Fair Pay Agreement

The Early Childhood Education Fair pay Agreement (FPA) was to set minimum employment terms for all employees in all occupations within the early childhood industry.

The  FPA that covers Early Childhood Education was initiated by NZEI.


FPA Update - January 2024

The Fair Pay Agreements Act Repeal Act received Royal Assent on 19 December 2023 and came into force on 20 December 2023. This Act repeals the Fair Pay Agreements legislation. Therefore, any FPA work underway has now come to an end.

Further information on the repeal of the FPA legislation can be found here.


As a centre or service you can contact NZEI to confirm that with the end of FPA bargaining, you would like to confirm that they have disposed of all personal information collected from your service for the purpose of FPA as per the Privacy Act 2020.

More information can be found here.