Representation and Lobbying

Our voice is the voice of our members, and we make sure it is heard at government level.

The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Development, the IRD and the Education Review Office (ERO) all consult directly with us on policy development.  

Our President (Evan) and the Executive team meet regularly with the Minister and Ministry of Education and other government agencies to discuss any issues affecting the Home-based sector, and we are frequently invited onto advisory committees and consultation groups, so we have direct input on decisions and initiatives that will effect Home-based childcare educators and services.    

We are also represented on the Early Childhood Advisory Council.  

We have been central in some great ‘wins’ for the Home-based sector throughout the years and we will continue to campaign for our important profession – click here to read about some of our successes.