Qualifications and registration in the early childhood education teacher-led workforce Publications
This page summarises the key findings of the first stage of the survey analysis. A downloadable version of the first stage report is also available. The focus of the first stage is on what the survey tells us about qualifications and registration in the ECE teacher workforce. Separate service types are also analysed and attention is given to Persons Responsible.
Author(s): Claire Harkess, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: April 2004
A survey of employees in Early Childhood Education teacher-led services was carried out in August 2003. 9,725 members of the workforce responded from Education and Care services, Kindergartens, Home-based services and the Correspondence School.
An analysis project is being carried out with the data from the survey. The analysis will be available in stages as each stage is completed. The focus of the first stage is on what the survey tells us about qualifications and registration in the ECE teacher workforce. Separate service types are also analysed and attention is given to Persons Responsible. The second stage will focus on what the survey tells us about the different ethnic groups that make up the ECE teacher workforce. The third stage will focus on regional data, the fourth on the experience of teaching.
The ECE teacher workforce overall:
- The ECE teacher workforce is on its way to being fully qualified. Over half of people hold at least one benchmark qualification recognised by the New Zealand Teachers Council. Of these some hold at least one post-graduate qualification as well.
- Just under half of people are currently studying or planning to study.
- Much less of the sector is fully or provisionally registered. Fully or provisionally registered people tend to be concentrated in kindergartens and the Correspondence School.
Comparisons between service types:
- the highest proportion of qualified and registered teachers are in the Correspondence School or Kindergartens
- the highest proportion of staff currently studying or planning to study are in Education & Care services
- the highest proportion of relieving staff are in Kindergartens
- the highest proportion of staff working in privately owned services is in Education & Care services
- the highest proportion of staff working in rural services is in Home-based services
- most people have been in their current position for less than 5 years, across all service types
- only Education & Care services employ staff aged less than 20 years.
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