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Labour: Parents need more govt support for Early Childhood Education

Labour says the Gov't should be giving parents more support for Early Childhood Education. (Getty)

Changes becoming urgent for struggling kindergartens

By: Natasha Jojoa BurlingStruggling 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...

Latest Teacher-led Innovation Fund projects announced

A teaching project at an early childhood education (ECE) centre in Auckland is among 33 new and innovative teaching projects in schools and ECE centres that are now able to get underway thanks to funding from...

Teacher aides win talks on pay equity, early childhood next in queue

Teacher aides and other school support staff have won Government agreement to start talks on pay equity, and early childhood teachers want to be next in the queue

Early childhood teachers launch pay equity claim

Following the pay equity settlement for aged care and community support workers, early childhood teachers are looking to follow suit. Union NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching a new claim for pay equity for...

OECD report confirms need for 100% qualified teachers in ECE

The latest OECD report on early childhood education (ECE) underlines the case for 100 per cent qualified teachers, and casts the government’s repeated failure to restore funding for teaching staff in a poor light, says...

Survey bombshell: Too many treats and not enough healthy food at childcare centres

The University of Auckland study has found that only 30 per cent of privately owned preschools that provide lunches meet at least eight out of 10 nutritional guidelines.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Whanganui early learning service’s costs to rise

Everyone working with children needs to undergo a police check - a service which is no longer free.

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.

Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.
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