9:00am - 3:30pm

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

This year will be an opportunity to explore ways in which we can use our documentation to strengthen our children’s identities as caring citizens. The outpouring of emotion that followed the 15th March demonstrated New Zealand’s capacity to care. Let us see what each of us can do in ECE and schools to deepen and strengthen a culture of kindness and empathy.  

We will be releasing more information very soon, including all workshop options. If you have any questions or would like to confirm that you are on our mailing list to receive updates please email Claire at admin@elp.co.nz


In addition to our annual conference this year we are excited also to invite you to the launch of Professor Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee's new book, 'Learning Stories in Practice'. This will take place the night before the conference, on Friday 11 October at the Waipuna Hotel. For those of you who would like to join the party and stay the night, there will be accommodation available at the venue at an extra cost.



Below are just a few of the fantastic comments we have received from our 2018 conference attendees:

'The quality of the workshops, the accessibility of the information and the presenters and the amazing keynote speakers were all so inspiring. Greatly informative and excites me to be my very ‘best self’ as a teacher and to engender that in the children and families we are privileged to work with'

'This whole day has been outstanding. I've been so impressed with the mahi our people are doing and their willingness to share. My expectations have been far exceeded. Thank you to everyone who has shared so openly - true tāonga'

'So many amazing choices given by so many passionate people! It strengthens my resolve to try harder, pursue excellence and stretch my goals in my teaching practice'