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ERO Infant and Toddler Report Leaked

August 10, 2015. The leaking of ERO’s evaluation of infant and toddler communication and exploration…

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…

Children with Disabilities Struggle to Access ECE Support

December 19, 2012. Children with disabilities and their parents can still struggle to access early…

Latest Figures from ECE Sector Cost Driver Survey

September 19, 2012. The results of the Ministry of Education’s 2011 Survey of Income, Expenditure…

Staffing Regulations Unclear – Complaint to Parliamentary Select Committee

Unclear Regulations – the Change to the person responsible requirement. June 4, 20201. A complaint…

79% Centres Are Paying Teachers at Bottom 5 Pay Steps – What You Need to Know

79% Centres Opt-in to the Partial ‘Pay Parity’ Rates Five Steps Only. April 28, 2022.…

The Latest on the Vaccination Order and Requirements

Mandatory vaccination and prohibition of unvaccinated workers from early childhood centres and those aged 12…

Mass Meeting on ECE Teacher Pay

There is to be an ECE Teacher Pay mass meeting on Sunday 14th July 3…

Forced Closure of Discoveries Centres Leaves Parents Confused

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

Unionisation: Is there a Need for a New Union for Early Childhood Teachers?

March 1, 2017. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Former centre manager Garrett Kett has done what…

Tranche 1 of Regulation Changes

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

Fines for Regulation Breaches in Australia

March 24, 2011. In New Zealand we take a soft approach to ensuring compliance with…

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