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    Early childhood teacher shortage could affect 10,000 children
    4:00AM Wednesday Jun 17, 2009
    By Jacqueline Smith

    The thousand children could miss out on early childhood education next year unless the chronic staffing shortage is addressed.

    The Ministry of Education told an early childhood supply summit that in the worst-case scenario, the sector could be short of 2600 teachers next year.

    In the best-case scenario it could be short of 1500 teachers.

    Early Childhood Council chief executive Sarah Farquhar said centres were already struggling to get staff to meet ministry guidelines of one educator to 10 children over 2, and one to five for children under 2.

    As a result some centres were facing closure and parents around the country had their children on waiting lists for months - and in some areas up to a year - before they were able to be enrolled, she said.

    The early childhood sector is expecting a surge in enrolments as more parents go to work and become aware of the importance of starting a child's education early, and also as the impact of a baby boom filters through.

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    Mixed response to foreign teacher fast-track
    New 9:34AM Friday Jun 19, 2009

    A plan to fast-track foreign teachers into New Zealand classrooms has had a mixed reception as the early-childhood sector struggles to find staff.

    The Ministry of Education predicts a shortfall of between 1500 and 2600 teachers in the sector next year.

    In response, a new policy was being created which would see foreign-trained teachers take a six-week crash-course on the national curriculum, The Press reported.

    The idea came from the National Party prior to the election and was backed by MP Paula Bennett - now Social Development Minister.

    She said it did not make sense "that we make it difficult for these professionals to teach under-5s in New Zealand".

    Early Childhood Council chief executive Sarah Farquhar told the newspaper opening the education system to foreign-trained teachers could solve the staffing problem overnight.

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