7 Oct 2015

Quarter of ECE teachers don't want their child at their centre

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 7 October 2015

Child Forum, a non-profit organisation focussed on early childhood education and research, surveyed 600 teachers nationwide about their workplaces. A quarter of them said would not be happy to have their own child enrolled where they work, with one teacher likening their centre to "factory farming" for children. The survey also found that a fifth of teachers say they don't have enough time to get to know the children because of a lack of support from management. Others said there too much pressure to produce documentation on childrens' learning, rather than build relationships. Warwick Marshall is the chief executive of Child Forum and an author of the report.