

Reminder about the June 2019 annual ECE Return (Census)

The annual ECE Return is due to be submitted to the Ministry by 12 July 2019. This year, the ECE Return week is 24 to 30 June 2019.

The annual ECE Return, also known as the ECE Census, collects information over a specified week. Information collected is children’s participation, teaching staff, languages used, wait times at services and teachers’ contact hours. This information is used by the Ministry and researchers to monitor and design early learning policies.

Before beginning the ECE Return, please ensure that:

  • all children are allocated a National Student Number (NSN),
  • all enrolment and attendance data is up to date, and 
  • all staff details (qualification and certification information for each staff member) are current.

Funding may be withheld for services that do not submit a complete and accurate ECE Return by the due date.

If you have any questions, please see the ELI Homepage, or email ece.statistics@education.govt.nz.

The Annual ECE Return Questions and Answers - Education Services website(external link)

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