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Bullying of Teachers in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector – Teachers’ Stories. * Real names have not been used for fear of reprisals. The stories below were told individually to us. The stories do not form part of […]
Early Childhood Teacher Non-Contact Time. At centres and home-based services, teachers or educators have a wide range of responsibilities in their roles and finding time to do everything can especially be a challenge depending on things like the number of […]
Voluntary work in ECE. There are many examples in the early childhood sector of different ways employers may rely on free labour, such as: I was offered an unpaid position and it was a foot in the door as there […]
Going Back to Work. The following tips for making the adjustment to being back at your early childhood service after a holiday or other break away will help you cope well and help others around you. These are also useful […]
Returning to Teaching in NZ or Going Overseas to Teach. This article covers key things to be aware of, plan for, do, and get evidence of, to reduce the possibility of disadvantage upon your return to NZ. Working in an early childhood […]
“Our male teacher is not what we expected when we employed him. Can we fire him? “He provides nothing particularly male that is different to our female staff. He’s not interested in doing carpentry and construction with the children. His […]
Losing my Hearing – Signs of Hearing Loss for Early Childhood Teachers and What You Can Do. Children are by nature noisy, and working in an early childhood setting can therefore be a noisy working environment -and especially during bad […]
To fit in, dress appropriately for the job, and look like an early childhood teacher or educator here’s lots of helpful advice. The advice comes from from people working in different areas across New Zealand’s early childhood sector, and answers […]
Applying for an Early Childhood Job. Having a great application is important for getting the job you want. Your initial application may be the only chance you get to impress your potential employer, especially if they do not interview every […]
Not meeting adult:child ratios. There are various ways that adult-child ratios can become a problem. For example, does your manager or boss tell you that it is okay to go under ratio and not replace you when you go on […]
ECE Job Interview Questions. If you have been asked to attend an interview then you have been short-listed out of the applications received. The information below will help you to prepare for the interview and participate in the interview process […]