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New ECE guidelines supported by sector leader

New ECE guidelines supported by sector leader

New Early Childhood Education guidelines announced in the Budget are described as a “giant step forward” by sector leader Jenny Yule.

Announcements that funding for childcare centres based on 100 per cent qualified staff will be removed and the possibility of increased fees has been described as “devastating” by some in the Early Childhood Education sector.

However this is not the view of Jenny Yule, managing director of PORSE In-Home Childcare and Educator training.

Ms Yule said the move went a long way to highlighting to parents that teaching qualifications are not the only measure when considering care and education for their under fives.

“Neuro-scientific evidence proves that relationships and experiences in the first few years of life shape our futures.

This means it’s vital that child care comes from people who will love our children to bits regardless of their teaching qualifications.

“It also conveys the message back to parents that they too can parent successfully without needing to hold a formal qualification.”

Jenny Yule said the Government’s proposed funding cuts over the next four years would not affect PORSE In-Home Educators who negotiate their own rates.

“This budget will serve to further enhance the affordability of In-Home Childcare,” Ms Yule said.

If the childcare centres choose to increase fees then it’s very likely we will see further increases in demand from parents for In-Home care for their young children,” Ms Yule said.

Recent trends show demand is already increasing for in-home child care services with a 54% rise in children enrolled in the last five years.

Jenny Yule said the increased demand would bring further opportunities throughout the country for people committed to the vocation of childcare and seeking a rewarding career at home with children.

Ms Yule said for a stay at mum needing financial security, the home-care business ticked all the boxes.

“Our work with babies has also pushed up demand as parents support their babies’ requirements to form one-on-one attachments during the critical stages of early brain development”

Ms Yule, also sits on the Executive Committee for the Infant Mental Health Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ) that aims to promote increased recognition of the mental health needs of infants and toddlers within their families.

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