Creators Awhi is a licensed home-based early childhood education provider guided by the Ministry of Education's Licensing Criteria. This includes being licensed in accordance with the Education Act 1989 under the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, which prescribe minimum standards that each licensed service must meet.

Our operating policies and other legal information is available below for you to view or download. We welcome your feedback on any of our policies and procedures via our feedback form or by calling us on our 0800 number. Our allocation of income and expenditure of Ministry of Education funding is also available for viewing. This is updated in June of each year.

Every month we review two aspects of our operation to ensure we continue to develop our service. At Creators Awhi we value our partnership with learning and behaviour specialists, parents, whānau and community and want to hear your ideas, so we invite you to be part of these reviews.

Review schedule:

January - Disciplinary procedure & Internal review procedure

February - 20 Hours ECE Policy & Sexual Harassment Policy

March - Financial Policy & Privacy Policy

Current review: 

Disciplinary procedure policy

Internal Review Procedure.

ERO Review

Creators Awhi is funded by the Ministry of Education and is required to have regular reviews by the Education Review Office (ERO) - the government department which reports publicly on the quality of education across all of New Zealand's educational institutions.

View our latest reviews:

Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast ERO Review

Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti ERO Review

Hawkes Bay ERO Review

Manawatu, Horowhenua and Wellington ERO Review

Wairarapa and Rangitikei Region ERO Review

Gisborne, Taranaki and King Country ERO Review

Auckland West ERO Review

Christchurch and Canterbury ERO Review

Bay Of Plenty and Waikato ERO Review

Christchurch ERO Review

Otago and Southland ERO Review

Waikato ERO Review

Documents Under Review this Month

Every month we review two aspects of our operation to ensure we continue to develop our service. We welcome your feedback via the form below or by calling us on our 0800 number. Any planned reviews will be announced here on our website.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy guides our operation and expresses our beliefs, values and attitudes about the provision of early childhood education in the home.

Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

Our policies and procedures guide our practice and we welcome your feedback and input to ensure we continue to provide a quality early childhood education service.

Certificates of Licence (all)

As at 15th December 2015

A Certificate of Licence is provided for each Footsteps network operating throughout New Zealand. The Certificate of Licence verifies that Footsteps Education meets the legislative requirements set by the Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education Funding

An overview of Footsteps Education's 2015 Ministry of Education funding allocation is available for download by clicking on the symbol on the left. This is updated in June of each year. For a specific breakdown of regional Funding and Expenditure please email your request to awhi@creators.org.nz. For further information please contact National Head Office on 0800 CREATORS.

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