Bizzy Bodz Early Learning Centre Gisborne - 12/02/2021

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


Since the onsite visit the service has provided ERO with evidence that shows it has addressed non-compliances and is now taking reasonable steps to meet regulatory standards.


Bizzy Bodz is one of centres in the North Island operating under the same ownership. The centre was previously called More For Kids. This is the service’s first ERO review. The all day education and care service moved from a provisional licence to a full licence in April 2020.

Summary of Review Findings

The philosophy is consistent with Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum. A range of experiences and activities enhances children’s learning indoors and outdoors, individually and in groups. Children’s preferences are respected and they are involved in decisions about their learning experiences.

The unique place of Māori as tangata whenua is acknowledged and reflected through teaching and learning. Te reo Māori is promoted to support a language-rich environment. The curriculum is inclusive and responsive to children as confident and competent learners.

Parents and whānau contribute to their children’s learning and to service operation.

Actions for Compliance

Since the onsite visit the service has provided ERO with evidence that shows it has addressed the following non-compliance:

  • space is available for children aged two and older to sleep or rest for a reasonable period of time each day. If the space used for sleeping or resting is part of the activity space, there are alternative activity spaces for children not sleeping or resting as necessary.

[Licensing Criteria for Early Childhood Education and Care Centres, 2008, PF33]

Next ERO Review

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

Phil Cowie

Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)

Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

12 February 2021

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Bizzy Bodz Early Learning Centre Gisborne

Profile Number




Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

38 children, including up to 12 aged under 2.

Percentage of qualified teachers


Service roll


Ethnic composition

Māori 34
NZ European/Pākehā 3
Other Ethnic Groups 1

Review team on site

2 December 2020

Date of this report

12 February 2021

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 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 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.