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ECE Managers and Owners Summit 2019


The ECE Managers and Owners Summit 2019 will be on Friday 31 May, 10am - 6pm this year in Auckland (near Auckland city airport).  

International and NZ experts will be joining ECE owners and managers to discuss the Government's Budget announcements, our economy, ECE funding, the key roles of the ECE manager, teacher preparation and improving workforce quality, staff safety, improving outcomes for children, and other topics of high interest.

This event is designed to support leaders and service providers to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of important aspects for the successful operation of ECE services.

It is also a fabulous occasion for networking and meeting other managers, leaders and owners from a variety of different services and organisations from across the country

Plus you will get to see and experience being in a new childcare centre with state of the art technology. Little Feet Childcare Centre is hosting this year's event. 

A light lunch and refreshments will be available to help keep energy levels high.

You will have a chance to win one of several spot prizes.

A special ceremony will be included to present My ECE awards to ECE Services of Excellence. The wining services will be announced and presented with certificates and their prize(s).  


Register Now

The number of attendees is strictly limited and registrations will be closing soon due to high demand. 

Register your interest now if you intend attending - complete the REGISTRATION FORM

An invoice will be emailed to you. A 50% discount is available to all ChildForum members who hold a current ECE service membership. If your service does not hold a current membership you can find out about membership here. The registration fee is $88.00 for ECE service members, attendees from government departments and all others must pay the full ticket price of $176.00.

Should a place not be able to be offered to you immediately, your name will be placed on a waiting list. Payment is only required after an offer of a place has been made.  

A ticket/s will be emailed when your registration is confirmed and paid. Tickets are non-transferable and can only be used by the person named on the ticket. Once issued a ticket is non-refundable - but should you notify us at least 48 hours before the event is due to start that you are not able to attend then you may appoint a substitute person from your ECE service to attend in your place and we will re-issue your ticket in that person's name. 



Little Feet Childcare CentreConference room (upstairs)
Little Feet Childcare Centre
26 Yates Road
Mangere, Auckland

The venue is located 10 minutes from the airport by taxi/ uber or car. 
There is free parking on the road and surrounding streets.



Any questions contact us - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Would you like to attend?  Registrar by completing the online registration form


Other information

Hotels - there are many hotels ranging from budget to luxury near the airport and in Mangere if you are looking at staying overnight. Check online on websites such as trip advisor and/or call the hotel of your choice direct. Some hotels offer a free shuttle service to the airport.

Other events you may be interested in staying for - Crooked Colours tour, Saturday 1 June 

Top things to do in Auckland: https://www.aucklandnz.com/visit/discover/top-10s 



Little Feet Childcare - Avind and Aarti Lall Lal
NZ Childcare Finance - Lena Thomson
Edusafe - Nadia Tu’itahi and Melissa Caskie

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$125.00 annual subscription, renewable in November each year

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