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Research on Best Age to Start School

March 26, 2018. There is now proof that a child’s age on entry to school,…

Forced Closure of Discoveries Centres Leaves Parents Confused

July 9, 2020. The Discoveries Educare Lincoln Road Henderson centre is the latest in the…

Are you Happy for Competitors to Know Your Service’s Financial Details?

The Ministry of Education has asked services to provide detailed financial information for sharing with…

Attestation Rates Need to be Specified as Hourly to Ensure Compliance

July 16, 2020. The sooner the Ministry of Education starts specifying attestation rates as an…

Teacher Shortage is Not about a Lack of Teachers

Opinion article. November 1, 2018. Dr Sarah Alexander. According to the Early Childhood Council 30…

Unsafe to Complain and Speak Up About Child’s Safety and Centre Quality

Unsafe to Complain: Parents Not Supported to Have a Voice in the Private Early Childhood…

Food Provided in ECE Centres Falls Short on Nutrition

Food nutrition. June 15, 2017. Many early childhood education centres serving food to children do…

Protecting the Title of ‘Teacher’

April 2, 2018. The intent of a new bill before Parliament is to protect the…

ECC’s Pitter Patter Feilding Centre in Trouble

February 25, 2021. Last year, in a small town in New Zealand, teachers and parents…

Teaching about War and Sacrifice of Life for Country

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

Fees Incorrectly Treated as Donations – IRD Investigating

July 29, 2014. Parents and early childhood education centres and home-based agencies are advised to…

Consultation process for Te Whariki

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

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