Babies need to have familiar, trusted people they can relate to. However, high staff turnover in most child care facilities makes it difficult to meet the need babies have for stable attachments - a familiar person who shows interest in them beyond feeding and changing nappies.
Much has been made of the need for innovation and creativity to address concerns about disruptions to the global economy, its ecology and how this will impact on the quality of peoples lives. At the same time, much of this technological innovation helps to ensure citizens remain distracted and disengaged from much of what is happening or, most significantly, what they could possibly do about it.
This weeks Ladder Award goes to Paula Bennett, the National Party’s newly appointed Minister of Social Development for her approach to support or ‘back’ single parents (mainly women) with children who are on welfare, even if this includes support to go back on welfare if paid work or child care arrangements don’t work out