Early childcare centres ‘like factory farms’

Newstalk ZB, Monday, 18 December 2017

A survey of 900 early childhood teachers revealed that more than a quarter wouldn’t send their own children to the centre they work at.

Nadine Higgins interviews Child Forum CEO Sarah Alexander about the survey results.

Sarah Alexander says the high numbers of children have an impact on learning and safety.

“Concern has certainly risen since the law has changed to allow triple the number of children in early childhood centres.”

“Some of our early childcare centres have been described as being akin to factory farms for children.”

Listen to the full interview »


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