By Arwen Hann
An ability to speak clear English seems like an obvious quality in an early childhood teacher but it appears that some are joining the profession without reaching the required standards.
Below we look at requirements, obligations, and changes in shifting more responsibility to teacher education providers that you need to know about.
ChildForum has been contacted by a number of people reporting problems, including one centre manager who was dealing with a teacher refused full registration by the Teachers Council because the teacher's level of English was considered unsatisfactory. The teacher in question was reportedly asked to complete English lessons before re-applying for registration.
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