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Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE matters!

Chief executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) Peter Reynolds describes the recent media attack on early childhood education as “another example of ill-formed childcare centre-bashing”.

Late fees at childcare centres: Kiwi mum charged $55 for being one minute late

Questions have been raised on social media about how much is too much for a childcare centre to charge after a mother shared how she was charged $55 for being one minute late picking up her child from a centre.

Hawke’s Bay kindergarten downgraded after teacher deregistered

A Hawke's Bay kindergarten has been downgraded by the Education Review Office after staff allowed a newly trained teacher to hold children down to make them sleep.

Ministry of Education report shows few incidents or complaints reported in Whanganui early childhood...

The Ministry of Education has released early childhood education complaints data for 2017 and Whanganui has returned low figures.

Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s remote healthcare service goes national

New Zealand's biggest private childcare chain has signed up to Dr Lance O'Sullivan's health-by-email service, amidst mounting concerns for pre-schoolers' health in low-income communities.

Reports of abuse and neglect investigated at ECE services

The Ministry of Education investigated hundreds of complaints made against early childhood centres last year.

ECE sector celebrates messy play

An early childhood education provider and training provider have collaborated to relaunch a new version of a popular book about messy play.

Early Childhood research labelled inflammatory

New research criticising the state of Early Childhood Centres in New Zealand is being labelled inflammatory.

Calls for MoE to crack down on significant bullying in early childhood education sector

Bullying in the early childhood education sector is pushing good teachers out and the Government is being urged to act urgently.

Opinion: Sarah-Kay Coulter – Is the high performance culture of teaching killing the profession?

Sarah-Kay Coulter suggests all the legislation and documentation cluttering New Zealand education may be why many teachers have lost sight of the reasons they got into teaching in the first place.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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