Governing and managing
This section of the site contains resources that the Ministry of Education has developed to assist early childhood education services to manage and govern effectively.
Resources available on this site:
Quality in action
Quality in Action was developed to assist management and educators in early childhood services to implement the 1996 revised Statement of Desirable Objectives and Practices.
Self review guidelines for early childhood education – Ngā Arohaehae Whai Hua
The self review guidelines were developed through extensive consultation with the sector. The guidelines were designed to encourage early childhood education (ECE) services to adopt a process of self-review that complements external review undertaken by the Education Review Office (ERO) and examines how practice enhances children’s learning and development.
Providing positive guidance
These guidelines are an interpretation of the legal requirements for practices, both appropriate and inappropriate, which adults in early childhood education centres and home-based services should follow in their interactions with children.
Governing and managing your early childhood service
This resource explains the differences between governing and managing your services. It provides ideas and gives examples to help you do this.
These resources can be downloaded from this site. Hard copies of these resources may be ordered through the Ministry of Education’s online catalogue.
Managing your finances
The resource has information to help you manage your community-based early childhood service's financial and taxation obligations.
Protocol for Reporting Allegations of Abuse
This resource explains the protocol for ECE services to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
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