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Early Childhood Council Call for Immigration NZ to Lower Pay Threshold

November 5, 2019. There has been a bit of a flap in the media about…

TeachNZ Scholarships

March 23, 2021. Below are details about the TeachNZ scholarships available for 2021. The final application…

Ministerial ECE Taskforce Causes Divisions in Sector

ECE Taskforce. August 5, 2011. The ECE Taskforce has caused fear and division in the…

Tranche 1 of Regulation Changes

Tranche 1 Ministry of Education Regulation Changes. February 5, 2021. Wellington. We have pulled together…

School Starting Age Politics vs Research

March 26, 2018. In NZ, school entry age is a strongly contested political issue. National…

The Olympics and Teaching Children about Competition

Competition. 26 July 2021. Citius, Altius, Fortius, is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. original moto…

ECE Participation Made a Social Obligation

April 10, 2013. The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill was passed…

Returning to Work Mothers Prefer Known Carer

Researcher Wendy Boyd. March 6, 2014. Mothers returning to paid work after the birth of…

COVID-19’s Effect on Child Participation in ECE

December 16, 2020. This week the Ministry of Education released a report on Covid-19 ECE…

Submission on 80% ECE Qualified or School Qualified Teachers and the Person Responsible Requirement

Regulation Changes on Recognised Qualifications for Teaching in ECE. October 22, 2021. Current regulations Under…

Phoenix Preschool Ashburton Wins Award

Phoenix Preschool. July 31, 2019. It is common for community-based centres to struggle due to…

Child Health and Safety Requirements Breached at Early Childhood Council President’s Centre

May 18, 2021 – Multiple breaches in the legal standards for ECE centre operation were…

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