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The latest news stories on matters of relevance to the NZ early childhood education sector.
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April 16, 2013. Women are still mainly responsible for childcare in the home, but men are also making a big contribution according to new research.
April 12, 2013. At a Kindercare centre 156 vaccinations were provided today for children and staff after a child was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Dr
April 10, 2013. The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill was passed into law by 61 to 59 with National, ACT and
February 22, 2013. Two cases of serious child harm at early childhood centres have been reported by the media in this week. An Auckland
February 7, 2013 High performing early childhood education services could be reviewed as infrequently as every four years under proposed changes to the way the
January 13, 2013. Consultation on the review was to have started already, but the Ministry of Education sent a letter to home-based services last month
December 19, 2012. Children with disabilities and their parents can still struggle to access early childhood education and the support they need according to a
October 18, 2012. The Government failed kōhanga reo and thereby breached the Treaty of Waitangi according to a Waitangi Tribunal report released this week. The
September 19, 2012. The results of the Ministry of Education’s 2011 Survey of Income, Expenditure and Fees in ECE Services (also known as the Cost-Drivers
August 23, 2012. The Government’s Better Public Service Action Plan target to have 98% of all of NZ’s children in early childhood education before starting
Early Childhood Education System Failing to Support Maori Language and Culture. By Arwen Hann. 25 July 2012. Kohanga Reo was founded in 1982 and was
July 3, 2012. For many years the Ministry of Education has operated an Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC) that has met up to five times
March 22, 2012. Now is not a good time to be an early childhood teacher if you are looking for your first job or seeking
September 29, 2011. Earlier claims that intensive quality early childhood education is vital for children’s later success are not held up by the latest reports
September 26, 2011. Kidicorp Limited, a former NZX company and New Zealand’s largest private provider of childcare and education announced today that it has entered
ECE Taskforce. August 5, 2011. The ECE Taskforce has caused fear and division in the early childhood sector. For the national government this is a
Inequalities. April 27, 2011. Children from low socio-economic households are accessing early childhood education less than other NZ children, despite government heavily subsidising early childhood
March 24, 2011. In New Zealand we take a soft approach to ensuring compliance with standards in early childhood services. Under the Education (Early Childhood