January consultation on proposed changes to Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

From 16 January to 17 February 2023, the Ministry will be consulting on proposed amendments to the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 to:  

  • define ‘locally-based’ for persons responsible in licensed home-based education and care services;   
  • allow for new conditions to be added to a provisional licence;  
  • define ‘permanently ceased to operate’ for the purpose of cancelling a licence; and 
  • enable the Secretary to, at their discretion, grant a service provider the ability to temporarily close.

The consultation documents will be available on the Ministry website(external link) from 16 January, and we have set up an online hui on 31 January for providers who have questions about the proposals. Anyone interested in attending can register via Early Childhood Services Regulations Consultation – Eventbrite(external link).

If you have  questions in the meantime please email them to earlylearning.regulatoryreview@education.govt.nz. 

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