SUPERKIDZ Early Learning Centre - 11/02/2021

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

SUPERKIDZ Early Learning Centre is a privately owned education and care service. Previously known as Dynamic Kidz Limited, it has been relicensed and under new ownership since December 2019. The centre manager is a qualified teacher and leads a team of two qualified teachers and three teacher assistants.

Summary of Review Findings

The service curriculum is consistent with Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, and the centre philosophy. Children experience meaningful, positive interactions to enhance their learning and development. The curriculum is responsive to children as confident and competent learners. Curriculum planning demonstrates adults’ understanding of children’s strengths and interests.

The premises and facilities are resourced to provide for the learning and abilities of the children attending. Furniture and equipment are maintained in good condition.

Key Next Steps

Key next steps include:

  • continuing to develop the curriculum to foster children’s curiosity and sustained exploration
  • strengthening children’s transitions to school.

Actions for Compliance

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

  • the premises having a current building warrant of fitness (PF3)
  • developing an annual budget setting out related revenue and expenses for the year (GMA9)
  • ensuring mattresses are of a design to fit cots firmly (PF29)
  • maintaining a food register to record all food served, other than that provided by parents for their own children (HS19).

Next ERO Review

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

Steve Tanner

Director Review and Improvement Services (Northern)

Northern Region | Te Tai Raki

11 February 2021

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

SUPERKIDZ Early Learning Centre

Profile Number

47495

Location

Royal Oak, Auckland

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

25 children, including up to 10 aged under 2.

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%

Service Roll

15

Ethnic composition

Chinese 3
Filipino 3
Indian 3
other ethnic groups 6

Review team on site

November 2020

Date of this report

11 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.