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EC-Menz is the New Zealand based national network for men in early childhood education (ECE). Membership is open to both men and women who share our goals.

EC-Menz was founded in 2007 as a network of men and women dedicated to highlighting the many important roles men play in the early childhood education sector in Aotearoa / New Zealand

Our Vision

Men fully participating at all levels of Early Childhood Education to represent the diversity of our society in Aotearoa.

Our Mission

Supporting men to participate in Early Childhood Education.

Our Goals

  • To promote ECE as a great career for men.
  • To network with other men involved in ECE.
  • To support men working and training in the ECE sector.
  • To lobby for initiatives to increase the numbers of men teaching in ECE.

Membership and Fees


Become a member of EC-Menz today and start enjoying the support of like minded early childhood educators. Please contact us if you require further information or apply for membership by filling in the membership form.

All around Aotearoa men are making huge differences in the lives of very young children. ECMenz is New Zealand’s only national organisation dedicated solely to supporting the many roles of men in early childhood education.

Full-time employment – $20.00 p.a.

Part-time employment, unwaged or student – $5.00 p.a.


Regional Meetings


Calling all Hawke's Bay men in early childhood!

EC-Menz Hawke’s Bay is pleased to invite you to our next regional get-together at the historic Clive Hotel from 7pm on Thursday 20th April 2017. Joining us all the way from Wellington will also be EC-Menz national vice-president Robin Christie from Childspace. This is a great chance to meet others in the field, share stories, and be inspired. All women warmly welcome!

For more information please contact Paul Rooney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 027 243 5322.