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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.

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE matters!

Chief executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) Peter Reynolds describes the recent media attack on early childhood education as “another example of ill-formed childcare centre-bashing”.

Late fees at childcare centres: Kiwi mum charged $55 for being one minute late

Questions have been raised on social media about how much is too much for a childcare centre to charge after a mother shared how she was charged $55 for being one minute late picking up her child from a centre.

Hawke’s Bay kindergarten downgraded after teacher deregistered

A Hawke's Bay kindergarten has been downgraded by the Education Review Office after staff allowed a newly trained teacher to hold children down to make them sleep.

Ministry of Education report shows few incidents or complaints reported in Whanganui early childhood...

The Ministry of Education has released early childhood education complaints data for 2017 and Whanganui has returned low figures.

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.
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