Possible changes to home-based ECE

A new survey launched today seeks public input into the future of home-based early childhood education (ECE). The survey closes on 24 September 2018.

Home-based ECE services are licensed and funded by the Ministry of Education. Children are able to access up to 30 hours of subsidised education and care a week in a home setting.

Home-based ECE is currently being reviewed, to ensure that it is delivering quality education and care for young children. 

 A number of changes are being proposed, including the possible introduction of qualification requirements for educators. 

Parents, families and whānau, home educators, early learning providers and the wider community can provide feedback on the Education Conversation website, by completing a short survey or making a detailed submission.

Regional hui are also being held in Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton and Christchurch.

The survey and submissions are open until 24 September 2018.  All feedback will be carefully considered before any changes are made to the home-based ECE sector. 

Read more about the proposed changes(external link)

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