Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre

Education institution number:
47214
Service type:
Education and Care Service
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
46
Address:

190 A Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch

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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

At the time of the review, ERO found the service was taking reasonable steps to meet regulatory standards.

Background

Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre is a community-based service, governed by Barnardos New Zealand. In March 2020 ERO identified areas of non-compliance with regulatory standards. Since the previous report there has been significant staff changes.

Summary of Review Findings

The service curriculum is inclusive and a sense of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga is reflected in interactions between kaiako, tamariki and whānau. The premises and facilities are resourced to support the learning and abilities of the children attending. Leaders and kaiako are focused on being culturally responsive. They use approaches such as talanoa to engage whānau and parents in their children’s learning and in operational matters. Health and safety procedures are monitored, and changes made when required.

Key Next Steps

Next steps include:

  • use the learning outcomes in Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, to analyse and interpret significant learning from which to build a rich and relevant curriculum for every child
  • continue to build kaiako competency and capability to provide a culturally responsive programme for all tamariki
  • increase opportunities for children to hear, speak and experience te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in meaningful learning contexts.

Next ERO Review

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

Dr Lesley Patterson
Director Review and Improvement Services (Southern)
Southern Region | Te Tai Tini

2 June 2021 

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre
Profile Number 47214
Location Christchurch

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

47 children, including up to 10 aged under 2.

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%+

Service roll

51

Ethnic composition

Māori 17, NZ European/Pākehā 10, Pacific 10, Indian 7, Other ethnicities 7.

Review team on site

April 2021

Date of this report

2 June 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Akanuku | Assurance Review, March 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 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.

ERO’s Judgement

Regulatory standards
ERO’s judgement

Curriculum

Not meeting

Premises and facilities

Meeting

Health and safety

Not meeting

Governance, management and administration

Not meeting

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

Background

This is the first ERO review for Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre, a Pan-Pacific service. At the time of this review, leadership challenges and recent staff turnover were being responded to with increased support and oversight from Barnardos management. New staff have been appointed including an acting centre manager.

Summary of Review Findings

Poor professional practice and inconsistent documentation have led to the service not meeting the requirements of the regulatory standards and licensing criteria in aspects of Curriculum, Health and Safety and Governance, Management and Administration. Children have not had sufficient opportunity to engage in a purposeful programme that reflects the early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki and supports and extends their learning. Assessment, planning and evaluation practices do not meet requirements. These issues are well known to Barnardos management. Responsive planning is underway for immediate action and improvements in key areas.

Actions for Compliance

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

  • consistency with the prescribed curriculum framework
  • assessment, planning, and evaluation (documented and undocumented) that demonstrates an understanding of children’s learning, their interests, whānau, and life contexts that inform the services curriculum
  • practices that demonstrate an understanding of children’s learning and development, and knowledge of relevant theories and practice in early childhood education
  • the service curriculum acknowledging and reflecting the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua
  • formal and informal opportunities for parents to share specific evidence of their child’s learning and be involved in decision-making about their learning
  • seeking information and guidance from agencies/services to enable staff to work effectively with children and their parents
  • securing of heavy furniture, fixtures, and equipment that could fall or topple and cause serious injury
  • excursion and risk management processes, including documentation of parental permission
  • administration of medication and the provision of staff training
  • opportunities for parents of children attending the service to contribute to the development and review of the service’s operational documents
  • ongoing self-review processes that help the service maintain and improve the quality of its education and care
  • enrolment documentation and records of children’s attendance kept for at least 7 years
  • completion and maintenance of attendance records.

Licensing Criteria for Early Childhood Education and Care Centres 2008, C1, C2, C4, C5, C12, C13, HS6, HS17, HS28, HS29, GMA4, GMA6, GMA10, GMA11.

Recommendation to Ministry of Education

ERO recommends that the Ministry reassess the licence of Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre. 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 of will be in consultation with the Ministry of Education.

Dr Lesley Patterson

Director Review and Improvement Services (Southern)

Southern Region | Te Tai Tini

30 March 2020

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre

Profile Number

47214

Location

Christchurch

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

47 children, including up to 10 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

44

Gender composition

Female 23, Male 21

Ethnic composition

Māori 15
NZ European/Pākehā 5
Samoan 7
other Pacific groups 6
Filipino 4
other ethnicities 7

Review team on site

February 2020

Date of this report

30 March 2020

Most recent ERO report(s)

First ERO review of the service.

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.