Māori and the Out of School Services Sector

Appendix 2

Questions for approved and non-approved out of school service providers (including school holiday programmes) - Individual interviews and focus groups

Introductory questions

  • Do you know how many Māori providers who provide out of school services in this region?
  • Of these, how many are approved and non-approved?
  • Do you know whether whānau prefer approved/non approved services?
  • Do you know how Māori children respond to culturally based activities and service provision?

Questions for both approved and non-approved providers

  • Describe whether your service is an approved or non-approved service. What is the age range for children attending your service?
  • What school holiday programmes do you provide? What is the age range for children attending the programme?
  • How many Māori children are on your roll and waiting lists for you’re after school services and school holiday programmes?
  • Whānau say that XX are important for them when choosing an after school service.. Describe how your service accommodates these needs?
  • What do you consider to be the gaps around what whānau need and the services you provide?
  • What improvements do you think your service needs to make to align with theirs? How would you do this?
  • What are the specific challenges for your service in attracting Māori children in both rural and urban locations?
  • What are the specific challenges for your service in attracting Māori children within the age range of 5 -13 years?
  • Are your staff professionally qualified? How do they keep their professional training up to date?

Additional questions for approved providers

  • How easy was it to become an approved provider – what process did you go through?
  • What were the reasons you became an approved provider?
  • What services do you deliver that are different from mainstream approved providers for Māori children?
  • What activities are Māori specific – describe these and tell me why you have these as part of your service?
  • How do you keep whānau needs and priorities incorporated into your service specifications and delivery?

Additional questions for non-approved providers

  • Why are you a non-approved provider?
  • Are you aware that you can become an approved provider and access `to higher levels funding? Are you interested in becoming an approved provider? What are the reasons? (either response)
  • What standards do you have to meet as a non-approved provider of after school services? How are these standards assessed?
  • Describe the barriers you experience as a non-approved provider of after school services?
  • What Māori specific activities do you have and how are they incorporated into your service delivery?

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