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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 >>

Govt’s ECE record: quantity up, quality down

Monday, 9 June 2014, 1:35 pm | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds told the council’s annual conference this weekend (06 June to 08 June 2014) that the Government was succeeding in increasing the quantity of early childhood education, but failing to maintain quality. More >>

Budget will increase what parents pay for early childhood ed

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 5:27 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2014 will push up early childhood education charges for parents, and cause standards to fall in many centres, New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres said today. (15 May, 2104) More >>

Govt should amend Education Act - Name Dangerous Teachers

Monday, 2 September 2013, 1:22 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) is calling on Government to amend the Education Act to ensure dodgy and dangerous teachers are named publicly. CEO Peter Reynolds said today the ECC was ‘delighted’ when Parliament’s Regulation Review Committee ... More >>

Cancellation of home-based review - substandard education

Friday, 5 July 2013, 2:46 pm | Early Childhood Council

The cancellation of the Government’s review of home-based early childhood education, announced this morning, ‘leaves thousands with substandard education and care’, says the Early Childhood Council. More >>

Early Childhood Council annual conference begins in Rotorua

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 2:37 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council’s annual conference is set to be held at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua from 24 to 26 May. The Early Childhood Council (ECC) is the largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres in New Zealand. More >>

Budget Cuts Will Lead to Increased Fees For Parents

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 5:02 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2013 will push up early childhood education charges for parents, New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres said today. (16 May) More >>

ECE budget cuts would push up charges, close centres

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 3:54 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget cuts for early childhood education would push up charges for parents, and close down centres, the largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres in New Zealand said today. (09 May) More >>

Harder for parents to compare early childhood services

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 1:13 pm | Early Childhood Council

A new ERO reporting system, announced on Monday and touted as making it easier for parents to compare early childhood services, may in fact make it more difficult. This is the view of the CEO of the largest representative body of licensed early ... More >>

Survey - 70% of early childhood centres with empty places

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 1:16 pm | Early Childhood Council

A survey of business confidence, released this week reveals more than 70% of early childhood centres with empty places, and increasing competition between providers. The survey finds almost 60% of centres expecting things to be tougher still in 12 ... More >>

Early Childhood Council on Fees

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 11:24 am | Early Childhood Council

Many hundreds of early childhood centres would be unable to maintain current levels of quality without the payment of parental fees. More >>

Children safer in early childhood centres than many homes

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 5:31 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council said today (26 February 2013) that the Home Education Foundation (HEF) was ‘talking nonsense’ when it argued that early childhood centres were unsafe for children. More >>

   

 

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