Appendix 2: Sample of services

ERO gathered data from 15 Pacific early childhood services reviewed by ERO in Term 4, 2012 and Term 1, 2013. They represent 16 percent of the 95 Pacific early childhood services[12]New Zealand.

Pacific early childhood services are managed and run by communities of Pacific peoples and educate children in at least one Pacific language and culture. Depending on the goals of the community, the service may be bilingual or immersion, with some being multilingual and multicultural. A service is considered Pasifika bilingual if Pasifika language was used as the language of communication for at least 12 percent and up to 80 percent of the teaching contact time. A service is considered Pasifika immersion if Pasifika language was used as the language of communication for at least 81percent of the teaching contact time.[13]

The breakdown of the services by the Pacific language and culture of the service are:

Samoa

Cook Islands Māori

Tonga

Niue

Tokelau

Multiple Pacific languages

5

4

2

1

1

2

Two of the 15 Pacific early childhood services in this evaluation are bilingual services. All the services are located in the North Island - 9 services in Auckland, 3 services in Wellington, 2 services in Palmerston North and 1 service in Whanganui.

The Equity Funding received by the 15 Pacific early childhood services is as follows:

  • 11 services received Components A, B and C
  • 2 services received components A and B
  • 2 services only received Component C
  • None of the services received Component D.