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Represents the sector
Research publisher (NZ-International Research in ECE Journal)
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Just Do It! Motivating You to Speak Up

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Got an opinion?  Worried about stating it? Well you needn’t be. 

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances  - Julia Sorel

We are more likely to benefit children and keep growing as people ourselves if we take chances. 

What Is on Your Mind?  What Would You Like to See Change?

Think of one thing you would really like to change

You will have your own hot issue.  But here are just some examples that people have already given. 

  • a parent consistently picking their child up late
  • no teachers go over to greet your child when you arrive in the morning
  • not getting equal pay with colleagues who have done the same amount of study (diploma/degree equivalence for pay)
  • colleagues not helping you when you ask for help
  • the low status of the early childhood profession
  • lack of male teachers and lack of anything happening to change this
  • not knowing how the sick leave policy change will impact on staff who are genuinely sick 

How Might You Communicate Your Issue? 


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Who is this for?
Teachers, Eductors, Lecturers, Policy Advisors - any indivdual with an interest in ECE

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Who is this for?
Centres, home-based, hospital-based, playgroups ... established or newly licensed.

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Special rates for organisations with more than 1 licensed service

This membership gives access to professional & research materials enjoyed by individual members PLUS ECE service management area info and support. 

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in ECE Journal Subscriber

Who is this for?
Universities, Polytechnics and organisations wishing to have online access to the NZ-Int Research in ECE journal (includes all past and current issues) 

$125.00 annual subscription, renewable in November each year

A username and password for your library users linked to your IP address.