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ECC Calls For Pause On Lunchbox Rules

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 6:43 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council is calling for the implementation of new early learning centre food safety rules to be paused so that issues that have emerged through its roll out can be worked through. The issue is about preventing children from choking, ... More >>

Guidelines, Not Food Police, The Right Approach

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 7:42 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcome the new guidelines for child food safety, provided room remains for ECE centre discretion. “We deeply sympathise with everyone involved in the incident that prompted the review, and agree children’s safety is paramount. ... More >>

Surveys Show Limited Support For ECE Pay Equity Claims

Friday, 18 December 2020, 8:40 am | Early Childhood Council

Support for Pay Equity claims in the Early Childhood Education sector is limited, according to Early Childhood Council surveys. The ECC asked if respondents preferred Pay Parity (same pay for the same job), or Pay Equity, (increasing all teachers’ ... More >>

Ministry Of Education High Trust Vision Will Fail If ECE Remains Unequal

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 10:44 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council says the ‘educationally powerful connections’ vision set out in the Ministry of Education’s Briefing for Incoming Education Minister will be handicapped by the broken early learning funding model. The Ministry sees ... More >>

Early Childcare Education needs action, not debate

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:51 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council is calling on the government to not take their eye off the ball while working on the future of education. More >>

Immigration NZ changes set to make teacher shortage worse

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 4:30 pm | Early Childhood Council

Kiwi kids are set to keep missing out on early childhood education thanks to conflicting government policy. Recently announced immigration changes are setting the Minister of Education’s Early Childhood Education support package up to fail. More >>

Early Childhood Teacher Shortage Support Package Response

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 5:16 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the news today from the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, that he is beginning to recognise the teacher shortage crisis in the early childhood education (ECE) sector and the impacts that this is already ... More >>

Government ignores impending childcare disaster

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:07 pm | Early Childhood Council

The latest response by the Ministry of Education to an Official Information Act request confirms nothing is being done to relieve the pressure childcare centres are under as a result of the current teacher shortage. More >>

Early Childhood Council presents petition to Parliament

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:04 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council today delivered a petition to Parliament seeking scrutiny of the way the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is applied to Pasifika early childhood education teachers. More >>

Early learning strategic plan ambitious

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:05 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the draft Strategic Plan for early learning sets ambitious goals to achieve in a decade, given the fact we have a significant teacher shortage in New Zealand currently. More >>

Govt teacher drive ignores teacher shortages in ECE

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:41 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) wants to know: why this government is ignoring the early childhood sector teacher shortages? More >>

Review of home-based ECE services welcomed

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 2:47 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Ministry of Education has released a range of proposed changes to home-based ECE services for feedback to help inform final decisions. The proposed changes are part of a whole of education sector reform programme. More >>

ECE standards and quality supported by complaints Processes

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) welcomes the findings of the 2017 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, released by the Ministry of Education today. The ECC is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have high standards for ... More >>

Budget funding for early childhood education underwhelming

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:52 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the 1.6% Budget increase announced for early childhood education centre universal funding is significantly underwhelming. More >>

Complaints processes support high standards

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:54 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the findings of the 2016 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, and is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have a high standard for early childhood education. More >>

Time to discuss 'quality' ECE and define it

Monday, 5 March 2018, 12:35 pm | Early Childhood Council

Here, in New Zealand, we have a world-class ECE curriculum to implement, Te Whaariki, and a high uptake of ECE services. We also have a model that offers variety of ECE services and parental choice. Those delivering ECE provide care, dedication, teaching, ... More >>

ECC welcomes inclusive approach to education sector changes

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) looks forward to participating in meaningful and inclusive discussions, meetings, and consultations on proposed changes to the education sector that affect early childhood education. More >>

Early Childhood Council calls for balanced view

Monday, 18 December 2017, 6:39 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says so-called research released today about the early childhood education (ECE) sector lacks integrity and needs to be taken with a grain of salt. More >>

Early Childhood Council looks forward

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:50 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council looks forward to working with the new Government The Early Childhood Council (ECC) looks forward to working with the new Labour/New Zealand First coalition Government on areas impacting early childhood education policy. The ... More >>

Teacher Shortages Not Just an Auckland Issue

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:04 pm | Early Childhood Council

Adding trained overseas teachers to the Skilled Migrant and Essential Skills policy list may help address teacher shortages in the early childhood sector The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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