The ECC received a number of calls from concerned members about the Ministry of Education’s application of the 50% qualified staff requirement. The concern was driven in part by an email that was sent to some services on 20 January 2017 asking services to check their staff data to relating to this regulation. It even outlined where services had fallen below the regulatory requirement i.e. driven by staff ratios during a lunch time.
This document provides a snapshot of the key external environmental factors facing early childhood education centres and is intended to assist strategic planning, lobbying and business awareness. This document should be complimented by localised information on the community in which any specific service operates.