Country Kids has had a great review from it’s latest ERO visit. Click on this link to view the full report
or ask for a copy at the centre…
Below is the Review Findings…
Children play and learn in a positive and caring environment. They are encouraged to help and care for each other. Infants and toddlers are well supported to become independent and confident
learners. Older children are appropriately challenged by new experiences and questions that enhance their problem solving skills.
Literacy, mathematics and art are well-integrated into the centre programmes. Teachers readily respond to children’s needs, abilities and interests. They value and use many of the ideas shared by
children to enhance the centre programme. Children have many opportunities to learn beyond the centre environment.
Teachers respectfully use children’s prior knowledge to enrich the learning of others. Learning stories are well written and acknowledge the child as a capable learner. The stories clearly show the wide range of interesting learning experiences teachers provide for children.
Children experience positive and caring relationships in a welcoming environment. Teachers value children’s cultural backgrounds and place great importance on inclusive practices. They are aware of the steps to take to meet the specific learning needs of any child who may enrol at the centre.
There is a strong focus on incorporating bicultural perspectives into the programme. Children are able to hear and use te reo Māori often throughout the programme.
The centre is well-led and managed. The management team is very well supported by an external advisor from another early childhood organisation. The team works collaboratively with staff to
meet the needs of the children.
Staff benefit from selected professional development targeted to meet their needs. They have a shared understanding of self review which they use to make ongoing improvements to their practice
and to the centre programme.