Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu

Education institution number:
25321
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
16
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Address:

20 Otara Road, Otara, Auckland

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1 He Kupu Arataki

Kua mahi ngātahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ngā whānau, ngā kaiārahi, me ngā hapori ki te whakatakoto i ngā tirohanga aromātai e whai wāhi nui ai ki te hāpai i ngā whakapaitanga, ki te tautuhi i te ahu whakamua, ā, ki te whakapakari ake hoki i te āheinga ki te aromātai.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu ki te hapori o Ōtara, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau ki te tonga. E noho ana tēnei kōhanga reo me Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Reo Rangatira ki Whaiora i roto i te whare kotahi, ā, e whakahaerehia ana ki te pūnaha whakahaere ā-whānau kotahi.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu mai o ngā mokopuna i te whanaungatanga?

He ngākau titikaha tō te whakatinanatanga o ngā mokopuna i te whanaungatanga.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ka whai wāhi atu ngā mokopuna ki tētahi hōtaka e poipoi ana i ngā hononga. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi me te whānau i te manaakitanga, te aroha, me ngā tikanga. Ko te whakatau i ngā mokopuna i mua i te rāhiri i ngā manuhiri tētahi āhuatanga mātuatua ki ngā kaimahi. Ka whakaatuhia e ngā mokopuna te whanonga e tika ana i aua wā. E hāpai ana ngā kaimahi i ngā mokopuna ki te whakapuaki māhorahora i ō rātou ake whakaaro. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi me te whānau i ngā wheako akoranga papai e atawhai ana i ngā mokopuna. Ka āta akiaki rātou i ngā mokopuna ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Ko te whakarato i ngā rautaki e tika ana hei hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā mokopuna, e whai wāhi atu ana hoki ki te whakapakari ake i te tūmāia o ngā mokopuna. Kei te mauritau ngā mokopuna i roto i ā rātou taunekeneke ki ō rātou hoa me ngā pakeke.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

Ahakoa kei te mārama te whānau ki ā rātou kaupapa matua, kāhore he mahere rautaki, he mahere mahi rānei. He mea nui kia whakatakotohia, kia whakatinanahia, kia aroturukitia hoki e te whānau te ahu whakamua, i runga tonu i te āhua o tā rātou aronga rautaki. Ka whai hua ngā mokopuna i te wā e aroturukitia ana te whakawhanaketanga o tō rātou kōhanga reo mō meāke nei.

Ka taea te whakatairanga ake tonu ngā akoranga a ngā mokopuna mā te whakapakari ake i ngā hononga ki waenga i ngā mahere, te aromatawai, me te aromātai. Ahakoa he tauira o ngā whakaritenga papai i roto i ngā mahere, tērā anō ētahi mahi hei whai atu, kia whānui ake ai ngā whakaritenga papai i ngā mahere me ngā aromatawai. Kāhore anō te aromātai hōtaka kia whakatakotohia. Ka taea te ako a ngā mokopuna te whakatairanga ake.

Kāhore he tukanga hei āta whakatau i te whakatutukitanga o ngā mahi whakahaere matua, i roto i te wā e tika ana. Me whakaoti te mahere ā-tau, hei āta ārahi i te whakahaeretanga o ngā mahi matua. Ka whai hua ngā mokopuna i te wā kua whakahāngaitia ngā aronga.

Me arotake i ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru. Kāhore te whānau e tino mārama ana i te whai pānga o tēnei ki ngā mahi i te kōhanga reo. Kei te whakamōrearea tēnei tūāhuatanga i te noho haumaru o ngā mokopuna.

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te aromātai, i tirohia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha ki te whakahaere i ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei:

  • te haumaru ā-whatumanawa, tae atu ki te ārahi mauritau me te ārai tamariki
  • te haumaru ā-tinana, tae atu ki te mātakitaki tamariki, ngā whakaritenga whakamoe, ngā aituā, te whāngai rongoā; me ngā kaupapa here, ngā tukanga hoki mō ngā haerenga whakawaho
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi, tae atu ki te tika o ngā tohu mātauranga, ngā mahi arowhai a ngā pirihimana, me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti 
  • ngā whakaritenga ohotata me ngā tikanga ohotata e pā ana ki te rū whenua, te ahi, te waipuke, te tai āniwhaniwha, me te mate urutā.

Kia tutuki i a rātou ngā herenga ā-ture, me tahuri te whānau ki te:

  • āta whakarite i te whakatinanatanga o te marau o te kōhanga reo mā ngā mahere, ngā whakapuakitanga, me ngā aromātai e tohu ana i te māramatanga ki te ako a ngā tamariki, tae atu hoki ki ō rātou ngākau nuitanga, ō rātou whānau, me te āhua tonu o ō rātou nā ao (i ērā i tuhia, i ērā hoki kāhore e tuhia ana)
    [R43 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; C2 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]
  • whakarite i te whakatakotoranga o tētahi mahere ā-tau hei aroturuki i te ahu whakamua o ngā wāhanga matua o ngā whakahaeretanga 
    [R46 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; GMA8 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]
  • arotake me te whakahou ake i ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e āta whakarite ana i te whakapeto ngoi ki te whakatutuki me te whakapūmau i ngā mahi e whakatairanga ake ana i te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki, hei painga mō te waiora ā-whatumanawa, ā-tinana hoki o ngā tamariki katoa.
    [R46 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; HS1-33 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]

6 Te Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • mahi tonu te whānau ki te taha o te tari ā-rohe o te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo ki te whakawhanake i tētahi mahere mahi e whakatutuki ai i ngā wāhanga i tautuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo hei take āwangawanga.

Darcy Te Hau
Toka-ā-Nuku
Te Uepū ā-Motu - Māori Review Services

01 Hōngongoi, 2021

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōtara 

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

25321

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

03F071

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

25 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

Tokoiwa kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 4

Tama 5

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 7

Iwi kē

7

2

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Pipiri 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

1 Hōngongoi 2021

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga   

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2017

Pipiri 2014

1 Introduction

The Education Review Office, whānau, leaders and communities have collaborated to provide evaluation insights that foster improvement, identify progress and build evaluation capability.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu is in Ōtara, South Auckland. They share a site and operate under the same whānau management system as Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Reo Rangatira ki Whaiora

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna demonstrate whanaungatanga?

Mokopuna confidently demonstrate whanaungatanga.

4 Findings

Mokopuna participate in a programme where relationships are nurtured. Kaimahi and whānau model manaakitanga, aroha and tikanga. Settling mokopuna before welcoming manuhiri is important to kaimahi. Mokopuna display appropriate behaviour during these times. Kaimahi enable mokopuna the freedom to express themselves. Kaimahi and whānau provide warm and positive learning experiences for mokopuna. They gently encourage mokopuna to speak Māori. Providing appropriate strategies to support mokopuna language development helps build mokopuna confidence. Mokopuna are comfortable in their interactions with their peers and adults.

Key Next Steps

While whānau are clear about their priorities, there is no strategic plan and action plan in place. It is important for whānau to record, implement and monitor progress against their strategic direction. Mokopuna will benefit when the future development of their kōhanga reo is monitored.

Mokopuna learning can be further enhanced though stronger links between planning, assessment, and evaluation. While there are examples of good practise in planning, there is more work to be done to broaden good practice in planning and assessment. Programme evaluation is not in place.  Mokopuna learning can be further enhanced.

There is no process in place to ensure key operational tasks are completed in a timely manner. The annual plan requires completion to provide clear guidance for the management of key operational tasks. Mokopuna benefit from focussed approaches. 

Health and safety policies and procedures require reviewing. Whānau do not fully understand how this influences what happens in the kōhanga reo. Mokopuna safety is compromised.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

During the evaluation, ERO looked at systems for managing the following areas:

  • emotional safety including positive guidance and child protection
  • physical safety including supervision, sleep procedures, accidents, medication, excursion policy and procedures
  • suitable staffing including appropriate qualifications, police vetting, ratios
  • emergency procedures and practices for earthquakes, fire, flood, tsunami and pandemic.

To meet compliance requirements, they must: 

  • ensure that the Kōhanga Reo curriculum is informed by planning, implementation, and evaluation that demonstrates an understanding of mokopuna learning, their interests, whānau, and life contexts (documented and undocumented)
    [Regulations 43 (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; [C2 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]
  • ensure there is an annual plan is in place to monitor the progress of key aspects of operations
    [R46 Education (Early Childhood Services] [Regulations 2008; GMA 8 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]
  • review and update policies and procedures to ensure that all reasonable steps to promote the health and safety of children are met and maintained for the emotional and physical wellbeing of all children.
    [Regulation 46 (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; HS1-33 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

6 Recommendation

ERO and the (kōhanga reo whānau/kura board) developed the following recommendation:

Whānau work alongside the District Office to develop an action plan to address the areas of concern identified in this report.

Darcy Te Hau
Toka-ā-Nuku
- Director
Te Uepū ā-Motu - Māori Review Services

1 July 2021

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Te Kōhanga Reo Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu

Location

Otara

Ministry of Education profile number

25321

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

03F071

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

0 children, including up to 25 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

0 children, including up to 9 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls       4

Boys      5

Ethnic composition

Māori

Other

7

2

Review team on site

June 2021

Date of this report

1 July 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

October 2017

June 2014

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu ki te hapori o Ōtara, i Tāmaki-makau-rau ki te tonga. E noho ana tēnei kōhanga reo me Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Reo Rangatira ki Whaiora i roto i te whare kotahi. Kei raro ngā kōhanga reo e rua i te maru o te marae o Whaiora. E tiaki ana Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu i ngā tamariki kei raro i te rua o ngā tau, ā, kua raihanatia Te Reo Rangatira ki Whaiora mō ngā tamariki kua pakeke ake i te rua o ngā tau. E noho kotahi ana hoki ngā whakahaeretanga me ngā whakaritenga mō ngā kōhanga reo e rua.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa ngā pēpi e whakaatu i te aroha me te manaaki ki waenga i a rātou anō?

E whanake haere ana te māramatanga o ngā pēpi ki te aroha me te manaaki.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

E ako ana ngā pēpi i tētahi taiao e āta poipoi ana i a rātou. I te taenga mai o ngā pēpi ki te kōhanga reo i ngā āta, ka whakatau te whānau i a rātou mā te awhiawhi. Ka hāpai ngā kaimahi me ngā tuākana i te whai wāhi a ngā pēpi ki ngā karakia me ngā mihimihi. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā pēpi ki te taunekeneke ki ētahi atu tamariki. Ka hāngai ngā mahinga katoa ki te aronga nui ki ō rātou matea ake i ngā wā e kai ana rātou, e moe ana rātou, e ako ana rātou, ā, e tākaro ana rātou. Ko te waiata, ko te āhua o ngā taonga tākaro, ko te tūhura anō hoki i te wāhi e noho nei rātou ētahi o ngā āhuatanga e whai pānga ana ki ngā tūmomo taumahi. He mauritau, he koa anō hoki te āhua o ngā pēpi.

E whakawhanake ana ngā pēpi i ngā pūkenga ki te whakawhiti kōrero ki ētahi atu. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi e akiaki ana i a rātou ki te āta whakapuaki i tēnā e hiahiatia ana, e ākona ana hoki e rātou. Ka akiaki ngā kaimahi i te whakamahinga a ngā pēpi i te reo ā-tinana, ngā mahi ā-ringa, me ngā tūmomo oro hei whakapuaki i ō rātou whakaaro. Ka rongo ngā pēpi i te reo mā ngā pakiwaitara, ngā waiata, te kapa haka, me ngā pūrākau. E ako ana ngā pēpi i te reo.

E ako ana ngā pēpi i tō rātou tuakiri. E mōhio ana ngā kaimahi ki ngā whakapapa o ngā pēpi, ā, ka whakapuakihia tēnei hei āhuatanga tonu o ā rātou akoranga. E ākina ana te haereere o ngā pēpi ki waenga i ngā tuākana me te whānau i ngā wā o te karakia, te mihimihi, te waiata me te kori tinana. He pārekareka ki a rātou te taunekeneke me te ako anō hoki ki te taha o ētahi atu, i roto i te hōtaka o ia rā. E ako ana ngā pēpi i tō rātou whai wāhi nui ki te ao e noho nei rātou.

He pākiki ngā pēpi. Ka ārahi, ka hāpai hoki ngā kaimahi i ngā pēpi ki te haereere ki ngā wāhi ako o roto, o waho hoki. Nā te wāhi māra o waho ka pupū ake ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā pēpi ki te tūhura me te tākaro. Ka akiaki ngā kaimahi i ngā pēpi ki te whakatupu me te tiaki i ngā otaota. He māhorahora te tūhura haere o ngā pēpi i te taiao o te kōhanga reo.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

E whai pūtake ana ngā mahere. He mahere ā ngā kaimahi mō ngā kaupeka o te tau, me ia wāhanga, ia marama, me ia wiki. Ka aro ngā mahere ako ki ngā ariā, ngā taumahi, me ngā rauemi e tika ana. Kei roto i ngā mahere, ko ngā āhuatanga katoa ka ārahi i te whakapuakitanga o te hōtaka akoranga. E hono mārika ana ki Te Whāriki. He pai te māramatanga o ngā kaimahi ki tēnā e ākona ana e ngā tamariki. Ka whakamahi rātou i ngā whakaahua me ngā kitenga hei whakatakoto haere i tēnā e whakatutukihia ana e ngā tamariki. Ka āta whakaatu rātou i ngā mahi a ngā tamariki. Hui ai ngā kaimahi i ia te wā ki te whakawhiti whakaaro mō te whai huatanga o te hōtaka akoranga ki te whakatutuki i ngā matea o ngā tamariki. E whiwhi ana ngā tamariki i ngā hōtaka i āta whakamaheretia ai.

Ka whakahaere te whānau i te kōhanga reo mā te aronga nui ki ngā tamariki. Pūrongo ai i ia te wā ki ngā hui ā-whānau, mō ngā āhuatanga katoa e pā ana ki te whakahaeretanga a te whānau. Ka hāngai aua pūrongo ki ngā whakapaitanga. Kua whakahāngaitia te nuinga o ngā kaupapa here, ngā tukanga, ngā whakaritenga, me ngā rehita e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru. Kei ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi a ngā kaimahi, ko ngā kirimana mahi, ngā tuhinga whakamārama mahi, me ngā arowhai a ngā pirihimana. Ka whiwhi ētahi o ngā kaimahi i ngā arohaehae auau. E tautokona ana ngā tamariki me tō rātou waiora.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

E whakawhanake ana ngā mahi aromatawai. Ahakoa e whakaatu ana ngā kaimahi i ngā mahi a ia tamaiti, kāhore anō rātou kia whakarato i te whānuitanga o te kiko kōrero mō tēnā e ākona ana e te tamaiti, me te huarahi ako ka whāia tonuhia e ia. Ahakoa ka kōrero ōpakihia te aromātai hōtaka, ka whai hua anō hoki te tuhi haere i aua whakawhitinga kōrero, hei whakapai ake tonu i te āhua o ā rātou mahi mā ngā pēpi.

Kua oti i te whānau ētahi o ngā arohaehae. Engari, kāhore ngā mōhiohio i te arohaehae kaiako e whakamahia ana hei whakapai i te āhua o ngā mahi mā ngā pēpi.

3 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te aromātai, i whakamātauhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha o te kōhanga reo ki te whakahaere i ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei e whai pānga nui ana ki te waiora o ngā tamariki:

  • te haumaru whatumanawa (tāpiri atu ko te ārahi mauritau, ko te ārai tamariki)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tāpiri atu ko te mātakitaki tamariki; ko ngā whakaritenga whakamoe; ko ngā aituā; ko te whāngai rongoā; ko ngā whakaritenga akuaku; ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tikanga haerenga whakawaho)
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi (tae atu ki ngā taumata tohu mātauranga; te arowhai a ngā pirihimana; ngā rēhitatanga kaiako; me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti)
  • ngā whakaritenga, tikanga hōneatanga e pā ana ki te ahi me te rū whenua.

Ko te tikanga, ka whakatairanga ngā kōhanga reo katoa i te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki, me te arotake anō hoki i ia te wā i tā rātou whakatutukitanga i ngā herenga ā-ture.

4 Te Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • whakapai ake te whānau i te aromatawai me te aromātai hōtaka, ā, kia whakaoti anō hoki te arohaehae i ngā kaimahi katoa.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga aromātai anō ai i te kōhanga reo?

Ka aromātai anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

02 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2017

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōtara, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

25321

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

03F071

Te tūmomo raihana

He Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

25 ngā tamariki ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

Tokowaru ngā tamariki kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 6

Tama 2

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Here-turi-kōkā 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

02 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Pipiri 2014

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu is in Otara, South Auckland. This kōhanga shares a building with Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Reo Rangatira ki Whaiora. Both kōhanga reo are a part of the Whaiora Marae complex. Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu caters for children under two years and Te Reo Rangatira ki Whaiora is licensed for children over two years old. They operate under the same whānau operations and management.

2 The Evaluation Findings

To what extent are pēpi able to show aroha and manaaki for each other?

Pēpi are developing an understanding about aroha and manaaki.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Pēpi learn in a nurturing environment. The whānau welcome pēpi with hugs as they arrive at kōhanga reo. Kaimahi and tuākana support them to participate in karakia and mihimihi. There are opportunities for pēpi to interact with other children. All routines are based on responding to their individual needs such as when they have kai, sleep, learn and play. Activities include singing, having toys to play with, and explore the environment where they spend their time. Pēpi appear settled and happy.

Pēpi are developing skills to communicate with others. Kaimahi use a range of activities to encourage them to be clear about what they need, want and are learning. They encourage pēpi to use body language, hand actions and sounds to share messages. Pakiwaitara, waiata, kapa haka and storytelling allows pēpi to hear the language. Pēpi are language learners.

Pēpi are learning about who they are. Kaimahi know their whakapapa, and this is shared as a part of their learning. Pēpi are encouraged to move freely amongst tuakana and whānau during karakia, mihimihi, waiata and kori tinana. They enjoy interacting and learning alongside others in the daily programme. Pēpi are learning about their place.

Pēpi are curious. Kaimahi guide and support pēpi to move freely indoors and outdoors. An outdoor garden area provides pēpi with opportunities to explore and play. Kaimahi encourage pēpi to grow and care for plants. Pēpi explore freely in the kōhanga reo environment.

Planning and Evaluation

Planning is purposeful. Kaimahi have plans for the seasons, each term, each month and week. Learning plans highlight themes, activities and resources required. Planning has all the necessary elements to guide the delivery of the learning programme. There are clear links to Te Whāriki. Kaimahi have a good understanding of what children are learning. They use photos and observations to record what children are doing. They carefully present children’s mahi. Kaimahi meet regularly to discuss how well the learning programme responds to the needs of children. Children experience well planned programmes.

Whānau manage the kōhanga with a focus on children. There is regular reporting to whānau hui on all aspects of whānau operations. This reporting focuses on improvements. Most health and safety and wellbeing and care policies, procedures, practices and registers are aligned. Kaimahi employment documentation includes employment contracts, job descriptions and police vetting. Some kaimahi have regular appraisals. Children and their wellbeing is supported.

Key Next Steps

Assessment practise is developing. Although kaimahi display the child’s work they are yet to provide more detail about what the child is learning, and what the next learning steps for the child are. While informal programme evaluation is discussed, recording these conversations will help to improve what they do for pēpi.

Whānau have completed some appraisals. However, the information from kaiako appraisal is not used to improve what they do for pēpi.

3 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

During the evaluation, ERO looked at the kōhanga reo systems for managing the following areas that have a potentially high impact on children's wellbeing:

  • emotional safety (including positive guidance and child protection)
  • physical safety (including supervision; sleep procedures; accidents; medication; hygiene; excursion policies and procedures)
  • suitable staffing (including qualification levels; police vetting; teacher registration; ratios)
  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

All kōhanga reo are required to promote children's health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements.

4 Recommendation

ERO and the Kōhanga Reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • Whānau improve assessment and programme evaluation and complete appraisal for all kaimahi.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Manawa Tapu o Te Kupu will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

2 October 2017

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Otara, Auckland

Ministry of Education profile number

25321

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

03F071

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

25 children aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

8 children aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 6

Boys 2

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

August 2017

Date of this report

2 October 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

June 2014