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National win will not benefit Early Childhood Education

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:10:04 +1200 | ChildForum

The election outcome does not bode well for the care of children and the early childhood education sector which sees little positive change in the near future. Promises for improving the sector were made on the hustings and the more vibrant ones were made ...More >>

Greens’ Inclusive Education Policy a good step forward

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:58:10 +1200 | Inclusive Education Action Group

The Inclusive Education Action Group (IEAG) welcomes the Greens’ commitment to base New Zealand’s education system on the principles of inclusion and the provision of need. More >>

Charter Schools now even smaller and more expensive

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:12:14 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

NZ’s charter school experiment is proving to be even more expensive than first thought, as two schools have experienced falling rolls since the start of the 2014 school year and three remain below what is termed their “Guaranteed Minimum Roll” ...More >>

Nourishing and nurturing young minds

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:46:28 +1200 | Ruahine Kindergartens

The long-term benefits of proper nutrition and its direct link to the development of young minds and bodies are well known. While recent publicity around poverty, empty family fridges and limited school lunches, has highlighted a need, there’s ...More >>

Palmerston North Kindergarten Lunch Programme

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:41:21 +1200 | Black Sheep Design

Programme was initiated following the Awesome Awapuni Day where the staff at the kindergarten spoke to one of the event organisers about how they would like to provide free lunches for the children.More >>

Nature is the Classroom for Playcentre Children

Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:57:31 +1200 | Karori Play Centre

Karori Playcentre’s older children enjoy a special session each week that takes them out to Wellington’s beaches, parks and reserves. More >>

Minister attends homebased educators’ conference

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:23:02 +1200 | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The Minister of Education, Hon Hekia Parata, is attending the New Zealand Homebased ECE Association Conference in Wellington on Friday September 5. More >>

National will build on its strong progress in education

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:20:41 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National will continue to build on its strong progress in education and invest in areas that will make the most difference for all New Zealand children if re-elected, says National’s Education Spokeswoman, Hekia Parata, and Associate Spokeswoman ...More >>

Investment in children’s health will improve economy

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:00:56 +1200 | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) is urging the new Government to develop a national cross-sector child poverty strategy. More >>

BNZ’s ‘Closed for Good’ volunteer day works magic at Plunket

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:32:10 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

When BNZ staff arrived at Plunket in Featherston this morning to volunteer for the day, they were tasked with a tall order – make our playground magical. More >>

$22m upgrade for North Canterbury schools

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:11:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing more than $22 million in the redevelopment of four schools across North Canterbury, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Māori Party will extend free hours for kōhanga reo

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:10:52 +1200 | The Maori Party

Māori Party will extend free hours for kōhanga reo and early childhood to 30 per week More >>

More recognition needed for Homebased Early Education

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:59:54 +1200 | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The New Zealand Homebased ECE Association says the great contribution that homebased educators and nannies make to homes and communities throughout New Zealand should be recognised and celebrated.More >>

PORSE Looks at Opportunity to Change Paradigms in NZ and AUS

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:56:37 +1200 | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare and training provider, PORSE is exploring an opportunity, which will positively change early childhood education paradigms in NZ and Australia.More >>

Northland Building Shortlisted for International Award

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:36:40 +1200 | World Green Building Council

Tuesday 19 August 2014: An early childhood education centre in Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand has been named a finalist in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards .More >>

Footsteps Community Comes Together to Build a Village

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:11:03 +1200 | Footsteps

Innovative early-childhood education provider Footsteps is building a village out of playhouses to underline the role of community collaboration in nurturing a child’s early development and helping them to reach their full potential.More >>

Sunflowers to inspire a love of gardening

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:34:09 +1200 | Purple Sherbert

There will be smiles as big sunflowers from local kindergarten children across the country as the 2014 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens project kicks off on the 18th August 2014. After a successful pilot programme in 2013, this year the project ...More >>

Initiative Launches to Recognise Teachers

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:47:09 +1200 | Impact PR

An annual initiative to recognise and reward some of the 52,238 primary, intermediate and secondary teachers around the country has been launched this month. The New Zealand's Most Inspiring Teachers campaign is an initiative created by Warehouse Stationery ...More >>

B4 School Checks Exceed Target

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:13:58 +1200 | Northland DHB

Targets for checking pre-schoolers’ health and development were exceeded in the last year with 96 per cent of Northland’s estimated 2500 four-year-olds tested. Over the last year, 96 per cent of four-year-olds in Northland have completed the ...More >>

New chapter for kindergarten in the Wellington region

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:33:41 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Rimutaka and Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Associations come together today as one organisation called He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association. More >>

 

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