Discretionary Hours Increase. August 3, 2021. The Ministry of Education has
Childcare choices in NZ are huge! Early childhood services include licensed Home-based ECE, Kindergartens, Crèches, Montessori centres, Christian centres, Pacific Island preschools, etc. If you would like to be learning alongside your child and participating, then make sure you check out Playcentre and Te Kōhanga Reo.
But are you aware of personal options for childcare that might also prove to be really good? We invite you to explore different options.
We’ve got good information on standards and on quality you should find in any service you visit e.g. for staffing, amount of space per child, etc
The formula to produce quality early childhood education that is remarkable for children reflects over thirty years of research into factors important for effective teaching
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
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
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
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