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Time running out for researcher with motor neurone disease

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:47:12 +1200 | University of Canterbury

A terminally-ill University of Canterbury researcher is almost running out of time to complete her research before motor neurone disease takes over her life. More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ...More >>

Porse Bringing Te Reo Alive in Maori Language Week

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:55:55 +1200 | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE is helping keep Te Reo alive supporting the Government’s initiative to encourage more Maori to participate in early childhood education.More >>

Will the Greens’ ECE Policy Really Benefit Children?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:37 +1200 | Home Education Foundation

The Greens Party yesterday announced as a key part of its election platform that it would be supporting families by seeking to extend the 20 hours’ free early childhood education (ECE) subsidy to 2-year-old children.More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:45 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 21 July 2014

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:56:38 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English met with reporters today to discuss: • The government’s activities in the public sector • Reductions to welfare • Crime statistics • NCEA results and policy • Civilian casualties ...More >>

NZEI supports Green party’s commitment to quality ECE

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:57:23 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Green Party’s plans to boost the quality of early childhood education by restoring funding for centres with 100 percent qualified staff. More >>

Greens announce 20 hours free ECE for two year olds

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:05:58 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party today announced that its key social platform for this election will be to tackle child poverty and inequality by ensuring every child in New Zealand has enough to thrive. The Green Party will make a series of policy announcements ...More >>

Every child is nurtured at Little Feet Preschool, Auckland

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:59:00 +1200 | Little Feet Preschool

Little Feet Preschool is a privately owned centre located near Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington, Auckland. It was opened in 1998 and the centre welcomes all families and children and provides an attractive and well maintained learning environment.More >>

Professor Robert Winston headlines ECE conference

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:21:51 +1200 | Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa

“The early childhood education (ECE) sector are abuzz with the fact that Professor Robert Winston will be delivering a keynote address specifically to them. We have delegates coming from all around New Zealand, excited to have the opportunity to ...More >>

NZ students financially savvy

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:21:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Many New Zealand students are among the most financially literate, and score higher than the OECD on average, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. More >>

Labour’s education policies will raise quality teaching

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:36:42 +1200 | NZEI

The Labour Party’s plans to screen prospective student teachers will help ensure quality teaching and learning for children. NZEI National President Judith Nowotarski says this will go a long way to ensuring that teaching remains highly professional ...More >>

Te Awamutu kindy first for New Zealand

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:03:12 +1200 | Birch Media

The award-winning architect behind a new Te Awamutu childcare development says the energy efficient kindergarten will be the first of its kind in New Zealand. More >>

More success for thousands of children

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:39:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says thousands more young people are on the road to success as a result of continued improvements in NCEA achievement and early childhood education participation.More >>

Baby charter schools raise more questions

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:09:30 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says concerns around the potential of new charter schools being extended to babies and pre-schoolers show that the government needs to come clean about the full extent of its plans for the education sector before the election.More >>

New Kindergarten to be named ‘Wairakei’

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:17:57 +1200 | Tauranga Region Kindergartens

The convenor of the Establishment Committee, Natasha Brokenshire, for the new Papamoa East kindergarten announced today that her committee had approved the name, Wairakei. This had come about after consultation with Nga Potiki. The new kindergarten is to ...More >>

Better early learning for more pre-schoolers

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:41:33 +1200 | Tamaki Redevelopment Company

An innovative, first-of-its-kind early learning project will be delivered by local Early Childhood Education (ECE) providers through a collaborative programme in the Tāmaki suburbs of Glen Innes, Panmure and Pt. England in Auckland. The Ministry ...More >>

Bennett: Vulnerable Children Bill - Third Reading

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:31:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker, I move that the Vulnerable Children Bill, the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Bill, and the KiwiSaver (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Bill be now read a third time.More >>

Spotlight on ECE Participation for the Most Disadvantaged

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:18:44 +1200 | ChildForum

Wellington – A report released today by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) supports concerns held by many in the early childhood sector that Government policy puts too much emphasis on simply getting under-5s into care without ensuring that issues fundamental ...More >>


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