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We are New Zealand’s national body for early childhood education and care

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Teaching and Putting Theory into Practice

Tikanga in Practice – Teaching Aspirations

Ngā tikanga ki roto i te mahi – Tikanga Practices. Oku Wawata – My Aspirations. Kaituhi: Wendy Rameka. Mā te rongo, ka mōhio Mā te mōhio, ka mārama Mā te mārama, ka mātau Mā te mātau, ka ora.Through perception comes awareness, […]

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Learning Activities - Outside the Box Ideas

Carpentry and Woodwork

What carpentry tools and wood to get and from where. How to set it up. Rules to set for children. What to make. Female teachers can do it too. Benefits for the brain Woodwork supports children to work in their […]

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Learning Activities - Outside the Box Ideas

Library Trip

Library Trip with Children. Going to the library is a great activity to do either on your own with a child or small group of children, or as a group visit with your early childhood service. Maybe you will walk […]

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Service Provider Member Posts

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Internal Evaluation, Self-Review and Staff Meetings

Case Studies of Centres that Successfully Completed Self-Review

Self-Review and The Quality Journey: Is there a Leader at the Helm? By Anne Grey. This article explores the role of the leader in early childhood centre self-review. Two case studies of centres that had successfully completed self-review in the […]

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Employer Guides and Staff Management

Employment References

Have you been asked by a colleague, student, or employee for an employment reference? Here we explain your obligations, what to write, and ways to provide a job reference. If you are asked by an employer to provide a reference […]

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Further Information & Newsletters

Pay Parity Calculation Sheet for Deciding the Affordability of Opting-In

Use the calculation sheet (see below) to easily estimate the potential financial impact of opting into funding to assist in paying teachers at pay parity rates. Should you have used the calculation sheet prior to the announced funding increase of […]

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Employer Guides and Staff Management

Safety Checking of Staff and Others under the Children’s Act

Safety checking is required of every person who has or may have access to children as part of their work, such as cleaners and cooks at early childhood services, must be safety checked in accordance with the Children’s Act 2014 before […]

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Research Library – Today’s Featured Articles

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2010 NZRECE Journal Articles

Discovering Meanings in Research with Children

Research with Children – The Meaning of Children’s Experiences and Views. Karen Liang Guo. Published in the NZRECE Journal, Vol, 13, 2010, 101-112.  Abstract: Drawing on a qualitative research study this paper explores the aspect of ascribing meanings in research. […]

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2019 NZIRECE Journal No. 2

Affordability of Quality Early Childhood Education and Care

Thomas Seagrave. Full reference: Seagrave, T. (2019). Affordability of early childhood education and care. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal. Special issue presenting early childhood position papers, 22(2), pp. 1 – 8.  Page 1 Original Position Paper Abstract The […]

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2013 NZRECE Journal Articles

Omissions and Presuppositions in Kei Tua o te Pae: A Critical Discourse Analysis

This research note describes some of the findings from an analysis of three introductory booklets of “Kei Tua o te Pae”, an early childhood assessment practice resource produced by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Analysis involved taking a critical […]

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2016 NZRECE Journal Articles

A Whole School Approach to Language Development in the Early Years

Research findings on supporting children entering school with speech and language delay. Concerning is that the skills necessary for teachers to have to support children are lacking within initial teacher training, which does not support children who are most vulnerable before and after entry to school. Read the full paper below. Or to order a pdf copy of the article go to the main NZIRECE Journal page.

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The Office of ECE drives high-quality care, learning and teaching for all infants and young children and high-quality working environments for teachers and service providers.
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