1998 Regulatory framework

For services licensed prior to 1 December 2008, the education-related legislation for licensed and/or chartered early childhood services in New Zealand are:

  • The Education (Early Childhood Centres) Regulations 1998,
  • The Education (Home-Based Care) Order 1992, and
  • The Revised Statement of Desirable Objectives and Practices (DOPs) for Chartered Early Childhood Services in New Zealand 1996.

Together these regulations are referred to as the 1998 regulatory framework.


Last updated: 4 August 2009