Your child at early learning services
- Choosing an early learning service
- Enrolling and starting your child
- Getting to and from early learning services
- When your child needs special education support
- Moving on to school
- Emergency Guide
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.
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…
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.
If your child has special education needs you might need extra support.
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.