Bullying in the early childhood education sector is pushing good teachers out and the Government is being urged to act urgently.
Sarah-Kay Coulter suggests all the legislation and documentation cluttering New Zealand education may be why many teachers have lost sight of the reasons they got into teaching in the first place.
The early childhood education (ECE) sector welcomes a funding increase but says it isn’t nearly enough to provide a quality service.
A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.
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.
One of New Zealand's biggest childcare chains is launching cutout guns and targets to teach gun safety rules to preschoolers.
Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.