ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
National membership 

Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal


If you are with an early childhood service then you have an option to join your entire ECE organisation (including teachers, managers and owners) and therefore also get access to ECE service management information and resources  CLICK HERE for the ECE Service membership page  

Who can hold a personal membership

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

To join or to renew your membership click on your preferred option to proceed to entering your details and making payment. 

  • 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 Application 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.


The Benefits of Membership 

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.




  • Centre Owner

    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, Centre Owner
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Membership Options


Who is this for?
Ideal for parents, students, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, policy analysts and children's specialists.
$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
or for students $60.00 short-term 6 month access.
Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service 
Group Membership

Who is this for?
A service that has licenced one or more ECE services with the Ministry of Education (including home-based, parent, and teacher-led).
Starting from $198.00. Provides 12 months membership from the date of joining.
A shared username and password for your service group.

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations wishing to have access to the NZIRECE published journal and its articles.
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year.
A username and password or IP address access.