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Lower South Island ECE Centres Sold to Evolve Group

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:54 +1200 | Little Wonders Childcare

Little Wonders Childcare Group has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited (Evolve) for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. More >>

Gate Pa Kindergarten to close

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:17:44 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

The Board of Inspired Kindergartens regrets to advise that Gate Pa Kindergarten will close at the end of Term 2 (7 July 2017) following a period of consultation with families and staff. Families were advised of the decision this afternoon. More >>

Biggest education reform in decades passes final reading

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:59:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Biggest education reform in decades passes final reading Education Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the passing of a Bill that puts the achievement of children and young people at the heart of the education system, and provides the flexibility to ...More >>

Top marks for tertiary provider

Tue, 9 May 2017 15:46:08 +1200 | PORSE

Learn how to give your child, or the children in your care, the best start in life by enrolling in the PORSE Level 3 Certificate. More >>

BOP Regional Finalists in PM’s Education Excellence Awards

Tue, 9 May 2017 12:18:50 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Two Bay of Plenty early learning services and one secondary school are among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Auckland Regional Finalists in PM’s Education Awards

Tue, 9 May 2017 12:16:35 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Two Auckland schools and the Auckland Kindergarten Association are among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Mother and daughter graduate as teachers

Tue, 9 May 2017 09:41:16 +1200 | University of Auckland

Gaining a degree was a family affair for Te Awatea Rangiuaia-Carter, who was one of five from the same whanau to graduate on the same day, all with degrees in education from the University of Auckland. More >>

A cautious approach to supporting oral language needed

Thu, 4 May 2017 13:36:44 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the additional $6 million over the next four years to support children’s oral language learning but urges caution in its approach.More >>

Our kindergartens are under threat

Thu, 4 May 2017 11:12:58 +1200 | ChildForum

Parents and early childhood experts are calling for the government to put the “free” back into kindergarten and ensure kindergarten associations do not alter features consistent with the high quality model of education for children that kindergarten ...More >>

Rt Hon Bill English: Pre-Budget Speech

Wed, 3 May 2017 12:19:21 +1200 | New Zealand Government

We’re now in a position to achieve things we hadn’t thought possible before. We can make tangible and long-lasting improvements to even the most challenged lives and we can set our country up for real and sustained success. I’m determined to ...More >>

More one-on-one time in home-based care

Mon, 1 May 2017 16:51:17 +1200 | PORSE

Too many children are spending long days in substandard early childhood care, Auckland Early Childhood Teacher Susan Bates says in the New Zealand Herald. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interview Hekia Parata

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:03:46 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interview Hekia Parata Headlines: In answer to suggestion that more Maori and Pasifika NCEA students are doing skills-based unit standards instead of academic standards, the outgoing Education Minister Hekia Parata says ...More >>

New Zealand Kindergartens welcomes new education minister

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:28 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes Minister Kaye to the education portfolio. More >>

Sale of At Home Child Care to Happi ECE Limited

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:29:36 +1200 | Happi ECE Limited

Auckland and Christchurch based At Home Child Care has been purchased by Happi ECE Limited, a parent-led New Zealand company focused on creating the best care and education outcomes for New Zealand children and their families.More >>

Minister Kaye welcomed to portfolio

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:49:22 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

The announcement by Prime Minister Bill English that Minister Nikki Kaye would take the education portfolio was welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).More >>

New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:46:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education 18 April 2017 Media Statement New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu More >>

Cyclone closes schools & ECE centres across North Island

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:17:09 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Severe wet weather caused by Cyclone Cook has now closed 137 schools and 133 early learning centres across the North Island, affecting 34,232 school children and 4339 pres-schoolers.More >>

Bungle over new Early Childhood Education Curriculum

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:35:37 +1200 | ChildForum

A new early childhood curriculum replacing the current ‘Te Whāriki’ document has been published on the Ministry of Education website -- without prior announcement until its release today and near the eve of the long Easter weekend and the start ...More >>

Cyclone Cook closes schools and early learning centres

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:59:24 +1200 | Ministry of Education

With heavy rain forecast to continue, all schools and early learning centres in the Eastern Bay of Plenty will be advised to remain closed, and there will be further closures in the Franklin area, Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island, Thames and Coromandel.More >>

Release of revised Te Whāriki welcomed

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:43:20 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has welcome the Government’s release today (12 April) of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki.More >>