03 July 2018
The privatization of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector in New Zealand has been a hugely divisive topic in recent decades. As a country whose humble ECE beginnings were formed in the community-based models of Playcentre, the industry has, in recent years, seen a boom in for-profit, all-day services: attendance numbers in privatized centres has risen, while the number of children in kindergartens is falling.
08 May 2018
Are you considering becoming an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Reliever? Or perhaps looking at relieving as your next exciting job prospect? Whether you are a qualified ECE teacher looking for a flexible part-time job, or wondering if ECE is the career for you, relieving can offer you a world of possibilities. In this article I’m going to discuss five essential tips every ECE Reliever needs to know, to help make your relieving journey a success.
13 April 2018
Technology can be a wonderful yet sometimes daunting prospect in early childhood education. The balance between embracing a modern world and allowing children to experience an unplugged childhood is a topic that many educators encounter, research and continuously review. In this article I am going to discuss three effective ways that technology can be incorporated into early childhood education.