ELI Information Collection

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 CollectedMinimum frequency of collection
National Student Number (NSN) Monthly
Official surname and given names (including middle name/s)
Date of birth
Gender
Ethnicity
Iwi affiliation (if applicable)
Residential address/es
Language/s spoken at home
Enrolment Information CollectedMinimum frequency of collection
Start and end date of enrolment Monthly
Days and time booked (enrolled to attend)
Hours of 20 Hours ECE/Week
Date of Parents Attestation for 20 Hours ECE
Attendance Information CollectedMinimum frequency of collection
Actual daily attendance dates and times Monthly
Actual daily absence dates and times
Home-based attendance address
Service Information CollectedMinimum 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 CollectedMinimum frequency of collection
Role Once a year (ECE Return)
Employment status (paid/unpaid, permanent/temporary, full time/part time)
Gender
Ethnicity
Highest ECE or organisation qualification held
Educational Council certification details
Staff start and end dates working at service
Staff start and end dates in role at service
Child Contact Information CollectedMinimum 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