The Office of Pre-Primary Education

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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.
2 Topics 6 Replies
Self reviews
by Dave Boyd
1 year 8 months ago
Influence thinking and policy. Vote on topical early childhood education and care issues.
3 Topics 11 Replies
Re: Fairness of police vetting service charges
by Lynda Wilson
1 year 2 months ago
How the coronavirus pandemic and NZ lockdown may be affecting you and your early childhood service - questions, discussions, concerns, help.
2 Topics 5 Replies
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?
1 Topics 4 Replies
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)
4 Topics 12 Replies
WANTED - Amazing Qualified and Registered Teacher!
by Play Learn Grow Early Childcare
8 months 1 week ago
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 8 Replies
Re: giving sunhats
by Little Ants Waiuku
1 year 1 month ago
Communication, parent-teacher relationships, involvement and transitions between settings
1 Topics 2 Replies
Re: Whānau involvement in Te Whāriki
by Amanda
1 year 6 months ago
Add your comments and critique on what's happening. Do you like or not like? Does anything worry you about this? Or is it exciting?
1 Topics 0 Replies
Do we have an early childhood industry disruptor?
by Dr Sarah
1 year 3 months ago
Government policies and decisions, and dealings with ERO, the Ministry of Education and Government agencies.
3 Topics 6 Replies
Re: ECE Pay - What Next?
by Hugo van Stratum
10 months 3 weeks ago
Share any problem or ask for opinions e.g. on what to study, sample, methodology and methods, analysis, and writing up
0 Topics 0 Replies No topics
Mentors, professional standards, ITE, refresh programmes, meeting language requirements, experiences with tertiary education course providers, NZQA, and the Education Council of Aotearoa NZ.
2 Topics 0 Replies
Refresher course is it worth doing?
by Tina M
1 year 8 months 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 6 Replies
Re: Non verbal child learning Sign
by ChildForum team member
1 year 6 months ago
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.
7 Topics 4 Replies

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We are proud to provide the first NZ there is a public discussion forum on all matters to do with early child education and care. Our members and friends of ChildForum can post and reply to posts on practical matters, news stories, political issues and early childhood research. You can share views, stories, experiences, and pick up tips from others who have encountered a similar situation to which you, your team, or your organisation are in.
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NZ ECE Discussion Forum

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

$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
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(Note that this membership does not give access to specialist ECE Service members-only info and support) 

ECE Service Organisation

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

$198.00 12 months per standalone licensed service
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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

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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

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