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Early Childhood Education Leaders Produce Messy Play

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:22:29 +1200 | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), New Shoots and Curiate have created a new version of the publication Recipes for Messy Play carrying on the legacy of the original, which was published five years ago and proved popular in the early childhood sector.More >>

Why is noise an issue in ECE?

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:24:01 +1200 | Susan Bates and Dr Wyatt Page

Susan Bates, Early Childhood Teacher and Independent Researcher Dr Wyatt Page, Associate Professor of Acoustics and Human Health in the School of Health Sciences at Massey University, has researched noise and the effects on human health for over 10 years.More >>

Future direction of early learning

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:39:52 +1200 | Ministry of Education

A new survey launched today will contribute to developing the government’s 10-year Strategic Plan for Early Learning, says Nancy Bell, Director of Early Learning at the Ministry of Education.More >>

Let's treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early education

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:52:48 +1200 | Lynley Tulloch

I believe in education. I’ve made it my lifetime passion – particularly early childhood education (ECE). So it troubles me that problems in New Zealand’s ECE sector have been the focus of a lot of media interest and public dialogue recently. ...More >>

Teachers React to Ministry's Pay Offer

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 16:10:57 +1200 | NZEI

Teachers say the Ministry of Education's pay offer to primary school teachers falls short of what is needed. They have also expressed concern that the focus on improving pay for beginning teachers will not fix the growing teacher shortage.More >>

Snow closes schools and ECE in Southland

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 13:12:47 +1200 | Ministry of Education

There are currently eleven schools and seventeen early childhood services closed in the lower south island as a result of heavy snow. This is impacting 3,799 students and 280 early childcare centre learners.More >>

The Little Gems Project for Cholmondeley

Tue, 29 May 2018 14:28:25 +1200 | Cholmondeley Children's Centre

Over 300 people attended The Little Gems Project for Cholmondeley on Saturday, 26 May in support of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre which provides short-term emergency and planned respite care and education to children aged 3-12 years who’s families ...More >>

Kindergarten nominated for prestigious award

Tue, 29 May 2018 13:03:51 +1200 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Porirua’s Toru Fetū Kindergarten has been nominated for a Prime Minister’s education award for engagement because of its strong links with its communities. More >>

Govt breaks early childhood education promises

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:57:37 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Govt breaks early childhood education promises The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood ...More >>

Early Childhood NZ says Budget 2018 a small step

Thu, 17 May 2018 16:13:21 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand says Budget 2018 a small step in the right direction More >>

Budget funding for early childhood education underwhelming

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:52:49 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the 1.6% Budget increase announced for early childhood education centre universal funding is significantly underwhelming. More >>

Well-being of children and families a welcome focus

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:47:57 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Placing the well-being of children, families and whānau centre-stage of the government’s budget is to be applauded” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. More >>

Budget 2018: Multi-million boost for special education

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:33:07 +1200 | RNZ

Children with disabilities and complex needs will get the biggest boost from education funding in the government's Budget. More >>

Early learning services get first funding rate increase

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:30:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

More children will get access to early childhood education (ECE) and the Coalition Government is taking financial pressure off providers, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.More >>

Sylvia Park Kindergarten turns 50

Tue, 15 May 2018 19:31:43 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Maungakiekie-Tamaki MP, Denise Lee, was one of around 100 people who braved Auckland's wild Saturday weather to help celebrate a big milestone for the Sylvia Park Kindergarten community.More >>

Tertiary providers and unions hope for further funding boost

Tue, 15 May 2018 12:40:46 +1200 | RNZ

Tertiary institutions are hoping Labour's first budget will deliver some financial relief after a decade of austerity but National says there won't be any money left in the coffers once the government forks out for its zero fees policy.More >>

ECE funding boost doesn't go far enough, govt told

Mon, 14 May 2018 14:45:17 +1200 | RNZ

The government's been told that preschoolers can't wait four years for funding that is urgently needed now. More >>

Budget 2018: Can new govt deliver on education?

Mon, 14 May 2018 13:27:07 +1200 | RNZ

Analysis - This week's Budget is a major test for the coalition government - can it deliver on its promises and meet expectations in the big ticket portfolios? More >>

New digital story for Bullying-Free NZ Week

Mon, 14 May 2018 12:51:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new digital story that aims to teach children about kindness is another step in helping to combat bullying, says Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin. More >>

More focus needed on reforming learning support

Sun, 13 May 2018 15:54:33 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s $21.5 million investment in early intervention is a positive step for children and families who need additional learning support, but there is a need to focus on reforming the system, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye ...More >>


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