New Zealand parent group calls for stricter guidelines for educational screen time

A parent advocacy group in New Zealand is calling for official guidelines to moderate the amount of time children spend on screens in New Zealand education settings, the New Zealand Herald has reported.

16 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Bust out the board games: structured play unlocks self regulation, Otago study says

A study from New Zealand’s University of Otago has found that simple games and day-to-day tasks can support children to learn to regulate their emotions and behaviours, “a key early developmental skill that predicts a wide array of life outcomes”, researchers said.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

NZ Government set to reshape FDC landscape with qualification requirements

The New Zealand Government has announced a move to ensure that subsidised in home care, known in Australia as family day care (FDC) becomes “professionalised” through mandated qualification levels for educators, to ensure “better and more consistent quality”.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

CareforKids launches NZ childcare search website

A new website has launched to help New Zealand early education and care (ECEC) providers connect with families looking for care.

2 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Te huri i te whenua – Changing the land Part Two

Exploring Goal Two, “Every child is empowered through timely access to the resources they need to thrive”, in Part Two of this six part series, Sector Assistant Editor Freya Lucas looks at the Strategic Plan for Early Learning 2019 2029 released in late November by the New Zealand Government.

5 months ago

by Freya Lucas