The Big Issues

Here we identify the big issues in the early childhood sector.

Our position on each issues is also stated.

Lots of information, data, and articles are provided to assist you to learn about what’s happened, challenges, and changes.

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The Big ECE Issues in the Early Childhood Sector

An Open Letter On The Treatment of Early Childhood Teachers to the PM and Education Minister

An open letter from 560 early childhood teachers to Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister…

Made Public for the First Time – Complaints Against ECE Services

Early Childhood Service Complaints Made Public. August 10, 2013. A child at an early childhood…

About the 100% Qualified Teacher Funding Rate Band

100% Qualified Teacher Funding Band. May 19, 2020. The re-introduction of a 100% qualified teacher…

First Time Mothers and their Decisions About The Care of Their Infant

Who Cares for Baby? Women’s Preferences. A research paper. What are women’s preferences for the…

The Pay Realities when Moving from Kindergarten to Another Community ECE Centre

Loss of Pay When Moving from Kindergarten to another ECE Centre. Karen Girvan: Speech at…

Inquiry into Non-Parental Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers in NZ

Through their lens: An inquiry into non-parental education and care of infants and toddlers.Office of…

Choices for Making Pay Claims Available to Teachers

Choices for Making Pay Claims. December 1, 2020. All ECE services and every qualified and…

Treasury Advice to Target Early Childhood Funding to Those Who Would Benefit

Target Early Childhood Funding. By Sarah Alexander. February 6, 2012. The New Zealand Treasury has…

Auckland Free Kindergartens Claimed Back by the People

AKA Commercial Model Successfully Halted. November 30, 2017. Children are now looking more likely to…

The Ministry of Education Complaints Process and Complaints Recorded in 2019

Ministry of Education Complaints Process. By Dr Sarah Alexander. September 9, 2020. The story goes…

Food and Drink Regulations

Food and Drink Regulations for Centres and Home-based Services. HS19/16 licensing criteria: * Food is…

Ministry of Education Unconcerned About Gender Imbalance in Early Childhood Education Teacher Workforce

Teacher gender diversity is not on the Ministry of Education policy agenda for early childhood…

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