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Hitting the ground running: meeting the National Standards at age 5

Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.

Better pay and conditions on the cards for home-based ECE teachers

The Government's review of home-based early childhood education includes a raft of proposed changes now open for consultation.

Opinion: Susan Bates – our kids are not getting enough space in childcare

Early childhood education gives children wonderful opportunities to learn and grow, but too many of our children, and their teachers, are spending long days in crowded, noisy, chaotic and even claustrophobic environments that don't give them the chance to thrive.

Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Changes becoming urgent for struggling kindergartens

By: Natasha Jojoa Burling Struggling kindies in west Auckland and on the North Shore may have to close in five years if changes aren't made. A meeting was held in Browns Bay last night after 300...

Opinion: Susan Bates – group size matters in ECE

Early childhood education advocate SUSAN BATES argues that group size in early childhood education settings has an impact on children's development.

The role of the ECE teacher

How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Compulsory qualifications planned for home-based early childhood education and childcare

Some childcare providers are expected to quit, and those who stay in the business may raise their fees, under a new policy requiring home-based carers to become qualified.

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.

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