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Force-Feeding at Early Childhood Centre

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

Staff First-Aid Course Cost Payment By MoE

February 24, 2021. From 8 April 2021, centres must have one adult present that holds…

What the National Party has Done for ECE

National Party Achievements. Opinion Editorial. By Dr Sarah Alexander. September 10, 2017. The National Party…

Who is to Be Deemed a ‘Qualified’ Early Childhood Teacher in Regulation

The Government in its Action Plan set an objective to regulate for 80% qualified teachers…

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,…

Phoenix Preschool Ashburton Wins Award

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

Kindergarten Associations Face Pay Parity Questions

August 10, 2020. The Education and Training Act 2020 could be used to extend pay parity…

Target Not Achieved of 98% Children Participating in ECE in 2016

February 7, 2017. After all the effort and money spent towards getting 98% participation in…

Service Providers Agree to Provide all their Teachers with full Pay Parity

Service Providers for Pay Parity. May 26, 2020. A delegation comprising of Dr Sarah Alexander,…

Covid-19 Updates

The latest on Covid-19 updates. Level 3 in all Auckland 25 August 2020: Level 3…

Research on Best Age to Start School

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

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