Early Childhood Education

This page contains resources and local contact information that you can view and use. It is targeted at people working with children aged under 5 in Hawke's Bay. 

Use the tabs at the side for topic areas to navigate. The site works best when selecting only one tab at a time.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui Hawke's Bay has constructed this page to support those working in Early Childhood as a accessible resource. We will endavour to keep it up to date. Please use the "submit a revison" button for any feedback, updates or suggestions.

Te Whatu Ora, Te Matau a Māui Hawke's Bay cannot be responsible for material which is posted onto other websites which are linked to this one.  If you are concerned that material here is inappropriate for whatever reason, please use the "submit a revision" button to let us know.

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Want to be smokefree?

Smokefree - Updated

If you are ready to stop smoking and you live in Hawke’s Bay you've landed in the right place, because we help people just like you become smokefree!

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Immunisation Schedule

Immunisation - Updated

This details the immunisations each child should have at every age.


A worry Chart

Child Safety, Well Child Tamariki Ora, Public Health Nurse, Infectious Diseases - Updated

Keep this handy so that you can assess a sick child.

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Healthy Eating and Teeth ECE Flipchart

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Eating - Updated

A resoruce tool for teachers about nutrition and healthy food so knowledge can be applied within their early childhood education centres, Te Kōhanga Reo, or playcentres.

Suggestions of healthy food choices and portion sizes suitable for children  from 0 – 5 years old.

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Order FREE Smokefree signs for your ECE

Smokefree - Updated

Early childhood centres must take all reasonably practical steps to make sure that no one smokes on the premises at any time, and that signage is prominently displayed. These signs should be at (or immediately inside) every entrance to the school and the outer entrance to every building or enclosed area forming part of the premises. Click here to order signs FREE from the Health Promotion agency.


Breastfeeding Information

Healthy Eating, Breast Feeding - Updated

Click here for access to a wide range of local support services, resources and information.