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  • Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu ECE Teachers Agreement settled in June 2016

    Congratulations to Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu ECE Teachers Agreement negotiations team who settled their agreement this week. It’s a real testament to the collective professional wisdom and agency that the negotiations team bring to the table on behalf of their colleagues.  

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  • Early childhood education faces yet another funding squeeze in 2016

    Kindergartens and early childhood education services face an even bigger battle to maintain quality teaching and learning following the Budget announcement that there will be no increase in funding. This is the fifth year in a row that funding for early childhood education has effectively been frozen, said NZEI National President Louise Green. “This year funding […]

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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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