Pt England KIDS Early Learning Centre

Education institution number:
47459
Service type:
Education and Care Service
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
39
Telephone:
Address:

2 Erima Ave, Point England, 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

Pt England KIDS Early Learning Centre is one of a number of privately-owned services in Glenn Innes, Auckland. The staff and families represent the diverse cultures within the community. The owners provide systems and processes for professional practice and governance. A centre manager oversees the daily operations. There is a high number of qualified teachers.

Summary of Review Findings

Children experience a curriculum based on their interests, and the principles and strands of Te Whāriki. Children’s cultures are respected through the use of their home languages and cultural events. The premises and facilities are resourced to provide for the learning and abilities of the children attending. The service provides opportunities for parents and whanāu to collaborate about the service’s operations. There are suitable systems for managing health and safety and the governance of the service. This includes systems for appraisal, provision for professional learning and development, and recruitment of staff. Self review is developing and has been used to improve practice.

Key Next Steps

Next steps include:

  • strengthening assessment, planning and evaluation to show children’s progress and learning over time, using parents’ aspirations as a basis for goal setting
  • developing internal evaluation processes to evaluate all aspects of the curriculum over time.

Next ERO Review

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

Dr Lesley Patterson

Director Review and Improvement Services (Southern)

Southern Region - Te Tai Tini

5 June 2020

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Pt England KIDS Early Learning Centre

Profile Number

47459

Location

Auckland

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

45 children, including up to 10 aged under 2.

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%+

Reported ratio of staff to children under 2

1:3 - Better than regulatory standards.

Reported ratio of staff to children over 2

1:8 - Better than regulatory standards.

Service roll

44

Gender composition

Male 19, Female 25

Ethnic composition

Māori 17
Pacific 17
Other Ethnicities 10

Review team on site

2 February 2020

Date of this report

5 June 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.