Early Childhood Services

A list of New Zealand Early Childhood Services including contact details, institution information, regional information & management contact details.

Last Updated: November 2016

Directory Information

A list of early childhood services including contact details, institution information, regional information & management contact details.

Only early childhood services that agreed to the public release of their email address have those addresses listed here. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear in this directory must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email.

For the 20 Hours ECE category: 'Yes' shows beside services that have received funding to offer 20 hours early childhood education.  If you have problems or questions regarding the 20 Hours ECE variable in the Directory please email us (see the 'Contact Us' box, right for our email address).

Description of Variables

Variable Description
Institution Number Unique number assigned to each service.
Name Full name of each service.
Telephone Telephone number for each service, including area code.
Fax Facsimile number for each service, including area code.
Email Email address for appropriate administrative contact for service.
Street Street for location address.
Suburb Suburb for location address.
City Town or city for location address.
Institution Type The type of licensed service that the child is enrolled in. For example, kindergarten, kōhanga reo, etc.
Definition Definition provides further descriptive information on the type of each service.
Authority The ownership of the early childhood service that the child is enrolled in. This can be Community Based or Privately Owned.
20 Hours ECE 20 Hours ECE allows for those aged three and over in licensed ECE services to receive up to 20 hours a week of early childhood education with no compulsory fees.
Equity Index Equity Funding is determined by a service's Equity Index value which is calculated using the addresses of children attending the service.
Territorial Authority The territorial authority area of the service that the child is enrolled in. Territorial authority boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand. Care must be taken when interpreting the geographic location of Home-based services as services will be listed under the location of the co-ordinator rather than the actual location of the service.
Regional Council The regional council area the service is located in.  Regional council boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand. Care must be taken when interpreting the geographic location of Homebased services as services will be listed under the location of the co-ordinator rather than the actual location of the service.
General Electorate General electoral district for the area where a service is located. Based on the electoral boundaries for the 2008 election.
Census Area Unit The Census Area Unit the service is located in.
Ward The ward area the service is located in. Wards are subdivisions of territorial authorities.
Management Contact Name Contact name of management at the service.
Management Contact Address 1 Street name of management contact.
Management Contact Address 2 P O Box, Private Bag or rural delivery number for management contact.
Management Contact Address 3 Suburb for management contact.
Management Contact Address 4 City for management contact.
Management Contact Phone Telephone number for management contact at each service, including area code
Management Contact Fax Facsimile number for management contact at each service, including area code.
Enrolments as at July 2013 Please note: These are enrolments as at 1 July from the annual ECE Census and not at the date at the release of the directory.

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Contact Us

If you have problems or questions regarding 20 Hours ECE please email: 20 Hours ECE

For more information contact

The Information Officer
Education Information & Analysis
Ministry of Education
Phone: +64 4-463 8065
Fax:      +64 4-463 8088
Email:   Information Officer [no spam]

Please Note

Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear in this directory must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email.