ERO identified early childhood services for this report from education reviews in 353 services undertaken in Term 4, 2009 and Term 1, 2010. Thirteen were selected for a further visit in Term 4, 2010 to gather in-depth information about specific practices that underpinned their literacy teaching and learning. 1

This report draws on findings from these early childhood services:

  • Barnardos Early Learning Centre - Eastbourne
  • Bear Park Infant and Toddler Centre
  • Botany Downs Kindergarten
  • E Tipu e Rea Early Learning Centre
  • Massey University Child Care Centre – Hoiho Section
  • Massey University Child Care Centre – Tui Section
  • Nelson South Kindergarten
  • Peachgrove Playcentre
  • Reporoa Kindergarten
  • Richmond Kindergarten
  • Strathmore Kindergarten
  • Taikura Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten - Hastings
  • Totara Hill Montessori.