I'm a Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood teacher

Most early childhood teachers employed by Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu will be covered by the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement or the Individual Employment Agreement (IEA).

Who's covered by the collective agreement

You're covered by the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement if:

  • your work is covered by this agreement, and
  • you’re a member of the teachers’ union, the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI Te Riu Roa).

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2018-2021

To check if your work is covered by the agreement read the full coverage text in the collective agreement.

Clause 1.4 - Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Clause 1.7 - Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Who's covered by the individual employment agreement (IEA)

You need to sign an individual employment agreement (IEA) if:

  • your work is covered by this agreement, but
  • you're not a member of the NZEI Te Riu Roa.

The terms and conditions of employment of the IEA are similar to those of the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' Collective Agreement, with all the necessary modifications applicable to an IEA for this group of employees.

Your IEA will be Ministry promulgated, which means the Ministry of Education develops and approves the IEA. 

The effective date for this IEA is from the date of signing, which can be no earlier than the date of promulgation, 20 June 2016.

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' IEA 2016-2018 [PDF, 21 KB]

Request an accessible PDF

If you have difficulty accessing the IEA as an Adobe PDF file you can request an accessible copy. 

Email: employment.relations@education.govt.nz

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