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.