12 Apr 2021

ECEs wary of new Education Ministry investigative squad

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 12 April 2021

Early childhood service owners are wary of plans for a squad to investigate potential fraud and safety failures.

The Education Ministry is reinstating the Provider Assessment Group which ceased operations nearly six months ago after a three-year pilot.

During that time the group made surprise spot checks on home-based early learning services, shutting down about 17 sites.

Here's our education correspondent, John Gerritsen.