Emergencies and traumatic incidents at a service
If you work in early learning, read the resources on this page before you need them so you and your team know what to do in an emergency or traumatic incident.
How we help in emergencies
Ministry of Education staff offer support during an emergency or traumatic incident. They'll work alongside your traumatic incident team or management team. Read about our approach at Emergencies and traumatic incidents in the school section of this site.
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Resources from the Ministry of Education and other sources
Use the Get thru website (external link) to prepare your service for an emergency.
If your service operates in the Southland region, you will find the Civil Defence Southland fact sheets (external link) useful.
The licensing criteria for services provide information on emergency preparation for:
We have provided a framework to help you as you develop your own emergency plan [DOC, 719 KB]. You can tailor our suggested framework to suit your specific needs, and if you would like any help developing your plan, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Civil Defence website has a best-practice guide that offers advice to early learning services on how to develop a practical emergency plan.
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