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Joining ChildForum or Renewing Your Individual Membership
Personal members have their own username and unique password for logging in to the ChildForum website, contributing comments and accessing benefits. Membership belongs to the individual only and not to any employer or organisation the member may work for.
Please note that Individual Membership is not available to ECE service operators/owners, managers, head teachers, supervisors, administrators, or committees. If you are involved in leading, managing or operating an ECE service ChildForum offers ECE Service and Institutional Membership options which give access to the additional area of ECE Management on the ChildForum website and management advice, resources, and support.
As well as the pride that comes from being part of NZ's Early Childhood Education Network and being able to say this to your friends, parents, colleagues and on your CV, there are other benefits too.
Who can join ChildForum? ChildForum is a nonpartisan ECE Network. Therefore anyone associated with the running or management of an ECE political lobby group or working as a contractor to a political lobbyist is not eligible for membership. This includes lobby groups such as the Early Childhood Council and the NZ Childcare Assn, and the businesses owned or operated by lobbyists (e.g. the NZ Tertiary College and Kindercare centres and staff are not eligible for membership). Exceptions to this rule can be made in special circumstances - please contact us and ask. (Please view the terms and conditions and returns and refunds policies).
What are the main conditions of Membership? You must use your real name in joining. In becoming a member of ChildForum you agree not to copy or share information from the members-only sections of this website with non-members or with any organisation (including the organisation you may work for or with). You agree not to share your password or let anyone else access your membership account. You will not do anything to risk the security of your membership account. ChildForum reserves the right to decline any membership application or cancel a membership.
How to Join or Renew Your Current Membership
1. Take out 12 months mebership by clicking on "ADD to CART" below, then continuing through all of the checkout process until you click "CONFIRM ORDER", then indicate how you wish to pay and make payment.
2. Or, if you would prefer to post a membership application to us, click here to download and print a copy of it.
Membership Payment and Approval Process. Your application for membership will be confirmed once payment has been received. This may take between 1 - 3 days if you pay by credit card or by Internet Banking. Activation of membership may take up to 2 - 3 weeks if paying by cheque. Payment by Internet Banking/direct credit is preferred and is a speedy option.
Pay By Electronic Banking to: ChildForum, BNZ Bank Account Number: 02 0528 0187061 00. In the details line please put in your name or the invoice number - so we know that the payment has come from you and no one else.
Pay by Cheque to: ChildForum, PO Box 58-078, Whitby, Porirua 5245, New Zealand.
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