ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
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Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal


National Early Childhood Management Forum (Sept 2012)

The third annual New Zealand Early Childhood Service Management National Forum was held on Thursday 6th September 2012, in Wellington city.

It was hosted by the ChildForum Early Childhood Network

Below is a copy of the Programme.  


Welcome and introductions


Findings of a national survey on educators and staffing (click here

Opening Address

Lesley Longstone, Secretary for Education  


Tony Alexander, Chief Economist  

Brief Talk

Tim Larkin and Dennis Murray – Legal Knowledge and Training for Early Childhood Providers and Employees

Brief Talk 

Lena Thomson - Finance and Tips for Managing Cash Flow


Wayne Wright – The Challenges and Secrets to Kidicorp's success  

Notices and information on new resources


Jo Davies - Early Intervention Support and Working with Children and Families 

Panel  presentation and whole group discussion

Panel on "How to Meet the Needs of Children and Families While Remaining Financially Viable?”. 

Amanda McIntosh, home-based ECE, Auckland 

Heather Te Huia, community centre based at a school for teenage parents, Wellington

Rosalie Ardagh, small private ECE centre in Christchurch 

To read more and for copies of the 2012 ECE Management papers and presentations click here.


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