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Early Childhood Council President, Darius Singh, and Centre Issues. The Ministry of Education uncovered regulatory breaches at Fern Garden Preschool and Childcare Centre in Tauranga,
March 9, 2021. The ECE services operating on a provisional licence last year, and/or that received a licence suspension or cancellation is public knowledge. >
September 12, 2020. The accepted view is that there is a shortage of teachers in ECE. Given that situation, how can an early childhood service
August 10, 2020. The Education and Training Act 2020 could be used to extend pay parity for qualified teaching staff to more education and care centres.
July 16, 2020. The sooner the Ministry of Education starts specifying attestation rates as an hourly wage amount and not as a salary figure the
July 9, 2020. The Discoveries Educare Lincoln Road Henderson centre is the latest in the Auckland childcare chain to be closed by the Ministry of
Overseas Teachers. January 6, 2020. Updated 24 June 2020. Before NZ’s border closed due to Covid-19, statistics show that the two national recruitment companies contracted
By Dr Sarah Alexander. June 11, 2020. The ECE sector has not been immune to the financial impact of the Covid-19 crisis, but little is
Unclear Regulations – the Change to the person responsible requirement. June 4, 20201. A complaint against the early childhood regulations was heard this week by
Service Providers for Pay Parity. May 26, 2020. A delegation comprising of Dr Sarah Alexander, Tolo Pereira, Bethany O’Hagan, and Heather TeHuia (QSM) has met
Teaching Council Fees. May 14, 2020. The Wellbeing Budget 2020 sets out that “teachers will now pay an annual amount of approximately $157.00” for a