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Education Review Office Report 2018

We are very proud of the review Parnell Early Childhood Centre received in our latest ERO Report, conducted in July 2018. 

The Ministry of Education report says Parnell Early Childhood Centre is well placed to promote positive learning outcomes for children.

Parnell Early Childhood Centre operates in a refurbished building with three separate rooms for each age group. There are specific outdoor play areas for younger and older children. The centre is licensed for 74 children, including a maximum of 24 under the age of two years. This centre is one of three centres operated and managed by the Parnell Community Trust. The Trust continues to provide sound governance, administration and professional support services.

Key aspects of the centre's philosophy are to have children experience an enriching environment where they and their families feel valued, respected and empowered. The centre has a sustainability and healthy eating programme, Green Kids, maintained with the support of the Auckland Council and the Heart Foundation.

Since the 2014 ERO report, there have been significant staff changes. A new head teacher has been appointed, and has worked hard to develop a cohesive teaching team. The staff includes eight teachers, most of whom are registered teachers. A cook prepares nutritious meals on site. Many improvements have been made to the inside of the building and there are plans to upgrade the children’s outdoor area.

ERO’s 2014 report noted that the centre's priorities were to improve assessment and planning and to strengthen evaluation systems and processes. Children continue to enjoy friendly relationships with each other and show trust in their teachers.