LATEST STORIES

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.

1 month

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.

2 months

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.

2 months

by Jason Roberts

NZ provider expresses concern that home-based early learning is being unfairly targeted

With the recent publication by the New Zealand Ministry of Education of the names and locations of those early childhood education and care (ECEC) services who had breached the minimum standards in 2019, local in home care provider, Tiny Nation, has noted that it has “become clear in the wake of the list being released that the home-based service type has been unfairly targeted”, mirroring concerns expressed about family day care in the Australian context.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

NZ ECEC challenges mirror Australian context - underpaid educators, oversupply

New Zealand’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector is experiencing similar challenges to those in Australia, with educators taking on second jobs to supplement low wages, challenges with an oversaturated provider market, and a struggle to be viewed as professionals, local news source Stuff has reported.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

Load More