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More recognition needed for Homebased Early Education

More recognition needed for Homebased Early Childhood Educators and Nannies


The New Zealand Homebased ECE Association says the great contribution that homebased educators and nannies make to homes and communities throughout New Zealand should be recognised and celebrated.

It’s AGM and Conference are being held in Wellington from Friday 5 to Sunday September 7, and delegates from homebased and other services across New Zealand are attending to network, listen to expert speakers, and enjoy an awards ceremony.

Homebased childcare, where educators provide childcare in their own homes for young children, is the fastest-growing ECE sector and the preferred form of childcare and education for over 19,000 children aged 0-5. The conference is growing in popularity each year.

As part of the awards evening on Saturday September 6, the award for New Zealand Homebased Educator or Nanny of the Year, sponsored by Rothbury Insurance Brokers, will be presented. The winner will receive a cash prize and trophy.

“This event is an important opportunity for people involved in homebased childcare to come together, share their experiences and enjoy an opportunity to make connections,” says Evan Kidd, Acting Chairperson of the Homebased ECE Association. “It’s also a chance for us to celebrate all the great work that goes on across New Zealand in the homebased sector, and the unique service that more and more children are benefiting from.”

Rothbury Insurance Brokers are proud to sponsor the Educator of the Year award 2014 to celebrate the achievement and contribution that Educators and Nannies make towards home based education. Managing Director, Roger Abel says: “Homebased Early Childhood Education is a wonderful way to expose children to early learning, away from centres. Recognising the great work that educators and nannies do across New Zealand is important to encourage high standards in this sector. Rothbury is honoured to support this award as it fits with our ethos of rewarding success.”

Keynote speakers for the Conference include David Spraggs, a well-known Early Childhood Education Consultant from Gisborne specialising in professional development and science in ECE. Manu Faaea-Semeatu, who works with Core Education in Auckland, is also speaking. Manu has been involved in creating submissions for various policy documents such as the Pasifika Education Plan for the Ministry of Education, the Pacific Languages Framework for the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and the Pasifika Strategy for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Full conference details can be found on our website www.hbca.org.nz, or you can email admin@hbca.org.nz for further information.


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