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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 >>

Increased investment - does it go far enough?

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The $172.5 million to early childhood education (ECE) over the next four years receives a cautious welcome from New Zealand Kindergartens. More >>

Lifting investment in ECE

Friday, 10 May 2013, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Lifting Government investment in high quality early childhood education is crucial to ensure five out of five young children succeed” said New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells. More >>

NZ Kindergartens pays tribute to an inspirational leader

Sunday, 4 November 2012, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“A passionate advocate for the rights of children and families, Marie Bell was a truly inspirational woman” said New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells. More >>

NZ Kindergartens on the White Paper for Vulnerable Children

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“NZK welcomes the practical initiatives outlined in the White Paper for Vulnerable Children and the recognition of early childhood education services as valuable to the well-being of children and families,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive of ... More >>

Kindergartens submission to Maori Affairs Select Committee

Friday, 27 July 2012, 9:07 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Prevention, cross-agency coordination and universal service provision are central to improving the wellbeing of Maori children More >>

 

 

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