Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.
An early childhood advocacy group says the Ministry of Education is "putting commercial interests first" by delaying a report on complaints against early childhood services.
One of New Zealand's biggest childcare chains is launching cutout guns and targets to teach gun safety rules to preschoolers.
Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.
Early childhood education (ECE) matters.
Much media attention has been devoted to concerns about the quality of some early childhood education (ECE) services, and this year’s begun with the spotlight on the inadequate supply of teachers – including ECE teachers.
Chief Executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) PETER REYNOLDS sheds light on the “supply-demand problem” for the sector and tells us why we need to get the ECE-qualified teacher back on the Immigration Skills Shortage list.