ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

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

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

 

Meal and rest breaks - legal requirements and issues

buncoffeeAre you a teacher? If you hold a personal membership you can find specific information for teachers on meal and rest break entitlements in the Carers Teachers and Everyone area of our website

The information in the article below is specifically for our ECE Service members 

Contents

  1. Why early childhood services are not exempt and offering compensation is a no
  2. Payment for breaks
  3. Breaks that must be given depending on work hours
  4. Timing of rest breaks and meal breaks if there is agreement and when there is not agreement
  5. Strict rostering versus occasional flexible timing
  6. Problems or questions?

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