This page will take you to the names of early childhood services that the Ministry of Education put on notice, or suspended or withdrew the licence of:
A provisional licence is issued for a fixed period of time and if improvements are not made then a new deadline is set (unless the Ministry decides to cancel the licence). The Ministry monitors provisionally licensed services by setting deadlines for improvements. Following the return of the service to a full licence status the Ministry has completed its monitoring.
The lists are not inclusive of all services that breached licensing requirements for two reasons. First the ministry does not do annual licensing checks. And second, the ministry can exercise discretion in whether to formally put a service on notice. It may for example, take into consideration the number of breaches, how a licence reclassification will affect the commercial position of a service, and whether the cost to it of the service provider bringing in a lawyer would outweigh the benefits (even on finding a major safety issue such as an area being used for children’s sleep and play that does not have NZ Fire Service approval).
My ECE - an information service for parents - is in the NZ Office of Pre-Primary Education (OPPE). ChildForum is also in OPPE. ChildForum has over the years been instrumental in researching and bringing to public attention early childhood sector concerns around transparency in the Ministry of Education’s handling and reporting of serious incidents and complaints (read more).