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Ruahine Kindergartens to maintain teacher rate

Ruahine Kindergartens to maintain teacher registration rate

Ruahine Kindergartens will maintain its 100 percent qualified teacher registration rate without families incurring additional costs despite cuts to government funding levels revealed in the 2010 budget.

Currently, ECE providers employing 100 percent registered and qualified teachers receive the highest funding rates. Budget cuts will see funds taken away from kindergartens and other ECE centres where over 80 percent of teachers are qualified.

NZ Kindergartens Chief Executive, Claire Wells, describes the cuts as “deeply shocking and says: “this shortsighted decision could actually end up costing the government more in the long run.”

Ruahine Kindergartens’ Association President, Sarah Johnston-Ellis, says any costs resulting from budget cuts will not be passed on to families.

“Ruahine Kindergartens are committed to providing 100 percent qualified and registered teachers, despite funding cuts, to ensure children at our kindergartens receive the best possible start”, Ms Johnston-Ellis said.

Ruahine Kindergartens operates 25 kindergartens in Manawatu, Rangitikei, Pahiatua and Foxton with an aim to provide children with the best possible start through innovative learning.

For more information about Ruahine Kindergartens please visit our website


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