ChildForum's recent survey painted a grim picture of New Zealand's early childhood education centres. General Manager of PORSE Education & Training and mum of two ERIN MALONEY believes home-based ECE is a better alternative.
GARRETT KETT says that the early childhood education sector is becoming dominated by profiteers and investors looking to receive a tidy profit from as little effort as possible.
More than a quarter of childcare centre workers say they would not place their own children in the centres they work in, with some calling them "akin to factory farming of children".
A parents' revolt has forced a rethink of plans to turn Auckland's kindergartens into all-day centres.
A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature.
Early childhood education could be back on the political agenda after nine cold years of inadequate government action. Dr Sandy Farquhar writes.
Evolve Education said first-half profit more than halved as occupancy rates dropped and it took a $3 million GST impairment. The early childhood education centre operator maintained its forecasts for the full year.
Earlier this week, Education Central looked at the background to early childhood services’ involvement in Communities of Learning (CoL) and spoke to a teacher and principal involved. In this article we speak to New Zealand Kindergarten’s Clare Wells and the Minister of Education about what lies ahead.
Early childhood education (ECE) plays an important role in a child’s learning journey. Yet the parameters for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL) set out by the Ministry of Education did not initially include ECE services. Many now do - but what’s in it for them?