21st February 2019
The New Zealand Home Based ECE Association welcomed the announcement from Minister of Education, Hon. Chris Hipkins yesterday and believes he is moving in the right direction to raise quality and professionalism in the Home-Based Early Learning sector.
The move to introduce a Level 4 Early Childhood Education Certificate benchmark qualification provides the opportunity for educators to gain a qualification while working. The Ministry of Education has indicated there will be lead-in time of 3 to 4 years for educators to become qualified.