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Childcare choices in NZ are huge! We provide information on the usual and other options for childcare, early education, and parent and family support that you might not be aware of.
As a consumer it is important that you are aware of what standards to expect and how to make a complaint. We help you to learn what quality in early childhood education is and how to choose a service that will be great for your child and you!
Is Your Child Ready for School? By Dr Sarah Alexander. Getting your child ready for school does not involve lots of structured activity and formal
Structural indicator of quality. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Research on quality from a developmental psychology perspective has focused on the structural features of the early
Montessori Rudolf-Steiner and Kindergarten. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Montessori Montessori early childhood centres or schools are different to walk into from most kindergartens and other
Teacher-led Centres. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Professionally staffed, teacher-led centres are those that you can leave your child at – these centres are both childcare
Parent-led centres. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Parent-led centres is a term coined by the Ministry of Education to mean a centre that is funded as
Space and Overcrowding. By Sarah Alexander. When you walk into an early childhood centre or home-based education setting you are likely to feel either one
Arranging childcare. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Most families at some time make personal childcare arrangements. It is actually very common for families to combine personal
Best age to start. By Dr Sarah Alexander. In England, Prince George had his first day at preschool (a Montessori centre) when he was 2