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


This week's quick notices

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In this newsletter

  • Start of Term 4 means sun protection practices are necessary
  • Featured job ads
  • News Story:  Time's up for the Ministry of Education
  • New regulations affecting all ECE services. What are these?  Quickly have your say now


It's now Term 4 - therefore the ECE service must have sun protection measures in place

Shade (natural and planned), hats, suitable clothing.

Online we've got expert advice, along with practical suggestions and guidance to ensure your service doesn't run into trouble.

*What you must do for children - (effectiveness of different hats, considerations for non-mobile children, etc)

Teaching and learning: lots of different sun related activities, songs, art & craft, science, drama ideas   

A "Sun Protection Policy" template 

What the responsibilities of management are and frequently mentioned issues

Shade - both natural and people-made shade (safety, effectiveness etc of different options in the ECE setting)   


Job ads

Featured positions this week are 

Centre Supervisor Position in Beautiful Whitianga
We have an exciting centre leadership and management opportunity in our well-established Community Based centre in rural Whenuakite. We are looking for an inspiring leader who will uphold our vision of a place where tamariki, kaiako and whānau connect with the wider community.  Go to more information here about the position and how to apply.

ECE qualified roles in Christchurch and Palmerston North - In this role you can make a difference
Achieve better outcomes for children going through the Family Court or Oranga Tamariki. $40 to $50 p/h. Supervise an adult having contact / access to their children (0 - 18yrs) for 2hrs a week...  demand is on a weekend but some weekdays. You'll be ECE qualified and Te Whāriki experienced, can manage difficult adult behaviour, proficient with word, email, smartphone and have a vehicle. Professional and impartial, child focused and receptive to feedback. Have First Aid and willing to undergo child protection protocols. Send your CV and Cover Letter to Warwick at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For full details and to see more job ads, go to:  Job adverts


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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.
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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.

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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.