ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
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Monday's ECE Notices 7 Sept 2020

Content

  1. Market pay rates for ECE staff and other compensation/ benefits
  2. Job ads
  3. Call for interest from providers for funded initiative to get priority families to use ECE
  4. Free PLD for early childhood teachers and kaiako
  5. Why and how to bring in tikanga Māori to an early childhood service
  6. Can a child's enrolment be terminated for 'bad' behaviour?  
  7. What you absolutely need to know about salary attestation if you work in or provide a teacher-led centre

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1. Market pay rates for ECE staff and other compensation/ benefits

The Wages and Employee Benefits Guide 2020” will let you know what the market rates for staff pay are and details of other compensation / benefits.  Use this information to check what others are paying their staff and compare it with what you offer.  This will be released on Monday 14th September and available to members who hold a current ECE service membership. You can request to be notified - go to the request form here.   

 

2. Job ads

If you've got a job to offer or if you are looking for work - post your free advert here

ECE qualified casual roles - Court Contact Supervisor - Manawatu/ Palmerston North (also Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Canterbury) 
Achieve better outcomes for children going through the Family Court or Oranga Tamariki. $40 to $50 p/h. Supervise an adult having contact / access to their children (0 - 18yrs) for 2hrs a week...  demand is on a weekend but some weekdays. You'll be ECE qualified and Te Whāriki experienced, can manage difficult adult behaviour, proficient with word, email, smartphone and have a vehicle. Professional and impartial, child focused and receptive to feedback. Have First Aid and willing to undergo child protection protocols. Send your CV and Cover Letter to Warwick at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Centre Administrator - Ponsonby, Auckland 
"We are willing to look at flexible working hours, and a mixture of working from the office and working from home. There will need to be some time where you are on site to be able to connect and build relationships with our community."  Get the details and find out how to apply for this position, tap here

Teacher for 4-year old children - Ponsonby, Auckland
"Are you interested in the works of Magda Gerber and Emmi Pikler? Are you interested in how this would look working with older children? Are you interested to see this in practice in a centre fully committed to RIE and Magda Gerber's Educaring approach? Our commitment to RIE is evident the mentoring approach used in daily practice with teachers, and the value we place on key caregiving, small group sizes and excellent ratios and continuity of care for children where possible." See the full job advert here

 

3. Call for interest from providers for funded initiative to get priority families to use ECE 

The Ministry is looking for providers to deliver Engaging Priority Families (EPF) in identified priority areas across New Zealand, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific communities. The initiative aims to get children aged 3 and 4 years old into early childhood education where they can develop a strong educational foundation in preparation for starting school or kura. The Ministry wishes to procure providers/community partners who are passionate about equitable educational outcomes for children, with proven ability to improve outcomes for Māori and Pacific communities. Successful provider(s) will need to have sound understanding of the barriers to participation (and mitigation of barriers) in early childhood education and care in their preferred community. Proposals must be received by 10am Tuesday, 22 September 2020. For more information go directly to GETS or contact the Ministry of Education.

 

4. PLD on working with gifted children for early childhood teachers and kaiako

The Ministry of Education have put some money into professional learning and development on gifted education.  You can access this PLD by distance learning and/or support in your service.  Are you interested?  Tap here to find out more 

 

5. Why and how to bring in tikanga Māori to an early childhood service

Often changes for incorporating Tikanga in practice that have been discussed, debated, worked out, and agreed upon as a collective don’t eventuate. For example, observing colleagues continue to sit on tables, place shoes or hair ties and hats on tables or benches where kai is sometimes placed, using a chair to place food plates on, finding shoes in the hat basket, observing teachers straddle tamariki stretchers, or doing the laundry all in together. We have had discussions about how tikanga helps to make meeting the regulations so easy.  Go to this members' information for more

 

6.  Can a child's enrolment be terminated for 'bad' behaviour? 

A member has asked if her centre can terminate the enrolment of a child whose behaviour has left other children crying, disrupts the programme, and requires constant individual supervision.  Tap here to go to our page with answers and discussion for members

 

7. What you absolutely need to know about salary attestation if you work in or provide a teacher-led centre 

We've heard from a service provider who when the salary attestation rate increased from 01 July, she put teachers earning less than the new rate onto the new minimum salary rate of $49,862 and did not realise that she needed to pay for any hours of work over and above 40 hours a week. When the teachers attend staff meetings outside of centre hours they still need to be paid for these. Therefore, if for example a teacher's total hours are 41 per week, then the minimum salary is  $23.97 x 41 hours x 52 weeks, which = $51,104.  If you would like to understand better how this works, tap here to go to more information.

 

 

** If you are not already a member, find out the options by going to the 'join us' page at www.childforum.com 

 

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education
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Porirua, 5245
New Zealand
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