Early Learning Child Protection eLearning Resource

Classroom resources

Posted: 15 November 2021
Notice reference #: 1HARDu

Akoranga Whakamaru Tamaiti a-Tahiko 

The Ministry of Education, alongside Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand and Safeguarding Children, have developed a free digital child protection resource specifically for the early learning sector.

It is important for early learning services to have an organisational commitment to child protection. This includes ensuring there are robust child protection policies and procedures in place. As well as ensuring staff receive training on child protection.

This resource will help build awareness and confidence in:

  • Recognising, responding to and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Working with whānau and tamariki in a culturally responsive way
  • Implementing policies to embed a culture of child protection

We greatly encourage staff working in the early learning sector to access this tool to help build your confidence in being able to support the wellbeing of tamariki.

The course will take approximately 1.5-2 hours, and users will be able to complete the module over multiple sessions if they choose. 

Accessing the resource.

The resource can be accessed at training.education.govt.nz using you Education Sector Login. Once you have logged on, go to browse training, select modules, then select ECE teaching resources to access the resource.  

If you do not have an existing Login you can contact the Ministry’s Training Services Team at Training.Services@education.govt.nz to set up a login. To do this you will need to provide them with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • The name of the organisation you work for
  • Your email address (noting that this must be an individual email address not a generic email used by multiple staff)

Further information

Contact: Elle Butterworth

 (04) 446 38268

ECE.SELO@education.govt.nz