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  1. Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Services

    This national report presents the findings of ERO's recent evaluation of how well early childhood services include children with moderate to severe special needs. This evaluation supports the Government's priority for every child to have the opportunity to participate in early childhood education (ECE).

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/inclusion-of-children-with-special-needs-in-early-childhood-services/

  2. Improving quality in early childhood services

    ERO’s recent national evaluation reports highlight good practice and make recommendations in areas that services need to work on to improve quality. This is particularly in relation to assessment practice, self review and working with Māori children and their whānau. In The Quality of Assessment in Early Childhood Education, ERO found that assessment practice in the sector was of variable quality. Good quality assessment was associated with: services having processes and support structures...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/quality-in-early-childhood-services/improving-quality-in-early-childhood-services/

  3. Introduction

    The IntroductionIn 2005, ERO evaluated the quality of self review and its contribution to improving outcomes for children in 168 early childhood services. ERO published a national evaluation report Self-review in Early Childhood Education Services, in December 2005. Since then the Ministry of Education has published guidelines to help services undertake self review. It was timely in 2008 for ERO to investigate the progress services were making in understanding the purpose of self review and w...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/implementing-self-review-in-early-childhood-services/introduction/

  4. National report summary

    In 2013, the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated how effectively kindergartens and education and care services implemented employment practices to manage and develop staff. The report, Improving quality: employment responsibilities in kindergartens and education and care services, presents the findings of this evaluation.The evaluation investigated the recruitment and appointment of staff, support for staff development, improvement of staff performance through appraisal, staff turnover, ma...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/improving-quality-employment-responsibilities-in-kindergartens-and-education-and-care-services/national-report-summary/

  5. How do leaders support improvement in Pacific early childhood services

          Open this report as a printable PDF     (1015 kB) This report highlights the crucial role of leaders in Pacific early childhood services to manage changes that improve learning outcomes for Pacific children. Other leaders may find this report useful when considering improvement-focused changes in their centres....

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/how-do-leaders-support-improvement-in-pacific-early-childhood-services/

  6. New ERO report: How do leaders support improvement in Pacific early childhood services

    14 July 2015ERO has published a national evaluation report that highlights the crucial role of leaders in Pacific early childhood services to manage changes that improve learning outcomes for Pacific children.ERO evaluated eight Pacific services with good leadership practices that offered an education curriculum in a Pacific language, were reviewed between March 2011 and March 2013, and given a three year return time.Other leaders may find this report useful when considering improvement-focused...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/new-ero-report-how-do-leaders-support-improvement-in-pacific-early-childhood-services/

  7. Forthcoming Reviews

    ERO has notified the schools and early childhood services in the following regions of their forthcoming reviews. The list from each ERO office is for reviews already scheduled. The lists will be updated.Please note: Circumstances may dictate changes to review dates.Northern Region - Te Tai RakiIncludes schools and early childhood services in Auckland and Northland.Central Region - Te Tai Pūtahi NuiIncludes schools and services in the central North Island, including Franklin, Waikato, Bay of P...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/forthcoming-reviews/

  8. Findings

    This section includes ERO’s findings on the use of the different components[5] of Equity Funding for their intended purpose and the positive impacts in relation to the equity objectives of participation and quality.Awareness of receiving Equity FundingWhat did ERO ask?Does this service know if it receives Equity Funding?What did ERO find?Ninety percent (132) of the 147 services were aware that they had received Equity Funding. The exceptions were: four kindergartens that were unaware they had...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/use-of-equity-funding-in-early-childhood-services/findings/

  9. Conclusions

    Managers and educators in early childhood services are developing a growing awareness of the importance of self review in the context of their day-to-day practice. The purpose of self review and how it can be implemented are increasingly recognised and understood as a result of professional development and recent Ministry of Education initiatives such as the publication of Nga Arohaehae Whai Hua: Self-review Guidelines for Early Childhood Education in 2006. However, ERO found considerable var...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/implementing-self-review-in-early-childhood-services/conclusions/

  10. What ERO did

    In early learning services[1] having an ERO review in Term 1, 2018 we asked leaders and kaiako to complete a questionnaire before the onsite stage of their review. ERO review teams discussed the responses to the questionnaire with leaders and/or kaiako while onsite, and added additional comments to the questionnaire. The responses from leaders and/or kaiako and the comments from ERO review teams make up the sources of data used for this evaluation report. Where there was a governing organisation...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/engaging-with-te-whariki-2017/what-ero-did/

  11. Findings

    Including children with special needsWhat did ERO ask?How inclusive is the service of children with moderate to severe special needs?What did ERO find out?ERO made an overall judgement about each service’s inclusiveness. Figure 1 shows that 44 percent of services were very inclusive of children with special needs, with a further 49 percent mostly inclusive. Seven percent of services were somewhat inclusive, and no services were not inclusive in any way. Kindergartens were over‑represen...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/inclusion-of-children-with-special-needs-in-early-childhood-services/findings/

  12. Methodology

    ERO’s framework for evaluationERO gathered information during regular education reviews in services during Terms 3 and 4, 2011. Where children with moderate to severe special needs were currently enrolled, reviewers collected information in response to the following key questions: How well do transitions ensure the continuing wellbeing, learning, and development of children with moderate to severe special needs? To what extent are children with moderate to severe special needs supported to be...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/inclusion-of-children-with-special-needs-in-early-childhood-services/methodology/