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More childcare the focus for early education budget

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:16:59 +1200 | Child Forum

This year’s Budget announcement shows the Government is focussed on getting more children into early childhood education, especially babies and toddlers and for longer hours.More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Budget will cost average early childhood centres $15,000

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:38:47 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2015 will cost average early childhood centres $15,000 a year and increase parent fees More >>

Government more focussed on quantity over quality

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:32:11 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI National President Louise Green says the government shows it is more concerned about increasing participation rates in early childhood education than about ensuring children receive quality education.More >>

Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:58:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

• Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school care. More >>

Rekindle the Magic

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:34:36 +1200 | The PR Shop

From 25 – 29 May, 107 Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) kindergartens will be taking part in Discover Your Local Kindergarten Week! Come along and experience your local kindy during its open day and rekindle the joy and magic it creates.More >>

Best Educational Apps for Kids - App Review

Fri, 8 May 2015 09:53:24 +1200 | Greysprings

With over 1.3 mil Apps in Playstore, are there apps that actually help toddlers learn? More >>

Concern over Education Minister’s disinterest

Thu, 7 May 2015 13:41:22 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and TEU are very concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s apparent lack of interest in the details of a secret international trade deal that would have a massive impact on public education.More >>

van Riel’s Album a Recipe for Success in Child Development

Tue, 5 May 2015 15:38:41 +1200 | Quirky Music

2014 New Zealand Music Awards Finalist, Anna van Riel is making a difference to the development of children through her upcoming album, Cooking Up A Song . More >>

AHE Homeschooling Conference

Fri, 1 May 2015 10:10:35 +1200 | AHE

AHE Homeschooling Conference key note speaker is a High School Principal whose kids are homeschooled. More >>

Hutt Valley early childhood participation rising

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:40:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

National List MP Based in the Hutt Valley, Chris Bishop, has welcomed an increase in the proportion of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt children participating in early childhood education (ECE) before starting school.More >>

MP welcomes rise in ECE participation in Palmerston North

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:21:47 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National MP Jono Naylor has welcomed the recent data of Early Childhood Education participation which shows an increase in ECE participation in Palmerston North. More >>

Rising ECE participation for Māori and Pasifika

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:13:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an increase in the proportion of Māori and Pasifika children participating in early childhood education (ECE) before starting school. “Between March 2012 and March 2015, Māori ECE participation increased ...More >>

Playcentre: Nurture not profit

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:44:03 +1200 | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre provides New Zealand parents with an early childhood option that addresses many of the concerns that have been raised in the media in recent weeks. Playcentre is a uniquely Kiwi, not for profit organisation, that provides parents with support ...More >>

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:00:23 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty Child Poverty Action Group is delighted that the wonderful artworks produced for The Big Picture Competition are being shown at Fresh Gallery in Otara, Auckland. The nationwide schools' competition, ...More >>

Privately-owned Delivers Similar Quality to Community-owned

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:32:00 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has expressed anger at ‘untrue’ NZEI news releases ‘taking lame little pot shots’ at private providers of quality early childhood education. The statement follows the NZEI’s most recent news release calling for ...More >>

NZEI calls for inquiry into quality of early education

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:57:55 +1200 | NZEI

The rapid rise of market-driven early childhood education is putting many children at risk of missing out on quality learning in their early years. More >>

Decile Funding Review Must Consider Teacher Quality

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:21:36 +1200 | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed a review of the controversial decile funding system for schools, reported by the Sunday Star Times last weekend. Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced the government will review how it targets educational resources.More >>

Transforming basic education in Tokelau to weigh up progress

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:55:48 +1200 | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The nation’s quest in "Transforming basic education in Tokelau" is now weighing up the progress of its planning with its second workshop to be held in the atolls.More >>

Kidicorp's rejection of corporate profit-making good news

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:43:57 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes that Kidicorp’s decision to convert their early childhood education business into a non-profit charity is a positive development.More >>


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