Just Kidz Flatbush - 04/09/2020

ERO’s Judgement

Regulatory standards

ERO’s judgement



Premises and facilities


Health and safety


Governance, management and administration


At the time of the review, ERO found the service was taking reasonable steps to meet regulatory standards.


This purpose-built centre has three separate rooms and two outdoor play areas. The philosophy is influenced by play-based learning and Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum. Children attending are from diverse cultural backgrounds. The service opened in April 2018.

Summary of Review Findings

Teachers’ meaningful and positive interactions enhance children’s learning and nurture reciprocal relationships. The curriculum is inclusive and responsive to children as confident and competent learners. Children’s preferences are respected, and they are involved in decisions about their learning experiences.

The design and layout of the premises support the provision of different types of learning experiences. Indoor and outdoor activity spaces can be easily and safely accessed by children. A sufficient quantity and variety of furniture, equipment and materials is provided that is appropriate for the learning and abilities of the children attending.

Next ERO Review

The next ERO review is likely to be an Education Review.

Steve Tanner

Director Review and Improvement Services (Northern)

Northern Region | Te Tai Raki

4 September 2020

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Just Kidz Flatbush

Profile Number



Flatbush, Auckland

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

73 children, including up to 22 aged under 2 years

Percentage of qualified teachers


Reported ratio of adults to children under 2

1:4 - Better than regulatory standards

Reported ratio of adults to children over 2

1:9 - Better than regulatory standards

Service roll


Gender composition

Girls 55 Boys 41

Ethnic composition

Māori 4
NZ European/Pākehā 11
Chinese 29
Indian 28
Filipino 6
Fijian 4
other ethnic groups 14

Review team on site

March 2020

Date of this report

4 September 2020

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 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 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 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 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.