FUNDING only 80 per cent of qualified staff is not good enough says NZEI.
The claim was made by teachers union NZEI in response to Government cuts of $400 million to ECE.
In February, teachers union NZEI presented a petition with 62,000 signatures to MPs, calling for the cuts to be reversed and for the Government to invest 1 per cent of GDP on ECE.
NZEI spokeswoman Hayley Whitaker said centres had already closed as a result of the cuts and more were under threat.
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