19 November 2018
NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes a draft Government strategic plan for early childhood education released for consultation
Early childhood representative on NZEI's National Executive, Virginia Oakly said the union would be considering the plan
carefully, and planned to encourage submissions from members.
"We are pleased the Government is opening a long-overdue conversation about early childhood education."
NZEI would make a submission, and has already consulted with ECE members about their vision for the sector and released
a brief report with recommendations.
"We will continue to raise issues such as funding ECE services to ensure they are able to have 100% qualified teachers,
and the privatised nature of the provision of early childhood education."
New Zealand Educational Institute
NZEI Te Riu Roa members work in every community in New Zealand, leading and advocating for quality public education.
We are the 50,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in primary, area and secondary schools as well as
early childhood centres, special education and school advisory services. We come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa - New
Zealand's largest education union, a Treaty based organisation and a powerful advocate for quality public education.
We have the most important job in New Zealand - educating for the future.