Story: Early childhood education and care

YWCA mobile service

YWCA mobile service

Demand for childcare services for under-fives grew in the 1970s. Fewer babies were placed for adoption and more mothers of young children did paid work. The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was one organisation which responded to this demand by setting up a mobile service in Auckland in the mid-1980s. Here, one of the teachers is picking up supplies from the Massey Community House in West Auckland in 1985, followed by young children.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: PH86-1-7-27YWCA. G. Hanly 1985
Photograph by Gil Hanly

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - New developments, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012