Khandallah Little School 2

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Service type:
Education and Care Service
Not Applicable
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1 Baroda Street, Khandallah, Wellington

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Khandallah Little School 2

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.


Khandallah Little School 2 is one of four privately owned services under the same ownership. A centre manager supports the team leader for each service across the cluster. A small number of children of Pacific heritages attend, along with children from other ethnicities. The service opened in February 2021.

Summary of Review Findings

The service curriculum is consistent with Te Whārikithe early childhood curriculum. It is inclusive, and responsive to children as confident and competent learners. Children’s preferences are respected, and they are involved in decisions about their learning experiences. 

A language-rich environment supports children’s learning. Teachers engage in meaningful, positive interactions to enhance children’s learning and nurture reciprocal relationships. When necessary, information and guidance are sought from agencies to enable teachers to work effectively with children and their parents. The curriculum provides children with a range of experiences to enhance and extend their learning individually and in groups, and during local excursions.

Key Next Steps 

Next steps include continuing to:

  • build teachers’ capability in implementing assessment, planning and evaluation practices
  • increase teachers' confidence to use te reo Māori in daily interactions.

Next ERO Review 

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

Patricia Davey
Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE)

20 December 2023 

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service NameKhandallah Little School 2
Profile Number47969
Service typeEducation and care service
Number licensed for20 children aged over 2
Percentage of qualified teachers 100%
Service roll18
Review team on siteNovember 2023 
Date of this report20 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.