New migrants to New Zealand are being exploited in early childhood education services.

This is one example I have come across. As an overseas student, “L” needed first to gain residency in this country before she could consider achieving her teacher registration criteria. Her boss withheld information necessary for Immigration until her passport expired. This caused great inconvenience to her family to get a passport renewal in a country with quite different rules than ours.

When the criteria were finally all met, the boss of this centre then expected “L” to sign another contract stating that she would work for two years from the date of her residency. As a relatively new educator in the sector, this is just one of the shocking practices I have come across. Something has to be done. Name withheld on request