ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
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Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal


PLD for teachers working with gifted children

Gifted PLD posterPoutama: Stepping up for young gifted learners (Early years teachers and kaiako only)

For the first time EVER, the Ministry of Education have put some money into PLD for gifted learners in early childhood education. 

Micro modules are being delivered with distance support and/or direct support in the early childhood service with teachers/ kaiako and whānau.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on content and delivery plus how to access these opportunities for

  • individual teachers/ kaiako, or
  • an early childhood staff team.



You may also be interested in reading

White, V. & Riley, T. (2017). Advancing early childhood educators’ access to professional learning in gifted and talented education. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal.Special Issue: Early Childhood Teachers and their Work, 20(2), 34 - 49.


  • The Joy of Having a Young Gifted Child - A Parent's Experience
  • How to identify a child gifted in reading and provide a responsive ECE learning environment
  • Research report: Views, teaching practices, resourcing and administration issues relating to gifted children in NZ early childhood education
  • Gifted Children: Feedback on a Survey of the Education of Gifted Children Under 8 Years of Age
  • Workshop Presentations on the topic of Education for Gifted Children in ECE

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