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Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:38 +1300 | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10.More >>

Parata’s spin can’t hide cuts to early childhood education

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:40:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spin from Hekia Parata can hide the fact that per-child funding for early childhood education has been steadily decreasing under the National government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Shocked and deeply saddened at news of child's death

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:08:25 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council shocked and deeply saddened at news a child has died at Auckland childcare centre More >>

Funding for children’s futures

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:43:45 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the second phase of the education system funding review. "We are encouraged the minister will continue to work with sector experts on this next stage" said chief executive Clare ...More >>

Correction regarding Takapuna incident

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:32:51 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The child who died following an incident at a child care facility in Takapuna this afternoon was a four-year-old boy. More >>

Myers Kindergarten celebrates 100 years

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:24:21 +1300 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

This week, the Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) is helping one of its KiNZ early learning centres to celebrate its centenary. More >>

Kindergartens Closed Today 14.11.16

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:09:25 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Kindergartens Closed Today All 85 kindergartens run by Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens are closed today. That is kindergartens in Wellington, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Petone and Eastbourne. Our Porirua home-based service, Etu Ao, ...More >>

NZ Arb encourages appropriate tree assessment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:00:57 +1300 | New Zealand Arboricultural Association

In response to a recent incident at a childcare centre where a tree fell, injuring children, New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) stresses tree owners have their trees regularly assessed by a professional arborist.More >>

Take extra care with large trees

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 13:10:40 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council advises childcare centres to take extra care with large trees following accident in Auckland More >>

Tree Safety

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:16:33 +1300 | TreeTech

Yesterday’s tree failure at an Auckland day care centre is a salient reminder of the potential hazards unsafe trees can pose in public places says Chris Walsh, Managing Director of Treetech Specialist Treecare. Walsh, who also is a Director of the International ...More >>

Tree Incident Rare And Horrific

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 09:38:04 +1300 | ChildForum

The accident at Discoveries Educare in Auckland where several toddlers were injured, one critically, after a tree fell in high winds was a rare and horrific event and one that every early childhood centre around the country will never want to happen, ...More >>

Special Education support

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:45:35 +1300 | VIPs inc

A parent run group advocating for children with disabilities is calling for an immediate end to the funding freeze on Early Childhood Centres, after a recent NZEI survey showed nearly a third of ECE’s are unable to provide inclusive education. More >>

Early childhood association encouraged by union stance

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:15:34 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

New Zealand’s education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa are on point when it comes to the issues the early childhood sector is facing says Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).More >>

NZEI launches new push for end to ECE freeze

Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:28:35 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has today launched a major new early childhood education campaign, demanding a commitment in Budget 2017 to restore quality teacher funding, and end a six-year funding freezeMore >>

ECE survey shows children and families paying

Sun, 6 Nov 2016 22:08:23 +1300 | NZEI

ECE survey shows children and families paying for funding cuts 6 November 2016 A new survey shows a six year funding freeze is threatening the quality of ECE as services say the freeze is forcing increases to parent fees, cuts to teacher pay, deteriorating ...More >>

Kids at risk due to Government ECE push

Sun, 6 Nov 2016 21:52:30 +1300 | Green Party

A new survey of the early childhood education (ECE) sector shows centres struggling to make ends meet under a six-year Government funding freeze, the Green Party said today. More >>

Quality teaching needed to underpin quality curriulum

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:56:50 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Minister of Education's commitment to a quality curriculum in early childhood education, but says the funding to support quality teaching needs to be restored urgently. More >>

Early childhood curriculum update welcomed

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:38:10 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Today’s announcement by Minister Parata to widen the consultation of the draft update of Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s early childhood education (ECE) curriculum, is welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).More >>

Hope that dialogue will produce ‘best possible’ curriculum

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:48:29 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has praised a government decision (announced today, 04 November 2016) to spend six weeks consulting on its redraft of the early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki. More >>

Te Whāriki in the 21st century

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:44:00 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens, Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa, welcomes the opportunity to take part in the Ministry of Education’s consultation on the draft update of Te Whāriki. Te Whāriki is a unique curriculum that’s helped shape a generation ...More >>


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