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Parents’ revolt forces kindergarten backdown

A parents' revolt has forced the Auckland Kindergarten Association to back down over proposed changes to hours and holidays.

Labour: Parents need more govt support for Early Childhood Education

Labour says the Gov't should be giving parents more support for Early Childhood Education. (Getty)

Higher childcare fees and centre closures tipped as controls tighten

A new plan to tighten quality controls on childcare centres may force some centres to raise fees and others to close.

Petition sees seven hour kindy proposal scrapped

Relief for parents of kindergarten children in north and west Auckland.

Increase in domestic enrolments a fantastic start to year for Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ)

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) has had a 30 percent increase in domestic enrolments compared with the same time last year.

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...

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.

Cross-party support essential for ECE reforms

As feedback on the draft Early Learning Strategic Plan closed last week, early childhood educators are calling for cross-political party support for the reforms and for ECE to be recognised as an integral part of New Zealand's education system.

Early Childhood research labelled inflammatory

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

Mana in Mahi is working as a career path for jobseekers into ECE 

A new programme has been launched to help unemployed people become early childhood teachers, and it’s working.

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