Early Learning Strategic Plan | He taonga te tamaiti

Ministry of Education, 19 November 2018

A draft strategic plan for early learning for the next 10 years is now open for public consultation.

He taonga te tamaiti aims to develop and strengthen the early learning sector, to meet the needs of all children and their families and whānau.

Key proposals for change include:

  • moving towards a 100% qualified teacher workforce in early childhood education centres
  • improving the adult:child ratios for babies and toddlers
  • increasing the consistency and levels of teacher salaries and conditions across the sector
  • a more planned approach to establishing new services, greater support and increased monitoring.

Hui & Online Survey

Consultation includes an online survey as well as a series of hui around the country.

He taonga te tamaiti is open for consultation until 15 March 2019.

The full draft plan is available in:

The summary draft plan is available in:


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