Conference 2018

New Zealand Home Based ECE Association Conference 2018

21 to 23 September 2018, Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland

This year, we have brought back the popular Manager's Day on the Friday - places will be limited so get in quick when tickets are released shortly!

We are delighted and proud to announce our keynote speakers for the weekend - Viv Shearsby and Kimberley Crisp.

Both educational leaders will be joining us for the whole weekend, including the Manager's Day on the Friday. Viv will present on Te Whaariki, as well as strategic direction, while Kimberley's topic is 'leading from the heart'.

More details will be released about their sessions in due course.

Conference Kaupapa – Getting to the heart of it”

Whanaungatanga is these three things:

  • connecting with self
  • connecting with others
  • connecting with the environment and the non-physical world.

We know that the relationship is ALL to the child. It is the strength of the relationship that enables tamariki to be confident in their own abilities. Through their interactions with others, their experiences become richer and more significant, enabling them to learn, engage and reflect.

For us to be fully connected to the child, we need to know the child within ourselves. We need to bring love, joy and zeal to the relationship, within an environment that enables tamariki to develop a depth of relationship with the natural world.


Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari hea toa takitini.

I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors.


Please click here for the Invitation for Workshop Abstracts

Abstract Deadline: 8 April 2018


More details will be provided on the 2018 Conference in due course - watch this space!


Please click here for the booking page at the Grand Millennium and to avail of special delegate room rates for Conference 2018.

If you are having difficulties opening the link, you can still book directly with the hotel using group code HBECE18

-          Enter in your check in/out dates on the right hand side and “Check Availability”

-          Load the Group Code into the Group Code cell under “Codes and Options” (on the right hand side of the screen) in order to get the negotiated group rates

-          Select your room and proceed to check out

-          Group Code: HBECE18

-          Dates available: 21st September – 24th September 2018



Event Date: 
Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 09:00