WE NEED THE GOVERNMENT'S SUPPORT TO KEEP HIGH QUALITY ECE AFFORDABLE

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  • The government funding to ECE services was cut in 2011.  The rates paid to services employing 80% - 100% qualified teachers were removed.  This meant services employing 100% qualified teachers only received enough funding for 80% qualified teachers – 4 out of 5 teachers.
  • As kindergarten employs 100% qualified teachers, the funding cut was significant.  The rate kindergartens receive today is lower than it was in July 2008.
  • Services under pressure need to spend less and generate more.  Most young families have limited budgets and can’t afford ECE fee increases.
  • Kindergartens can’t keep absorbing rising costs while employing 100% qualified teachers – we need to be funded fairly to provide high quality ECE.
  • The government says it’s putting more funding into ECE but that only covers higher numbers of enrolments, not more funding for each child.
Posted on 05/09/2017 by Karen Craig (NZK)
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