Everyone in the early childhood sector will be encouraged by Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ recently announced plan for students under six, which emphasises more and better qualified teachers. What’s less clear is whether young learners with acute additional needs figure as prominently as they should in his forward planning. By Jaylan Boyle.
A new plan to tighten quality controls on childcare centres may force some centres to raise fees and others to close.
Increasing teacher salaries and conditions, more adults for every baby and toddler, and moving towards 100 per cent qualified teachers are at the centre of the Government's plan for early learning.
Early childhood centres are facing their worst-ever teacher shortage, creating a market where qualified teachers can get "whatever they want".
Some teacher aides and trainee teachers in early childhood centres are being paid less than the minimum wage, a survey has found.
JAYLAN BOYLE looks at accusation bias scaring men away from a career in early childhood education (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.