Kia ora koutou - by now, you will have read and heard much about the current COVID-19 pandemic announced by WHO and while we don't wish to overload you with details we are keen to support our members by sharing information relevant to the ECE sector where we can.
Your first port of call for up to date information and instructions should come from official sources including the NZ Government, who have recently developed a new website to cover all things related to the virus and we encourage you to refer to it for updates - covid19.govt.nz.
Other important sources of information are the Ministry of Education (both their website and the Panui/Early Learning Bulletin have regular COVID-19 updates) and the Ministry of Health. If you have further health related questions, please contact Healthline free on 0800 611 116
Click on the links on the left hand side menu for updated news and information on various aspects that may interest to you. (Including links to the MoE bulletins in the 'regarding the sector' section)
PLEASE NOTE: We ask you to understand the voluntary positions of Board members and to bear with us while we hear from the Ministry and other agencies as to the official instructions to follow for our sector. We will respond to all of your questions as soon as we possibly can. Please be patient, be kind to one another, and we will get through this together - thank you :)
Keep an eye on this page and on the left hand side sub-menus for more information - we aim to constantly update it with ECE sector information!
Our Facebook page is also being updated - please feel free to have a look: http://www.facebook.com/nzhbca
If you have any specific questions/concerns for us please email us and we will try to help where we can.