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Prioritise investing in high quality ECCE for all children

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:44:28 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) calls on Government to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) to our nation’s children, including reinstating a policy of 100% qualified staff.More >>

Funding slashes in early childhood education astounding

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:56:10 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) says that, if accurate, new research quantifying slashes to funding for early childhood education (ECE) is astounding. More >>

Government cuts cost ECE $260 million this year

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:42:07 +1300 | NZEI

New research shows the Government has cut $260 million a year off funding for Early Childhood Education, as NZEI Te Riu Roa launches a pledge to restore funding and quality to the sector.More >>

Every child deserves quality early childhood education

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:52:49 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

Green MP supporting NZ’s youngest citizens

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:32:45 +1300 | Green Party

“Early childhood education (ECE) is relied upon by many families, and those families should be able to trust that their kids are being properly educated and looked after,” Green Party education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said today.More >>

MPs asked to Have a Heart

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:35:07 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Hundreds of heartfelt messages from children all over New Zealand will be delivered to Parliament on Thursday, as MPs are asked to sign a pledge to restore quality and funding to Early Childhood Education.More >>

New Zealand Tertiary College Celebrates 35 Years

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:07:22 +1300 | New Zealand Tertiary College

The largest early childhood teacher education provider in New Zealand is marking a significant milestone in 2017. New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is celebrating its 35 year anniversary as a leader in the early childhood education sector and diversifying ...More >>

On World Water Day, pre-school kids learn to save 20

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:35:29 +1300 | Watercare Services

As Aucklanders continue to come together to reduce their water use and ‘save 20’ everyday, one daycare in Central Auckland is getting on the bandwagon by teaching water conservation to its youngest kids.More >>

Under 5 Fest - Celebrate Science through Play!

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:57:47 +1300 | Science Alive

Science Alive's annual Under 5 Fest begins tomorrow Tuesday, 21st March and will be running through till Sunday 26th March - located at Table Tennis Canterbury (Blenheim Road), our popular kids Science Festival will be better than ever!More >>

Vetting charges will put more pressure on schools

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:41:09 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

New police vetting charges for schools will end up costing children as the Government's funding freeze forces schools to dip into curriculum or staffing to meet any extra costs, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

More nature play! Say the play experts, children

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:29:12 +1300 | Wellington Playcentre Association

Children from Wellington Playcentres had their voice included in feedback given to Wellington City Council on their new draft Play Spaces Policy . The experts in play - Playcentre children and adults - have plenty of experience of what makes a great ...More >>

ECE advocates say vaccination should not be required

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:24:03 +1300 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) strongly believes children should be immunised as the weight of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of vaccination is overwhelming. However, the organisation does not recommend it should be a requirement ...More >>

UPDATE 3: Incident at Wellington Central Police Station

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:08:18 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The Child Care Centre on Harris Street is not affected by the cordons and parents are welcome to pick their children up. More >>

Playcentre goes the extra mile for the kids

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:58:49 +1300 | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

This week 46 Playcentres in Christchurch and across Canterbury are taking tag to whole new level in what is undoubtedly The Greatest Game of Tag. This epic venture plots out the story of Playcentre, while celebrating community and kiwi spirit.More >>

Standing up for kids on Children’s Day

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 15:17:49 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Rui Roa members will be out in force around the country to celebrate Children’s Day on Sunday March 5, while also sending a message to government that “treasuring” children has to be more than empty platitudes. More >>

Judges announced for Education Awards

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 10:05:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the judging panel for the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Marking the legacy of Kindergarten in Auckland

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:10:10 +1300 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

To celebrate its long history of providing local children with quality early childhood education, the Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has published a free e-book. More >>

Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids Protest Deferred

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:44:00 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Preschool and Campbell Kindergarten have decided to postpone the presentation of their petition asking the Minister to save the two centres following constructive talks with the Ministry of Education today. More >>

Save Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten – picnic

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:50:59 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Pre-school and Campbell Kindergarten will gather at parliament on Thursday to present a petition to keep both centres open. More >>

Better Funding, Better Learning message hits heartland NZ

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:00:10 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educators from early childhood to secondary school are heading into heartland New Zealand in a colourful campervan, taking the better funding for better learning message to every corner of the country this election year.More >>


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