The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services.
“The centre’s philosophy emphasises the importance of primary caregiving, whanaungatanga, whakamana, and a sense of connectedness, belonging, aroha, warmth and trust.”
“Leaders have established a culture in which children and their whānau are first and foremost valued, celebrated and affirmed for who they are and what they bring to their learning.”
“Children play and learn in a calm and unhurried free-play programme. They are encouraged to explore, create and have fun with their peers.”
“Teachers effectively use a range of intentional teaching strategies to support and extend children’s interests.”
“Positive, respectful interactions are highly evident in the programme.”
“Nurturing rituals and care support infants’ and toddlers’ need for strong and secure attachment.”
“The recently reviewed philosophy underpins the centre’s values ,and beliefs that reflect a bicultural emphasis, and is strongly evident in the programme.”
“Te reo me nga tikanga Māori practices are highly valued and celebrated. Enrichment of children’s learning in kaupapa Māori rituals is evident and understood by children.”
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