The festive season is coming, bringing with it lots of merry cheer and fun. The kids are brimming over with excitement about Santa and the team will all be looking forward to a break in the summer sun. However, it is not all sunshine and beach trips! When it comes to runnin...
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Health and Safety, those three small words that can create such anxiety.

And when it comes to gardening with children in an early childhood setting, those three small words can be an even greater concern, but they don’t need to be. The health and safety issues are outweighed by the benefits children gain from gardening. However, they do need to...
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The time for change is now

August 13, 2019

There’s been a recent rise in the number of complaints received by ECE Centres and, according to a Ministry of Education report, a regulation overhaul is needed. Let's explore:

Complaints are normal in any business. But it doesn’t mean they're something you want to receive! If you have seen an increase in the number of complaints received at your Centre then you're not alone. Concerns and official complaints about early childhood centres have bee...
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Health and safety is a top priority for anyone working in the early childhood education (ECE) sector. The large amount of requirements and regulations creates a lot of work for ECE centre staff and managers. Records have to be well kept so that accurate data can be collected...
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Having a child choke on an object or piece of food is a fear for all parents and caregivers.Infants and toddlers naturally put objects in their mouths as a way of learning and exploring new things. They are more prone to choking on food as they are still developing their bit...
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We can’t predict when emergencies will happen.Aotearoa New Zealand is particularly prone to natural emergencies – earthquakes, severe weather, and floods. On top of that, an early childcare centre has additional health and safety concerns that they need to be prepared fo...
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Recent events in New Zealand have put everyone on high alert. Most of the country is more concerned about safety and security than we have ever been before.The trouble is, recent history tells us there are some dangers you cannot hope to predict. So, you must be prepared if ...
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