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Western Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - –Tori, re­porter

The changes in the kindy model are ruf­fling quite a few feath­ers.

There are a few pas­sion­ate opin­ions out there about what the changes mean for fam­i­lies and their kids. Quite a few I’ve spo­ken to are against it, and they are very vo­cal about it.

It is only fair to have an opin­ion, es­pe­cially when it comes to our kids. Fac­tor that in with change that im­pacts both time and money and you can un­der­stand why some are stub­bornly against it.

But there are fam­i­lies out there that have wel­comed the changes. A work­ing mother I spoke to for ex­am­ple said the ex­tended hours worked re­ally well for her, and at rates that were much cheaper than day­care fees, the new kindy model was a ‘god­send’.

What­ever hap­pens, I hope the Auck­land Kin­der­garten As­so­ci­a­tion lis­tens to ev­ery­one af­fected. At the end of the day, let’s hope the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion for our kids re­mains the num­ber one pri­or­ity.

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