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Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides bold, brave blueprint

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:15:06 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education.More >>

Attracting ECE teachers back into the industry vital

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:12:07 +1300 | PORSE

In the midst of an extreme Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher shortage, New Zealand’s largest in-home childcare provider, PORSE, has an ‘earn and learn’ solution it expects will attract teachers who have exited the profession, back to ...More >>

NZ’s largest early childhood provider recruits overseas

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:12:49 +1300 | BestStart

While welcoming the Government’s 10-Year Strategic Plan for early learning, BestStart, the country’s largest early childhood education provider, questions plans for more teachers given the acute shortage, says Fiona Hughes, Deputy CE.More >>

WM Kindergartens welcomes plan to improve early learning

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:41:45 +1300 | Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

He Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens, which operates 86 kindergartens in the Lower North Island as well as three home-based networks, welcomes the government’s plan to strengthen the quality and raise the funding of early childhood education. More >>

Early Learning Strategic Plan is much needed

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:10:34 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

The Early Learning Strategic Plan is much needed work that will help solve persistent issues in the early childhood sector, says Te Rito Maioha Deputy Chief Executive, John Diggins. More >>

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens welcomes draft strategic plan

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:07:28 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

He Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens, which operates 86 kindergartens in the Lower North Island as well as three home-based networks, welcomes the government’s plan to strengthen the quality and raise the funding of early childhood education. More >>

Early learning strategic plan ambitious

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:05:26 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the draft Strategic Plan for early learning sets ambitious goals to achieve in a decade, given the fact we have a significant teacher shortage in New Zealand currently.More >>

High quality ECE – a right for every child

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:13:59 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“This is our moment to get it right for young children and reset government policy in the interests of high quality teaching and learning” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “The government’s determination to ensure the provision ...More >>

Barnardos welcomes plan for early learning

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:28:45 +1300 | Barnardos

Today Barnardos welcomes Government’s publication He taonga te tamati – the draft Strategic Plan for Early Learning 2019-29. Barnardos particularly welcomes the theme of the draft Strategic Plan: every child a taonga. The draft plan begins from the ...More >>

Consultation on ECE plan welcomed

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:05:09 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes a draft Government strategic plan for early childhood education released for consultation today. More >>

Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:52:00 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National welcomes the focus on lifting the quality of Early Learning in the Draft Strategic Plan released today, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says.More >>

New plan for high quality early learning

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:29:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A bold ten year plan looks to restore the Government’s commitment to quality in early learning, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Two ways to pay teachers more

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:54:08 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

With about 27,000 overworked and underpaid teachers set to go on strike next week, here’s how ACT would fund pay increases for them, says Leader David Seymour. More >>

NZ Academic Unveils Details of World First Childcare Centre

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:39:16 +1300 | Chrysalis Group

A world first concept in early education to be opened in Auckland is set to be unveiled by the NZ academic and ECE educator who created it at an international conference next week.More >>

Early Childhood NZ scores highly in Māori and Pasifika

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 12:21:17 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand scores highly in Māori and Pasifika success rates Te Rito Maioha’s commitment to ensuring the success of all its students is paying off, says Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe. ‘Our overall 2017 qualification ...More >>

Toru Fetū celebrates prestigious award

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:35:58 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Toru Fetū Kindergarten in Porirua will celebrate its Prime Minister’s award at the kindergarten on Friday with songs, speeches and lunch including traditional dishes. More >>

MIT Helps to Meet Demand for Early Childhood Educators

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:09:26 +1300 | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology is committed to providing opportunities to a greater number in the community through blended learning programmes that allow students to balance work and study A recent story in the New Zealand Herald highlighted a shortage ...More >>

ECE teacher crisis a casualty of 10-year funding freeze

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:28:57 +1300 | NZEI

The acute shortage of early childhood education teachers is a direct result of 10 years of Government underfunding in the sector says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Five Ways to Bond with Your Bub and Why

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:52:44 +1300 | Storytime Foundation

AUCKLAND, NZ, October 12, 2018 — A parent’s bond with their baby means everything . It’s that feeling of unconditional love and unbreakable attachment so unique to the parent-child relationship. However, like all relationships, strengthening ...More >>

Urgent need to address ECE teacher supply

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:30:42 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Teacher shortages aren’t limited to schools” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “There is also an urgent need to address the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers in early childhood education (ECE).” More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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