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Children’s early learning worth the investment

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:15:11 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) welcomes recommendations made by the Minister of Education’s Advisory Group on Early Learning (AGEL) in a report released today.More >>

Significant change in ECE requires significant investment

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:10:12 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report released today recommending significant changes to early childhood education will require significant investment to make real gains for the youngest New Zealanders, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.More >>

Advisory Group on Early Learning report welcomed

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:20:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Children will have better support to get the best possible start to their early learning, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Parata today released the report of the Advisory Group on Early Learning, which recommends that early childhood education ...More >>

Merino Kids look for newborns to join their flock!

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:37:36 +1300 | Merino Kids

The ‘Face of Merino Kids’ competition is back. New Zealand’s favourite sleepbag company are hoping to find the cutest, cuddliest and coolest newborn out there to join their flock and front up their brand new Autumn/ Winter 2016 range.More >>

Middle leadership in crisis – PPTA

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:21:37 +1300 | PPTA

Heading a department, teaching in a classroom and caring for stressed students and teachers is just a small part of a day’s work for middle leaders in schools. More >>

Extra funding for bigger, better library

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:31:44 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Extra funding for bigger, better library The upgrade of HB Williams Memorial Library has been given a funding boost with donations confirmed from the J N Williams Memorial Trust of $1m and $860,000 from the Eastland Community Trust.More >>

‘Takes All Sports’ to benefit school sport opportunities

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:28:49 +1200 | Corporate Challenge Events NZ

A new team building event that results in sporting equipment being donated to New Zealand schools has been launched by corporate event and team building specialist, Corporate Challenge Events.More >>

Parents confident in ECE services

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:37:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A survey showing that 85 per cent of parents are satisfied with their children’s early childhood education service overall is a testament to the hard work of teachers and parents, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.More >>

More paid parental leave best option for our babies

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:00:18 +1200 | NZEI

Extending paid parental leave will give more children a better start in life particularly in light of a recent report which found that nearly half of early childhood centres did not provide quality learning for under-twos.More >>

Budding gardeners learn skills for life

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:10:10 +1200 | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

Over 12,800 budding preschool gardeners from around the country will take part in the 2015 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project which launches today. In its third year, the successful gardening initiative gives kindergarten children the opportunity ...More >>

Dual winners at grad conference

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:17:28 +1200 | Waikato University

Preschool Māori animation needs to be reflective of the children that are watching it says Waikato masters graduate Kristin Ross. More >>

Kiwis Lack Patience to Become Teachers - Survey

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:53:07 +1200 | Impact PR

Kiwis think the teaching profession is becoming tougher and the majority of us say we wouldn't have the patience to do the job, according to new research. More >>

Too many babies and toddlers getting a raw deal in ECE

Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:19:15 +1200 | NZEI

A new government report showing that 46 per cent of early childhood services are not doing enough to help under-twos learn is no surprise to those teaching in the sector.More >>

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:02:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the site of a new Community Education Hub in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, which will incorporate the relocated Pt Chevalier Kindergarten.More >>

Term Time for Toddlers at Capital E

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:57:23 +1200 | Capital E

Children aged 3-5 years will be keeping busy at Capital E Central on 4 Queens Wharf during term time in a flurry of fun activities. From dance workshops, to craft workshops and to special shows, there’s something on every single week to keep tiny toddlers ...More >>

Charter school experiment turns into shambles

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:55:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government’s charter school experiment has descended into chaos and it’s time for Hekia Parata to stop trying to cover up the full extent of the problems, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “The Education Minister must ...More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools 25 years on

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:28:20 +1200 | Pukeko Research

Pūkeko Research has been pursuing an independent (unsponsored) study of inequality, education and society for two years.More >>

Early Childhood sector takes stock and looks to the future

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:38:10 +1200 | NZEI

Hundreds of teachers will meet in Auckland this evening to discuss the future of early childhood education in New Zealand. More >>

No Government money for teacher pay rises in four years

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:43:07 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

No Government money for teacher pay rises in four years The Early Childhood Council (ECC) has today (10 July 2015) expressed ‘frustration’ that the Government has paid no money for education and care centre teacher pay increases in four years. ...More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:01:27 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>


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