Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia

Education institution number:
45555
Service type:
Education and Care Service
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
57
Telephone:
Address:

15 Golf Links Road, RD 1, Thornton, Whakatane

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Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia

ERO’s Akanuku | Assurance Review reports provide information about whether a service meets and maintains regulatory standards. Further information about Akanuku | Assurance Reviews is included at the end of this report. 

ERO’s Judgement 

Regulatory standards 

ERO’s judgement 

Curriculum 

​​Meeting​ 

Premises and facilities 

​​Meeting​ 

Health and safety 

​​Meeting​ 

Governance, management and administration 

​​Meeting​ 

​​During the onsite visit, the service has provided ERO with evidence that shows it has addressed non-compliances and is now taking reasonable steps to meet regulatory standards.​ 

Background 

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia is an iwi-based service within Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngāti Awa. Three aged-based areas cater for tamariki from infants to school age. The centre manager provides governance with dual management support from the head teacher for the service. Nearly all tamariki whakapapa to Māori

Summary of Review Findings 

Tamariki are immersed in te reo and tikanga Māori of Ngāti Awa within a bilingual curriculum. The unique place of tangata whenua is acknowledged and respected. Kaiako providing education and care demonstrate an understanding of Māori pedagogy relevant to theory and practice in early childhood education. 

The service is inclusive, and responsive to tamariki as confident and competent learners. Tamariki are involved in decisions about their learning experiences. Kaiako support their developing social competence. Information and guidance are sought, when necessary, from internal iwi services and external agencies to enable kaiako to work effectively with tamariki and whānau.  

Key Next Steps  

Next steps include: 

  • increasing the intentional use of the learning outcomes in Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, in assessment and planning to support learning for tamariki 

  • continuing to develop the local curriculum to reflect the things that are important to tamariki and their whānau, to kaiako and the wider community.  

Actions for Compliance 

​​During the review, the service provided​ ERO with evidence that shows it has addressed the following non-compliance:  

  • Ensuring items intended for tamariki to sleep on, stretchers that will be used by more than one tamaiti over time, are securely covered with, or made of, a non-porous material (PF30). 

Next ERO Review  

​​The next ERO review is likely to be an Akarangi | Quality Evaluation. ​ 

Patricia Davey 
Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE) 

​​26 October 2023​ 

Information About the Service 

Early Childhood Service Name

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia​

Profile Number

45555

Location

Whakatane

Service type 

​​Education and care service​ 

Number licensed for 

112 tamariki, including up to 35 aged under 2 

Percentage of qualified teachers  

​​80-99%​ 

Service roll 

66 

Review team on site 

October 2023 

Date of this report 

​​26 October 2023​ 

Most recent ERO report(s) 

​​Akanuku | Assurance Review​, ​June 2022;​ Akanuku | Assurance Review June 2020​ 

General Information about Assurance Reviews  

All services are licensed under the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. The legal requirements for early childhood services also include the Licensing Criteria for Education and Care Services 2008. 

Services must meet the standards in the regulations and the requirements of the licensing criteria to gain and maintain a licence to operate.  

ERO undertakes an Akanuku | Assurance Review process in any centre-based service: 

  • having its first ERO review – including if it is part of a governing organisation 

  • previously identified as ‘not well placed’ or ‘requiring further development’ 

  • that has moved from a provisional to a full licence 

  • that have been re-licenced due to a change of ownership 

  • where an Akanuku | Assurance Review process is determined to be appropriate. 

Management Assurance on Legal Requirements 

All early childhood services are required to promote children’s health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements. Before the review, the staff and management of a service completed an ERO Centre Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist. In these documents they attested that they have taken all reasonable steps to meet their legal obligations related to: 

  • curriculum 

  • premises and facilities 

  • health and safety practices 

  • governance, management and administration. 

As part of an Akanuku | Assurance Review ERO assesses whether the regulatory standards are being met. In particular, ERO looks at a service’s 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; safety checking; teacher certification; ratios) 

  • relevant evacuation procedures and practices. 

As part of an Akanuku | Assurance Review ERO also gathers and records evidence through: 

  • discussions with those involved in the service 

  • consideration of relevant documentation, including the implementation of health and safety systems 

  • observations of the environment/premises, curriculum implementation and teaching practice.  

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia

ERO’s Akanuku | Assurance Review reports provide information about whether a service meets and maintains regulatory standards. Further information about Akanuku | Assurance Reviews is included at the end of this report.

ERO’s Judgement

Regulatory standards

ERO’s judgement

Curriculum

Meeting

Premises and facilities

Meeting

Health and safety

Not meeting

Governance, management, and administration

Meeting

At the time of the review, ERO identified non-compliance with regulatory standards that are an unacceptable risk to children.

Background

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia is an iwi-based service within Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngāti Awa. Three aged-based areas cater for children from infants to school age. The centre manager provides governance and management support for the service and guides a teaching team of 15.  

Summary of Review Findings

Tamariki are immersed in te reo and tikanga Māori of Ngāti Awa within a bilingual curriculum. Assessment and planning reflect the unique place of mana whenua. A language-rich environment supports tamariki learning.

Kaiako providing education and care engage in whakawhanaungatanga with whānau and tamariki to enhance learning and nurture reciprocal relationships. Tamariki are provided with a range of learning experiences that reflects the historical and cultural significance of Ngāti Awa.

There is a written emergency plan and supplies to ensure the care and safety of tamariki and adults. Relevant emergency drills are not carried out with tamariki on an at least three-monthly basis.

Actions for Compliance

ERO found areas of non-compliance in the service relating to:

  • adults providing education and care are familiar with relevant emergency drills and carry these out with tamariki on an at least three-monthly basis.

[Licensing Criteria for Early Childhood Education & Care Services 2008, HS8]

Recommendation to Ministry of Education

ERO recommends that the Ministry reassess the licence issued to this service provider. ERO will not undertake a further review of this service until the Ministry of Education is satisfied that the service meets regulatory standards.

Next ERO Review

The next ERO review will be in consultation with the Ministry of Education.

Phil Cowie
Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

23 June 2022 

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia

Profile Number

45555

Location

Whakatane

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

78 children, including up to 35 aged under 2

Percentage of qualified teachers

80-99%

Service roll

60

Ethnic composition

Māori 60

Review team on site

April 2022

Date of this report

23 June 2022

Most recent ERO report(s)

Akanuku | Assurance Review, June 2020; Education Review, June 2017

General Information about Assurance Reviews

All services are licensed under the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. The legal requirements for early childhood services also include the Licensing Criteria for Education and Care Services 2008.

Services must meet the standards in the regulations and the requirements of the licensing criteria to gain and maintain a licence to operate.

ERO undertakes an Akanuku | Assurance Review process in any centre-based service:

  • having its first ERO review – including if it is part of a governing organisation

  • previously identified as ‘not well placed’ or ‘requiring further development’

  • that has moved from a provisional to a full licence

  • that have been re-licenced due to a change of ownership

  • where an Akanuku | Assurance Review process is determined to be appropriate.

Management Assurance on Legal Requirements

All early childhood services are required to promote children’s health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements. Before the review, the staff and management of a service completed an ERO Centre Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist. In these documents they attested that they have taken all reasonable steps to meet their legal obligations related to:

  • curriculum

  • premises and facilities

  • health and safety practices

  • governance, management and administration.

As part of an Akanuku | Assurance Review ERO assesses whether the regulated standards are being met. In particular, ERO looks at a service’s 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 certification; ratios)

  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

As part of an Akanuku | Assurance Review ERO also gathers and records evidence through:

  • discussions with those involved in the service

  • consideration of relevant documentation, including the implementation of health and safety systems

  • observations of the environment/premises, curriculum implementation and teaching practice.

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia - 17/06/2020

ERO’s Judgement

Regulatory standards
ERO’s judgement

Curriculum

Meeting

Premises and facilities

Meeting

Health and safety

Not meeting

Governance, management and administration

Not meeting

At the time of the review, ERO identified non-compliance with regulatory standards that must be addressed.

Background

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia sits within Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngati Awa Iwi Charitable Trust. The bilingual centre provides full-day education and care for children from infants to school age in three aged-based areas. The centre manager leads a team of fully qualified teachers and unqualified staff.

Summary of Review Findings

Children experience a curriculum that acknowledges and reflects the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua. Their cultural heritage is supported through involvement in pōwhiri, tangi and visits to places of significance to Māori. Children’s early literacy development is enhanced through waiata, karakia, conversations and storytelling.

Adults providing education and care engage in respectful and inclusive relationships with children. They support children’s developing social and emotional competence. The shared outdoor area provides opportunities to build tuakana-teina relationships. Support for transitions in, through and beyond the centre is in place. Aspects of governance and management health and safety do not meet regulatory standards.

Actions for Compliance

ERO found areas of non-compliance in the service relating to:

  • ensure six monthly fire drill evaluations are forwarded to the Fire Service within ten days of a drill being held
  • ensuring sufficient emergency resources and supplies for the age and number of children and adults and details of how these will be maintained and accessed in an emergency
  • ensuring there is a communication plan for families and support services
  • annually reviewing the emergency plan
  • staff carrying out and evaluating relevant emergency drills with children on an at least three-monthly basis
  • the analysis of accidents and incidents to identify hazards
  • recording all food served by the service during hours of operation
  • ensuring rooms used by children are kept at a comfortable temperature
  • strengthening all aspects of the medication procedures and practices.

[Licensing Criteria for Early Childhood Education and Care Centres 2008, HS4, HS7, HS8, HS12, HS19, HS24, HS28].

In addition, the service must:

  • regularly review policies and procedures to ensure they meet current regulations
  • develop, maintain and regularly review appropriate documentation and records.

[Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, 47 1 (a), (c)(i)].

Recommendation to Ministry of Education

ERO recommends the Ministry follows up with the service provider to ensure that non-compliances identified in this report are addressed promptly.

Next ERO Review

The next ERO review of Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia will be in consultation with the Ministry of Education.

Darcy Te Hau

Acting Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)

Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

17 June 2020

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia

Profile Number

45555

Location

Whakatane

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

78 children, including up to 35 aged under 2

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%+

Reported ratio of staff to children under 2

1:5 - Meets regulatory standards.

Reported ratio of staff to children over 2

1:10 - Meets regulatory standards.

Service roll

60

Gender composition

Female 31

Male 29

Ethnic composition

Māori 58
Other ethnic groups 2

Review team on site

March 2020

Date of this report

17 June 2020

Most recent ERO report(s)

 

Education Review June 2017
Education Review February 2014

General Information about Assurance Reviews

All services are licensed under the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. The legal requirements for early childhood services also include the Licensing Criteria for Education and Care Services 2008.

Services must meet the standards in the regulations and the requirements of the licensing criteria to gain and maintain a licence to operate.

ERO undertakes an Assurance Review process in any centre-based service:

  • having its first ERO review – including if it is part of a governing organisation
  • previously identified as ‘not well placed’ or ‘requiring further development’
  • that has moved from a provisional to a full licence
  • that have been re-licenced due to a change of ownership
  • where an Assurance Review process is determined to be appropriate.

Management Assurance on Legal Requirements

All early childhood services are required to promote children’s health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements. Before the review, the staff and management of a service completed an ERO Centre Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist. In these documents they attested that they have taken all reasonable steps to meet their legal obligations related to:

  • curriculum
  • premises and facilities
  • health and safety practices
  • governance, management and administration.

As part of an Assurance Review ERO assesses whether the regulated standards are being met. In particular, ERO looks at a service’s 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 certification; ratios)
  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

As part of an Assurance Review ERO also gathers and records evidence through:

  • discussions with those involved in the service
  • consideration of relevant documentation, including the implementation of health and safety systems
  • observations of the environment/premises, curriculum implementation and teaching practice.