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ECE Service Providers for Paid Pay Parity

Any service that did not get their form in by 24 May can still send it in. Print a copy of the form, sign and return page 3 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you are uncertain whether your centre or home-based ECE has done this already, check the lists at the end of the online article or contact us and ask. 

A delegation comprising of Dr Sarah Alexander, Tolo Pereira, Bethany O'Hagan, and Heather TeHuia (QSM) has met with officials in Wellington to present a case for a changed approach to how the Ministry of Education shapes an early childhood "education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes".  Dr Sarah raised that as Government's lead advisor on education, officials need to advise government on solutions to the staffing and quality crisis in teacher-led ECE that will work. 

As at Monday 25 May 2020, ChildForum had received the signed undertakings of providers of 508 publicly-funded teacher-led services (community-based, charitable trusts, and private services) to pay their qualified and certificated teachers on par with their peers teaching in schools, providing the restriction against them from claiming funding at the higher 'kindergarten' rate is lifted. Dr Sarah provided the list of names of services to the Ministry. 

What pay parity means

Pay parity means a pay scale - reflecting the same teaching qualifications recognised by the Teaching Council and the same professional certification process as teachers in schools.

The problem we are addressing  

The problem is that the Ministry persists in allowing access to funding for pay parity to one group of employers (Kindergarten Associations) only.

a) This is discriminatory.
b) It does not support excellent outcomes across the teacher-led ECE sector since Kindergarten Associations are given the upper hand in attracting and retaining qualified teachers to the disadvantage of other ECE services and the children in these services.
c) It is inequitable in not showing all qualified and certificated teaches the same respect through pay that reflects their value as teachers.
d) It is inconsistent with the government’s policy as expressed in He taonga te tamaiti, the early learning action plan (ELAP). ‘Equity from the start’ is a key value in the ELAP. Providing some ECE services with preferential levels of funding works strongly against achieving equity and is destructive of the government’s ability to deliver on the ELAP’s objectives.

Destroying the objection to pay parity

More than 15,000 people signed a petition calling on the House of Representatives to urge the Ministry of Education to ensure pay parity for all ECE teachers with teachers in primary. (Find out more). 

Now ECE service providers are backing that up by showing that they cannot be used by the government or by the Ministry of Education as the reason for not enabling pay parity for all qualified and certificated teachers in teacher-led publicly-funded ECE.  

ECE Teacher Pay Parity Poster pay discrimination

Until 2010/11 all education and care centres including “free kindergartens” could claim the same funded child hour (FCH) subsidy rates from the Ministry of Education. 

The reason why today there is a distinct funding differential between licensed education and care centres is that it is thought that only 'free kindergarten associations' as employers can be trusted to use funding to pay their teachers on par with teachers in schools: 

“In 2010/11 free kindergartens continued to receive salary component adjustments to account for additional costs arising from KTCA bargaining, but the funding rates for other education and care centres were no longer adjusted. This is why there is a distinct funding differential between free kindergartens and other services. This was the result of the Government of the day deciding that it would not pass on the higher rates to education and care services if there was no assurance, they were paying KTCA level salaries.” (OIA Ministry of Education) 

The Ministry can use salary attestation instead of, or as well as, the KTCA to ensure pay parity for all ECE qualified and certificated teachers

Other relevant information:

 

Five hundred and twenty-nine (529) publicly-funded teacher-led services can be trusted to provide pay parity to their qualified and certificated teachers in return for funding, and not use the funding intended for this for other purposes  

Each of these services has provided a signed undertaking to:

  • "pay all qualified and certificated teachers that we employ at the rates specified in the Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2019 – 2022 (KTCA), and in subsequent amendments to that agreement;
  • sign an attestation that we are paying those rates; and
  • provide the Ministry of Education with such financial information about the Organisation as it may reasonably request."

Below are two lists, one showing the names of centres (number 461) and the second showing the names of licensed home-based ECE (number 68). An * is used to indicate a service added to the list after the first presentation to the Ministry of Education.

First here is a small sample of statements from service providers and managers to illustrate the depth of feeling and the problems. 

Tolo Pereira, SEEDS Childcare Aoga Amata, Porirua
I hope and pray the Government respects all ECE teachers and the work we do no matter what ECE service we work in.  Our ECE teaching team work extremely hard to serve children and their families; our contribution to young children's learning impacts their present and future success. For our Pacific ECE services pay parity is crucial for its ongoing success in keeping our Pacific teachers in our ECE services; we are losing them to mainstream and Kindergarten services because we cannot compete with the rates offered by mainstream ECE Services.  Pay parity ensures an even playing ground; because the fees we offer are kept at a bare minimum; we would like to raise our fees but our struggling Pacific communities would not be able to cope. Without pay parity many of our Pacific Island services already struggling to stay afloat would probably have to close our doors. 

Heather TeHuia, St Mary’s Early Childhood Education Centre, Wellington
For the very first time in my long history of working in early childhood education, I am finding it difficult to attract and retain qualified teachers, as they can get paid better in Kindergarten. They feel that Kindergarten respects them as teachers more. And, while they understand we don’t have the money, their families need them to be earning as much as possible. Early childhood education will become second-class services as we were in the old days. I have been part of the eternal fight with Governments for years trying to get all early childhood education to be treated as equal, and now government funding has separated us out again. It’s not fair and it is setting early childhood education up to fail.

Rachael Fearn, Ako Rolleston
I have only recently taken over at Ako Rolleston. Before then I was an ECE teacher with 16 years’ experience. Then, I was passionate about fair pay for myself, feeling very disheartened when the kindergarten sector (only) received parity with primary. Now I own my own centre, I think a little differently. It is not me I am worried about anymore. It is my teachers. Every teacher I have employed I am very lucky to have, not only because they are stunning teachers who bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and professionalism to my centre, but also because every single one of them were not offered the pay rate they asked for when interviewed. While we would love to pay our team what they are worth, we simply cannot afford to. I have signed to be a centre who receives funding for better pay, and I desperately hope this is successful. My teachers do an absolutely amazing job, covid 19 or not. It is time this gap was closed and the ECE sector was far better recognised for the work we do, the foundations we lay for future learning, and providing the opportunity for the work force in general to maintain a high level of employees

Telesia Alipia, Rosebank Early Child Centre, Auckland
Pay parity is so vital for our existence in keeping good teachers and for teachers to know they are appreciated and worthy of their mission - teaching our children.

Rakelle Ru Bay, Lumsden Kindergarten, Hastings
My team of qualified teachers deserve pay parity.  They have the same recognised qualification as a free kindergarten teacher and primary trained teacher. They are expected to work from our recognised ECE document Te Whariki. They are expected to meet teacher registration following the same format as a free kindergarten and primary teachers. They work hard to meet the teaching council standards – which leads to meeting their teacher registration. They are dedicated and motivated to be AMAZING teachers. A teacher is a teacher is a teacher – when did this get misconstrued and made for teachers not working under a Kindergarten Association to be seen as less than them?  It is disgusting that this has been let to happen.

Kirsty Darvill, My Treehut, Taupo
We are struggling and we are worried. We have an amazing team and I don’t want them to leave. But how can they afford not to? The difference in pay is substantial. I have student teachers in training who are disheartened that their years of training are leading them into a job which does not pay what it deserves. I own our centre, I strive to provide the best employment conditions, I love what we do here and I am proud of what we do here and in our community. I want, and I need, to be able to pay these teachers what they deserve. Please help us to not only survive but to thrive.

CENTRES
*centre name added after the first presentation to the Ministry 

4woods Early Learning Centre (Te Puke)

Ministry of Education No: 47109

ABC Mayfield BestStart (Blenheim)

Ministry of Education No: 65620

ACENayland Early Learning Centre (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 46287

ACETitoki Early Learning Centre (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 65129

Acorn Montessori Children’s House (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20000

Aiga Salevalasi Preschool Inc (Glen Eden, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20268

AKO Rolleston (Canterbury)

Ministry of Education No: 65073

Akoranga Childcare Centre Inc (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20001

Antarctica Early Learning School (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 45716

A'oga Amata EFKS Newtown (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60228

Ark Early Childhood Centre (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 40073

*Arohanui Early Childhood Learning Centre (Kerikeri)

Ministry of Education No: 10262

Athenree Montessori (Athenree)

Ministry of Education No: 47496

Aubrey Early Learning Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25370

Avalon Childcare Centre (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 47279

Avonside Early Childhood Centre (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70321

Awhi Pumau (Kaitaia)

Ministry of Education No: 47006

*Awhi Whanau Early Childhood Centre (Otara, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25107

*Bambinos Early Childhood Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Educaiton No: 25324

Banks Peninsula Plunket Community Preschool (Duvauchelle)

Ministry of Education No: 65121

BestStart Abacus

Ministry of Education No: 45037

BestStart Aidanfield

Ministry of Education No: 65135

BestStart Albany 1

Ministry of Education No: 10117

BestStart Albany 2

Ministry of Education No: 10348

BestStart Alexandra

Ministry of Education No: 45256

BestStart Allenton

Ministry of Education No: 70113

BestStart Apirana Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 25393

BestStart Arawhata Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 60334

BestStart Arrowtown (Arrowtown)

Ministry of Education No: 90115

BestStart Ascot Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 20159

BestStart Avondale

Ministry of Education No: 20280

BestStart Bader Street

Ministry of Education No: 46037

BestStart Balclutha (Balcultha)

Ministry of Education No: 80044

BestStart Barrington

Ministry of Education No: 47725

BestStart Baverstock Oaks

Ministry of Education No: 46118

BestStart Bay Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 46113

BestStart Bayfair

Ministry of Education No: 45007

BestStart Beckenham (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 65077

BestStart Blenheim Central

Ministry of Education No: 65512

BestStart Borman Road

Ministry of Education No: 47493

BestStart Botany Junction

Ministry of Education No: 47629

BestStart Botany Road

Ministry of Education No: 10003

BestStart Brooklyn

Ministry of Education No: 47023

BestStart Buchanans Road

Ministry of Education No: 45132

BestStart Burnside (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70547

BestStart Cambridge

Ministry of Education No: 47706

BestStart Cashmere (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70332

BestStart Clarence Street

Ministry of Education No: 30100

BestStart Claudelands

Ministry of Education No: 30063

BestStart Coast Boulevard

Ministry of Education No: 47584

BestStart Coastal

Ministry of Education No: 10277

BestStart Cornwall Street

Ministry of Education No: 45669

BestStart Coronation Road

Ministry of Education No: 25055

BestStart Cranford Street

Ministry of Education No: 47166

BestStart Dannemora

Ministry of Education No: 25377

BestStart Dey Street

Ministry of Education No: 30288

BestStart Dilworth Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 10141

BestStart Dinsdale

Ministry of Education No: 30249

BestStart Doncaster Drive Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 30033

BestStart Dublin Street

Ministry of Education No: 25052

BestStart East Tamaki Road

Ministry of Education No: 47126

BestStart Elles Road

Ministry of Education No: 45957

BestStart Epsom

Ministry of Education No: 10225

BestStart Everglade Babies

Ministry of Education No: 25166

BestStart Everglade Preschool

Ministry of Education No: 25253

BestStart Fairy Springs

Ministry of Education No: 40283

BestStart Faringdon

Ministry of Education No: 46844

BestStart Faringdon East

Ministry of Education No: 47618

BestStart Fendalton

Ministry of Education No: 46567

BestStart Flat Bush

Ministry of Education No: 45877

BestStart Foxton Beach Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 40251

BestStart Frankton

Ministry of Education No: 34128

BestStart Gillies Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 20263

BestStart Girven Road

Ministry of Education No: 30166

BestStart Glasgow Street

Ministry of Education No: 45192

BestStart Glen Eden

Ministry of Education No: 47671

BestStart Glenfield

Ministry of Education No: 20236

BestStart Great North Road

Ministry of Education No: 45654

BestStart Greenmeadows

Ministry of Education No: 30257

BestStart Greenwood Street

Ministry of Education No: 46393

BestStart Greerton

Ministry of Education No: 30082

BestStart Grey Lynn

Ministry of Education No: 10284

BestStart Halswell Road

Ministry of Education No: 45051

BestStart Harrison Street

Ministry of Education No: 51529

BestStart Hastings Central

Ministry of Education No: 30208

BestStart Hastings Central Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 55343

BestStart Havelock North

Ministry of Education No: 55446

BestStart Hei Hei

Ministry of Education No: 70008

BestStart Herewini Street

Ministry of Education No: 40063

BestStart Heuheu Street Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 45870

BestStart Hillcrest

Ministry of Education No: 30064

BestStart Hokowhitu

Ministry of Education No: 40241

BestStart Howick

Ministry of Education No: 25194

BestStart Huntington

Ministry of Education No: 47752

BestStart Inglewood

Ministry of Education No: 50120

BestStart Johnstones Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 46217

BestStart Jones Crescent Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 30203

BestStart Judea

Ministry of Education No: 45619

BestStart Kaiapoi

Ministry of Education No: 70065

BestStart Kaikohe

Ministry of Education No: 11552

BestStart Kaikorai Valley Road

Ministry of Education No: 45673

BestStart Kaiwharawhara

Ministry of Education No: 50063

BestStart Kamo Central

Ministry of Education No: 10408

BestStart Karaka

Ministry of Education No: 46887

BestStart Katikati

Ministry of Education No: 40051

BestStart Kauri Flats

Ministry of Education No: 47689

BestStart Kawaha Point

Ministry of Education No: 30048

BestStart Kelvin Grove

Ministry of Education No: 47338

BestStart Kelvin Street (Invercargill)

Ministry of Education No: 90032

BestStart Kenderdine Road

Ministry of Education No: 25193

BestStart Kilmarnock Street (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70172

BestStart Lambie Drive

Ministry of Education No: 10299

BestStart Lambie Drive 1

Ministry of Education No: 10123

BestStart Leeds Street

Ministry of Education No: 55383

BestStart Lemon Street

Ministry of Education No: 50508

BestStart Lynmore

Ministry of Education No: 40058

BestStart Lytton

Ministry of Education No: 45435

BestStart MacDonald Street

Ministry of Education No: 30028

BestStart Mahora

Ministry of Education No: 55089

BestStart Maich Road

Ministry of Education No: 25049

BestStart Mangere East 1

Ministry of Education No: 25443

BestStart Mangere East 3

Ministry of Education No: 47286

BestStart Mangorei Road

Ministry of Education No: 45335

BestStart Manly

Ministry of Education No: 20537

BestStart Manukau 1

Ministry of Education No: 25337

BestStart Manukau 2

Ministry of Education No: 25336

BestStart Manurewa Central

Ministry of Education No: 25298

BestStart Manuroa Road 1

Ministry of Education No: 10034

BestStart Manuroa Road 3

Ministry of Education No: 25034

BestStart Marchwiel

Ministry of Education No: 70403

BestStart Marne Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 10032

BestStart Marne Street

Ministry of Education No: 46762

BestStart Marshland Road

Ministry of Education No: 45826

BestStart Maui Street

Ministry of Education No: 30325

BestStart Maunu Village

Ministry of Education No: 45909

BestStart Maunu Village 2

Ministry of Education No: 47782

BestStart Meadowbank

Ministry of Education No: 20468

Beststart Melling

Ministry of Education No: 47418

BestStart Merivale (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70405

BestStart Montel Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 45295

BestStart Montessori Bethlehem

Ministry of Education No: 45675

BestStart Montessori Flagstaff

Ministry of Education No: 30120

BestStart Montessori Johnsonville (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60353

BestStart Montessori Kāpiti

Ministry of Education No: 47136

BestStart Montessori Kilbirnie

Ministry of Education No: 50061

BestStart Montessori Mosgiel

Ministry of Education No: 80081

BestStart Montessori Otumoetai

Ministry of Education No: 40047

BestStart Montessori Rongotai

Ministry of Education No: 55364

BestStart Montessori St Albans

Ministry of Education No: 45307

BestStart Montessori Taradale

Ministry of Education No: 55518

BestStart Montessori The Children's House

Ministry of Education No: 20066

BestStart Montessori The Gardens

Ministry of Education No: 80021

BestStart Morrinsville

Ministry of Education No: 30035

BestStart Mosgiel

Ministry of Education No: 80020

BestStart Motutaiko Street

Ministry of Education No: 45185

BestStart Mount Eden

Ministry of Education No: 20131

BestStart Mount Wellington

Ministry of Education No: 46112

BestStart Naenae

Ministry of Education No: 46715

BestStart Napier Central

Ministry of Education No: 55321

BestStart New Lynn

Ministry of Education No: 20567

BestStart Newmarket

Ministry of Education No: 20584

BestStart Newton

Ministry of Education No: 10300

BestStart Ngatai Road

Ministry of Education No: 45038

BestStart North Harbour

Ministry of Education No: 20233

BestStart North Road

Ministry of Education No: 45952

BestStart Northwood

Ministry of Education No: 65124

BestStart Nottingham Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 70549

BestStart Oamaru Kindy (Oamaru)

Ministry of Education No: 83077

BestStart Omahu Road

Ministry of Education No: 55456

BestStart Omokoroa

Ministry of Education No: 47626

BestStart Onehunga

Ministry of Education No: 20575

BestStart Onslow Road

Ministry of Education No: 25097

BestStart Opihi

Ministry of Education No: 65042

BestStart Oraha Road

Ministry of Education No: 47490

BestStart Oxford Street Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 60264

BestStart Pacey Avenue

Ministry of Education No: 50098

BestStart Palm Springs

Ministry of Education No: 40309

BestStart Palmerston North 1

Ministry of Education No: 52537

BestStart Palmerston North 2

Ministry of Education No: 40243

BestStart Papakura

Ministry of Education No: 46662

BestStart Papakura East Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 25080

BestStart Papamoa Plaza

Ministry of Education No: 47816

BestStart Papanui (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70427

BestStart Papatoetoe

Ministry of Education No: 10046

BestStart Paraparaumu

Ministry of Education No: 50067

BestStart Parklands (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 65096

BestStart Parkside

Ministry of Education No: 70551

BestStart Parnell

Ministry of Education No: 20519

BestStart Parton Road

Ministry of Education No: 40271

BestStart Peachgrove Road

Ministry of Education No: 30216

BestStart Petone

Ministry of Education No: 45152

BestStart Pharazyn Street (Lower Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 60098

BestStart Pharazyn Street Kindy (Lower Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 60112

BestStart Pioneer

Ministry of Education No: 70429

BestStart Pipiwai Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 10148

BestStart Pipiwai Road

Ministry of Education No: 11565

BestStart Pleasant Point

Ministry of Education No: 45433

BestStart Ponsonby

Ministry of Education No: 20104

BestStart Porchester Road

Ministry of Education No: 46460

BestStart Portage Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 46862

BestStart Powells Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 46585

BestStart Prestons

Ministry of Education No: 46848

BestStart Primrose Street

Ministry of Education No: 34095

BestStart Puketaha Road

Ministry of Education No: 30276

BestStart Pukuatua

Ministry of Education No: 40320

BestStart Puni Road

Ministry of Education No: 10063

BestStart Pyes Pa

Ministry of Education No: 46896

BestStart Queenstown

Ministry of Education No: 65156

BestStart Railway Road

Ministry of Education No: 45337

BestStart Rangiora

Ministry of Education No: 70109

BestStart Raumati

Ministry of Education No: 60240

BestStart Raureka

Ministry of Education No: 55318

BestStart Redwood

Ministry of Education No: 45134

BestStart Regent Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 46117

BestStart Remuera Road

Ministry of Education No: 10385

BestStart Riccarton (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 65098

BestStart Richmond Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 47036

BestStart Richmond Road

Ministry of Education No: 20123

BestStart Riverbend Road

Ministry of Education No: 45277

BestStart Rolleston

Ministry of Education No: 65014

BestStart Rongotai

Ministry of Education No: 60315

BestStart Rototuna

Ministry of Education No: 30128

BestStart Roydvale

Ministry of Education No: 70564

BestStart Rugby Park (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 65186

BestStart Russell Street

Ministry of Education No: 50080

BestStart Salisbury Street  (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70447

BestStart Seymour Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 20289

BestStart Shelly Bay Road

Ministry of Education No: 47772

BestStart Silverstream

Ministry of Education No: 47361

BestStart Somerfield Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 70423

BestStart Somerset Street

Ministry of Education No: 30148

BestStart South Road 1

Ministry of Education No: 50093

BestStart South Road 2

Ministry of Education No: 45336

BestStart Springlands

Ministry of Education No: 65223

BestStart St Albans (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70521

BestStart St Andrews

Ministry of Education No: 30055

BestStart St Lukes

Ministry of Education No: 25343

BestStart St Martins (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70374

BestStart Stoddard Road

Ministry of Education No: 45373

BestStart Stokes Valley (Upper Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 60096

BestStart Stratford

Ministry of Education No: 50527

BestStart Styx Mill

Ministry of Education No: 70011

BestStart Sunset

Ministry of Education No: 45013

BestStart Taita

Ministry of Education No: 47526

BestStart Taradale

Ministry of Education No: 55475

BestStart Tauranga Central

Ministry of Education No: 45040

BestStart Tawa (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60331

BestStart Tawa South

Ministry of Education No: 50084

BestStart Te Aroha

Ministry of Education No: 34114

BestStart Te Atatu Peninsula

Ministry of Education No: 10060

BestStart Te Atatu Road

Ministry of Education No: 45083

BestStart Te Awamutu

Ministry of Education No: 34056

BestStart Te Rapa Road Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 30348

BestStart Tironui Road

Ministry of Education No: 10105

BestStart Tory Street (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60332

BestStart Totara Park

Ministry of Education No: 47795

BestStart Totara Street

Ministry of Education No: 40277

BestStart Turangi Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 45660

BestStart Vardon Road

Ministry of Education No: 46087

BestStart Vivian Street

Ministry of Education No: 40233

BestStart Waiata Shores

Ministry of Education No: 47764

BestStart Waihi East

Ministry of Education No: 30172

BestStart Waihi Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 34097

BestStart Waihopai Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 80049

BestStart Waikanae

Ministry of Education No: 60340

BestStart Waikite Valley Kindy

Ministry of Education No: 47010

BestStart Wainoni Road

Ministry of Education No: 45477

BestStart Wairakei Road

Ministry of Education No: 70093

BestStart Waitangirua

Ministry of Education No: 46411

BestStart Waiuku

Ministry of Education No: 25345

BestStart Waiwhetu

Ministry of Education No: 60316

BestStart Wales Street

Ministry of Education No: 65019

BestStart Waltham Kindy (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70338

BestStart Warrington

Ministry of Education No: 47302

BestStart Wattle Downs

Ministry of Education No: 25278

BestStart Welcome Bay

Ministry of Education No: 45045

BestStart Weymouth

Ministry of Education No: 46011

BestStart Whangamata

Ministry of Education No: 34063

BestStart Wigram (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 65158

BestStart Willowpark Road

Ministry of Education No: 55509

BestStart Wolverton Street

Ministry of Education No: 25417

Blossoms Homebased Childcare (Blenheim)

Ministry of Education No: 47265

Born and Raised Pasifika Early Childhood Centre (Whanganui)

Ministry of Education No: 50053

Bright Babes Early Learning Centre (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 34070

Bright Beginnings Montessori (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 45483

Brilliant Minds Early Childhood Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46201

Browns Bay Preschool (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20024

Building Blocks (Palmerston North)

Ministry of Education No: 47232

Building Blocks 1 (Palmerston North)

Ministry of Education No: 45809

Building Blocks Red (Palmerston North)

Ministry of Education No: 47792

Cambridge Rd Community Kindergarten Incorporated (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 34003

Capital City Preschool (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60346

Carterton Preschool and Littlies (Carterton)

Ministry of Education No: 60113

Castle Kids Early Learning Centre (Waikanae)

Ministry of Education No: 50043

Castle Kids Nursery (Waikanae)

Ministry of Education No: 60079

Castle Kids-Ruru (Waikanae)

Ministry of Education No: 45275

Cheery Grove @101 (Havelock North, Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 47679

Cherry Grove Childcare and Family Centre (Havelock North, Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 46865

Children's Circle Early Years Centre (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 46107

Childspace Preschool (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20033

Cole Street Early Learning Centre (Masterton)

Ministry of Education No: 55355

Community Kindy The Mount BestStart (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 30246

Country Kids ECE (Norsewood)

Ministry of Education No: 45861

Countrylife Educare (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60118

Courtyard Montessori Preschool (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70475

Cromwell Early Learning Centre (Cromwell)

Ministry of Education No: 80037

Cuddly Kiwis Childcare Everglade (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25104

Cuddly Kiwis Papatoetoe (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25291

Discovery Early Learning Centre (Lower Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 60081

Educational Childcare Centre Inc (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70353

* Elim Early Learning Centre (Cambridge)

Ministry of Education No: 30346

* Family Link Childcare Centre (Dargaville)

Ministry of Education No: 11402

Ficino Preschool (Mt Eden, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47084

First Years Early Learning Centre (Whanganui)

Ministry of Education No: 46755

Footprints Educare (Kaitaia)

Ministry of Education No: 11004

Four Seasons Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten (Taupo)

Ministry of Education No: 45608

Four Winds Ngahau E Fa Preschool (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 30077

Friends on Fraser Educare (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 40291

Gate Pa Preschool (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 46017

Giggles Learning Centre (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 45226

Gisborne Community Early Education Centre Te Whare Tiaki Tamariki Inc (Gisborne)

Ministry of Education No: 55004

Gracefield Early Childhood Centre Inc (Lower Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 60219

* Greerton Early Learning Centre (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 47703)

Grow Active Balfour Terrace (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 47550

* Grow Active Essex Street (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 47841

Grow Active Welles St (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 47664

Grow Early Education (Cambridge)

Ministry of Education No: 47175

Gumboots and Grasshoppers Childcare & Learning (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 47515

Hadlow Preschool - Trinity Schools Trust Board (Masterton)

Ministry of Education No: 60238

*Harinui Early Childhood Learning Centre (Kerikeri)

Ministry of Education No: 10406

Havelock North Village Kids (Havelock North)

Ministry of Education No: 55215

Headstart Childcare and Early Education Ltd (Hobsonville, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20320

* Ilam Erly Learning Centre (University of Canterbury, Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70493

Imagine Kids Huntly (Huntly

Ministry of Education No: 46050

Impact Childcare (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 11515

* In our Garden Early Learning Centre (Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 55195

Inspired Minds Early Learning Centre (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 46185

Islington Early Childhood Centre Incorporated (Dunedin)

Ministry of Education No: 83006

JDR Early Learning Centre (Gisborne)

Ministry of Education No: 55445

*Kaukapakapa Preschool (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 10067

Kauri Learners Early Education (Whitianga)

Ministry of Education No: 46903

Kiddies Campus Early Learning and Childcare Centre (Dunedin)

Ministry of Education No: 65151

Kidiwise Early Learning Centre (Bethlehem, Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 45360

Kids 1st Childcare and Learning Centre (Waipu)

Ministry of Education No: 10425

Kids Kingdom (Kaitaia)

Ministry of Education No: 10057

Kingsway Preschool Red Beach (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20141

Kingsway Preschool Silverdale (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20245

Kingsway Preschool Snells Beach (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25282

Kiwi Explorers Centre (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 46003

Kowhai Kids (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 45230

Lalanga Moui Tongan Early Childhood Centre (Palmerston North)

Ministry of Education No: 50029

Launch Active Early Learning (Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 47030

* Launch Waipukurau (Waipukurau)

Ministry of Education No: 47808

Learning Unlimited Childcare (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20566

Leigh Community Preschool Inc (Leigh, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20336

Little Adventurers' Early Learning Centre (Porirua)

Ministry of Education No: 46064

Little Chiefs Educare (Thames)

Ministry of Education No: 34074

Little Doves Early Learning Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47449

*Little Explorers Preschool (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70047

Little Kiwi Explorers Centre (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 47314

Little Kiwis Learning Centre Ltd (Whanganui)

Ministry of Education No: 50107

Little Minds Early Learning Centre (Te Awamutu)

Ministry of Education No: 46351

Little People Preschool Richmond (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 65150

Little People Preschool Wakefield (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 65197

Lumsden Kindergarten (Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 55049

Maketu EduCare (Maketu)

Ministry of Education No: 46134

Maketu EduCare Inc (Bay of Plenty)

Ministry of Education No: 46134

Makoura Early Learning Centre (Masterton)

Ministry of Education No: 60196

Mangere East Family Service Centre (Mangere, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25301

Marlborough St Childcare Centre (Upper Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 60297

Marshlands Nest Early Learning Centre (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 45639

Matariki Early Childhood Centre (Taneatua)

Ministry of Education No: 40070

Matiti Tokelau Akoga Kamata (Lower Hutt)

Ministry of Education No: 55441

*Merryland Childcare Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47777

Molyneux Educare Incorporated (Cromwell)

Ministry of Education No: 83004

Montessori Blenheim (Blenheim)

Ministry of Education No: 65613

Montessori The School House BestStart (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 30073

Morrinsville Kids Ltd (Morrisonville)

Ministry of Education No: 46590

My Treehut (Taupo)

Ministry of Education No: 45803

*Nature Kids Motueka

Ministry of Education No: 46202

Newlands Childcare Incorporated (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60255

Nga Rito o Te Puawaitanga Early Childhood Centre (Palmerston North)

Ministry of Education No: 50088

Nga Wawata Bi-Lingual Early Childhood Centre (Kaitaia)

Ministry of Education No: 46036

Oasis Education Centre (Motueka)

Ministry of Education No: 65081

Oasis Family Preschool (Motueka)

Ministry of Education No: 45147

Oma Rapeti ELC (Freemans Bay, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20052

Oromahoe Kindergarten (Kerikeri)

Ministry of Education No: 45935

Pasifika Learning Centre (Whanganui)

Ministry of Education No: 47248                  

Pauanui Pre-School Incorporated (Pauanui)

Ministry of Education No: 34119

Peanuts Childcare (Whitianga)

Ministry of Education No: 46598

Peninsula Kids (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47317

Phoenix Prechool Incorporated (Ashburton)

Ministry of Education No: 70311                  

Play Learn Grow (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47588

Pohutukawa Early Learning Centre (Masterton)

Ministry of Education No: 45658

Queens Preschool (Dunedin)

Ministry of Education No: 83026

Rangi Ruru Preschool (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 70438

Rangitaiki Early Childhood Centre (Coastlands, Whakatane)

Ministry of Education No: 40278

Real Kids Early Learning Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46702

Reefton Early Learning Centre (Reefton)

Ministry of Education No: 65226

Rocket Kids Early Learning Centre (Avondale, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20167

Rosebank ECE Centre (Avondale, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25396

Scallywaggs Graduation Kindergarten (Napier)

Ministry of Education No: 45440

Scallywaggs Junior and Middle Kindergarten (Waipukurau)

Ministry of Education No: 55047

Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care (Waipawa)

Ministry of Education No: 47799

Scallywaggs Senior Kindergarten (Waipukurau)

Ministry of Education No: 55316

Scallywaggs Tots & Toddlers (Waipukurau)

Ministry of Education No: 46766

SEEDS Childcare Aoga Amata Maher Place (Porirua)

Ministry of Education No: 46542

SEEDS Childcare Aoga Amata Makaro Street (Porirua)

Ministry of Education No: 45638

Small is Beautiful Early Childhood Centre (Devonport, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20157

* Small Oaks Early Learning Centre (Manurewa, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25248

Smart Kids Educare (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46544

Smart Start Care and Education Centre (Wanganui)

Ministry of Education No: 45310

Smart Start Preschool (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 10416

St George’s Preschool, ATWC (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 45630

St Margaret's Pre-school (Christchurch)

Ministry of Education No: 46761

St Mary’s Preschool, ATWC (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25091

St Mary's Early Childhood Centre (Wellington)

Ministry of Education No: 60356

St Mary's Family Centre (Mount Maunganui)

Ministry of Education No: 40048

St Mary's Tahatai Preschool (Papamoa)

Ministry of Education No: 30021

Star Early Learning (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 45447

Sugartree Lane Preschool (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47447

Summerfield Early Learning Centre (Albany, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 10022

Superstart Childcare (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25371

Taupo Children’s Corner Duncan St (Taupo)

Ministry of Education No: 45021

Taupo Children's Corner Lakeward Drive (Taupo)

Ministry of Education No: 30094

Taupo Kids Community (Taupo)

Ministry of Education No: 40040

Te Kōpere (Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 55353

Te Kuiti Community Childcare Centre Inc 'The Cottage' (Te Kuiti)

Ministry of Education No: 30132

Te Puna Reo Okahukura (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25341

Te Rourou Whakatipuranga O Awarua (Bluff)

Ministry of Education No: 90033

Te Tirahou Childcare Centre (Hastings)

Ministry of Education No: 55449

Te Whare Kohungahunga o Y Tamariki (Gisborne)

Ministry of Education No: 55494

*The Ark Preschool (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 65421

The Children's Corner Howick (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 10383

The Children's Corner Papatoetoe (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25391

The Cottage (Te Kuiti)

Ministry of Education No: 30132

The Cottage Kindergarten Ltd (Waimauku)

Ministry of Education No: 45871

The Garden Early Childhood Centre (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 47346

The Ole Schoolhouse (Rotorua)

Ministry of Education No: 40033

 The Playhouse Pre-School @ 41 (Pukekohe)

Ministry of Education No: 46205

The Playhouse Pre-School @ 51 (Pukekohe)

Ministry of Education No: 25402                  

The Rose Centre Community Preschool (Belmont, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 20292

The Toy Maker's Cottage Preschool (Grey Lynn, Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47171

The Treehouse Private Kindergarten (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 40258

*Tiaki Early Learning Centre (Rotorua)

Ministry of Education No: 40331

Tiny Footsteps (Clive, Hawke's Bay)

Ministry of Education No: 55389

Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre Inc (Milton)

Ministry of Education No: 83044

Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre on Spenser (Milton)

Ministry of Education No: 45648

Uptown Kids Epsom Childcare Centre (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 25408

Valleys Little and Junior Treasures (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 46764

Wairarapa Montessori Centre (Masterton)

Ministry of Education No: 55371

Waitara & Districts Community Childcare Centre Inc (Waitara)

Ministry of Education No: 50516

Wanaexcel Education Hub (Wanaka)

Ministry of Education No: 47061

Wanaka Preschool (Wanaka)

Ministry of Education No: 83036

Whangarei Childcare Centre Inc (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 11513

Whenuakite Country Kids (Whenuakite)

Ministry of Education No: 30176

Wonderkids Childcare Preschool (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46005

*Ykids Community Early Childhood Centre (Gisborne)

Ministry of Education No: 55460

*Young World Childcare (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47316

Zero2Hero Ltd (Whangarei)

Ministry of Education No: 10423

ZigZagZoo Early Learning Centre Remarkables (Queenstown)

Ministry of Education No: 46204

 

HOME-BASED ECE SERVICES

Amanda's Homebased ECE (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 10103

Amanda's Homebased ECE 2 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 10140

Amanda's Homebased ECE 3 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 10213

Amanda's in the Bay (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46246

Back2Nature - Koru (Northland)

Ministry of Education No: 46649

Back2Nature - Puawai (Northland)

Ministry of Education No: 46471

Bizzy Buddyz 1 Homebased (Whakatane)

Ministry of Education No: 40282

Bizzy Buddyz 2 Homebased (Whakatane)

Ministry of Education No: 40310

Bizzy Buddyz 3 Homebased (Whakatane)

Ministry of Education No: 45825

Dream Education 1 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46244

Dream Education 10 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 30199

Dream Education 11 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 40289

Dream Education 2 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46034

Dream Education 3 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 45853

Dream Education 4 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47068

Dream Education 6 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 45761

Dream Education 7 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 45943

Dream Education 8 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46215

Dream Education 9 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46631

Gingerbread Cottage (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 45499

Gingerbread Cottage 2 (Hamilton)

Ministry of Education No: 45684

Home Graduates ECE Black (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46677

Home Graduates ECE Blue (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46573

Home Graduates ECE Gold (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46800

Home Graduates ECE Red (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47315

Home Grown Kids (Auckland - North Shore)

Ministry of Education No: 30240

Home Grown Kids (Auckland - North/West)

Ministry of Education No: 40275

Home Grown Kids (Bethlehem)

Ministry of Education No: 30197

Home Grown Kids (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 46902

Home Grown Kids (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 45240

Home Grown Kids Auckland 1

Ministry of Education No: 46111

Home Grown Kids Auckland 2

Ministry of Education No: 46226

Home Grown Kids South (Bethlehem)

Ministry of Education No: 30081

Home Grown Kids South 2 (Bethlehem)

Ministry of Education No: 40270

Home Grown Kids Wellington 1

Ministry of Education No: 55442

Home Grown Kids Wellington 2

Ministry of Education No: 60086

Home Grown Kids Wellington 3

Ministry of Education No: 46182

Home Grown Kids Wellington 4

Ministry of Education No: 30061

Kaliloa Home-based ECE 1 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46536

Kaliloa Home-based ECE 2 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46683

Kaliloa Home-based ECE 3 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46965

Kids at Home Hamilton 2

Ministry of Education No: 30039

Kids at Home Hamilton 3

Ministry of Education No: 30183

Kids at Home Hamilton 4

Ministry of Education No: 30217

Kids at Home Hamilton 9

Ministry of Education No: 46396

Kids at Home The Bay 1 (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 40339

Kids at Home The Bay 2 (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 45071

Kids at Home The Bay 3 (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 45210

Kids at Home The Bay 4 (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 45537

Kids at Home The Bay 5 (Tauranga)

Ministry of Education No: 45685

*Kiwi Steps (Whakamaru)

Ministry of Education No: 46206

Little Moments Child Care (Ohope)

Ministry of Education No: 47430

Multilingual Kids Home-Based Service (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46861

Nurture@Home Education and Care (Nelson)

Ministry of Education No: 46540

Precious Kidz Homebased (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47140

Scallywaggs SPROUTS CHB 2 (Waipukurau)

Ministry of Education No: 30280

Scallywaggs Sprouts CHB1 (Waipukurau)

Ministry of Education No: 55329

Scallywaggs SPROUTS In-Home Childcare Hawke's Bay 14 (Napier)

Ministry of Education No: 30337

Scallywaggs SPROUTS In-Home Childcare Hawke's Bay 5 (Napier)

Ministry of Education No: 55459

Stepping Stones (Taupo)

Ministry of Education No: 46706

Step 2 Growth (Marlborough)

Ministry of Education No: 4

Taulama Home-based ECE 1 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46897

Taulama Home-based ECE 2 Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47219

Taulama Home-based ECE 3 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47343

Tutū (Waiariki region)

Ministry of Education No: 40314

Wonder Homebased ECE 1 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46883

Wonder Homebased ECE 2 (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 46971

Wonder Kidz Home-Based (Auckland)

Ministry of Education No: 47383

 

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