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Minister’s target put above giving kids the best start

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:19:14 +1200 | Green Party

Information obtained by the Green Party today shows the Education Minister has sought no data or proof that her Government’s drive to increase the numbers of children in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is leaving those children better off. More >>

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:38:59 +1200 | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award - http://www.aupairlink.co.nz/news/au-pair-link-achieves-the-first-ever-national-healthy-heart-award More >>

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:13:45 +1200 | Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week by holding Clothing and Nappy drives in seven centres across New Zealand (Auckland, Taupo, Taranaki, Central Hawkes Bay, Greater Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin). More >>

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:36:34 +1200 | PORSE

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses A career in childcare is becoming a popular choice for school leavers who are being attracted by practical, hands on courses. Samantha-Jo Aitchison had two careers in mind – joining the New Zealand ...More >>

Mosgiel Preschool is getting behind World Smokefree Day

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:52:50 +1200 | WellSouth

Arthur Burns Preschool has recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme and are going the extra mile promoting the message “Keep your car and home Smokefree” to their families. More >>

Kindergartens go digital with Educa

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:38:20 +1200 | Educa Limited

After 6 months of research into ePortfolios, South Canterbury Kindergarten Association has chosen to use Educa e-portfolios in their 11 Kindergartens. More >>

Oamaru Kindergartens getting behind Smokefree May

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:32:47 +1200 | WellSouth

Kindergartens that have recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme are going the extra mile promoting the message “keep your car and home smokefree” to their families. More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:43:34 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ...More >>

Anika Moa’s children’s album tops NZ charts

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:48:11 +1200 | Anika Moa

Just one week after its release, songstress Anika Moa’s latest recording has shot up the charts to occupy the number 1 slot in the New Zealand albums chart. More >>

Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:53:16 +1200 | Mothers Helpers

New Research Shows Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported by Schools A new report released by Mothers’ Helpers , has revealed that the majority of parents who have a child with special needs feel their child is inadequately supported by ...More >>

New offering for Pahiatua Early Learners

Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:19:38 +1200 | Ruahine Kindergarten Association

At the start of Term One this year, the Pahiatua Early Learning Centre opened its doors to 28 children at the previous Pahiatua Kindergarten site in Tyndall Street. Within weeks, enrolments have risen to 45. As part of the Ruahine Kindergarten Association ...More >>

Promoting men in early childhood education

Wed, 6 Apr 2016 16:01:31 +1200 | Tararua Free Kindergarten

Norton Harrison says he’s honoured to receive an award for men in early childhood education, on behalf of his employer, He Whnau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association. More >>

What is most important? To be able to use IT or to educate?

Tue, 5 Apr 2016 08:59:31 +1200 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

What is most important? To be able to use IT or to educate a child?? More >>

ERO maths report shows need for quality teaching

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:17:39 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An Education Review Office report linking early mathematics skills to later academic achievement is another indication of the importance of quality teaching in early childhood education.More >>

ECE quantity targets are meaningless without funding

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:57:58 +1300 | NZEI

News that the Wellington region has hit the government’s early childhood education participation target is cold comfort to educators, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Wellington region achieves ECE target early

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:59:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today congratulated the Wellington region on becoming one of the first three in the country to achieve the Government’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) participation target.More >>

Variety Trillian Bash Visits Marlborough Schools

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:03:43 +1300 | Variety Trillian Bash

Tuesday started off as a normal day for rural youngster Sophie Frost, who was waiting at her gate for the school bus with her mum when the bright-yellow Naki Boyz fire truck pulled up, and driver Nigel Williams offered to take her to school.More >>

Government needs to fix education underfunding

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:04:31 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Government is missing the point in its education funding review. It needs to fix the underfunding of New Zealand’s schools and early childhood services, right across the board.More >>

Major New Zealand grandparent caregiver survey launches

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:31:20 +1300 | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Major New Zealand grandparent caregiver survey launches online A major survey of full-time grandparent and whanau caregivers was launched online this week by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG).More >>

Foster carers celebrated

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:19:49 +1300 | Child Youth And Family

“You deserve a medal.” A statement often made, but in the case of caregivers, none more deserved. More >>

 

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