The Ministry of Education collects a range of information through ELI on enrolled children, teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as some general information on early learning services. Information is collected regularly from early learning services including education and care centres, kindergartens, home-based services, and playcentres.
See below for a comprehensive list of the information collected through ELI.
It is mandatory for all eligible early learning services to provide this information as per the ELI Principles of Use.
The ELI Privacy page has more detail on what this information is used for.
|Child Information Collected||Minimum frequency of collection|
|National Student Number (NSN)||Monthly|
|Official surname and given names (including middle name/s)|
|Date of birth|
|Iwi affiliation (if applicable)|
|Language/s spoken at home|
|Service Information Collected||Minimum frequency of collection|
|Waiting time for under one year olds||Once a year (ECE Return)|
|Waiting time for one year olds|
|Waiting time for two year olds|
|Waiting time for three year olds|
|Waiting time for four year olds|
|Staff Information Collected||Minimum frequency of collection|
|Role||Once a year (ECE Return)|
|Employment status (paid/unpaid, permanent/temporary, full time/part time)|
|Highest ECE or organisation qualification held|
|Teaching Council certification details|
|Staff start and end dates working at service|
|Staff start and end dates in role at service|
|Staff member age band|
|Total Hours worked during the ECE Return week|
|Child Contact Information Collected||Minimum frequency of collection|
|Actual contact hours for teachers/staff (start and end dates and actual contact start and finish times spent teaching children)||Once a year (ECE Return)|
|Teaching language/s at service|
|Teaching language percentages at service|