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Kindergarten children rewarded silver

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:04:44 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast last week (SUBS: December 13) with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool.More >>

ECE standards are falling at the expense of participation

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:53:36 +1300 | Little School

Government action is needed to address falling quality in early childhood education (ECE) in New Zealand, says ECE specialist and businesswoman Maria Johnson. More >>

Te Anau subdivision to host new early childcare centre

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:39:35 +1300 | The Delta Te Anau

A new early childcare centre in popular Te Anau residential development The Delta is expected to ease the town’s burgeoning preschool education pressures. The centre, which will have capacity for up to 65 children aged zero to five, has recently been ...More >>

On the review of Te Whāriki - Lynley Tulloch

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:24:40 +1300 | Lynley Tulloch

Currently New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum Te Whāriki He Whāriki Mātauranga mo ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa is in the process of being updated. And it is not a just trivial tinkering of this world-class ...More >>

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:23:47 +1300 | NZEI

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard 18 December 2016 NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the quality of safety, care and learning of thousands of young children enrolled in 220 ECE services identified as substandard.More >>

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) gets green light for PTE

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:56:59 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval by NZQA to deliver the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE). More >>

Teachers ramp up funding call for quality ECE

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:43:28 +1300 | NZEI

North Shore Early Childhood teachers and parents will tomorrow join a new push to increase the funding for quality ECE as some children are waiting longer than 2 years for a place in a quality service.More >>

Funding for projects linking research and practice

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:58:24 +1300 | Teaching and Learning Research Initiative

Six projects have been funded in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2016 funding round. More >>

Save Our Kindergarten, Save Our Centre

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:03:11 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The Karori community is rallying behind a campaign to save Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids childcare service while Victoria University is threatening to sell the land from under them. More >>

No More Seclusion In Schools!

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:47:35 +1300 | Autistic Collective

The Autistic Collective wholly supports the recent decision of the government to ban the practise of seclusion in schools. We also agree with statements made by Altogether Autism and the Human Rights Commission on the practise.More >>

Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:38 +1300 | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10.More >>

Parata’s spin can’t hide cuts to early childhood education

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:40:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spin from Hekia Parata can hide the fact that per-child funding for early childhood education has been steadily decreasing under the National government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Shocked and deeply saddened at news of child's death

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:08:25 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council shocked and deeply saddened at news a child has died at Auckland childcare centre More >>

Funding for children’s futures

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:43:45 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the second phase of the education system funding review. "We are encouraged the minister will continue to work with sector experts on this next stage" said chief executive Clare ...More >>

Correction regarding Takapuna incident

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:32:51 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The child who died following an incident at a child care facility in Takapuna this afternoon was a four-year-old boy. More >>

Myers Kindergarten celebrates 100 years

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:24:21 +1300 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

This week, the Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) is helping one of its KiNZ early learning centres to celebrate its centenary. More >>

Kindergartens Closed Today 14.11.16

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:09:25 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Kindergartens Closed Today All 85 kindergartens run by Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens are closed today. That is kindergartens in Wellington, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Petone and Eastbourne. Our Porirua home-based service, Etu Ao, ...More >>

NZ Arb encourages appropriate tree assessment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:00:57 +1300 | New Zealand Arboricultural Association

In response to a recent incident at a childcare centre where a tree fell, injuring children, New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) stresses tree owners have their trees regularly assessed by a professional arborist.More >>

Take extra care with large trees

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 13:10:40 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council advises childcare centres to take extra care with large trees following accident in Auckland More >>

Tree Safety

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:16:33 +1300 | TreeTech

Yesterday’s tree failure at an Auckland day care centre is a salient reminder of the potential hazards unsafe trees can pose in public places says Chris Walsh, Managing Director of Treetech Specialist Treecare. Walsh, who also is a Director of the International ...More >>


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