29 Oct 2009

Early childhood teacher registration target extended

10:23 pm on 29 October 2009

The Government is extending the deadline for getting 80% of teachers in early childhood education centres registered.

Education Minister Anne Tolley says the previous target date of 2010 is unachievable and 2012 is more realistic.

She says there has been significant growth in the number of early childhood education centres which has led to an increased demand for qualified and registered teachers. Currently 61% of the workforce is qualified.