What do you need to know?

Introducing your child to early education and care is a giant step, so we have put together a comprehensive Parent Handbook to help you get into the swing of things. This resource covers everything from what to expect on the first day at Kid Country Kumeu, right through to key information such as health and safety protocols, sign in processes, fees and possible government subsidies (eg 20 hours ECE). Further to this, if you are interested in learning more about additional support services, check out the links below (scroll down).

Ministry of Education – Early Years >>

Ministry of Education website contains information on choosing an ECE service, what your child will learn, and the focus of ECE in New Zealand and what you can expect from an ECE service. There are also links to more information and resources to help you support your child’s learning.

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 >>


Education Review Office >>

ERO review early childhood services and publishes national reports on current education practice. We will have our first ERO after 12 months of operation. 

Working for Families >>

Working for Families is a package designed to help make it easier to work and raise a family.


Heart Foundation >>

Helping people make healthy living choices and programmes to encourage Kiwi heart health. 

Dental Health >>

Healthy Smiles is the New Zealand Dental Association website for the public, students, teachers, health professionals.


Parents Inc >>

Founded by Ian and Mary Grant in 1993. Wherever you are on our parenting journey, you’ll find information, ideas and strategies that work. 


Kiwi Families >>

The Kiwi Families website concept is very simple: to provide comprehensive practical parenting advice for New Zealand parents.


Plunket >>

New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five. 


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