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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 >>

Advisory Group report welcomed

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

NZ Kindergartens (NZK) welcomes the Advisory Group on Early Learning report which has significant implications for the early childhood education (ECE) and school sectors. The report focuses on the implementation of the early childhood education curriculum, ... More >>

Budget is a missed opportunity to improve quality in ECE

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens acknowledges the $75 million increase over four years to meet increased growth in early childhood education (ECE) participation rates. However, we are disappointed that government missed the opportunity to boost quality and to ... More >>

New chapter for kindergarten in the Wellington region

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 10:33 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Rimutaka and Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Associations come together today as one organisation called He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association. More >>

Early Education Federation Election Forum

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Early Education Federation, an umbrella organisation for seventeen national organisations with an interest in early childhood education (ECE), is hosting a free election forum in Wellington on August 11th and invites interested community members in Wellington ... More >>

ECE funding lacks focus on quality

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

ECE funding lacks focus on quality New Zealand Kindergartens welcomes the $155.7 million increase in the 2014 budget to support participation in early childhood education, but is disappointed the government hasn’t made a commitment to improving the quality ... More >>

Kindergarten featured at regional Festivals of Education

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Kindergarten will feature at the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury Festivals of Education being organised by the Ministry of Education. The Festivals of Education coincide with the OECD International Summit on the Teaching Profession hosted in ... More >>

Strengthening the teaching profession - a welcome move

Monday, 20 May 2013, 5:53 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Building a 21st Century Body for the Education Profession is welcomed by New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells. “A strong profession is key to quality teaching and leadership in education.” More >>

Strengthening the Teaching Profession - A Welcome Move

Monday, 20 May 2013, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Building a 21 st Century Body for the Education Profession is welcomed by New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells. “A strong profession is key to quality teaching and leadership in education.” More >>

 

 

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