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Child Protection and Worker Safety Checks - New and changed requirements for centres and home-based ECE

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The Ministry of Education have notified of changes to the licensing criteria for licensed early childhood services.

The changes were notified in the Government's "New Zealand Gazette" on 25 February 2016 and compliance was made effective the next day.

It was extraordinary short notice of the details, though the Ministry had earlier signalled that changes were coming in.  Licensing criteria homebased cover

If you do not want to be found to be breaking the law check:

  1. you have completed the following documentation  (see below)
  2. all members of staff, board members, professional leaders and owners are conversant with the new health and safety, and management and administration practices now required (see below)

Links are included to relevant ChildForum resources that you can use to make your job of compliance with the new and changed criteria easier. 


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