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Teaching about War and Sacrifice of Life for Country

April 18, 2016. By Arwen Hann. As Anzac Day approaches, early childhood education services around…

Education Minister sees Teachers are Made of Money

Teaching Council Fees. May 14, 2020. The Wellbeing Budget 2020 sets out that “teachers will…

Early Childhood Council Centres Problem Attracting Teachers

December 19, 2016. The Early Childhood Council lobby group representing the business interests of some…

Heritage Language of Aotearoa – the ‘New’ Target Language

Heritage Language Opinion Article. December 14, 2017. By Ngaroma M Williams, Rikke Betts and Chrissy…

Vaccination – Should it be Compulsory for Children in ECE?

Compulsory Vaccinations for Children? March 14, 2017. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Children who are not…

Bullying Case Results in Big Payout

Teacher wins employment case. September 16, 2017. An early childhood teacher, whose life and health,…

Increase in Discretionary Hours – What You May Not Have Been Told

Discretionary Hours Increase. August 3, 2021.  The Ministry of Education has chosen to double the discretionary…

Phoenix Preschool Ashburton Wins Award

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

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 and Outlook for ECE Services

By Dr Sarah Alexander. June 11, 2020. The ECE sector has not been immune to…

Force-Feeding at Early Childhood Centre

I did not expect to be working at an early childhood centre where force-feeding of…

Consultation process for Te Whariki

Te Whāriki Consultation Claimed to Beach Statutory and Legal Requirements. December, 6, 2016. Opposition to…

Spotting a Scam: ECE Services Scammed

April 8, 2016. Over recent weeks many early childhood service and related organisations received an…

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