Young World Childcare Centre - 22/10/2019

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 is the first ERO review of Young World Childcare Centre, which was fully licensed in November 2018. The centre manager is an experienced teacher. She leads a team of six registered teachers and five unqualified staff. The staff team reflects the cultural diversity of the centre community.

Summary of Review Findings

The curriculum acknowledges and reflects the unique place of Māori. Children have opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of the cultural heritage of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Adults engage in meaningful, respectful interactions that enhance children’s learning. The curriculum is inclusive and responsive. Children’s decisions about their learning experiences are prioritised.

The variety of furniture, equipment and materials is appropriate for the learning and abilities of children. There is provision for physically active play. An ongoing process of self review helps the service to maintain and improve the quality of its education and care.

Key Next Steps

Next steps include:

  • teachers strengthening evaluation processes for children’s individual and group learning to show the impact of the curriculum and teaching practices on outcomes for children
  • owners ensuring that governance practices are consistent with the service’s policies.

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

22 October 2019

Information About the Service

Early Childhood Service Name

Young World Childcare Centre

Profile Number



Mt Albert, Auckland

Service type

Education and care service

Number licensed for

50 children, including up to 8 aged under 2

Percentage of qualified teachers


Reported ratio of staff to children under 2

1:4 - Better than regulatory standards

Reported ratio of staff to children over 2

1:8 - Better than regulatory standards

Service roll


Gender composition

Boys 32 Girls 31

Ethnic composition

Māori 8
NZ European/Pākehā 13
Indian 11
Tongan 6
Samoan 5
Pakistani 5
other ethnic groups 15

Review team on site

September 2019

Date of this report

22 October 2019

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.