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Things to Consider When Returning to Work

To make the transition back to work as smooth as possible for both you and your family you'll need to take some time to ease everyone in to the new arrangements.

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Managing Feelings of Mother Guilt

Making the decision to put your child into care can be an emotionally challenging experience and as you approach the date you return to work, it is natural to feel anxious about the change

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Which Child Care is Best?

Once you understand the different types of child care available, you need to decide which option is the best for you and your family.

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What Is the Best Age to Start Child Care?

Thinking about the best time to start in a child care service is an important part in the decision making process.

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How to Help Your Child Successfully Settle in to Child Care

To help your little one get off to a great start, here are some ways to prepare them for life at an early childhood education service and support them during the settling-in period.

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How are ECE services responding to COVID-19?

Here we look at the practical ways that ECE services are handling this health crisis and working hard to keep our children and educators safe

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The move towards a fully qualified home-based ECE workforce

After releasing its 10-year Early Learning Action Plan, the government is raising the levels of home-based educators’ qualifications.

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An introduction to HEI Schools

We look at the HEI Schools model in more detail and explain how Kiwi kids can experience Finnish-style early learning without leaving home

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What the Education and Training Act 2020 means for early learning

The Education and Training Act 2020 came into effect on 1 August and this piece of legislation is big news for early learning services

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  Latest News

New Zealand orders health workers, education staff jabbed by January

The Age - Nick Perry - October 11, 2021

Will vaccines be mandatory for teachers? Decision due on 'divisive issue'

Stuff NZ - Ellen O'Dwyer - October 11, 2021

ECE teachers essential workers in all but name

Newsroom - Dr Sue Cherrington - October 7, 2021

Covid-19 Delta Outbreak: Auckland parents left disappointed after early childhood spots filled up

NZ Herald - Amy Wiggins - October 6, 2021