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Kiwi Kids to Benefit From World-First Sun Safety Initiative

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:22 +1300 | Spark 64

100 early childcare centres will be first to use Kiwi-invented UV sensor technology • Real-time, hands-on innovation expected to impact wider communities • Initiative created to shape behaviour of the next generation of tech-savvy Kiwi kidsMore >>

Library storytellers shown to contribute to early literacy

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:02:47 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

New research shows that taking preschoolers to story-time sessions at the local library could help them with the early stages of learning to read. Professor Anne Goulding, from Victoria’s School of Information Management, together with Dr Mary ...More >>

Local provider appointed to Early Childhood Centre in Tamaki

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:57:49 +1300 | Tamaki Redevelopment Company

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are pleased to announce the appointment of local education provider Totara Seed Trust, to run the learning programme at the new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centre at Glenbrae ...More >>

Local provider appointed for newest Early Childhood Centre

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:45:39 +1300 | Tamaki Redevelopment Company

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are pleased to announce the appointment of local education provider Totara Seed Trust, to run the learning programme at the new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centre at Glenbrae ...More >>

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer - Study

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:21:55 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016.More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:15:34 +1300 | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa.More >>

Barnardos to develop 21st century childcare service

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:06 +1300 | Barnardos

Barnardos, through support from the Akina Foundation, is to develop a high quality flexible childcare service to assist parents to enter and stay in the workforce. More >>

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 >>


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