The University of Auckland study has found that only 30 per cent of privately owned preschools that provide lunches meet at least eight out of 10 nutritional guidelines.
Everyone working with children needs to undergo a police check - a service which is no longer free.
Reconsider that baby walker and discourage all screen time for under-2s - that's the advice in the first official guidelines for how active preschoolers should be.
Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.
STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.
Early childhood settings are embracing new software to share children’s portfolios with their families, but JUDE BARBACK asks whether people will mourn the inevitable loss of the printed learning journeys or embrace technological change?