13 May 2019
As the seasons change from summer to autumn, and the days grow colder, it can be tempting to move activities indoors and protect children from the changing temperatures and weather.
18 April 2019
As the weather gets colder and the days start getting darker sooner, we tend to spend more time bundled up inside, cosy and warm. If you’re teaching in an ECE centre filled with energetic and rambunctious children, it may however do us all better to play outside and embrace the weather, whether it’s rain, hail or shine.
11 April 2019
“Mō tātou te taiao ko te atawhai, mō tātou te taiao ko te oranga” “It is for us to care for and look after the environment to ensure its wellbeing, in doing so we ensure our own wellbeing and that of our future generations.”
01 April 2019
The effects on the ECE sector
06 December 2018
To be fair, that was my first thought too.. why would anyone pay to use the services of an agency? Surely everything that a Recruitment Agency does, anyone can do too. It cant be that hard to do..
18 October 2018
We’ve been accused of sending a horrible reliever to a centre. Yes, that’s right. The Centre Manager was incredibly frustrated with our reliever who seemed to stand around doing nothing waiting for direct instructions. And costing more than her regular staff.
30 July 2018
The term ‘dyadic relationship’ is being discussed more frequently in early childhood education (ECE) circles, as society’s understanding of the importance of primary relationships in an infant’s life grows.
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.