ERO identified examples of good practice in some of the 387 early childhood services reviewed in Terms 1 and 2, 2012. The five services selected for this report had good practices for developing and responding to priorities for children’s learning.

The services include an education and care service, a Pacific early childhood service, a Māori immersion centre, a kindergarten and a playcentre. Each example highlights the priorities that teachers have identified for the children at their service, how their assessment practices reflected these priorities, and how their priorities were evident in their curriculum design and self review.

The five selected early childhood services are:

  • The Kids Club, Hamilton
  • Fetu Taiala Aoga Amata, Mangere, Auckland
  • Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti, Gisborne
  • Holborn Kindergarten, Lower Hutt
  • Kaniere Playcentre, Hokitika.