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Te Rito Maioha to deliver new Montessori qualification

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:50:53 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Aperfield Montessori Trust and Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand are pleased to confirm that from approximately February 2019, Te Rito Maioha will deliver the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5).More >>

ECE problems bigger than official figures show

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:38:05 +1200 | RNZ

Problems in the early childhood sector run much deeper than official complaint figures indicate, an early childhood researcher says. More >>

Complaints processes support high standards

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:54:44 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the findings of the 2016 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, and is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have a high standard for early childhood education.More >>

Education Ministry failing its own standards

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 20:13:34 +1200 | ChildForum

Press Release: ChildForum Date: 08/04/2018 Wellington – The Ministry of Education is not meeting its own deadlines in releasing information on complaints it received against early childhood services from 2016.More >>

NZTC early childhood education graduates celebrate

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:52:52 +1200 | New Zealand Tertiary College

Traditional dress from all over the world met formal graduation attire at New Zealand Tertiary College’s Auckland early childhood education graduation ceremony held on Wednesday evening.More >>

Parents’ choice on ECE snubbed by Govt

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 14:22:36 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Parents who have chosen privately owned early childhood services for their children have been put on notice by the Minister of Education, National Party spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says.More >>

ECE: Govt looks to turn tide away from privatised education

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:07:12 +1200 | RNZ

The government has warned the early childhood sector it could step in to limit the detrimental effects of competition and it wants to turn the tide away from privatised education.More >>

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:19:16 +1200 | NZEI

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan 5 April 2018 Our youngest Kiwis will benefit from a completely fresh look at the Early Childhood Education sector. More >>

Time to get it right for early childhood education

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:17:21 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

Time to get it right for early childhood education “It’s our time get early childhood education (ECE) back on track, focusing on what’s best for every child and their whānau engaged in an ECE service” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. ...More >>

Early Learning Strategic Plan terms of reference announced

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:12:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Early Learning Strategic Plan terms of reference announced Education Minister Chris Hipkins today released the terms of reference for the Early Learning Strategic Plan, which aims to give all children genuine opportunities for high quality early learning. ...More >>

Evolve puts Porse unit on the market after strategic review

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 17:00:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) - Evolve Education Group, which raised $132 million in a 2014 public offering to acquire and bundle a group of childcare and home-help businesses, has put its Porse in-home childcare business up for sale after a strategic review.More >>

Research throws new light on school-entry age

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:25:33 +1300 | CHILDForum Research Network

There is now proof that a child’s age on entry to school, be it around 5 years or later at 6, makes little difference to academic outcomes and progress over the first year.More >>

Childcare investment returns $243,100 a year

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:26:46 +1300 | Bayleys

336 Great South Road generates an annual net rental income of $243,100 plus GST. More >>

Initiative to boost teacher supply extended

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:21:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Initiative to boost teacher supply extended Acting Minister of Education Tracey Martin has announced a further $700,000 to help more teachers into classrooms, with the extension of the Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme. Approximately 280 ...More >>

Being Crazy About That Kid Or Making that Kid Crazy

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:29:10 +1300 | NZAP

Over-crowding in New Zealand Early Childhood Centres, leading to stressed children and teachers, is certain to be affecting both the physical and emotional development of our children, according to New Zealand psychotherapists.More >>

Qualified, Registered Teachers Needed to Improve Quality f

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:21:14 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Recent publicity about unsafe early childhood services reinforces the need for qualfied and registered teachers, says Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens chief executive Amanda Coulston. More >>

Home-based care is the alternative to “Dangerous Daycares”

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:24:41 +1300 | PORSE

In a response to Radio New Zealand’s (RNZ) article released today “Dangerous Daycares” PORSE says home-based care is the answer for parents looking for quality, low-ratio childcare.More >>

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:50:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori The negative experience of tamariki and rangatahi highlighted in a new report has to change if we are to lift Māori achievement at school, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says. ...More >>

Time to discuss 'quality' ECE and define it

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:35:42 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Here, in New Zealand, we have a world-class ECE curriculum to implement, Te Whaariki, and a high uptake of ECE services. We also have a model that offers variety of ECE services and parental choice. Those delivering ECE provide care, dedication, teaching, ...More >>

Mayor opens new preschool at ACG Tauranga

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:25:10 +1300 | ACG Schools

TAURANGA - Western Bay of Plenty District Council Mayor Garry Webber officially cut the ribbon of ACG Tauranga’s new preschool at a sunset event on the campus in Pyes Pa.More >>


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