Preparing for the 2017 Christmas break

With Christmas just around the corner, you need to ensure your Early Learning Information (ELI) system data is up-to-date before you close up for the holiday period. This will ensure that when you come back in the New Year you can remain up to date with your information requirements for ELI and can proceed with a smooth funding claim process from 1 February 2018.

Update your enrolment and attendance data

You should ensure that all enrolment and attendance records are up to date and all data is confirmed before the break. This includes making sure you end enrolments for all children you know will not be returning in 2018.

Notify the Ministry of any change in ownership, change of SMS or permanent service closure

Please let us know of any change in ownership, or Student Management System (SMS), or permanent service closure that may occur during or near the holiday period by calling 0800 ECE ECE (0800 323 323) or emailing For more information about managing a change in ownership, or SMS, or permanent service closure please see the October 2016 ELI News article.

Check your ELI access

Check that you can access ELI Web and/or ELI Reports and log-in to allocate National Student Numbers (NSNs). If you have trouble logging in after the break please call us on 0800 ECE ECE (0800 323 323).

If you use APT or ELI Web, you must ensure that at least one staff member has a valid user account with the RS7 Return Submitter role in order to submit a funding claim from 1 February 2018. If you need to request this access, you can download the Education Sector Account forms from the Resources Page.

Need help?

For questions and help with ELI, visit the ELI homepage or contact the Resourcing Contact Centre on 0800 ECE ECE (0800 323 323) or

The Ministry will be closed between 22 December 2017 and 3 January 2018. Any queries received during this time will be responded to when the office re-opens in 2018.

The Resourcing Contact Centre will be closed from midday on Friday 22 December 2017 to 8am on Monday 8 January 2018.