Early learning support

Choosing an early childhood education service

It's important to choose an early childhood education (ECE) service or Kōhanga Reo that supports your child so that they can be safe, nurtured and join in and learn alongside other children.

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Services and support available

The Ministry of Education's learning support team provides an early intervention service for very young children who have learning support needs. These services are available to your child whether they attend an early learning service or kōhanga reo or not.

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Specialist schools with ECE services

There are some specialist schools that can provide early childhood education (ECE) services if your child is deaf or hard of hearing, blind or has low vision.

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Starting school

Who can I talk to at the school about my child's needs?
What types of support are available at primary school?
What else can I expect from the school?
Who can I talk to at the school or kura about my child's needs?If your child is having difficulties, you can talk to:

your child's…

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