ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationThe lead public advisor on early childcare and education

National organisation for the ECE sector

See: About Us


Teachers, Student Teachers, and Parents/Caregivers 

Sign up to start your membership

  • JOIN FOR 1 YEAR $78.00 which works out at just $1.50 per week (that's less than the standard price of 150gm bag of Countdown potato chips) 

Renew your membership

Some conditions apply on who can take out this membership, so please make sure you read our terms and conditions.


Why support ChildForum?

We have a strong commitment to working for better early childhood education and care.

Our main focus is on children and making sure parents, teachers, service providers and everyone involved in the sector are enabled to provide children with a great early education.  Our mission therefore differs from some organisations in the sector whose primary focus is on profit and protection of financial interests. 

If you would like to support our work, then become a member.


Educator membership benefits

The member-only benefits under the Educator Membership plan include: 

science tree investigateGiving us feedback - contribute to improvements in ECE by giving us feedback on topics and issues we cover, and by letting us know what's happening in your area.

Educator member only emails - exclusive newsletters

Helping you to be in the know -  essential information so you can much more easily and effortlessly keep up with what you need to know 

An endless supply of original articles on a huge range of ECE topics - articles that only ChildForum provides 

Free access to all past and current issues of the NZ-International Research in ECE Journal -  a vast library of over 20 years of published peer-reviewed early childhood research 

Demonstrating your professional commitment - you may request a letter from us attesting to your educator membership status to include with your next job application or application for promotion at your workplace. 

Without the amazing member support we have, what we are able to work on and achieve would be a lot less. 

Thank you for your support!   

Membership Options


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

ECE Service Provider  

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
A unique username and password

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year
A username and password or IP address access