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ECE Teachers Already Experience Pay Parity thanks to their Employers

September 12, 2020. The accepted view is that there is a shortage of teachers in…

Bullying Starts in the Early Years

August 15, 2013. Children as young as three years are believed to be bullying other…

Early Childhood Council Centre Had Multiple Licence Breaches*

Early Childhood Council President, Darius Singh, and Centre Issues. The Ministry of Education uncovered regulatory…

Working for Home-based ECE can be Crap

Home-based educator request for any advice or suggestions. Personal Opinion Letter. By Haylee Gregory. October 3,…

Where do the Children Play?  

Technology subverts free play in public playgrounds subverted by technology. Sept 12, 2017. I know…

Home-Based Providers Reminded To Make Sure Educators are Paid

April 14, 2014. The Ministry of Education has issued a reminder to all Home-based ECE…

How Can We Make Work Safer for ECE Teaching Staff?

May 30, 2016. Early childhood education workers are suffering from stress, physical injuries and bullying…

Protecting the Title of ‘Teacher’

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

Regulatory Review – Why Review the Early Childhood Education Regulations and Criteria?

Reasons for the Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Regulatory Review. January 28, 2020. The Ministry…

Major Privacy Breach of Early Childhood Staff Information

Major Privacy Breach by one of NZ’s Largest Childcare Providers. March 31, 2022. In a…

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…

Petition for ECE Teacher Pay Parity

Pay Parity Petition request: That the House of Representatives urge the Ministry of Education to…

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