The below sections have the information and documents you'll need before, during and after your ERO review.
ERO’s frameworks for reviews explain the review process in a transparent and easy-to-understand way. The evaluation indicators are used to inform the judgements ERO makes when reviewing. They help early childhood services understand the basis for ERO’s judgements.
Ngā kōhanga reo are reviewed by Te Uepū ā-Motu, ERO’s Māori Review Services team. Our reports on kōhanga reo are written in te reo Māori and in English.
ERO has worked with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust to develop a special review process that reflects the philosophy of kōhanga reo:
Early childhood services must complete and return a statistical profile form before their review. The information provided should be as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
Before a review we also ask the governing or managing body of an early childhood service or kōhanga reo to complete a statement and checklist that assures ERO of your compliance with legal obligations and official requirements.
You may also find the assurance statement and checklist below useful in your own internal evaluation.
The Education Review Office produces the Handbook of Contractual Obligations and Undertakings for early childhood services. This has been compiled as a reference to the relevant legislation and other legal requirements of early childhood services that exist as at the date of publication.
Volume I of this Handbook, which was based on the 1998 early childhood centres regulations, is superseded by the current Volume II. It is updated regularly.