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As you know the Prime Minister conceded the election on 14 October, but we need to wait for special votes to be counted and negotiations between political parties before the new Government is sworn in.
In the meantime, the caretaker convention applies. This means the current Labour-led Government remains in office, and Minister Tinetti, Associate Minister Luxton and Associate Minister Davis remain our Ministers.
During a caretaker period, no new major spending or policy decisions are taken or implemented by the Government. This means that some of the work you may have been expecting to see will be delayed or not occur.
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Applications open for 2023/24 Early Reading Together®
Early Reading Together® is a series of strength-based workshops for parents and whānau to learn strategies to positively support their children’s reading at home.
Families taking part in Early Reading Together® will also receive sets of books to read with their children and practice the strategies they learned from the workshops.
Interested in offering Early Reading Together® in 2023/24?
Applications for funding are now open. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and apply. Early learning services will have 10 weeks to deliver the programme if their application is successful.
Website refresh: Kōhanga Reo and Puna Reo feedback needed
Education.govt.nz is being refreshed to make it easier to use for kaimahi in the education sector. As a part of this project, we need feedback from people working in Kōhanga Reo and Puna Reo to understand what content you use, how you want content presented, and what information and guidance might be missing.
We understand different Kōhanga Reo and Puna Reo will have different needs, so the more responses we get the better the website will be. Please take the 3-minute survey here:
Thank you for sharing with us and if you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Lockdown your login this Cyber Smart Week
Cyber Smart Week runs from now to 5 November. We are encouraging early childhood services to ‘lock down your login to level it up’ with two easy steps: turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) and lengthen your passwords by using passphrases.
These two steps can go a long way towards increasing the security of your services’ online accounts. Cyber security is everyone's responsibility, and now’s the time to secure your accounts with two steps.
There are resources available for your early childhood service to use via the link below. For more information about Cyber Smart Week, visit:
Cyber Smart Week is run by CERT NZ. The primary goal of the campaign is to empower all New Zealanders to improve their online security so they’re less vulnerable to cyber attacks.