Jubilee Catholic Early Childhood Centre - 16/02/2021

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

Curriculum

Meeting

Premises and facilities

Meeting

Health and safety

Meeting

Governance, management and administration

Meeting

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.

Background

The 2015 ERO review of Jubilee Catholic Early Childcare Centre found the service to be well placed to promote positive outcomes for children.The centre operates within the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. A board of directors provides oversight of operation. The management committee supports the daily management of the centre.

Summary of Review Findings

Adults providing education and care engage in meaningful, positive interactions to enhance children’s learning. The centre’s special character philosophy statement guides service’s operation. Children’s social and emotional competencies are supported through an inclusive curriculum. A variety of experiences is provided to enhance children’s learning within a language-rich environment.

The curriculum is informed by assessment, planning and evaluation that demonstrates an understanding of children’s learning and interests. Teachers seek information and guidance from external agencies to support children when necessary.

Actions for Compliance

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

  • heavy furniture, fixtures and equipment are secured that could fall or topple and cause serious injury or damage (HS6)
  • record of evidence of parental acknowledgement that medicine has been given to children (HS28)
  • a record of evidence of parents contributing to centre operation documents (GMA4)
  • evidence of self review to maintain and improve the quality of its education and care (GMA6)
  • to include all safety checking procedures relating to the Children’s Act 2014 in the centre’s Appointment and Induction policy (GMA7)
  • a written procedure that all children’s workers who have access to children are safety checked in accordance to the Children’s Act 2014 (GMA7A).

Next ERO Review

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

Phil Cowie

Director Review and Improvement Services

Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

16 February 2021

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Jubilee Catholic Early Childhood Centre

Profile Number

30185

Location

Hamilton

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

30 children, including up to 0 aged under 2 years.

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%

Service roll

38

Ethnic composition

Māori 1
NZ European/Pākehā 11
Indian 5
Filipino, 6
Sri Lankan 3
Other ethnic groups 12

Review team on site

December 2020

Date of this report

16 February 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review, June 2015; Education Review, December 2009.

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.