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Playcentre welcomes inclusion in ECE policy.
28th May 2009
Playcentre welcomes inclusion in ECE policy.

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation welcomes the announcement in today’s budget that Playcentre will be included in the 20 Hours ECE policy from 2010.

“We are pleased that we have a date for commencement of the policy,” said New Zealand Playcentre Federation President Marion Pilkington.

This announcement implements an election promise made by the National Party during 2008. Education Minister Anne Tolley said that Playcentre’s inclusion recognises the high quality education that Playcentres offer.

“We are looking forward to working with the Ministry of Education to implement the policy in the best way for Playcentre,” said Marion Pilkington.

Playcentre provides early childhood education for over 15,000 children in 500 centres around the country, and adult education for their parents.


contact for media:
Maureen Woodhams, NZPF Media Officer, 027 404 1223
Marion Pilkington, NZPF President, 021 937 525.

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