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Learning Support Specialists strike tomorrow

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:55:33 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa members who are psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists, employed directly by the Ministry of Education, are set to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August.More >>

CTU celebrates settlement for education support workers

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:09:38 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated education support workers for achieving pay equity, with the signing of terms of settlement for workers who provide support to young children with additional learning needs.More >>

Judgment: Waho v Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:54:47 +1200 | New Zealand High Court

[1] Until he was removed in 2014 Toni Waho was a trustee of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, a trust dedicated to the use and retention of te reo Māori. The Trust Board decided to remove Mr Waho on the grounds he had brought the Trust into disrepute ...More >>

Excellence at Inspired Kindergartens

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 15:06:18 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens is proud to announce it is the top-ranked multi-service Early Childhood Education service in New Zealand as assessed by the Education Review Office (ERO). More >>

Teacher Leadership – An ECE perspective

Sat, 4 Aug 2018 14:34:10 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

Early childhood establishments in New Zealand tend to have different leadership models. Many of these are based around a hierarchical model, where there is possibly a centre manager, assistant centre manager, head teachers in each room, assistant head teachers, ...More >>

Vindication for sacked Kōhanga Reo trustee

Wed, 1 Aug 2018 17:05:48 +1200 | RNZ

The High Court has found the Kōhanga Reo National Trust was wrong to sack a trustee who spoke out about claims of wrongdoing. More >>

National Party U-turn on class size, teacher pay

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:39:38 +1200 | NZEI

National Party U-turn on class size, teacher pay and increased ECE funding vindicates teachers’ battles for more investment in education 29 July 2018 More >>

BestStart Educare names Tony Ryall as new Chief Executive

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:34:12 +1200 | BestStart

New Zealand’s largest provider of Early Childhood Education, BestStart Educare, today announced that Tony Ryall will be joining the company as Chief Executive, effective 1st August 2018. More >>

Most ECE services continue to meet or exceed standards

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:03:24 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Great to see most early childhood education (ECE) services continue to meet or exceed standards More >>

ECE standards and quality supported by complaints Processes

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:11:32 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) welcomes the findings of the 2017 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, released by the Ministry of Education today. The ECC is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have high standards for ...More >>

2017 ECE Complaints data released

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:16:51 +1200 | Ministry of Education

A new report released today by the Ministry of Education reflects the Ministry’s ongoing commitment to giving parents confidence in the early childhood education (ECE) sector, says Deputy Secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey.More >>

Toru Fetū Kindergarten wins prestigious award

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:39:31 +1200 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Toru Fetū Kindergarten wins prestigious award Porirua’s Toru Fetū Kindergarten has won a Prime Minister’s education excellence award because of its strong links with its communities. It’s the only early learning service to win an award, which ...More >>

PM’s Education Excellence Awards - winners announced

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:08:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The work of teachers and principals in our early childhood education services, and primary and secondary schools was celebrated tonight at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Kindergarten Association turns 90 years young

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 15:20:58 +1200 | Hutt City Kindergartens

Milestone birthdays are a time for celebration at kindergarten, and teachers across Lower Hutt will soon be enjoying one of their own. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Hutt City Kindergarten Association and the opening of its first kindergarten ...More >>

Te Rito Maioha welcomes per student funding increase

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:43:55 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe has welcomed the 1.6% student subsidy rate increase, announced by the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins yesterday. More >>

Iconic Playcentre past time brought back to life

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:03:12 +1200 | New Shoots Publishing

Iconic Playcentre past time brought back to life through the launch of Recipes for Messy Play book. More >>

Early Childhood Education Leaders Produce Messy Play

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:22:29 +1200 | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), New Shoots and Curiate have created a new version of the publication Recipes for Messy Play carrying on the legacy of the original, which was published five years ago and proved popular in the early childhood sector.More >>

Why is noise an issue in ECE?

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:24:01 +1200 | Susan Bates and Dr Wyatt Page

Susan Bates, Early Childhood Teacher and Independent Researcher Dr Wyatt Page, Associate Professor of Acoustics and Human Health in the School of Health Sciences at Massey University, has researched noise and the effects on human health for over 10 years.More >>

Future direction of early learning

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:39:52 +1200 | Ministry of Education

A new survey launched today will contribute to developing the government’s 10-year Strategic Plan for Early Learning, says Nancy Bell, Director of Early Learning at the Ministry of Education.More >>

Let's treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early education

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:52:48 +1200 | Lynley Tulloch

I believe in education. I’ve made it my lifetime passion – particularly early childhood education (ECE). So it troubles me that problems in New Zealand’s ECE sector have been the focus of a lot of media interest and public dialogue recently. ...More >>


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