16 Nov 2020

Teacher survey reveals worrying criticism of ECE centres

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 16 November 2020

Early childhood teachers have made worrying allegations of crowded, noisy centres where profit is put before children's welfare in a new survey.

Three-quarters of the 4,000 respondents to the Child Forum survey endorsed the quality of the places they worked.

But a quarter - that's 1,000 teachers - did not, with some saying their early learning service often ran with fewer than the legal minimum number of teachers.

Here's our education correspondent, John Gerritsen.