Position on school-aged children at ECEs

Isabella Broadbent made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

The request was refused by Ministry of Education.

From: Isabella Broadbent

Dear Ministry of Education,

On or about 14 August 2020, the Ministry altered advice on its website regarding attendance of school-aged children at early learning services (see https://www.education.govt.nz/early-chil...). For example, new text states that children participating in home education may not attend early learning services.

Please can you release information which explains this change, and more broadly, which addresses the issue of school-aged children attending or being present at early learning services. I am particularly interested in what background discussions have been had regarding home-educated children being present at Playcentre with their caregiver while their under-6-year-old sibling/s attend Playcentre.

Please include relevant emails, memoranda, file notes, briefings, reports, meeting notes, letters, and all other forms of correspondence. If volume of information is an issue I am content to limit my request to information from the past two years.

If the webpage change referred to above has been informed by legal opinions, please can you also provide me with copies of any relevant legal advice received by the Ministry. I believe release of such legal opinions would be justified on a public interest basis.

Nga mihi

Isabella Broadbent

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Dear Isabella Broadbent

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Dear Isabella

 

Please see attached your OIA response

 

 

Thanks

 

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education | TW
33 Bowen St, Wellington

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We are respectful, we listen, we learn  He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū
whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
We back ourselves and others to win  Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake
kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui
tonu

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