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Five Ways to Bond with Your Bub and Why

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:52:44 +1300 | Storytime Foundation

AUCKLAND, NZ, October 12, 2018 — A parent’s bond with their baby means everything . It’s that feeling of unconditional love and unbreakable attachment so unique to the parent-child relationship. However, like all relationships, strengthening ...More >>

Urgent need to address ECE teacher supply

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:30:42 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Teacher shortages aren’t limited to schools” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “There is also an urgent need to address the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers in early childhood education (ECE).” More >>

Early childhood teacher shortage severe

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:02:31 +1300 | NZEI

The union representing early childhood teachers has added its voice to ECE employers’ call to Government to do more to reverse a teacher shortage in early childhood services. More >>

Govt must also do more to increase early childhood teachers

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:46:53 +1300 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand says the government must also do more to increase early childhood teacher numbers. More >>

Govt teacher drive ignores teacher shortages in ECE

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:41:46 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) wants to know: why this government is ignoring the early childhood sector teacher shortages?More >>

Quality ECE services in jeopardy

Fri, 5 Oct 2018 14:54:59 +1300 | Early Childhood Education

“The announcement that four kindergartens in the South Island may close is a direct result of years of under-funding and inadequate policy settings” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “Although early childhood education (ECE) services ...More >>

Programme better equips teachers and Pasifika preschoolers

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 14:34:32 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand is pleased to announce a new level 5 qualification with a specific Pasifika focus. More >>

Photo of Pure Joy Wins PORSE 2019 Calendar Photo Competition

Mon, 1 Oct 2018 13:34:35 +1300 | PORSE

It was the look of “pure joy” on Casey Adamson’s face that won the judges over, PORSE Education and Training General Manager Erin Maloney says. More >>

Under-payment for some, and low pay issues rife in ECE

Mon, 1 Oct 2018 10:21:54 +1300 | NZEI

A survey of early childhood educators reveals some are earning below the minimum wage, others are paid below the already low minimum rates for the sector, and widespread low-pay across the sector.More >>

Homebased Early Childhood Education Association Conf

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:56:02 +1200 | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

31st NZ Homebased Early Childhood Education Association Conference 'Getting to the Heart of It’ The New Zealand Home Based ECE Association held their 31st Annual Conference in Auckland at the Grand Millennium Hotel this past weekend. More >>

Educators Call for Universal Screening for Gifted

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:57:02 +1200 | giftEDnz

Gifted children often show early signs of their unique abilities, hitting developmental milestones well before their time - and well before beginning school. Some children walk as early as 8 months, and some children talk in complete sentences at the age ...More >>

Early childhood teachers a priority for recruitment drive

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:12:50 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe today expressed her expectation that the Ministry of Education’s newly launched teacher recruitment drive will include a focus on early childhood teachers.More >>

Minister’s changes put children at risk

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:31:39 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Education Minister must reconsider the Government’s industrial law changes which threaten to disrupt early childhood education services and may put children at risk, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says.More >>

Long term effect of poor quality Early Childhood Education

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:02:19 +1200 | Lynley Tulloch

Child Forum has recently published a report of another Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre which has  been shut down amid allegations of horrific abuse.   Among many complaints were accusations that staff not only shamed and bullied children, ...More >>

Educators welcome proposal for Te Reo Māori in schools

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:08:37 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed a renewed call from the Green Party for universal te reo Maori, and want to take it one step further starting te reo Māori in early childhood education.More >>

Kindergarten Opening at Otamarakau

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:45:30 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens is proud to announce it is opening a kindergarten at Otamarakau on (target date) the 15th of October. More >>

Parents Centre New Zealand announce continued partnership

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:59:49 +1200 | Parents Centre

Parents Centre New Zealand, the primary provider of antenatal and parent education in New Zealand, are excited to announce the continued partnership with PORSE In-Home Childcare.More >>

Home-based Association welcomes Review of Home-based ECE

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:18:06 +1200 | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The New Zealand Home-based ECE Association has been actively involved in consultation with the Ministry of Education Home-based ECE Review Team. We welcome the Review of Home-based ECE as an opportunity to ensure high quality learning outcomes for ...More >>

Barnardos on home-based early childhood education

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:40:09 +1200 | Barnardos

Barnardos says proposals on home-based early childhood education are a step in the right direction Barnardos welcomes Government’s proposals published this week to improve home-based early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. These ...More >>

Review of home-based ECE services welcomed

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:47:35 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Ministry of Education has released a range of proposed changes to home-based ECE services for feedback to help inform final decisions. The proposed changes are part of a whole of education sector reform programme.More >>


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