Information about requirements for certification is available from Early Start Project Ltd.
Implementing Early Start (New Zealand)
Implementation last updated: 2015
The information in this profile reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the research reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Similarly, models described here may not all have impact studies, and those with impact studies may vary in their effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about research on the effectiveness of the models discussed here.
Training to support implementation
Pre-service staff training
Home visitors undergo four weeks of training that provides background on a wide range of issues relevant to family support work.
In-service staff training
Each FTE home visitor must receive a minimum of 20 hours of in-service training per year.
Trainers are available through Early Start Project Ltd. or contracted from other organizations.
In New Zealand, technical assistance may be provided by the Ministry of Development and Family and Community Services. Early Start Project Ltd. also arranges with a private organization for technical assistance and support, especially for the development and maintenance of Early Start’s data systems.
The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2015. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Early Start Project Ltd. on April 13, 2015. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.