New questions in the 2020 ECE Census

The annual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Census collects information on children’s participation in ECE, teaching staff, languages used, waiting times at services and teacher/staff contact hours during the ECE Return week. The information contributes to a comprehensive information base on ECE in New Zealand and is used in the development of policy and monitoring of ECE.

Two additional question areas will be included in the June 2020 Census:

  • the age of teachers/staff, identified within age bands, and
  • the actual hours staff worked during the ECE Census week.