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.
You enrol your child directly with the early learning service or kōhanga reo. Different early learning services and kōhanga reo will have different procedures, so ask them about theirs.
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.