The Office of Pre-Primary Education

Representing the sector and service providers
Service management and teacher support (ChildForum)
Research publisher (NZ-International RECE Journal)
Parent and whānau information service (My ECE)
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Who can Join as an individual/ personal member

Anyone can apply and join as an individual member (some conditions apply click here to read more).

If you are with an ECE service and would like a membership for your entire service (including teachers and managers) then we suggest taking out an ECE Service membership instead CLICK HERE for the ECE Service membership page 



  • JOIN OR RENEW NOW $98.00 - 12 months (less 10% discount when renewing before due date)
  • JOIN OR RENEW NOW $180.00 - 24 months (less 10% discount when renewing before due date)
  • JOIN OR RENEW NOW $60.00 - 6 month option available only for full-time students who want instant access to articles and advice during semester time for assignments, saving on paying the full annual subscription rate.

If you would prefer to complete the membership application form by hand rather than online then click on the following link for a copy to print pdfMembership Form

Should you wish to cancel at any time you need to let us know or it will be assumed membership is continuing and a fee for renewing for a further period will be charged.


We are sure you will be delighted with the benefits and be proud to be part of ChildForum. 

We have a strong commitment to research, to providing information and uncovering issues, supporting people and services to be the best they can be for children, and working for better early childhood education and care.

science tree investigate1. Enjoy personal access to essential information and also to unique information that only ChildForum provides.

2. Grow professionally as your knowledge and understanding increases, and as you put new ideas and strategies into practice.

3. Be well-informed and up-to-date. Know things that others who are not members will not know and never worry about missing out. 

4. Ask  questions and pick up tips on child care and early education matters from ChildForum's experts and fellow members through our forum.

5. Have 24/7 complementary access to all past and current issues of the NZ-International Research in ECE Journal - giving a vast library of 20 years of published research articles on a very wide range of early childhood, teaching, parenting, research, and policy topics and issues.

6. Concrete evidence of your professional commitment to early childhood education. When applying for a job or going for promotion state on your application form that you hold a current ChildForum membership.

ChildForum membership can save you money, time and energy because we have so much information and knowledge all in one place at ChildForum - and if you can't find what you are looking for you can ask.




  • 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
    Val Morrison (Small is Beautiful)
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Membership Options


Who is this for?
Teachers, Eductors, Lecturers, Policy Advisors - any indivdual with an interest in ECE

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

Choose your own personal username and password
(Note that this membership does not give access to specialist ECE Service members-only info and support) 

ECE Service Organisation

Who is this for?
Centres, home-based, hospital-based, playgroups ... established or newly licensed.

$198.00 12 months per standalone licensed service
Special rates for organisations with more than 1 licensed service

This membership gives access to professional & research materials enjoyed by individual members PLUS ECE service management area info and support. 

Library NZ-International Research
in ECE Journal Subscriber

Who is this for?
Universities, Polytechnics and organisations wishing to have online access to the NZ-Int Research in ECE journal (includes all past and current issues) 

$125.00 annual subscription, renewable in November each year

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