Pay Parity

The OECE got the ball rolling on pay parity with the first national meeting in July 2019.  Since then, we formed a pay parity steering group and the government changed salary attestation to be based on the first step of the KTCA and then the first 6 steps.
Our position remains strong on this issue as we advocate for all early childhood centres to be funded at least at the same amounts as Kindergarten Associations, and early childhood qualified teachers in centres and home-based to be paid at least equivalent to what primary school teachers earn for their training, experience, and professional recognition. In the articles and videos provided here, you can learn about the campaign and follow the progress.

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our teacher pay parity poster - staff retention, wages, equity
our teacher pay parity poster - staff retention, wages, equity

Pay Parity Campaign Booklet

Pre-school teachers often earn far less than they could elsewhere with their levels of education. Improving pay and recognition would help develop and retain highly-skilled

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