ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
National membership 
organisation

Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal

 

About Us

The ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

 

To contact ChildForum go to our Contact Us page 

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What is the ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education?

ChildForum is the major membership organisation for early childhood education (ECE) and lead advisor on ECE in NZ.  

Our focus is on better outcomes for children.

 

What does ChildForum do?

We support ECE service owners, board members, teachers, educators and parents with information to assist them in the running of their early childhood service, and growing their quality for children. 

We identify issues and keep people up-to-date. We provide advice, support, research, comment and analysis,

At the national level we work to educate and inspire changes in policies and practices that are in the interests of children. 

We provide the biggest online knowledge base on early childcare and education theory, research, practice, and policy in NZ.

 

Vision

Our vision is for an open and transparent early childhood education system informed by research evidence and knowledge of best practice, with services that delight parents and caregivers, and are safe for childrenhigh quality, affordable, and accessible. 

 

Standards expected of ECE service members

We expect our ECE service members to fully comply at all times with the Education (ECE Services) 2008 Regulations, and meet the Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood Education Services and the Code of Children's Rights in Early Childcare and Education

 

History

ChildForum was founded in 1988 to support the development of a research culture and an evidence-based approach to ECE.  In 2001 ChildForum expanded to become a membership organisation for the early childhood sector. 

 

Political

ChildForum is non-partisan and is not affiliated with any political party or sector group.

  

Here are some photos from our collection

Playcentre leaders' workshop in Auckland with Dr Sarah Alexander (ChildForum chief executive)
Playcentre leaders' workshop in Auckland with Dr Sarah Alexander (ChildForum chief executive)

 

Supporting ECE services owners and managers
Providing forums for owners and managers of ECE services to learn and share knowledge
Lead advocate and advisor on why Pay Parity for all ECE teachers is vital (image: The petition presentation for the House of Representatives)
Lead advocate and advisor on why Pay Parity for all ECE teachers is vital (image: The petition presentation for the House of Representatives)
Instrumental in providing support and recognition of the value of men in early childhood teaching
Instrumental in providing support and recognition of the value of men in early childhood teaching

 

   

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 

Membership Options

Personal
Membership

Who is this for?
Ideal for parents, students, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, policy analysts and children's specialists.
$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
or for students $60.00 short-term 6 month access.
Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service 
Group Membership

Who is this for?
A service that has licenced one or more ECE services with the Ministry of Education (including home-based, parent, and teacher-led).
Starting from $198.00. Provides 12 months membership from the date of joining.
A shared username and password for your service group.

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations wishing to have access to the NZIRECE published journal and its articles.
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year.
A username and password or IP address access.