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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...

Hitting the ground running: meeting the National Standards at age 5

Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.

Limit screen time and avoid baby walkers: New guidelines for preschoolers

Reconsider that baby walker and discourage all screen time for under-2s - that's the advice in the first official guidelines for how active preschoolers should be.

Changes becoming urgent for struggling kindergartens

By: Natasha Jojoa Burling Struggling kindies in west Auckland and on the North Shore may have to close in five years if changes aren't made. A meeting was held in Browns Bay last night after 300...

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Kiwi researchers enhancing ECE in Indonesia

Senior lecturers Dr Donella Cobb and Dr Sonja Arndt from the Early Years Research Centre (sited in the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at Waikato) have been working in partnership with UNICEF Indonesia...

Moving from ‘screen-worried’ to ‘screen-wise’ – Incorporating technology into early learning

The thought of introducing children to technology can be overwhelming for parents and early childhood educators alike. There are many mixed messages around kids and technology and we are all aware of the warnings...

Early Childhood research labelled inflammatory

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

ECE sector has high hopes for new government – ECNZ

The formation of a new coalition government today is welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).

The bumpy road ahead for early childhood teachers

For early childhood teachers the $151 million ‘pay bump’ has been a long time coming – and it’s not the only bump they need.


Tui Tuia | Learning Circle growing kaupapa Māori expertise with new...

Tui Tuia | Learning Circle welcomes Marisa Pene to Te Whānau Maioha to support kura (schools) and kaioko (teachers)