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More paid parental leave best option for our babies

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:00:18 +1200 | NZEI

Extending paid parental leave will give more children a better start in life particularly in light of a recent report which found that nearly half of early childhood centres did not provide quality learning for under-twos.More >>

Budding gardeners learn skills for life

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:10:10 +1200 | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

Over 12,800 budding preschool gardeners from around the country will take part in the 2015 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project which launches today. In its third year, the successful gardening initiative gives kindergarten children the opportunity ...More >>

Dual winners at grad conference

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:17:28 +1200 | Waikato University

Preschool Māori animation needs to be reflective of the children that are watching it says Waikato masters graduate Kristin Ross. More >>

Kiwis Lack Patience to Become Teachers - Survey

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:53:07 +1200 | Impact PR

Kiwis think the teaching profession is becoming tougher and the majority of us say we wouldn't have the patience to do the job, according to new research. More >>

Too many babies and toddlers getting a raw deal in ECE

Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:19:15 +1200 | NZEI

A new government report showing that 46 per cent of early childhood services are not doing enough to help under-twos learn is no surprise to those teaching in the sector.More >>

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:02:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the site of a new Community Education Hub in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, which will incorporate the relocated Pt Chevalier Kindergarten.More >>

Term Time for Toddlers at Capital E

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:57:23 +1200 | Capital E

Children aged 3-5 years will be keeping busy at Capital E Central on 4 Queens Wharf during term time in a flurry of fun activities. From dance workshops, to craft workshops and to special shows, there’s something on every single week to keep tiny toddlers ...More >>

Charter school experiment turns into shambles

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:55:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government’s charter school experiment has descended into chaos and it’s time for Hekia Parata to stop trying to cover up the full extent of the problems, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “The Education Minister must ...More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools 25 years on

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:28:20 +1200 | Pukeko Research

Pūkeko Research has been pursuing an independent (unsponsored) study of inequality, education and society for two years.More >>

Early Childhood sector takes stock and looks to the future

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:38:10 +1200 | NZEI

Hundreds of teachers will meet in Auckland this evening to discuss the future of early childhood education in New Zealand. More >>

No Government money for teacher pay rises in four years

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:43:07 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

No Government money for teacher pay rises in four years The Early Childhood Council (ECC) has today (10 July 2015) expressed ‘frustration’ that the Government has paid no money for education and care centre teacher pay increases in four years. ...More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:01:27 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:00:42 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>

Transition from early childhood education to school - ERO

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:20:36 +1200 | Education Review Office

ERO report highlights best way to support children’s transitions from early childhood education to school More >>

Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Annouce New CEO

Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:07:25 +1200 | Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board

Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Kararaina Cribb as the new Chief Executive Officer. Kararaina is married and together with her husband John, they have a blended family of six children and many mokopuna. ...More >>

Twenty-three schools share NRC environmental awards

Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:44:28 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

Twenty-three schools share NRC environmental awards Projects including farm fertiliser runoff monitoring and a stoat and rat trapping programme to boost kiwi numbers are among 24 school initiatives to share $20,000 in this year’s Northland Regional ...More >>

Hopster Arrives in Australia and New Zealand

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 09:38:21 +1200 | Trigger Marketing

Hopster, the Best-Selling TV And Learning App From the UK, Arrives in Australia And New Zealand One of Apple’s Best Apps of 2014 Now Available to Parents to Download for Free London, 4th June 2015 – Hopster, the beautifully balanced digital playroom ...More >>

Men in early childhood education

Tue, 2 Jun 2015 10:07:11 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

A number of years ago when I was teaching English to students of other languages in Hong Kong, I did some work for an internation kindergarten. My job was to create a programme to promote language for children who were about to leave for primary ...More >>

Evolve posts smaller FY loss than forecast

Mon, 25 May 2015 09:45:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - Evolve Education Group, the childcare operator that listed in December, reported a smaller annual loss than forecast in its offer document as it settled a series of acquisitions faster than anticipated, driving higher revenue.More >>

More childcare the focus for early education budget

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:16:59 +1200 | Child Forum

This year’s Budget announcement shows the Government is focussed on getting more children into early childhood education, especially babies and toddlers and for longer hours.More >>

 

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