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The Office Of ECE Responds To Budget 2024

Friday, 31 May 2024, 4:50 am | Office of Early Childhood Education

As expected there is nothing in the Budget likely to decrease the high levels of pessimism in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. More >>

Survey Reveals ECE Sector Not Optimistic Of Improvement Under New Government

Monday, 27 May 2024, 1:15 pm | Office of Early Childhood Education

Views on government effectiveness in managing the ECE sector continue to worsen. A net negative 63% think the direction being taken is right, compared to a net negative 59% last year. More >>

80% Qualified Teachers Still Not Required In Early Education

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 12:11 pm | Office of Early Childhood Education

Yet again the government has kicked the can of 80% early childhood education (ECE) teachers being qualified down the road. In 2002 a 10-year government plan for ECE was released that included an intention to require 80 percent of teaching staff to ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Services Go Unchecked, Potentially Putting Children At Risk

Tuesday, 6 September 2022, 9:55 am | Office of Early Childhood Education

So far this year, the Ministry of Education has taken licensing action against more than 100 early childhood education services because they had not met minimum standards. But these are just the services that came to the Ministry’s attention. The Ministry ... More >>

Little Comfort For Early Childhood Education In This Year’s Budget

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:52 pm | Office of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education services that are already financially stressed and struggling to retain teachers are unlikely to find much to smile about in this year’s Budget. A cost adjustment to funding rates may be welcome news for ECE business owners worried ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Sector In Crisis – Pre-Budget Survey Reveals

Monday, 2 May 2022, 9:27 am | Office of Early Childhood Education

More people than ever in the early childhood education (ECE) sector think it is heading in the wrong direction and that there will be no improvement, at least not over the next 12 months. The quality of ECE for children in the sector has worsened. ... More >>




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