EC-MENz National Summit 2021

Conference / AGM Canterbury

Posted: 14 May 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAKj0

We are excited to announce that the 2021 EC-Menz Summit in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) on Saturday, June 12 will feature an amazing lineup of speakers drawn from across the early childhood sector. As an example, please check out this presentation abstract below, that promises to explore one of the more contentious (and fascinating) aspects of play in early childhood settings.

Topics include:

  • We Can Work it Out: Making a World of Difference
    Zoom presentation by Kenny Spence, Men in Childcare, Scotland

  • Playful Aggression: Superhero and Weapon Play in ECE
    Presented by Robin Christie, Childspace, Wellington, Aotearoa.
  • Tākaro a Tinana
    Presented by Matt Te Maro, ECE and Primary Teacher Whangārei.

  • Challenging Behaviour
    Presented by Cara Swit

Sunday morning will involve tours of some local ECE centres for inspiration and discussion around how environment plays the part of the third teacher.

And of course, these hui always provide invaluable time for networking and meeting other amazing people in the profession. A great chance to share ideas, find inspiration and reignite your passion for teaching.

For more information, and to register, please contact or register through our website.

Events summary


12 June 2021 – 13 June 2021

Further information

Contact: Robin Christie

 (04) 461 7411