Support with learning

Learning is a life-long journey. This section provides information about supporting your young child’s learning journey right from the start. It is for parents and caregivers of young children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. But, parents who are concerned about their child’s development may also find this section useful. It provides guidance about where to find early intervention support for pre-schoolers who have disabilities or who may experience delays in their development.

There is also information about early childhood education (ECE) in New Zealand. This includes information about ECE options and some of the things you may want to consider when enrolling your pre-schooler.

Starting school is an exciting time. It’s important to plan your child’s transition to school well in advance. We have general information about starting primary school, that includes links to resources to help you choose a school and manage the transition process. We also have information about education services and funding supports and school modifications and transport support if your child is eligible. You will need to apply for these supports well before your child’s first day at school.

Before you know it, the primary school years will fly by. So, it’s never too early to start thinking about secondary school or planning the transition to adult services for when your child leaves school.