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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 >>

Early Childhood Council Statement

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 11:43 am | Early Childhood Council

80% of early childhood centres say children with special learning needs suffer developmental delay because of inadequate government services More >>

No Government money for teacher pay rises in four years

Friday, 10 July 2015, 9:43 am | Early Childhood Council

No Government money for teacher pay rises in four years The Early Childhood Council (ECC) has today (10 July 2015) expressed ‘frustration’ that the Government has paid no money for education and care centre teacher pay increases in four years. ... More >>

Budget will cost average early childhood centres $15,000

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:38 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2015 will cost average early childhood centres $15,000 a year and increase parent fees More >>

Privately-owned Delivers Similar Quality to Community-owned

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:32 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has expressed anger at ‘untrue’ NZEI news releases ‘taking lame little pot shots’ at private providers of quality early childhood education. The statement follows the NZEI’s most recent news release calling for ... More >>

Parents may not be told teacher is a convicted P smuggler

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 11:10 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) is today expressing ‘serious concern’ at a Teachers Council decision to maintain the registration of a childcare worker who has admitted to using P and who was sentenced last year for importing the drug into ... More >>

Police cost recovery bill another funding cut

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:34 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has called The Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill ‘the most recent of many cunning little cuts that are draining early childhood services of resources and quality’. More >>

 

 

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