Emergencies and traumatic incidents at a service
We can help you plan for emergencies, and support you during an emergency or traumatic incident. See below for information, links and resources.
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All early learning services must have written emergency plans.
- Funding for emergencies
- How the Ministry can help
- Licensing criteria
- Important resources
- Further information
If you need to close your service in the case of an emergency, you may be eligible to receive funding. See the 7-5 Emergency closure section of the ECE Funding Handbook for information.
We can help you develop an emergency plan. For support, email email@example.com.
Our support is also available during an emergency or traumatic incident. Our staff, including those at your Local Ministry Office(external link), can work alongside your traumatic incident or management teams.
See the emergency preparation licensing criteria:
If you work in early learning, you should be familiar with these resources to plan, prepare and react to emergencies and traumatic incidents:
- The Get thru website(external link) provides resources to prepare your service for an emergency.
- The Civil Defence website has a best-practise guide(external link) for developing a practical emergency plan.
- The Ministry of Education has also created a framework to help you develop your own emergency plan.
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