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Observations, child assessments, learning stories, inquiries, reflections,self-reviews, programme evaluations and planning - Share your experience or problem and learn what others do.
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Self reviews
by Dave Boyd
2 months 1 week ago
Influence thinking and policy. Vote on topical early childhood education and care issues.
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Child health, illness, nutrition, immunisation, safety, accidents, hygiene, or service emergency preparedness concerns and different situations
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Have you observed or felt uncomfortable about a situation or request because it might be discrimination, or reinforce a stereotype or result in someone being excluded?
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Any employment related concern big or small you can ask others what they might do in a similar situation. (please take care not to mention any names)
2 Topics 12 Replies
What to add, whether to take something out, how to arrange, how to repair, how to protect from vandals, equipment and physical resources.
1 Topics 2 Replies
Fees and charges, subsidies, what things cost to buy, budgeting questions, financing, funding claims, etc
3 Topics 6 Replies
Re: giving sunhats
by The Cottage Kindergarten Waimauku
2 weeks 2 days ago
Communication, parent-teacher relationships, involvement and transitions between settings
1 Topics 1 Replies
Re: Whānau involvement in Te Whāriki
by Amanda
1 week 2 days ago
When something of interest comes up in the news add your comments on it here.
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Government policies and decisions, and dealings with ERO, the Ministry of Education and Government agencies.
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Share any problem or ask for opinions e.g. on what to study, sample, methodology and methods, analysis, and writing up
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Mentors, professional standards, ITE, refresh programmes, meeting language requirements, experiences with tertiary education course providers, NZQA, and the Education Council of Aotearoa NZ.
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Refresher course is it worth doing?
by Tina M
2 months 2 weeks ago
Teaching children includes care, supporting parents/caregivers, and being a learner yourself too. Ask for opinions and share your experiences of what has and has not worked.
2 Topics 2 Replies
If you have a job to offer (e.g. cook, researcher, educator, administrator) or if you are available for part-time, full-time, reliving or contract work let others know here.
2 Topics 1 Replies
Re: Fun Centre Manager Opportunity, Stanmore Bay, Auckland
by Fame Preschool Stanmore Bay
1 month 1 week ago
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