18 Apr 2019

Qualifications crackdown 'unfair' for au pair families

From Nine To Noon, 9:27 am on 18 April 2019
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Families who use au pairs say they'll be unfairly impacted by the government's recent announcement that they will now require all home based childhood educators to hold a level 4 ECE qualification.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has acknowledged the reforms are likely to drive some operators out of business, but at the same time will improve the quality of education provided by the home-based sector.

Kathryn Ryan talks to single Mum of three, Kelsey Waters who says kiwi families need choice, flexibility and a childcare system that is affordable for them.

Also joining the discussion is Tanya Burrage, owner of Dream Au Pair.

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