Discretionary Hours Increase. August 3, 2021. The Ministry of Education has
The ECE Employer Guide. This guide is for employers, managers and leaders. It is a comprehensive resource with detailed information on employment matters as well
DISCIPLINE AND COMPETENCE POLICY. A template to use for your discipline and competence policy. Date Effective: __/__/20__ Review Date: __/__/202_ Rationale <Service Name> is committed to providing children, staff and whānau with an environment which is safe and welcoming […]
Here is what you need to know when deciding how to respond to an employee who is late for work. Late for work – a one off or infrequent occurrence If you pay the employer by the hour you are under no obligation to pay […]
Here’s information on mandatory reporting of teachers includes for not meeting the required level of competence, dismals and resignations, possible serious misconduct, and criminal convictions. Should a confidentiality agreement be put in place as part of the settlement of an […]
Creating an effective job description is an important part of the hiring process – across home-based and centre-based services, and all different early childhood services and the roles that are advertised. Templates are available: Relievers / Relief staffStudent teacher, unqualified […]
Employers’ obligations and rights on paying staff overtime and when they work outside of normal hours. This article covers what constitutes work outside of normal work hours that an employee must be paid for. NZ employment law that cannot be […]
“I have nothing against employing men – but why put my centre at risk? Parents don’t want a male tending to their child’s personal needs. This is the type of society we now live in.” owner of an early childhood […]
Caring for yourself when managing a service or in the role of a leader. And, the responsibilities that owners and governance committees must meet in regard to supporting the manager and leaders. Introduction There seems to be the perception and […]
Here are templates for a letter ‘of concern’ and a letter giving an early childhood employee a formal first or second warning. EXAMPLE LETTER OF CONCERN Private and Confidential DATE Dear <Name> Letter of Concern This letter is to formally […]
The Teaching Council no longer requires teachers to participate in an appraisal process – this requirement was replaced with a Professional Growth Cycle requirement. However, the Ministry of Education’s licensing criteria that sits alongside the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations […]
Salary and Wage Differences. An employment contract must state the type of pay an employee will be paid. Wage refers to the amount of money that is paid to an employee, by the hour, and it may vary from one […]
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