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Labour ECE investment promise welcomed

Monday, 27 January 2014, 5:25 pm | NZ Childcare Association

Monday 27 January 2014 Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/NZ Childcare Association (NZCA) welcomed Labour’s pledge today to make early childhood education (ECE) front and centre of its education policy. Nancy Bell, NZCA Chief Executive, said that Labour’s ... More >>

Report supports qualified teachers in early childhood educat

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 4:46 pm | NZ Childcare Association

Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/NZ Childcare Association (NZCA) is calling for government to regulate for at least 80 percent qualified teachers in early childhood education services in response to a research report launched in Wellington today. The current ... More >>

NZCA welcomes Minister’s review of quality recommendations

Friday, 25 May 2012, 11:51 am | NZ Childcare Association

Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/NZ Childcare Association (NZCA) chief executive Nancy Bell today welcomed the Minister’s announcement that the Ministry of Education has been asked to provide advice on recommendations from two early childhood education ... More >>

International ECE expert and political parties to speak

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 1:56 pm | NZ Childcare Association

Preparations are now complete for hosting international early childhood expert Iram Siraj-Blatchford at the 48th Annual NZCA Conference & AGM , says Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/NZ Childcare Association (NZCA) Chief Executive Nancy Bell . The conference ... More >>

Whānau shares passion for early childhood education

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 11:19 am | NZ Childcare Association

It’s a whānau affair for two sisters and their cousin from Kelston, who share a passion for early childhood education says Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/NZ Childcare Association (NZCA) Waitakere Base Coordinator Joanna Williamson. All three women ... More >>

It’s time for New Zealand to take under twos seriously

Monday, 21 March 2011, 11:10 am | NZ Childcare Association

Today’s release by the Children’s Commissioner is a timely call to take the care and education of New Zealand’s under two year olds seriously says NZCA Chief Executive Nancy Bell. More >>

ECE funding cuts start to bite

Monday, 31 January 2011, 3:44 pm | NZ Childcare Association

February the first will see funding rates drop for two thirds of New Zealand’s early childhood services as the 2010 budget cuts start to bite. These cuts to ECE funding for services with higher numbers of qualified teachers were widely regarded ... More >>

ECE taskforce established without consultation

Friday, 8 October 2010, 12:24 pm | NZ Childcare Association

The taskforce to review early childhood eductaion was appointed without consultation with the sector says Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa / NZ Childcare Association Chief Executive Nancy Bell. More >>

New early childhood degree offered in 14 regions

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 11:33 am | NZ Childcare Association

Early childhood education needs well qualified and well-prepared teachers says Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa / NZ Childcare Association (NZCA) Chief Executive Nancy Bell, as they ready for the launch of their new Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood ... More >>

ECE budget brutal blow to children and families

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 4:44 pm | NZ Childcare Association

The removal of the top two early childhood education funding bands for services with 80 -100% qualified teachers in today’s budget is a brutal blow to children and families says NZ Childcare Association Chief Executive Nancy Bell. More >>

Early childhood funding cuts untenable

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 3:08 pm | NZ Childcare Association

Bill English’s recent statement claiming an over-investment in early childhood education should be a major concern for all parents who want the best possible start to their children’s education, says NZCA Chief Executive Nancy Bell. More >>

Report's vision for early childhood education

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 2:43 pm | NZ Childcare Association

A report released today outlines a vision for a national network of high quality community-based early childhood centres. The report ‘Strengthening Community-based Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa – New Zealand’ was authored by Helen May ... More >>

Recognise early childhood teachers on teachers day

Friday, 30 October 2009, 12:02 pm | NZ Childcare Association

World Teacher’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognise the important role played by qualified early childhood teachers says Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa / NZ Childcare Association Chief Executive Nancy Bell. “Having a day to recognise the ... More >>

Govt urged to maintain momentum

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 2:39 pm | NZ Childcare Association

Today’s announcement by Minister Tolley signals a worrying loss of momentum on the journey towards high quality ECE for all children, says Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa / NZ Childcare Association Chief Executive Nancy Bell. “Increasing the proportion ... More >>

Criitical Importance Of Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 12:25 pm | NZ Childcare Association

The Families Commission report, ‘Healthy families, young minds and developing brains’ provides more evidence of the critical importance of ongoing investment in high quality early childhood education. More >>

Free 20 hours signals future commitment

Monday, 9 July 2007, 10:35 am | NZ Childcare Association

Governments' intention to fully fund 20 hours of early childhood education for all 3 and 4 year olds was the Education Minister's key message at Paihia today. This message was applauded by the 400 delegates at the 44th Annual Conference of NZ Childcare ... More >>

Free 20 hours signals future commitment

Monday, 9 July 2007, 9:42 am | NZ Childcare Association

Governments' intention to fully fund 20 hours of early childhood education for all 3 and 4 year olds was the Education Minister's key message at Paihia today. This message was applauded by the 400 delegates at the 44th Annual Conference of NZ Childcare ... More >>

Promising start for 'free ECE' policy

Monday, 2 July 2007, 3:50 pm | NZ Childcare Association

The early take up of free early childhood education shows a high level of commitment from services despite the complexity of this policy and the implementation challenges it poses. More >>

1 July a landmark day for NZ early childhood ed

Friday, 29 June 2007, 3:22 pm | NZ Childcare Association

Six thousand 3 and 4 year olds will be receiving 'free 20 hours' in their own early childhood education centres beginning today, according to the latest survey conducted by the NZ Childcare Association among its 450 members nationwide. More >>

Funding increases for early childhood education

Friday, 18 May 2007, 9:12 am | NZ Childcare Association

The announcement of funding increases for early childhood education this afternoon supports free 20 hours and should encourage more centres to opt in as July 1 approaches. More >>

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