Teachers allowed more responsibility in early childhood education changes

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Thu, 9 Jan 2020, 12:05PM
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Teachers allowed more responsibility in early childhood education changes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Jan 2020, 12:05PM

Early childhood teachers are confident parents won't even notice changes that kick into gear today.

Primary-qualified teachers are now allowed to be the "person responsible" in early childhood centres, instead of just early-childhood-educators.

There has to be one "person responsible" for every 50 children, in charge of overseeing children's day-to-day education, care, health and safety.

But Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds told Tim Dower all teachers cover this as a team and it's really a redundant role.

He says it will relieve some of the rostering pressure on short-staffed childcare centres, but it's a short term solution.

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