Next steps

ERO recommends that early childhood services regularly review and improve the extent to which:

  • educators work in partnership with parents and whānau to support children’s developing social competence, emotional wellbeing and understanding of appropriate behaviour
  • their behaviour management policy or positive guidance procedure, and educator practice, are aligned
  • they have processes to identify children’s challenging behaviours and strategies to respond to them
  • their curriculum assists children to develop as socially and emotionally competent and confident learners.