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.

Hawke's Bay District Health Board 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.

HBDHB 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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Taonga Mokopuna

Gastro - Updated

Fanataistic video learning series from the Healthy Communities Team at Regional Public Health  ‘Taonga Mokopuna video learning series’ designed to reduce the spread of illness and keep centre environments healthy.


Outbreaks - Updated

Immunisation is one of the most effective ways of helping people stay well and free from many diseases. It is recommended by the World Health Organization, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and medical authorities.

We see less vaccine preventable diseases in New Zealand due to the effectiveness of the National Immunisation Programme.

Communicable disease and outbreaks

Outbreaks - Updated

A communicable disease is a disease that can be spread from one person to another. Health Protection Officers (HPOs), Medical Officers of Health and Public Health Nurses have an important role to play in controlling the spread of communicable and notifiable diseases. 

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.


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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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Active Play Guidelines

Physical Activity - Updated

Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well

These Guidelines provide population health advice to support health practitioners, early childhood educators, regional sports trusts and others who provide advice to parents, caregivers and whānau or families on physical activity for children under five years of age.


Let's Play Every Day

Physical Activity - Updated

The Health Promotion Agency has a campaign to get everyone moving and having fun.

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Sport Hawke's Bay

Physical Activity - Updated

Sport Hawke's Bay has an ambition to get more people more active more often.  Click here to see how Sport HB can support your children.

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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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Writing a Health Report

Opening a Centre - Updated

When you open a new Centre, you will need to submit a Health Report to the Ministry of Education.  Click here to learn how the process works.

For more information around arranging a Health Report contact: Health Protection on (06) 834 1815.