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Habitat Heroes competition winners

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:54:58 +1300 | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Habitat Heroes competition. More >>

Centre faces closure due to Ministry bungling

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:26:48 +1300 | First Five Early Childhood Centre

The First Five early childhood centre in Kenepuru faces closure by Christmas if it can’t find alternative premises. On 22nd June 2016 First Five was told that it would have to leave its Kenepuru site, adjacent to Kenepuru Hospital, as the land ...More >>

Minister Parata’s early childhood legacy to be participation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:22:20 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Today’s announcement by the National Party that Minister Parata is quitting politics leaves the next person in the role with a challenge to address quality in ECE. More >>

Childcare costs - what costs?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:31:06 +1300 | Inspired Kindergartens

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released an International study that stated childcare in New Zealand is among the highest in the developed world. More >>

New ECE law will create safety problems

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:13:30 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

A Bill ‘increasing the likelihood of serious accidents in home-based early childhood education’ progressed to a third (and final) reading in Parliament on Tuesday (11 October 2016).More >>

Te Puna Kindergarten fully reopened

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:54:37 +1300 | Inspired Kindergartens

The Kindergarten was closed for a short period while investigations were carried out into why the building tested positive for low levels of methamphetamine. More >>

New resource to help students understand scientific thinking

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:00:28 +1300 | Soil Food and Society

A new ‘easy to teach’ science resource centred around the ‘story of where our food comes from’ – and the importance of New Zealand’s primary sector - is being launched by Soil, Food and Society to help educators teach primary and intermediate ...More >>

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:39:40 +1300 | Early Childhood Education

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late in August - early childhood education services disrupted as a consequence More >>

Twenty-five attend ‘School Environments’ workshop

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:27:49 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

‘Enviroschools workshop (MEDIA) - 20160920’ Kohukohu School teacher Kim Wilson, left, Hukurenui School student Kaia Stevens and Northland College caretaker Rob Paewhenua take a hands on approach to lavender farming at the recent School Environments Workshop ...More >>

2017 Special Education study awards open

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:54:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata is urging New Zealand teachers to put their names forward for the Special Education study awards for 2017. “The Special Education study awards are an excellent professional opportunity for teachers to develop their ...More >>

South Auckland educators set to oppose funding proposals

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:40:04 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

What: Over 3000 NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA union members in South Auckland are set to gather tomorrow to discuss the Government’s proposal to reintroduce bulk funding. This will be the largest and last of over 50 meetings held around New Zealand over ...More >>

The largest upcoming NZ Homebased ECE Conference 2016

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:58:27 +1200 | New Zealand Homebased Childcare Association

The New Zealand Homebased ECE Association is holding its 29th Annual General Meeting and 2016 Conference at Living Springs in Christchurch from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September.More >>

Personal stories show positive impacts of early learning

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:29:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a new report from the University of Waikato showing the positive impact that participating in early learning has on Māori and Pasifika children and their whānau.More >>

Maungaarangi Kindergarten Teacher Wins National Award

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:48:08 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens Board and Staff would like to congratulate their very inspiring colleague Natalie Bell, teacher at Maungaarangi Kindergarten, who is being recognised with an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. More >>

Te Puna Kindergarten relocation

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:29:22 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Due to the future development of the Northern Link Motorway Te Puna Kindergarten will be relocated and is currently in the first stages of this process with the NZTA. As part of the relocation procedure NZTA conducted a valuation of the building that ...More >>

ECE website to slash millions from recruitment budgets

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 16:34:41 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

A job seekers’ website has been launched that could slash millions of dollars from the recruitment budgets of New Zealand early childhood education services. More >>

Award winning author to host Writers’ Workshops for children

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 15:36:01 +1200 | Kristin School

Award winning children’s author Brian Falkner is to be the key presenter, guide and mentor at a Writers’ Workshop for children from around the country that will take place at Kristin School later this month.More >>

Hawke's Bay early childcare property portfolio on market

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:57:08 +1200 | Bayleys

A portfolio of commercial properties housing one of the biggest pre-school and early childhood learning operations in Hawke’s Bay has been placed on the market for sale.More >>

New CEO Appointed

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:55:14 +1200 | Central Kids Kindergartens

Central Kids Kindergartens Trustees are pleased to announce they have appointed Philip Grady as its new Chief Executive Officer | Kaihautū Pūtahi Kura Pūhou. More >>

What’s going on in education policy?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:11:41 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC convenor, says that QPEC supports the concerns of many other groups about two recently announced policy proposals. More >>


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