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Report Demonstrates ECE Centres Prioritising Quality Education

Friday, 21 June 2024, 12:24 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

For the first time the Ministry has reported on adult:child ratios in the sector while using an evaluation framework that tracks progress towards the three goals of Raising Quality, Improving Equity and Enabling parental choice. More >>

Ready, Set, Teach; Teachers Change Lives And Inspire Dreams

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 8:54 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

“Teaching is a complex profession,” says Kathy Wolfe Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha, “and the ERO report Ready, Set, Teach serves as an important opportunity for the sector, but a nuanced approach is required when reading its findings.” More >>

Attract, Retain And Celebrate Our Teachers

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 5:18 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

“It was reassuring to hear the Minister of Education signalling that there may be incentives for training more teachers in the May Budget,” says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe. More >>

Scale Of Education Job Cuts Concerning

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 10:55 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

“The scale of the job cuts at the Ministry of Education is concerning,” says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe. “At a time when the government has signalled an increased focus on education, cutting the human resources at the Ministry ... More >>

ECE Regulations With Unintended Consequences Need To Be Removed While Retaining Regulations

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 11:43 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

A framework that ensures quality education and safety of tamariki is key. More >>

Building A Better ECE Future Together

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:30 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

The sector and government need to design and implement a regulatory framework that enables a high-trust, low-compliance, service provider accountability environment, that safeguards our tamariki. More >>

One Teacher Per Four Children Under Three Would Be A Significant Step To Ensure Higher Quality Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 4:29 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

The government set the minimum standard for the ratio of teachers to children in Early Childhood Education services in the 1960s and Te Rito Maioha and Childspace are calling for that ratio to be updated. They organised a petition that was signed ... More >>

The Elephant In The Room Is The Lack Of Planning

Monday, 11 March 2024, 3:06 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

With Australia launching a campaign to poach even more Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers from New Zealand, ECE sector leaders representing 85% of the sector are urging the government to put in place a comprehensive plan to ensure children ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Gets Shafted Again

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:34 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

With a National-led government emphasising the importance of reading, writing and arithmetic, including a commitment from our incoming Prime Minister to “educate our children so that they can grow up to live the lives they dream of”. Surely ... More >>

ECE Rules Need To Drive Quality Education, Not Create Hardship.

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 3:49 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

“Everyone agrees that there need to be rules and regulations to ensure the Early Childhood Education sector is safe, provides the best quality education possible, and that the rules are practical and can be implemented,” says Kathy Wolfe CE Te ... More >>

Pay Parity Means Just That, It’s Early Childhood Education’s Turn

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:44 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

Early Childhood Education provider Te Rito Maioha is pleased that the government have recognised the Post Primary pay claim in a manner that demonstrates they value kaiako|teachers in Aotearoa. Now the government needs to do the right by Early Childhood ... More >>

Sign The 1:4-U3! Petition To Reduce The Under Three, Child To Teacher Ratio

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9:43 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand and Childspace are urging parents to sign a petition calling for one teacher | kaiako to every four children under three years of age in early childhood education (ECE). This would replace last century’s ... More >>

ECE Fair Pay Agreement Process Highlights Elephant In The Room

Monday, 1 May 2023, 4:00 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

NZEI have lodged a Fair Pay Agreement on behalf of Early Childhood Education teachers|kaiako which highlights the urgent need for the government to rectify the entire dysfunctional funding system. “We welcome every effort to ensure better conditions for early ... More >>

Rising Cost To Parents Are A Symptom Not The Cause Of The Early Childhood Education Crisis

Monday, 6 March 2023, 2:05 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

The recognition by the National Party that early childhood education costs (ECE) are a fundamental issue for young families is welcome, but the funding and provision model can’t be fixed with a band aid. “We welcome National’s new childcare ... More >>

Te Rito Maioha Welcomes Jan Tinetti’s Appointment As Minister Of Education

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 12:35 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand congratulates Jan Tinetti on her appointment to be the new Minister for Education. “I look forward to working with Ms Tinetti, and hope that in her new role, she will continue to work to ensure the Prime Minister’s ... More >>

60 Years Of Advocacy And Leadership For Early Childhood Education.

Monday, 30 January 2023, 11:12 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

In 2023, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand celebrates 60 years of advocacy and leadership for early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Early Childhood Education Open Letter To Prime Minister And Political Leaders

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 3:13 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand urges the new Prime Minister and all political parties to put affordable, quality early childhood education for all young tamariki at the heart of their policies in 2023 as a matter of urgency. High costs ... More >>

New Field-based ITE Programmes Respond To Rural Teacher Shortages – Te Rito Maioha

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 3:00 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Tertiary education provider Te Rito Maioha is responding to rural teacher shortages with field-based degree and graduate diploma programmes to grow new primary teachers in their own communities. Following the successful first year pilot of its primary ... More >>

Meaningful Action Too Slow For Early Childhood Education

Friday, 26 August 2022, 4:42 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

The NZEI’s survey on ECE teachers’ wellbeing validates what the sector inherently knows – staff and services are under critical pressure and meaningful action from Government is too slow. “Anecdotal evidence from our member services and teachers ... More >>

Government Is On Notice To Fund ECE Teacher Pay Parity In 2023

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 6:10 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

The Government’s half-kept promises on pay parity funding for early childhood teachers have created a dire situation for ECE services who are desperate to do right by their teachers. Briefing documents released by Treasury yesterday show the Government ... More >>





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