Recently the commercial lobby made two big claims regarding the
Pay parity for all early childhood teachers with school teachers is one of the biggest issues facing our sector.
Paying staff less than they worth has resulted in centres experiencing problems with staff retention and recruitment. It impacts significantly on children and their ability to form stable and trusting relationships with those who are caring for them. It affects the quality of early childhood education and care provided.
In the articles and videos provided here, you can learn about the campaign for pay parity and follow the progress that is being made. There’s much here to help you to gain greater insight into the issue.
The Table below shows the salary attestation pay rates to take effect from1 January 2023 as a result of Budget 2022. For easy comparison, alongside
Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education. By email. 2 May 2022 Tēna rā koe, Minister Hipkins, E kore ngā pūtake e mākukungia e kore
Choices for Making Pay Claims. December 1, 2020. All ECE services and every qualified and certificated teacher employed by an ECE service are affected by
Staff Retention: Retaining our New Zealand trained early childhood teachers. By Melissa Dol. October 2, 2020. Being an early childhood teacher is rewarding work, there
Education Ministry Meeting on Pay Parity. July 29, 2020. Stuff published an article regarding our First meeting in May 2020. At the first meeting we presented a
The videos on ECE Teacher Pay and Staff Retention provided for your watching below are: An interview with Irish expert Dr Mary Moloney Part 1
Expert testimony on pay parity. The letter below by Dr Sarah can now be made available as the Select Committee heard from James on 22/07/2020.
An open letter from early childhood teachers to the Prime Minister and Minister of Education. 2 December 2019. Tēnā korua Prime Minister Ardern and Minister
First Week of the Pay Parity Campaign. October 8, 2019. We launched the campaign last Tuesday, 1st October 2019 after preparing a campaign book. The
Exploitation is a Real Issue for Government to Address. By Dr Sarah Alexander. August 27, 2019. Teacher exploitation is a problem that we must fix.