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Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens: New Name, new organisation

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:45:17 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The new kindergarten association covering much of the lower North Island has been officially launched under a new name, He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Inc, or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens for short.More >>

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:40:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday. More >>

Minister responds to parent engagement report

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:07:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Government has accepted the 18 recommendations of the Education and Science Select Committee’s inquiry into engaging parents in their children’s education.More >>

Otago study indicates exercise sharpens young adult brain

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:08:12 +1300 | University of Otago

Regular physical activity improves brain function even in young adults considered in their prime and at the height of cognitive ability, according to a new University of Otago study.More >>

Well Deserved Recognition for Advocate of Play

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:48:58 +1300 | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation congratulates Beverley Morris, QSO on her appointment as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to early childhood education. Beverley has been a passionate member of Playcentre since the early 1950’s, ...More >>

Student-Run Educational Startup Sets Eyes On Australia

Sun, 4 Jan 2015 21:17:44 +1300 | Parent Interviews

A New Zealand educational startup has launched an Australian version of its popular service, Parent Interviews ( ) . More >>

Minister congratulates NY honours recipients

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:01:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated the New Zealanders who have received New Year Honours for their services to education. More >>

Four schools, kindergarten reach Enviroschools milestones

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:35:56 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Four Northland schools and a kindergarten have reached important milestones through the national Enviroschools programme. More >>

Topcare Success in Opening Early Childhood Learning Centre

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:54:15 +1300 | Topcare

Topcare, the Early Childhood Learning specialist, has opened a new centre providing pre-school care and education for children age two – five years of age at state of the art premises in Portage Road, Papatoetoe, South Auckland.More >>

Consultation on NZ report on the Rights of the Child

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:50 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

Sacha O’Dea, General Manager, Ageing, Disability and International of the Ministry of Social Development, announced the opening of public consultation on the Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) ...More >>

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, whānau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education.More >>

ACG finishes 2014 with fourth educational acquisition

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:24:08 +1300 | ACG Schools

ACG has had a phenomenal year of expansion and is ending it on a high by adding two more preschools to their portfolio of 13 schools and tertiary colleges in New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam.More >>

Sunflowers in Kindy - Winners Named

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:38:09 +1300 | Daltons

Enthusiasm for gardening has literally grown through the roof over the last few months ensuring that Kiwis love of gardening is in good health and sure to be passed onto future generations. More >>

Police respond to bomb threat at kindergarten

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:16:12 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police were alerted to a bomb threat by staff at Redwood kindergarten in Christchurch shortly before 9am this morning when they found a threatening note. More >>

Naenae Playcentre awards life membership

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:37:50 +1300 | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Naenae Playcentre celebrates the years of contribution from their 'Queen of Messy Play' Sandra Bailey. Over morning tea on 15 December, Naenae Playcentre will award Ms Bailey with a life membership in recognition of her 21 years of dedication to ...More >>

Evolve shares climb 7 percent on NZX debut

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:02:59 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Evolve Education Group, the childcare business, rose 7 percent on its NZX debut after its initial public offer raised $132.3 million in new capital to fund its acquisitions in early childhood education. More >>

Minister makes questionable claims over quality ECE

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:40:09 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is challenging the statement today by Education Minister Hekia Parata that 96 percent of children starting school in September this year “had already participated in some form of quality ECE”.More >>

Monitor shows bold action needed to reduce child poverty

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:31:02 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

The 2014 Child Poverty Monitor released today shows that reducing child poverty will require bold and sustained commitment from government. More >>

Over 60 Families Left in Lurch by Wellington City Council

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:02:43 +1300 | Melinda Gamlen

Wellington City Council have given parents less than one month's notice of the proposed closure of the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Creche. More >>

Health Issues Highlighted in Child Poverty Monitor

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 08:51:24 +1300 | University of Otago

Although the just released second annual Child Poverty Monitor has revealed a small decrease in the number of New Zealand children living in income poverty, researchers involved in its preparation say there is still much to address in terms of health ...More >>


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