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Reggio Emilia Aotearoa New Zealand (REANZ)

REANZ is a charitable trust that has been in existence since June 2009. There are ten trustees of REANZ, each of whom bring a considerable breadth of expertise and experience:  practitioners working in the early childhood and primary sector, tertiary educators and those in other roles related to ECE. REANZ is committed to providing opportunities for teachers to critically engage with the pedagogy of Reggio Emilia within the cultural content of Aotearoa. One of the main aims of REANZ is that the knots and complexities that can emerge from these encounters with Reggio pedagogy and practice will cause educators to look more closely at their own ideas about education.

April Study Tour to Reggio Emilia – 

Sunday 2nd April to Friday 7th April 2017

 There is still time to register for the April Study Tour
Study Tour Leaders Diti Hill and Lesley Pohio
For further information click here:
 To Register click here:

A Pedagogy of Relations

The REANZ network is pleased to offer teachers across New Zealand the opportunity to hear from and engage with Margo Hobba and Chris Celada.  Margo and Chris bring to our shores a wealth of wisdom and in-depth understanding of the principles of Reggio Emilia, the notion of epistemology- ‘building knowledge’ -and the way in which children build their knowledge and carry out research.  They have both had long careers in early childhood and tertiary education. Based on their studies around the educational project in Reggio Emilia and working on from their previous project Teachers IN research with children they will be facilitating:

A Pedagogy of Relations:  Materiality and Learning 

A series of evening workshops across New Zealand

These evening workshops will be organised by REANZ Trust and hosted by our regional network groups in

Taranaki and Wellington in March 2017

and in Auckland, Manawatu and Christchurch in June 2017.  They will all run from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm with a cost of $75.00 per person including GST.  Here are the dates: 

 For Further information:  Go to Events page for Registrations 


The Big Day Out in Arrowtown

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Arrowtown for our Big Day Out. Mandy's presentation about her work with toddlers on 'storying' was so inspiring and certainly recharged a lot of batteries! It was a privilege to listen to her and her focus on finding the extraordinary in the ordinary & her reassurance that doubt and uncertainty are essential and healthy. Brilliant - thank you so much Mandy.
A huge thanks to the teachers from both Arrowtown Preschool sites for being such fabulous hosts and presenting their environments in such a beautiful way for us all - most appreciated.


 Go to REANZ South page


Regional Networks & Events

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Click on the links below or in the map to connect to the Regional Networks' newsletters, events information and event registration.


You are invited to become a ‘friend’ of REANZ which is a group of people committed to disseminating and discussing the pedagogy within Reggio Emilia. REANZ has a membership of over 1400 members.

Join now and receive information about:

  • seminars and conferences
  • centre visits
  • workshops
  • study tours to Melbourne and Reggio Emilia
  • information about Reggio Children

Become a Friend of REANZ now... Find out how