Person Responsible Consultation ECE
The Ministry of Education has started consultation on 2 proposals aimed at easing teacher supply pressure on licensed ECE centres.
All licensed early learning services need at least one person responsible for every 50 children in attendance. In ECE centres, they are the person primarily responsible for the day-to-day education and care of children.
Currently, only teachers with a recognised ECE qualification can be a person responsible in teacher-led ECE centres.
The Ministry would like to hear views about 2 proposed options to change the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations, which would allow primary qualified teachers to be a person responsible in ECE centres.
The first proposal would allow primary qualified teachers to be a person responsible for the first and last 90 minutes of licensed hours at ECE centres.
The other proposal would allow primary qualified teachers to be a person responsible at all times.
You can read more about the proposals in the person responsible discussion document and complete a short survey at https://consultation.education.govt.nz/ece/person-responsible-in-ece/
If you wish to make a more detailed submission or ask any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on this postal address:
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666
The consultation closes on Sunday 20 October.
All feedback will inform advice to Ministers on final policy proposals that would be submitted to Cabinet and, if approved, would be reflected in new wording in the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008.
Contact: Ministry of Education
(04) 463 8000
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2020
Welcome to the information and registration site for MANZ Conference 2020!
I am delighted to present to you the amazing line-up of speakers who are providing a wide range of topics which will, I’m sure, inspire you. Come along to the Wairakei Resort, Taupō while soaking up knowledge for your kete.
In 2020 we are celebrating the 150 years since the birth of our founder Dr Maria Montessori. Come along to our network drinks on Saturday 4 July to help us celebrate this important milestone.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Cathy Wilson, Executive Officer, MANZ
2020 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards – Entries Open Now
The Awards recognise and share inspiring work by schools, kura and early learning services that benefits children and young people, whānau and entire communities.
The 4 award categories are:
Excellence in Engaging
Excellence in Leading
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Excellence in Wellbeing Education
This year’s Education Focus Prize, which changes every year, celebrates Excellence in Environmental and Sustainability Education.
You have until Friday 10 April to submit your entry.
Visit pmawards.education.govt.nz for more information and to download the entry form.
If you have any questions, email email@example.com or call 0800 PM AWARDS (0800 762 927).