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Taking Out An Early Childhood Service Membership

ECE service member plan

It is easy to join and take out membership for your early childhood service or group of services. Click on the button below and follow the instructions.

Your service or service group will receive a full 12 month or 365 day subscription from the date of joining. 


You can ask questions and get tips on any management, operational, policy, research, childcare, and early education matter any time from ChildForum's experts and fellow members.

An ECE service membership gives all educators, staff, managers and owners of an ECE service (or group of services when there is more than one licensed service under the same management group) direct access to essential information and a huge range of articles.

You will love belonging and being part of our awesome early childhood network, and getting information and support that other ECE services are getting and not be left behind.

As a member of ChildForum you can also enjoy:

  • a free promotional listing of your service's contact details including a direct link to your website and phone number for parents looking for early childhood education at My ECE  (www.myece.org.nz)
  • free registered user status for the NZ Survey of Family Views on ECE Service Quality and Experiences PLUS free analysis of responses and a confidential pdf report prepared by the research team at ChildForum (worth minimum of $260.00 per licensed service).  No longer will you have to be bothered with designing and carrying out your own parent surveys for feedback - it will be done professionally, independently and with a survey instrument that has been well tested and tried in different early childhood services across NZ. 
  • access to savings and/or preferential customer support with a range of external suppliers - such as 'Storypark' for online portfolios and 'Kanikani Kids' for Maori resources and costumes. 

An ECE service membership includes access to all articles and materials available for individual members, along also with free subscription to the NZ - International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal during the duration of membership. 

Who Can Join

Any licensed early childhood service or new service that is applying to the Ministry of Education to become licensed can apply for membership and join (some conditions apply click here to read more).

How to Join or Renew Your Membership

The easy on-line option: Click on the JOIN NOW button below relevant to the correct number of licensed services in your ECE management group. Type in your service details for membership sign-up.  Also choose your own username and password for member access to all articles, discussions, and materials.

The paper option: pdf download a copy of the member application and renewal form - complete the form and then send it to us at the ChildForum office.

Subscription Rates

  • JOIN NOW $198.00 - 1 standalone ECE service $198.00
  • JOIN NOW $350.00 - 2 licenced ECE services under the same management group
  • JOIN NOW $398.00 – 3 licenced ECE services under the same management group
  • JOIN NOW $550.00  - 4 to 6 licenced ECE services under the same management group
  • JOIN NOW $698.00 – 7 to 10 licenced ECE services under the same management group
  • JOIN NOW $998.00 – 11 to 20 licenced ECE services under the same management group
  • JOIN NOW $1,888.00 – 21 and more licenced ECE services under the same management group

Should you wish to cancel at any time please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know – or we will assume your membership is continuing after the first 12 month period.

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  • Preschool Leader

    Having heard a colleague talk about how useful she had found their material I joined. ChildForum's replies to my queries are prompt, extremely informative & with a genuine personal touch. I am impressed by the commitment to research & courage in tackling the hard issues like the risks of poor quality care for under 2s
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Membership Options


Who is this for?
This plan is for any person who works with children or has an interest in early childcare and early childhood education.

$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
$60.00 6 months student-only

Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service 

Who is this for?
Centres, home-based, hospital-based, playgroups ... licensed or new set-ups.

$198.00 12 months from the date of joining
Does your ECE group have more than 1 service? See our discounted rates

A shared username and password for your team or ECE group.

Library NZ-International Research
in ECE Journal Subscriber

Who is this for?
Universities, Polytechnics and organisations wishing to have access to all past and current NZIRECE published journal and its articles. Hundreds of research articles!

$125.00 annual renewable in November each year

A username and password for your library users linked to your IP address.