scoop.co.nz 22 Mar, 2021 02:15 am

Survey Highlights Challenges For ECE Sector – Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ)

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March 22, 2021 Education Press Release – Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe says NZEI Te Riu Roa s survey of early childhood educators highlights the very real challenges the early childhood education sector is facing in maintaining high quality education for our youngest tamariki.… Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe says NZEI Te Riu Roa ‘s survey of early childhood educators highlights the very real challenges the early childhood education sector is facing in maintaining high quality education for our youngest tamariki.It found 96% of early childhood educators expect to see further negative impacts that if the teacher shortage continues.The time for addressing it is now,” says Kathy Wolfe.

However, almost 90% say pay parity with their peers in kindergartens and schools would help to solve some of the issues in the sector in attracting and retaining good teachers.“With the Budget coming up in May, we support the calls from the sector for the Minister to commit to and deliver a significant pay parity increase as a matter of urgency.

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