- New 'current issues' newsletter - "ECE Now" by Dr Sarah
- Job ads
- Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language week
- NZQA draft review of ECE qualifications (Levels 2-6)
- Congratulations - New appointments
1. New 'current issues' newsletter - "ECE Now" by Dr Sarah
Every issue will focus on current issues, and bring you insights that you may not get from elsewhere
- A buyer’s market if you are looking to purchase a new ECE service
- Labour has had 3 years to make improvements in ECE - so what's the verdict?
- Today the National party unveiled its policies for ECE - find out what its policies are and would it be any better than Labour
- The handling and reporting of complaints against services - a look back on what's happened and next steps for the Ministry of Education to take
Read online or download and print a copy of "ECE Now"
2. Job ads
If you've got a job to offer or if you are looking for work - post your free advert here
Kaiārahi/Kaiako Matua/Kindergarten Co-ordinator - Kapiti Coast
"It is a unique role and can be adapted slightly to suit the right individual. Te Rāwhiti Kindergarten has two kindergarten locations on the Kapiti Coast, 45 minutes from Wellington. We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to lead our friendly and committed team from 2021 onward. We are looking to grow our kindergarten and playgroup sessions even further to meet our growing waiting list." Get the details and find out how to apply for this position, tap here
Qualified ECE teacher - East Tamaki
"Awhi Whanau Early Childhood Centre is looking for a passionate Qualified Teacher to join our team. We are a Bilingual, Christian based Centre inspired by Reggio Emilia." See the full job advert here
Qualified ECE teacher - Manurewa
"Langimalie Early Childhood Education Centre, plays a vital role in the local community by providing children and parents with a quality early education service that is safe, warm welcoming and Pacific. We are a small team of 5 teachers that are dedicated to providing our children with a varied, active and relevant programme to give them the best possible start in education." See the full job advert here
NZ certificated teacher - Hobsonville
"HeadStart Childcare is a well-established privately-owned centre dedicated to providing high quality care and education for our children aged 2-5 years in a mixed aged environment. If you are looking for a long-term position, contact us." See the full job advert here.
3. Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language week
Take time this Te Wiki o te Reo Māori to celebrate, promote and revitalise te Reo Māori! Not sure where to start? This article about bringing te reo into a centre and these books, will help.
Where every week becomes Maori language week
A centre was challenged with building an authentic bi-cultural curriculum. With 75% Maori tamariki they wanted to get it right which meant more than just the use of some Te Reo phrases. This article was published in 2015 and it remains a good one to read today. Go to the full article by tapping or clicking here.
Ko Kiwi Mā, a picture book by Ngaere Roberts / Christine Dale
Written in te reo Māori with images of New Zealand flora and fauna, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases. Find out more
Te Whare, a picture book by Ngaere Roberts / Christine Dale
Written in te reo Māori with images of New Zealand culture, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases. Find out more
4. Congratulations - New appointments
Dr Qilong Zhang has started his new position as Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). Dr Zhang's participation in ChildForum over many years and presenting his research has been valued. He was recently the guest editor of a special issue of the NZ-International Research in ECE Journal which featured the best papers by ECE graduate students.
5. NZQA draft review of ECE qualifications (Levels 2-6)
NZQA invites your feedback on the draft reviewed early childhood qualifications at Levels 2-6, with consultation open until 30 September 2020.
The major changes proposed include:
- changing the titles of the Level 2 and 3 Certificate qualifications
- replacing the existing NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Learning and Care (Level 2) (40 credits) [Ref: 2848] with a 60-credit qualification - NZ Certificate in Care for the Developing Child (Level 2)
- updating the qualifications to better match current sector practice and needs, and current listing requirements
- a draft new qualification designed for offshore delivery and pathways
NZQA invites you to consider the consultation document which includes a summary of the changes proposed, and each of the draft reviewed qualifications available from the consultation page. For further information click here
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