Your child at early learning services

Choosing an early learning service

When you are looking for an early learning service, there can be a number of options to choose from, particularly if you live in a city or large town. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you're making your decision.

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Enrolling and starting your child

How do I enrol my child in an early learning service or kōhanga reo?
What documents do I need to enrol?
What do I take on the first day?
How can I help my child settle in?
What to do if I'm worried about sickness, a medical issue, or behaviour
What if I need to change early…

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Getting to and from early learning services

Depending on whether you’ve chosen an early learning service close to home, family or work, you may have a number of options to get to and from the service.

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When your child needs special education support

If your child has special education needs you might need extra support.

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Moving on to school

Children can start school or kura in New Zealand anytime between the ages of 5 and 6. Once they turn 6 they must be enrolled and attend a school or kura every day.

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Emergency Guide

A guide for parents, whānau and caregivers to prepare and plan for emergency events at an early learning service or school.

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