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Early childhood teacher shortage means teachers can get ‘whatever they want’

Early childhood centres are facing their worst-ever teacher shortage, creating a market where qualified teachers can get "whatever they want".

“Early childhood must not remain the poor cousin”

The early childhood education (ECE) sector is “astounded” that the Government has not included them in the plans to help resolve the teacher shortage situation, saying they are facing a worse situation than schools.

Teacher aides, trainees earn less than minimum wage, NZEI survey says

Some teacher aides and trainee teachers in early childhood centres are being paid less than the minimum wage, a survey has found.

Men in ECE: no easy answers without a shift in society

JAYLAN BOYLE looks at accusation bias scaring men away from a career in early childhood education (ECE).

Reclaim, reframe and realise: culturally sustainable ECE

Dr Lesley Rameka’s research looked at the importance of reclaiming, reframing and realising Māori and Pacific cultural knowledge in early childhood education settings.

Technology and the pre-schooler

How much digital technology should children be exposed to in their early childhood education years? By Sara Carbery.

MoE cancels Thames childcare centre’s licence after probing ‘serious breaches’

An investigation by the Ministry of Education into a Thames childcare centre has led to its licence being cancelled.

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.

Teacher turned Uber driver: “It sucks that love isn’t enough”

A qualified and experienced early childhood teacher tells Education Central how he believes he is better off working as an Uber driver.

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.
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