Posts by Laura Drew

Display at Irmgard Ritchie Kindergarten

After their NZEI paid union meeting Rowena, Lyn, Christi, Tania and Kelly at Irmgard Ritchie Kindergarten put up hearts posters around the kindergarten. “We spoke to our whānau about the importance of 100 percent qualified ECE teachers, the funding cuts, and what we are asking from the government.  We also gave them handouts.”  

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Missed opportunity to fund quality ECE

Any hope of extra funding to maintain quality standards in the 2015 Budget has disappeared with the announcement of just $74.9 million over four years to cover increased and earlier participation. Centres effectively face a funding cut with no increase in the ECE operations grant to account for inflation. NZEI Te Riu Roa, Te Rito…

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Submission on the provision of ECE services

On December 8, NZEI Te Riu Roa delivered a submission to the Productivity Commission addressing the provision of ECE services in Aotearoa. The Productivity Commission outlined their inquiry into the provision of a broad range of social services in June 2014. The outline specifically included Early Childhood Education in this inquiry. The goal of the…

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