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Sunday, January 26, 2020

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.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

In defence of play: why imagination is key in early childhood education

ECE researcher Kelly Warren says the emphasis needs to change from focussing on young children acquiring formal learning behaviours to fostering social and emotional skills.

New childcare centres make up record number of Tauranga and Western Bay building consents

Plans to build new childcare centres and update ageing retirement villages in Tauranga helped drive a record $204 million in consents issued for the first two months of 2019.


Teacher finds dream job on ship

Sponsored Article Is it a school, a ship, a hospital – or all of the above? The Mercy Ship is home to an international crew...