Government to rein in private early childhood sector
There are strong signs the government is preparing to rein-in profit-making companies that run early childhood centres. Its plans for raising quality in the sector talk about turning the tide away from privatised education, and about intervening in the early childhood market. The comments have been made as the government begins the first steps in developing a strategic plan for early childhood education. Our education correspondent, John Gerritsen has been looking at the documents and speaks to Guyon Espiner.