Starting a centre-based ECE service

Click on the links below for information on starting a centre-based licensed early learning service.

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Probationary Licence + Application Form

… through our information to find out everything from what our requirements are to how you can design and build your service. Doing some research will help you make a plan and decide how to carry it out.

In particular, please note that From 1 February 2023, unless excluded, anyone intending to establish a new licensed early childhood service will first need to apply for and be granted network approval by the Minister of Education. You can find more information on Network management for licensed…

Pay Equity and Pay Parity

… Note a separate piece of work is underway to identify and implement an approach that better aligns funding with certificated teacher / kaiako salary costs under pay parity. You can find out more here. 


What is the pay parity opt-in scheme?  

1 May 2023 NZEI  applied to MBIE to initiate a Fair Pay Agreement for the early childhood sector. 

The Fair Pay Agreement legislation means minimum pay standards can be negotiated and agreed for a whole sector or industry. NZEI Te Rui Roa will be usin…