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

Food and Drink Regulations

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

Are You Unhappy About a Kindergarten Restructure?

If you are not happy about restructuring proposals for your kindergarten, then here’s a helpful…

Forced to Take My ECE Qualification and Experience Overseas

Staff Retention: Retaining our New Zealand trained early childhood teachers. By Melissa Dol. October 2,…

Survey of Confidence in the Ministry of Education’s Complaints Process

Confidence in the Complaints Process. By Sarah Alexander. September, 2014. This report discusses the results…

NZ Represented at International Men in Early Childhood Education Event

There was NZ representation at the International Conference “Men in Early Childhood Education and Care”…

No-Touch Policies and Practices – Do they have a Place in Early Childhood Education?

Physical Contact With Children and No-Touch Policies and Practices. When touch is barred from or…

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…

Pay Parity Campaign Update – November 2019

Pay Parity Campaign Update. November, 6 2019. We have been continuing advocacy for children to…

About Pay Parity

The page of the Pay Parity Steering Group can be found here. On the PPSG…

$20m Blunder: ECE Services Paid Funding Twice Can Keep Money

$20m Funding Blunder – Overpayment of funding to Early Childhood Service Providers. By John Hartvelt.…

Five Ways to Improve the Funding System

Overhaul of the Early Childhood Education Funding System. By Sarah Alexander. February 28, 2015. An…

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