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AKA Launches New Time-Saving App

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:16:11 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) this week launched a new mobile app to manage its relief staff bookings. The Jitbug Relievers App, is a secure time saving app that matches schools and early childhood education services with the relievers that ...More >>

The Lego is here

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:25:41 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Lawrence Yule’s engineering background stood him in good stead on Monday [May 16] morning, as he helped two youngsters keen to try out the components of an upcoming Hastings City Art Gallery’s art installation.More >>

No refugee child out of school for more than a month

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:37:32 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit looms next week in Istanbul Save the Children is calling for a new deal for refugee children. Save the Children is calling for no refugee child to be out of school for more than 30 days after being displaced.More >>

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare

Mon, 16 May 2016 10:13:30 +1200 | University of Auckland

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare Guidelines are needed about screen time for children at daycare, according to new research from the University of Auckland.More >>

Waikato leader gets boost

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:08:55 +1200 | University of Waikato

Long-standing McKenzie Centre Director Trisha Benge continues to make the world less scary and lonely for hundreds of families who have children with special needs. More >>

Young children with additional needs left out in the cold

Wed, 11 May 2016 16:50:32 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) welcomes the Government’s announcement of extra teacher aide funding in the upcoming budget but asks, why are our youngest children being overlooked?More >>

Where is the funding for young children learning needs?

Wed, 11 May 2016 13:23:54 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

NZ Kindergartens welcomes the Minister of Education’s announcement today of additional funding to support children with additional learning needs in schools but questions why no extra funding has been allocated for children in early childhood education ...More >>

Te Papa’s free resources help children learn about Matariki

Wed, 11 May 2016 11:25:43 +1200 | Te Papa

Schools and early childhood centres have a new resource to help children celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year. More >>

Minister’s target put above giving kids the best start

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:19:14 +1200 | Green Party

Information obtained by the Green Party today shows the Education Minister has sought no data or proof that her Government’s drive to increase the numbers of children in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is leaving those children better off. More >>

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:38:59 +1200 | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award - http://www.aupairlink.co.nz/news/au-pair-link-achieves-the-first-ever-national-healthy-heart-award More >>

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:13:45 +1200 | Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week by holding Clothing and Nappy drives in seven centres across New Zealand (Auckland, Taupo, Taranaki, Central Hawkes Bay, Greater Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin). More >>

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:36:34 +1200 | PORSE

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses A career in childcare is becoming a popular choice for school leavers who are being attracted by practical, hands on courses. Samantha-Jo Aitchison had two careers in mind – joining the New Zealand ...More >>

Mosgiel Preschool is getting behind World Smokefree Day

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:52:50 +1200 | WellSouth

Arthur Burns Preschool has recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme and are going the extra mile promoting the message “Keep your car and home Smokefree” to their families. More >>

Kindergartens go digital with Educa

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:38:20 +1200 | Educa Limited

After 6 months of research into ePortfolios, South Canterbury Kindergarten Association has chosen to use Educa e-portfolios in their 11 Kindergartens. More >>

Oamaru Kindergartens getting behind Smokefree May

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:32:47 +1200 | WellSouth

Kindergartens that have recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme are going the extra mile promoting the message “keep your car and home smokefree” to their families. More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:43:34 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ...More >>

Anika Moa’s children’s album tops NZ charts

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:48:11 +1200 | Anika Moa

Just one week after its release, songstress Anika Moa’s latest recording has shot up the charts to occupy the number 1 slot in the New Zealand albums chart. More >>

Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:53:16 +1200 | Mothers Helpers

New Research Shows Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported by Schools A new report released by Mothers’ Helpers , has revealed that the majority of parents who have a child with special needs feel their child is inadequately supported by ...More >>

New offering for Pahiatua Early Learners

Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:19:38 +1200 | Ruahine Kindergarten Association

At the start of Term One this year, the Pahiatua Early Learning Centre opened its doors to 28 children at the previous Pahiatua Kindergarten site in Tyndall Street. Within weeks, enrolments have risen to 45. As part of the Ruahine Kindergarten Association ...More >>

Promoting men in early childhood education

Wed, 6 Apr 2016 16:01:31 +1200 | Tararua Free Kindergarten

Norton Harrison says he’s honoured to receive an award for men in early childhood education, on behalf of his employer, He Whnau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association. More >>

 

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