Glengarry Early Learning Centre

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Service type:
Education and Care Service
Not Applicable
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21 Glengarry Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

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Glengarry Early Learning Centre

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 facilities


Health and safety


Governance, management and administration


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


Glengarry Early Learning Centre is one of four services under the same ownership. The owner works closely with a centre manager, five qualified teachers, three support staff and a centre cook. The community is ethnically diverse. This is the first ERO review of the service since it opened in 2021.

Summary of Review Findings

Children benefit from a curriculum informed by assessment, planning and evaluation that demonstrates an understanding of children’s learning, their interests, whānau and life contexts. The curriculum is consistent with Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum.

Adults providing education and care engage in meaningful, positive interactions to enhance children’s learning and nurture reciprocal relationships. Children’s developing social competence and understanding of appropriate behaviour are supported. Regular opportunities are provided for parents to communicate with teachers about their child and their child's learning.

Key Next Steps

Next steps include strengthening:

  • the extent to which information documented about children’s learning reflects children’s languages, cultures, and identity

  • how well parent aspirations are being responded to in planning and assessment documentation

  • teaching practices to promote increased complexity of play that extends children’s individual learning.

Next ERO Review

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

Patricia Davey
Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE)

18 September 2023 

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Glengarry Early Learning Centre

Profile Number



Glen Eden, Auckland

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

42 children, including up to 15 aged under 2

Percentage of qualified teachers


Service roll


Review team on site

August 2023

Date of this report

18 September 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.