Campbells Bay Early Learning Centre - 29/01/2021

ERO’s Akanuku | Assurance Review reports provide information about whether a service meets and maintains regulatory standards. Further information about Akanuku | Assurance Reviews is included at the end of this report.

ERO’s Judgement

Regulatory standards

ERO’s judgement



Premises and facilities


Health and safety


Governance, management and administration


Since the onsite visit the service has provided ERO with evidence that shows it has addressed a non-compliance and is now taking reasonable steps to meet regulatory standards.


Campbells Bay Early Learning Centre opened in February 2019. There are five spaces for different age groups of children. Small numbers of Māori children are enrolled. The centre manager leads a large team of qualified and unqualified teachers. This is the first ERO review of the service.

Summary of Review Findings

The service curriculum is consistent with Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, and acknowledges and reflects the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua.  Children have opportunities to choose from a range of indoor and outdoor experiences to enhance and extend their learning. Premises, furniture, furnishings, fittings, equipment, and materials are kept safe, hygienic and maintained in good condition.

A philosophy statement guides the service's operation.An ongoing process of self review helps the service maintain and improve the quality of its education and care.Information is provided to parents about how they can be involved in the service and any planned reviews and consultation.

Actions for Compliance

Since the onsite visit the service has provided ERO with evidence that shows it has addressed the following non-compliance:

  • sleep monitoring records not consistently showing checks made by adults (HS9).

Next ERO Review

The next ERO review is likely to be an Akarangi | Quality Evaluation.

Steve Tanner

Director Review and Improvement Services (Northern)

Northern Region | Te Tai Raki

29 January 2021

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Campbells Bay Early Learning Centre

Profile Number




Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

120 children, including up to 40 aged under 2.

Percentage of qualified teachers


Service roll


Ethnic composition

Māori 7%
NZ European/Pākehā 55%
Chinese 17%
other European 8%
other ethnic groups 13%

Review team on site

November 2020

Date of this report

29 January 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

First ERO review of the service.

General Information about Assurance Reviews

All services are licensed under the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. The legal requirements for early childhood services also include the Licensing Criteria for Education and Care Services 2008.

Services must meet the standards in the regulations and the requirements of the licensing criteria to gain and maintain a licence to operate.

ERO undertakes an Akanuku | Assurance Review process in any centre-based service:

  • having its first ERO review – including if it is part of a governing organisation
  • previously identified as ‘not well placed’ or ‘requiring further development’
  • that has moved from a provisional to a full licence
  • that have been re-licenced due to a change of ownership
  • where an Akanuku | Assurance Review process is determined to be appropriate.

Management Assurance on Legal Requirements

All early childhood services are required to promote children’s health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements. Before the review, the staff and management of a service completed an ERO Centre Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist. In these documents they attested that they have taken all reasonable steps to meet their legal obligations related to:

  • curriculum
  • premises and facilities
  • health and safety practices
  • governance, management and administration.

As part of an Akanuku | Assurance Review ERO assesses whether the regulated standards are being met. In particular, ERO looks at a service’s systems for managing the following areas that have a potentially high impact on children's wellbeing:

  • emotional safety (including positive guidance and child protection)
  • physical safety (including supervision; sleep procedures; accidents; medication; hygiene; excursion policies and procedures)
  • suitable staffing (including qualification levels; police vetting; teacher certification; ratios)
  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

As part of an Akanuku | Assurance Review ERO also gathers and records evidence through:

  • discussions with those involved in the service
  • consideration of relevant documentation, including the implementation of health and safety systems
  • observations of the environment/premises, curriculum implementation and teaching practice.