Next steps

ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education considers the findings of this report to:

  • inform decision-making about a formal review of Te Whāriki
  • strengthen the alignment between the prescribed curriculum framework and the regulated Curriculum Standard and associated criteria
  • identify areas where additional guidance and support is needed to assist early childhood services to design and implement a curriculum that is consistent with Te Whāriki and responsive to all children at their service.

ERO recommends that early childhood services use the findings of this report to discuss and evaluate the extent to which they are implementing Te Whāriki.