Monthly Archives June 2013

HELO membership grows providing a strong mandate for home-based ECE advocacy

MEDIA STATEMENT 4 June 2013 New Zealand’s Home Early Learning Organisation, (HELO) established six months ago to give the home-based ECE sector a stronger national voice, now represents the majority of home-based enrolments. This week, another major home-based provider, Footsteps, has joined HELO supporting a stronger, united voice for the sector. Footsteps CEO Kevin Christie said the greatest advantage for HELO members was the greater good the organisation would achieve for the home-based sector as a united group, rather than as individual providers. “We hope to achieve positive change for all children through our united voice in all aspects of
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Government funding cuts for qualified ECE teachers gets support

MEDIA STATEMENT 16 May  2013 The New Zealand Home Early Learning Organisation is backing the  Government’s budget cuts to current ECE teacher grants that pay for teachers to become “qualified”. HELO president, Jenny Yule said the money can now be better spent on increasing ECE participation through giving parents more choice. The Government has announced $14.856 million over four years in funding cuts to the ECE Service Provisionally Registered Teachers Initiative and $11.576 million over four years in funding cuts to the Early Childhood Education National Study Awards.  This funding will be reallocated to help strengthen the quality of ECE
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