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High quality ECE – a right for every child

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 8:13 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

“This is our moment to get it right for young children and reset government policy in the interests of high quality teaching and learning” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “The government’s determination to ensure the provision ... More >>

Urgent need to address ECE teacher supply

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:30 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Teacher shortages aren’t limited to schools” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “There is also an urgent need to address the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers in early childhood education (ECE).” More >>

Discussion on home-based ECE services welcomed

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Ensuring every child experiences high quality early childhood education (ECE) is a priority” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “One in five children engaged in education today will be attending an ECE service – almost 200,000 ... More >>

Well-being of children and families a welcome focus

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Placing the well-being of children, families and whānau centre-stage of the government’s budget is to be applauded” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. More >>

Time to get it right for early childhood education

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Time to get it right for early childhood education “It’s our time get early childhood education (ECE) back on track, focusing on what’s best for every child and their whānau engaged in an ECE service” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. ... More >>

NZ Kindergartens: A new agenda welcomed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

A new agenda welcomed “We welcome the government’s agenda for education” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “We need to be ambitious for children. Refocusing our energies to ensure everyone has access to high quality education regardless ... More >>

Ensuring the best for children in ECE

Friday, 9 February 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Ensuring the best for children in ECE “The release of the latest Childcare Survey is timely” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. The survey shows just under 300,000 children have formal childcare arrangements, attending services ... More >>

Better support for learning

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Better support for learning “The Education Review Office (ERO) should be looking at how well the needs of children attending an early childhood education (ECE) service are being met alongside those children in school,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive ... More >>

Easier access to learning support - but will it be?

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Easier access to learning support - but will it be? “Improving the way children and families access learning support is a welcome move,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). “Channelling that support through communities ... More >>

Funding changes – a welcome shift

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Shifting away from the current decile and equity funding system is a welcome move,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). The current system in early childhood education (ECE) provides additional funding for services to remove ... More >>

OECD backs-up investing in quality ECE

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

OECD backs-up investing in quality ECE “The focus on high quality early childhood education (ECE) is welcome in the latest report from the OECD” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). The report Starting Strong 2017 ... More >>

Government fails ECE services – again

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Government fails ECE services – again “Once again the government has failed to increase the hourly rate to early childhood education (ECE) services,” said Clare Wells, chief executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). “For the ECE sector it ... More >>

A cautious approach to supporting oral language needed

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the additional $6 million over the next four years to support children’s oral language learning but urges caution in its approach. More >>

New Zealand Kindergartens welcomes new education minister

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes Minister Kaye to the education portfolio. More >>

Revised curriculum welcomed

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa welcomes the release of the revised early childhood education (ECE) curriculum document Te Whāriki . More >>

Funding for children’s futures

Friday, 18 November 2016, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the second phase of the education system funding review. "We are encouraged the minister will continue to work with sector experts on this next stage" said chief executive Clare ... More >>

Te Whāriki in the 21st century

Friday, 4 November 2016, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens, Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa, welcomes the opportunity to take part in the Ministry of Education’s consultation on the draft update of Te Whāriki. Te Whāriki is a unique curriculum that’s helped shape a generation ... More >>

Cautious support for extra funding

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“We owe it to every child to make sure they have the support they need to succeed at each step of the way through the education system” says Clare Wells, chief executive NZ Kindergartens. “We welcome increased resourcing to support to young children ... More >>

Budget-a big disappointment

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The government had the ideal opportunity to invest education dollars where it matters most, in early childhood education (ECE) but failed with its 2016 budget. More >>

Where is the funding for young children learning needs?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

NZ Kindergartens welcomes the Minister of Education’s announcement today of additional funding to support children with additional learning needs in schools but questions why no extra funding has been allocated for children in early childhood education ... More >>

 

 

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