Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe says, “the message is coming through strongly from our employer members that they value and want to fairly recognise their teachers. For this to happen though, there must be much improved funding that flows straight to teachers pay and working conditions.”
“We urge the government to implement a robust pay parity plan to ensure all early learning teachers are paid the same as kindergarten and primary teachers with some urgency.”
“Government subsidies need to increase for the entire sector. ECE services have suffered over the last 11 years with no to very little funding increases. If this is not rectified as a matter of urgency, ECE centres will struggle to maintain high quality education for our youngest tamariki," says Kathy Wolfe.
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