The annual early childhood education (ECE) return week for 2018 was 18 to 24 June 2018. All ECE returns, including RS61 forms, were due to the Ministry by 11 July 2018.

When entering a child’s details into ELI Web or a Student Management System (SMS), please ensure the child’s full names are entered as printed in their identification documentation. This helps improve the accuracy of information stored in ELI.

In June 2019, we are making changes to the qualification codes in all Student Management Systems (SMS) and ELI Web. These changes will be in place in advance of the Annual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Return.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Return week this year is 24 to 30 June 2019. All early learning services need to submit their ECE Return by 12 July 2019. The information is crucial for monitoring and policy development for ECE in New Zealand.