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

A Successful Campaign to Get More Men into ECE

Campaign to Get Men To Take Up Early Childhood Work. By Dr Sarah Alexander. February…

“A Few Good Men or a Few Too Many?”

The Original Massey University Research Study of Male Teachers (1997) “A Few Good Men or…

Unqualified Teaching Staff Are Exploited

The Exploitation of Unqualified Teachers is Common. by Rachel Pratt. August 10, 2019. Exploitation of…

Ministry’s Move to Release Some Information On Complaints

Publication of ECE Complaints. May 6, 2014. The Ministry of Education says it intends to…

Heroes or Dictators? Kindergarten Consultation Problems

The Standard of Kindergarten Consultation on Changing a Publicly Revered ECE Service. An Opinion Editorial.…

Supervision of Children Eating – Compliance and Quality Indicators

Supervision of Children Eating – What this Should Look Like in Practice in Home-based ECE…

A Working-at-Home Dad, Using Centre and Home-based Care

A Dad’s View on Early Childhood Education. By Scott Lancaster. July 14, 2011. As not…

NZ Childcare Costs Among the Highest in the World

High Childcare Costs. October 12, 2016. Many parents find that childcare can be rather pricey…

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…

Second Meeting with the Ministry of Education on ECE Teacher Pay Parity

Education Ministry Meeting on Pay Parity. July 29, 2020. Stuff published an article regarding our First…

Minimum Ratios – Skeletal Staffing Problems

Operating on the legally required adult:child teacher ratios. Opinion article. Dr Sarah Alexander. November 21,…

Differences in Interactions and Behaviours of Male and Female Teachers with Children

Do Men Teach Differently? February 28, 2013. Prof. Dr. Holger Brandes from the University of…

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