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Men largely absent from the New Zealand ECEC landscape, Ballantyne notes

Like Australia, men are underrepresented in New Zealand’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. New Zealand publication, Stuff, recently spoke with men working in ECEC as early childhood teachers (ECTs) about their experiences, and with commentators from the sector, about the reasons behind this, and how it might be addressed.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Learning Support Action Plan for NZ set to support children with additional needs

An action plan to improve the support available for New Zealand children, including those engaged in early childhood education and care (ECEC), was recently announced by the Honourable Tracey Martin.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Teachers are teachers – pay us the same: NZ ECTs join the push for pay parity

Early childhood teachers (ECTs) based in New Zealand are said to have been “closely following” recent teachers strikes in New Zealand, and will meet on Sunday to discuss wages, ChildForum spokesperson Dr Sarah Alexander has told stuffNZ.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

NZ ECEC providers warn of fee hikes as the country struggles with ECT shortage

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) service providers in New Zealand have spoken out about the challenges in covering wage costs for relief early childhood teachers (ECTs) as “a desperate teacher shortage bites”, local news source The New Zealand Herald has reported.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

More than 4,500 educators unite in NZ calling for full time nature based childcare

A petition signed by over 4,500 New Zealand educators, childcare centres and parents will be presented to the New Zealand Government this week, calling for a change in regulations and a new licence type, which would allow full time nature based childcare in the country, local news source TVNZ has reported.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas