Participation in ECE

Our position on how much time children spend in ECE

Our position is that participation in ECE should not put at risk the ability of parents to have time and space with their child to practice and to learn to parent well. 

Additionally, enrolment policies in ECE services should respect the child's right to be cared for in their family and allow families to choose the hours their child attends when the service is open.

Title Created Date
A lesson on what happens when more hours of ECE are provided 17 July 2020
Major policy platform under both Labour and National led governments 09 April 2014
The Costs of Poverty for Children - Is the solution to have parents in (what can be low paid) jobs and children in care? 14 November 2012
The 'Family Partnership Model' in NZ - Implications for Policy and Funding 17 July 2012
Making Choices: Contradictions and Commonalities in the Valuing of Caring and Working by Government Policy and First Time Mothers 26 February 2012
A Stay-at-home Dad, Using Centre and Home-based Care 14 July 2011
A Social Commentator's Look at Child Poverty and ECE 14 July 2011
A Stay-at-home Mum's Experience 14 July 2011
What the Research Says about ECE Effects and the Influence of Parents/Families on Development and Educational Outcomes 12 July 2011
What is in the Best Interests and Rights of Children: A Mother's View 12 July 2011
"Future for Children". The 2nd national Early Childhood Policy Forum 2011 01 April 2011
Commissioner for Children's Inquiry into Children aged under-2 years in ECE/ Childcare 23 February 2011
The Impact of Maternal Employment on Child Wellbeing - What We Can Learn from UK and USA Research 01 October 2010
Who Cares for Baby? Women's Preferences: First Time Mothers and their Decisions About Infant/baby Care 02 July 2010
"Future for Children". The 1st national Early Childhood Policy Forum 2008 06 June 2010
Motivations behind Government Increasing its Investment in ECE 01 June 2010
The UK's Millennium Cohort Longitudinal Study 16 May 2010

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Membership Options


Who is this for?
Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
$78.00 one year
$145.00 two years
Your own personal username and password.
Includes access to research library

ECE Service Provider  

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
Your own unique username and password.
Includes access to research library 

Researcher Membership or
a Library Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries and organisations $250 annual 
Researchers $145.00 for two years
Access to over 20 years of NZ-International Research in ECE journal issues and articles