Ranui Christian Preschool

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Service type:
Education and Care Service
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4 Ranui Station Road, Ranui, Auckland

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Ranui Christian Preschool

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

Premises and facilitiesMeeting
Health and safetyMeeting
Governance, management and administrationMeeting

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


Ranui Christian Preschool is one of five childcare centres owned and operated by the Manukau Christian Charitable Trust (MCCT). A general manager and education advisor are responsible for governance. They provide support to a head teacher who is responsible for the day-to-day operation. High numbers of Māori and Pacific children attend the service. 

Summary of Review Findings

The service’s curriculum is consistent with its Christian values, philosophy and Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum. Teachers engage in meaningful, positive interactions to enhance children’s learning and nurture reciprocal relationships. Children’s preferences are respected, and they are involved in decisions about their learning experiences.

Children benefit from a range of experiences and opportunities to enhance and extend their learning and development, both indoors and outdoors, individually and in groups. The language-rich environment respects and supports the right of each child to be confident in their own cultures, and encourages them to understand and respect other cultures. 

Key Next Steps 

Next steps include:

  • increasing the opportunities children have to hear and speak te reo Māori in meaningful learning contexts
  • exploring ways to increase the involvement of whānau Māori in the design, implementation and evaluation of the service’s local curriculum.

Next ERO Review 

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

Patricia Davey
Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE)

14 December 2023 

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service NameRanui Christian Preschool
Profile Number47885
LocationRanui, Auckland
Service typeEducation and care service
Number licensed for52 children over the age of two
Percentage of qualified teachers 100%
Service roll46
Review team on siteOctober 2023 
Date of this report14 December 2023
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 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.