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Parents Council Concerned That Slashing Education And Care Regulations Will Hurt Children And Families

Friday, 7 June 2024, 5:59 pm | Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Parents Council is worried about the new Ministry for Regulation review of the ECE sector - following the release of the terms of reference and the statements made by David Seymour to the media. Parents Council spokesperson ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Misses Out Again!

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 5:53 pm | Early Childhood Education

Unfortunately, the 2024 Budget is a missed opportunity for the government to deliver on some of the ECE systemic changes that are sorely required and to fund the sector appropriately. More >>

Early Childhood Lunch Programme Welcomed Relief

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 5:07 pm | Early Childhood Education

“The inclusion of 10,000 two-to-five-year-olds in a new targeted lunch programme is very welcomed,” says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe. “This will bring huge relief to families and early childhood providers of our young tamariki ... More >>

Celebrating Our New Teachers

Friday, 26 April 2024, 10:38 am | Early Childhood Education

There were 372 graduates this year at Te Rito Maioha across 11 regional locations. Of those, 262 are now qualified ECE teachers and 30 graduates have graduated as our first ever cohort of primary teachers. More >>

Minister - Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Friday, 15 March 2024, 7:02 pm | Early Childhood Education

“Getting rid of Pay Parity in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector will send a message that we don’t value qualified teachers,” says Kathy Wolfe, CE Te Rito Maioha. Pay Parity is not yet fully implemented, however when it is it “will ... More >>

Three Ministers For ECE - A Welcomed Focus For Children’s Outcomes.

Friday, 16 February 2024, 1:46 pm | Early Childhood Education

The addition of a third Minister to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) portfolios with specific responsibility and focus on funding, regulations, and systems design within is a welcome move for a sector plagued by unnecessary red tape and a funding ... More >>

Government Mini Budget Commits To Invest In Early Childhood Education

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 9:15 pm | Early Childhood Education

The release of the government’s mini budget has created some certainty within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. “By committing to the planned 4.6% increase in the 20 Hours ECE funding rates, the government has demonstrated that ... More >>

Missing Voice Activated In Early Childhood Education

Monday, 24 July 2023, 9:58 am | Early Childhood Education

Parents’ views are overlooked in early childhood education policy. But that is about to change with the formation of the ECE Parents Council. When the government and the Ministry of Education consults on early childhood plans and policies their ... More >>

Record ECE Closures Are The Canary In The Coalmine

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6:13 am | Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education provider Te Rito Maioha says the increasing number of early childhood centre closures is a clear signal that all is not well within the ECE sector. "A record 215 ECE centred have closed in the last year and should ... More >>

ECC Withdraws Pay Parity Legal Action After Significant Early Learning Investment Promise In Budget 2023

Friday, 2 June 2023, 2:02 pm | Early Childhood Education

Budget 2023’s promise of significant additional ECE funding has the potential to help many centres avoid financial unviability and hardship, as long as the current 20-hours conditions are kept, prompting the Early Childhood Council to withdraw its ... More >>

Minister Agrees To Look Into Early Childhood Education Concerns

Friday, 2 June 2023, 10:56 am | Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector leaders met with Minister Luxton, in Minister Tinetti’s absence, to discuss their concerns following the budget announcement of 20 hours free ECE for 2-year-olds. The sector’s strong advice is that if implemented ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Reaction To Budget 2023

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:50 pm | Early Childhood Education

Children are our future but Budget 2023 does not go far enough to ensure today’s 181,000 children in early childhood education (ECE) will all experience at least a minimum standard of education and care, says chief advisor Dr Sarah Alexander. ... More >>

The Real Issues For Children In ECE Centres During Omicron Outbreak

Sunday, 27 February 2022, 2:04 pm | Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Council, representing a group of childcare centre owners has repeated its call for improved access to Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for surveillance testing of staff to help manage Omicron. Chief Advisor of the Office of Early Childhood ... More >>

Quality ECE services in jeopardy

Friday, 5 October 2018, 2:54 pm | Early Childhood Education

“The announcement that four kindergartens in the South Island may close is a direct result of years of under-funding and inadequate policy settings” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “Although early childhood education (ECE) services ... More >>

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:39 am | Early Childhood Education

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late in August - early childhood education services disrupted as a consequence More >>

Regulation and funding key to quality early education

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:37 pm | Early Childhood Education

New Zealand’s early childhood education services are highly regarded internationally and generally of good quality. More >>

Launch of Early Childhood Education Sector e mag

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 12:36 pm | Early Childhood Education

ECE Astute ( www.eceastute.co.nz ) is pleased to launch its first e magazine designed specifically for Childcare / Daycare Centre business and property owners. More >>

Performance is key for success of ECE sector

Monday, 1 August 2005, 10:19 am | Early Childhood Education

Abolishing early childhood subsidies based on centre ownership – including abolishing the ‘20 free hours’ policy – and replacing them with performance standards will bring better and fairer outcomes for children, a new report has found. More >>




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