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- Kia ora, I currently work in the early year’s space focusing on early childhood development and in particular have a passion for the acquisition of te reo Māori as foundational for Māori health and wellbeing. I have been researching a gap in the education landscape for the provision of quality bilingual and immersion EC options for whānau/family. Whānau are currently having to wait for available spaces to access local Kura Kaupapa Māori placements, drive long distances to access quality providers, or place their children in English medium.Home-based EC care is the fastest-growing section of the EC sector, constituting 65% of total growth in the market since 2007. Whilst the provision of home-based care offers more options, inconsistent quality is a major issue. 70% of providers have no formal teaching qualification, 22% have a lvl 3 qualification and only 7% of providers are fully trained. The Minister for Ed, C. Hipkins, announced in 2019 a number of policy changes to regulate the home-based market. The policy requires home-based providers to work toward a level 4 EC qualification & submit to ERO review.Without sufficient support to level up, many home-based providers will struggle to meet these requirements for ongoing funding. Māori providing bilingual or immersion services will be most impacted as the equivalent qualification is the level 5 kōhanga reo qual. Formal teacher training opportunities don’t cater well for home-based providers who don’t get relief time to study or can’t afford it. My business idea is to create a hub called Kainga Tupu (HomeGrown), which aims to develop the Māori home-based EC care provider workforce and enable continuous improvement. The hub would support Māori providers to link to teacher training options through micro-credentialing so they can meet the policy requirement of working towards a level 5 qualification. The hub would also be a digital platform to access: peer-to-peer support; professional teaching supervision; subject matter knowledge around child development; experts in te reo and tikanga; assessment & audit support to meet ERO standards, etc.The long-game is to impact Māori health and wellbeing by growing quality te reo Māori learning environments for pēpi and tamariki Māori to have early access to their language, culture, and identity. The toxic-stress on whānau Māori would reduce from having readily available options. The growth in Māori practitioners to provide te reo based EC options will meet the growing demand for te reo Māori language acquisition. Digital badging supports workforce development to address the qualification gap. Digital servicing through the hub will mean that service quality is flexible and accessible; it also provides for business continuity in the current Covid climate. So what advice do I need from the gurus at Manaaki? Well, if I was to develop an investment proposal around this idea, where would be the best place to take it? Should I try to attract philanthropic investment to support the initial development & test/evaluate it as a model for quality improvement over 2 years? Are there government funding options for this type of initiative? Other funding streams? If the model works locally could it be scalable nationally & beyond? Kia ora and thanks for your advice/assistance.
- 2 months, 3 weeks ago
- Where’s a good place to get a template for writing up a business plan and cashflow forecast? We’ve being operating for four years from contract to contract but never thought of writing one.
- 3 months, 3 weeks ago
- Hey there team. It’s Toby here a 20 year old student from The University of Auckland. I started working on my start-up EasyRent earlier this year and released it to the public in September. In short, we are the first platform in New Zealand tailored to connecting students and landlords. Our point of difference is we are the only platform that allows students to rent properties during their university calendar year from February-November (9-months). Rather than getting stuck in a 12-month lease and having to pay over the summer when most students return home. We do this through our unique 9+3 model which offers the best of both worlds for landlords as they are able to rent long-term to students for 9-months and 3-months short-term accomodation capitalising on the peak summer rates. EasyRent provides a win-win solution for both landlords and students as we increase the landlords rental yield and provide furnished 9-month rentals for students. We currently have 315 students registered with us looking for properties and 11 properties. However, 70% of our current students are looking for 3 bedroom plus houses or townhouses. We only have 1-3 bedroom apartments as we can’t persuade or find an inlet into 3bedroom+ landlords to use our service/platform. We really need help with getting these bigger properties as then we can start solving thousands of students flatting problems. The properties are preferred furnished but if they are not then we can also furnish the homes free of charge at the start. Any help would be seriously appreciated. I’ve been through this problem and have witnessed thousands of students complain about paying rent over summer and we want to solve this issue once and for all. Kind regards, Toby Founder – easyrent.nz
- 3 months, 3 weeks ago
- I am a Cultural Report writer for the Court and people who have pleaded guilty. 1. How do I find a Mentor for my business start-up: who should I go to? 2. What does a business start up entail?
- 6 months, 1 week ago
- Kia Ora i am just starting to develop a small business with 2 other participants. Just wanting to know what is the best category to go under when registering as an operational business.eg: company, partnership, not for profit and trust.
- 8 months, 3 weeks ago
- Hi there,Chicken or Egg situation , NZ made Swimwear since 2013 Yay Splash! Ltd Development of my product is superb, however funds to get it to market are lacking.2 reasons 1/ I cannot fund a large production line to promote. (Even 5 of each garment size, colour, style would total 100k NZD to manufacture2/ There is no purpose spending on a marketing campaign to take consumers to a website with such limited stock availability. (one offs in random sizes)Dificulties are: I have funded to date personally (large tax credit and no debts) however have no funding to take this further.I also need an income, so can dedicate limited personal time at this stage.I don’t enjoy doing social media myself to be honest, and am not looking to be ‘high’ fashion, more “modern, reliable, basics” like Bonds underwear. I can certainly back this product though with over 20 years experience in fashion and film as a tailor and stylist.I had a physical store in Browns Bay with repeat happy customers, however again limited stock, limited advertising, limited foot traffic meant a year only in the premise. 2 worst weather summers too. 2105/2016Too many hats on myself, and am looking for a business partner and or a marketing partner to take a cut of any sales generated.Any advise appreciated, or input or interest, please get in touch. email@example.com Thx Lara
- 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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