Adventure Kids Early Learning Centre

Education institution number:
47353
Service type:
Education and Care Service
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
86
Telephone:
Address:

2104 A East Coast Road, RD3, Whangaparaoa-Auckland

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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

Adventure Kids Early Learning Centre provides education and care for up to 78 children between three months and six years of age. The purpose-built, semi-rural centre is privately owned and managed by Provincial Education Group. There are five separate rooms and two outdoor play areas. This is the first ERO review of this service, which opened in December 2018.

Summary of Review Findings

Leaders and teachers plan, implement and evaluate a curriculum designed to respond to the learning interests, strengths and capabilities of children, in a positive learning environment. The programme acknowledges and reflects the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua.

The design and layout of the premises support the provision of different types of indoor and outdoor experiences. These include quiet spaces, areas for physically active play and space for a range of individual and group learning opportunities.

Governance and management systems and practices for all aspects of centre operations have been established.

Next ERO Review

The next ERO review is likely to be an Education Review.

Steve Tanner

Director Review and Improvement Services (Northern)

Northern Region | Te Tai Raki

4 December 2019

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Adventure Kids Early Learning Centre

Profile Number

47353

Location

Whangaparaoa, Auckland

Service type

Education and Care Service

Number licensed for

78 children, including up to 20 aged under 2.

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%+

Reported ratio of staff to children under 2

1:4 - Better than regulatory standards.

Reported ratio of staff to children over 2

1:8 - Better than regulatory standards.

Service roll

100

Gender composition

Boys 58 Girls 42

Ethnic composition

Māori 12

NZ European/Pākehā 76

other ethnic groups 12

Review team on site

November 2019

Date of this report

4 December 2019

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.