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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New app easing first day of school fears

We all remember our first day of school – the excitement and fear of stepping into an educational journey that can set us up for life.Research suggests that good transitions in and out of...

Pay parity for all ECE teachers, not just kindergarten teachers

After much negotiation, NZEI Te Riu Roa's kindergarten teacher members voted to accept a settlement of their collective agreement that retains pay parity with their primary colleagues.Lead negotiator for the union Virginia Oakly says...

ECE survey expected to reveal workforce shortages

National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis has launched a survey to reveal the extent of teacher shortages in early childhood education services.“I regularly visit Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres and talk with...

Kindy teachers’ union to vote on new $75m pay offer

Kindergarten teachers have been offered pay parity with school teachers after four days negotiating with the Ministry of Education. The new pay offer would also see union members get a one-off lump sum of $1500. Under...

Childcare fees may rise as relief teachers’ pay soars above $45 an hour in...

Childcare companies warn that they may have to raise fees to cover wage costs which have soared above $45 an hour for relief teachers in Auckland, as a desperate teacher shortage bites. Four early childhood...

Out of the mouths of babes

In a world first, a group of national and international researchers, gathered by Professor Janet Gaffney at the University of Auckland, has begun a collaboration they hope will add significant research to the crucial...

Complaints against early childcare providers jump by a third

Head lice, smacking, dirty nappies left unchanged and kids jumping the fence and escaping were among issues at early childcare centres flagged with the Ministry of Education last year. Complaints against ECEs jumped by nearly...

Early childhood education classic resource relaunched

New Shoots Publishing together with author Kelly Warren are re-launching the ‘90s classic, Take Another Look (Tirohia Ano) this month.

“Hope is fading”: survey shows grim outlook for early childhood education

The latest and only pre-Budget survey of the early childhood sector has found that the government has a lot of work to do if it is to convince the sector that it cares about children’s early education and care.

Beating bullying before it begins – addressing bullying in ECE

Bullying is a difficult topic to broach in early childhood settings, but experts agree it could be the opportune time to prevent bullying behaviours from developing. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.


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Helping hand for parents of Chinese students in NZ schools

For the majority of parents, our morning school drop offs, the hi and bye with our class parents, the quick catch-up with the teachers...


Busting myths about boarding schools

Sponsored Article Myth #1: Boarding schools are just like Hogwarts For many people, the words ‘boarding school’ conjure up images of Harry Potter wandering the...