Early childhood service design guide


The Ministry of Education administers the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. To seek clarification on the interpretation of specific requirements, contact your local Ministry of Education office.

In Wellington, the Wellington Regional Public Health Service Early Childhood Service Team provides an advisory service to assist you with practical design advice for indoor and outdoor design. If you are in the Wellington region, it is important to get in touch with this Early Childhood Service Team early in the planning stages.

In other regions, services are advised to liaise with their local Health Protection Officers (HPO) during the establishment process. They will be able to provide you with some information (including written resources).

We also recommend that you consult as soon as possible with your local Ministry of Education office and the New Zealand Fire Service if your service will be above the ground floor. You can follow the link below which provides information for services not at ground level.

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Last updated: 21 May 2015