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Half of early childhood teachers experiencing harm, new ChildForum report finds

Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.

Ministry accused of ‘putting commercial interests first’

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.

Early learning gets ready for shake-up

Details of the Early Learning Strategic Plan have been announced today by Education Minister Chris Hipkins and welcomed by the early childhood education (ECE) sector.

Evolve Education childcare chain launches cut-out guns for kids

One of New Zealand's biggest childcare chains is launching cutout guns and targets to teach gun safety rules to preschoolers.

Restoring school entry age of 5 may cost taxpayers $42m

Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – Providing our tamariki with a strong beginning

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.

Calling all ECE teachers for research project

SUSAN BATES is calling for early childhood teachers to participate in a research project aimed at gauging conditions, expectations and experiences of ECE teachers in New Zealand, in the context of their health and well-being.

Kindergarten opens doors to newborns

A new kindergarten opening in March promises new jobs, extended hours and will take children from birth.

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE teachers are under severe threat

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.
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