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Complaints processes support high standards

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:54 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the findings of the 2016 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, and is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have a high standard for early childhood education. More >>

Time to discuss 'quality' ECE and define it

Monday, 5 March 2018, 12:35 pm | Early Childhood Council

Here, in New Zealand, we have a world-class ECE curriculum to implement, Te Whaariki, and a high uptake of ECE services. We also have a model that offers variety of ECE services and parental choice. Those delivering ECE provide care, dedication, teaching, ... More >>

ECC welcomes inclusive approach to education sector changes

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) looks forward to participating in meaningful and inclusive discussions, meetings, and consultations on proposed changes to the education sector that affect early childhood education. More >>

Early Childhood Council calls for balanced view

Monday, 18 December 2017, 6:39 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says so-called research released today about the early childhood education (ECE) sector lacks integrity and needs to be taken with a grain of salt. More >>

Early Childhood Council looks forward

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:50 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council looks forward to working with the new Government The Early Childhood Council (ECC) looks forward to working with the new Labour/New Zealand First coalition Government on areas impacting early childhood education policy. The ... More >>

Teacher Shortages Not Just an Auckland Issue

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:04 pm | Early Childhood Council

Adding trained overseas teachers to the Skilled Migrant and Essential Skills policy list may help address teacher shortages in the early childhood sector The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not ... More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECE

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:33 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECC

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. Early Childhood Council CEO Mr Reynolds said the funding ... More >>

Council welcomes new curriculum – with one big reservation

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:40 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has praised today’s (12 April) release of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum – ‘with one big reservation’. More >>

143% increase in teacher registration fees unaffordable

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 12:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz) is proposing to increase teacher registration fees by 143%, but the real increase would be even greater for many early childhood education teachers, says Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds. More >>

Shocked and deeply saddened at news of child's death

Friday, 18 November 2016, 5:08 pm | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council shocked and deeply saddened at news a child has died at Auckland childcare centre More >>

Take extra care with large trees

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 1:10 pm | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council advises childcare centres to take extra care with large trees following accident in Auckland More >>

Hope that dialogue will produce ‘best possible’ curriculum

Friday, 4 November 2016, 12:48 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has praised a government decision (announced today, 04 November 2016) to spend six weeks consulting on its redraft of the early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki. More >>

New food safety rules cause childcare centres headaches

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 1:33 pm | Early Childhood Council

New government food safety rules have made childcare services less safe, and are causing them to either cease providing food, or increase parent fees. More >>

New ECE law will create safety problems

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 2:13 pm | Early Childhood Council

A Bill ‘increasing the likelihood of serious accidents in home-based early childhood education’ progressed to a third (and final) reading in Parliament on Tuesday (11 October 2016). More >>

ECE website to slash millions from recruitment budgets

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 4:34 pm | Early Childhood Council

A job seekers’ website has been launched that could slash millions of dollars from the recruitment budgets of New Zealand early childhood education services. More >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:17 pm | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’. More >>

Budget contemptuous of children with special learning needs

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:29 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Government’s 2016 Budget is contemptuous of the many thousands of struggling families who have preschoolers with special learning needs, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. More >>

Budget delivers funding cut to early childhood education

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:28 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2016 delivers a punishing funding cut to the early childhood education sector, says Early Childhood Council More >>

Early Childhood Council commentary on Brainwave Trust report

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 4:44 pm | Early Childhood Council

Recent news items suggest there is ‘increased risk of childhood respiratory illness, obesity, aggression and hyperactivity’ for children who attend childcare, with organisations like Family First implying it is well past time for working mothers ... More >>

 

 

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