ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
National membership 

Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal


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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