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Researchers uncover that sense of belonging comes through early childhood education

Two major New Zealand studies have placed immigrant and refugee children at the centre of the resettlement process in the country, researching how early childhood education can help refugees find a sense of belonging in Aotearoa, and sustain a sense of belonging in home countries.

25 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Childspace conference encourages educators to take time for their own wellbeing

The theme for the 2020 Childspace conference is “Wellbeing – Mana Atua”, a theme that encourages educators and others working in the broader early childhood education and care (ECEC) profession to delve into their own emotional health and wellbeing, coming to view it as the best investment that can be made for the personal and professional self.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

NZ moves to ban dried fruit from ECEC centres to avoid choking hazards

Marshmallows and chips might not be common additions to the daily menu in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, in either Australia or New Zealand, but dried fruit is a common finding, and one that could be banned in New Zealand under possible Ministry of Education rules.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Establish MD discusses the NZ ECEC market from a development perspective

Paul Rodgers established a New Zealand business four years ago, designed to work with clients to create the “best early learning centres in New Zealand”. In partnership with CEO Logan Whitelaw, the aim of the business was to help new services navigate the complexity of getting an early childhood education and care (ECEC) centre up and running.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

NZ approved provider hit with 200k costs for failure to manage dead tree risk

A New Zealand-based early childhood education and care (ECEC) approved provider has been ordered to pay more than NZ$200,000 after it failed to identify and address the risks posed by a dead tree located in the grounds of one of its centres, local news source The New Zealand Herald has reported.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas