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Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s remote healthcare service goes national

New Zealand's biggest private childcare chain has signed up to Dr Lance O'Sullivan's health-by-email service, amidst mounting concerns for pre-schoolers' health in low-income communities.

Reports of abuse and neglect investigated at ECE services

The Ministry of Education investigated hundreds of complaints made against early childhood centres last year.

ECE sector celebrates messy play

An early childhood education provider and training provider have collaborated to relaunch a new version of a popular book about messy play.

Early Intervention – more than a funding injection needed

A $21.5 million funding boost for early intervention services can’t come soon enough for the early childhood education (ECE) sector, but is the current system in need of a shake-up too? JUDE BARBACK looks at what ECE centres need to see real change.

Early Childhood research labelled inflammatory

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

Calls for MoE to crack down on significant bullying in early childhood education sector

Bullying in the early childhood education sector is pushing good teachers out and the Government is being urged to act urgently.

Opinion: Sarah-Kay Coulter – Is the high performance culture of teaching killing the profession?

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.

A step in the right direction for ECE – but more steps needed

The early childhood education (ECE) sector welcomes a funding increase but says it isn’t nearly enough to provide a quality service.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – Men in ECE

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Kathy Wolfe says men play a vital role in early childhood education and we must normalise ECE teaching as a valid, viable and valuable career for both men and women.

Budget 2018: More specialist help for preschoolers with special needs

A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
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