New Zealand Playcentre Federation - Latest News [Page 2]

20 Hours Free Comes to Playcentre

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre is expecting 20 Hours ECE to boost the number of preschoolers coming through its doors. Playcentre offers Early Childhood Education programmes to birth to six-year-olds. More >>

Playcentre Song Launch

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

A Playcentre song written by 2010 NZ Radio Awards Best Jingle winner and former ‘Mockers’ songwriter Gareth Curtis will be launched at the 2010 National Playcentre Conference at the end of May – fittingly New Zealand music month. Held each year the conference ... More >>

Playcentre Emergency Services Session in the Park

Monday, 22 March 2010, 9:40 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Auckland Playcentres Association held an Emergency Services Session in Cornwall Park on Saturday 20 March to celebrate the start of Playcentre Awareness Week with over 200 people attending. More >>

Early education that empowers families

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

A new report, released today, calls for the coordinated development of public early childhood education services in every community. Entitled 'Strengthening Community-based Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand”, the report is the outcome of ... More >>

Playcentre continues call for positive parenting

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 10:52 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

With the result of the child discipline referendum in, the New Zealand Playcentre Federation continues its call for more effort to be given to positive parenting education. More >>

Playcentre calls for more education

Monday, 27 July 2009, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The Playcentre Federation calls for more effort to be given to positive parenting education regardless of the outcome of the child discipline referendum. Over ten years ago, the New Zealand Playcentre Federation called for increased funding for ... More >>

Playcentre celebrates families on Families Day

Monday, 27 April 2009, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentres all around the country will be celebrating Families Day by doing what they have done best for over 60 years - helping families to learn and grow together. More >>

Playcentre welcomes decision on police vetting

Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation welcomes the National government's decision to drop plans to police vet volunteer parents in their nearly 500 early childhood centres. More >>

Playcentre seeking clarification on funding delay

Monday, 30 March 2009, 11:03 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

NZPF President Marion Pilkington expressed concern today over apparent government backtracking on 20 Hours ECE for Playcentres. More >>

Playcentre congratulates National on their win

Monday, 10 November 2008, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation congratulates the National Party on its win in the general election this weekend. More >>

20 free hours ECE policy needs improvements

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Labour's 20 free hours ECE policy has failed by it's own standards because it has brought few new children into early education. More >>

Playcentre hobbled by underfunding and red tape

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 10:18 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation today released a report highlighting how the government has undermined parents wanting to educate their own children. More >>

11,000 Volunteers to be checked at Playcentre

Thursday, 11 September 2008, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre has denounced the surprise introduction of a clause requiring police checks for volunteers working with children at early childhood centres and schools. More >>

Calling For Best Interests Of Young Children

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 9:51 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Delegates at the Diamond Jubilee conference of the New Zealand Playcentre Federation this weekend want government to put children and parent/child relationships at the forefront of their education policy. More >>

Budget fails Parent-led Education

Friday, 23 May 2008, 11:10 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Today's government budget misses the mark on parent-led education by failing to address inequities in this government's early education policy. More >>

Playcentre supports the call to end child poverty

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 9:30 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The Child Poverty Action Group released tonight a report detailing the effects which entrenched poverty is having on our most vulnerable citizens, with a call for the government to set targets to end child poverty by 2020. More >>

Playcentre Awareness Week 14-20 March

Monday, 3 March 2008, 12:34 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

This month, Playcentres all round the country will open their doors to tell the country's parents about the benefits of hands-on community parenting, and what they can do to help care for the environment. More >>

Playcentre Celebrates Children’s Day

Friday, 29 February 2008, 9:52 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre parents will be out in force bringing face-painting pleasure to hundreds of children at the Every Child Counts Celebration of Children event on Sunday March 2nd at Government House. More >>

Playcentre welcomes new Fathering network

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 9:25 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

As more fathers become involved in raising their young children, Playcentre provides a place where they can experience support in the community. More >>

Come and join us at Playcentre

Monday, 4 February 2008, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The holiday break is over and children from Playcentres all over the country are eagerly heading back this week to start their new year of fun. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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