Professional learning and development

The resources in this section support kaiako self-reflection, professional learning and development, and networking.

Kaiako are the key resource in any ECE service. Their primary responsibility is to facilitate children’s learning and development through thoughtful and intentional pedagogy. Kaiako need to engage in ongoing professional inquiry and learning that is founded on supporting children's learning.

Early learning services are no longer able to enrol in the PLD provided by CORE Education due to the limited time available for services to complete the work required. Webinars continue to be offered and services can enrol in these on the Te Whāriki webinars page. The Ministry of Education will be continuing to steward Te Whāriki through the Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities (SELO) contracts. Further information is available on the Ministry website.



Read Te Whāriki online
Read Te Whāriki online

Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa | Early childhood curriculum is the national curriculum document for early childhood education (ECE).

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This site is designed for you as you work with our tamariki. We will be adding more support resources and information. We would appreciate your feedback with any suggestions or ideas for further content.

Please email us at Early.Learning@education.govt.nz