More social with fewer emotional difficulties, sick more often: NZ study gives ECEC insights

The latest Growing Up in New Zealand research has found that children who attend early childhood education and care (ECEC) have fewer emotional difficulties and better peer relations, but are more prone to illnesses.

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by Freya Lucas

Uni of Auckland student innovation could change the way children connect while online

A group of students from the University of Auckland have generated a new idea for a digital learning platform that could change the way children connect organically while engaging with distance learning.

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by Freya Lucas

New Zealand ECTs call discrimination on latest Government pay announcement

Early childhood teachers (ECTs) in New Zealand have responded to a recent Government announcement of funding to bring the minimum pay for ECTs outside the kindergarten sector into alignment with those within it, saying that until they are able access the Kindergarten Association pay scale, teachers will continue to be lost to the sector.

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by Freya Lucas

NZ Government allocates $287 million to restore 100 per cent funding band for ECTs

The New Zealand Government’s commitment to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) is taking “another step forward” with the reintroduction of a higher funding rate for services that employ fully qualified and registered early childhood teachers (ECTs), NZ Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced yesterday.

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by Freya Lucas

Charter Hall sells 26 New Zealand ECEC centres amidst push to optimise portfolio

Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (CQE) has confirmed the sale and settlement of 26 early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres located in New Zealand in a push to optimise the portfolio to best insulate performance in the current challenging operating environment.

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by Jason Roberts

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