Te Rito Maioha/Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha/ Early Childhood NZ (ECNZ) is a national organisation that was formed as NZ Association of Child Care Centres Inc in 1963 by Sonja Davies and other childcare licensees.


This group advocated for regulatory improvements and funding to support quality improvements in early childhood education.


ECNZ is a leading provider of new knowledge, fresh thinking and best practice for early childhood care and education. Achieving increasingly higher standards of care and education for the children of Aotearoa is our only focus.


We deliver initial teacher education via the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), supply membership services and advice to over 540 ECE organisations, deliver professional development contracts for the Ministry of Education and advocate for quality teaching and learning across the ECE sector.


Early Childhood NZ has a preferred supplier arrangement with NetPay for payroll services for ECNZ members. 


ECE Managers, Directors and administrators can complete payroll processes in a time friendly way. Just log in, enter the teacher hours, select process and email/print your pay slips.  NetPay then manages the rest of the process for you i.e. paying wages, PAYE, KiwiSaver, IRD filing and more. 


Members can access a range of benefits from NetPay that increase the efficient management of ECE services. Contact NZ Early Childhood today for more information.