Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Street or Road: 52 Beach Road
Phone: contact number is unavailable for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from 2 years of age
Group / Centre Size: The centre operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is licensed for 50 or fewer children. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood centre.
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of teaching staff are qualified teachers (according to funding claimed from the Ministry of Education, last updated beginning of 2020).
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: In 2019 the teaching team was, known to have been usually or all of the time, women only. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women. In Home-based ECE this criterion relates to visiting teachers only)
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: THIS SERVICE CANNOT YET BE CLASSIFIED AS A HIGHLY RATED SERVICE. (To be so it needs to have a number of recent positive reviews - at least 5 positive if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-centre or a home-based service)
COMPLIANCE warning: It has a clean record. It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
My son has been going to Pukeko since he was 2yrs, 3 months (he's now 3 & 1/2). As one of the youngest children when he started, he was exceptionally well taken care of. The staff knew my name, my husband's name, and my older child's name, from the first day! They were fantastic at settling him and supporting him through the 'Mum leaving' process. When the time came, they helped with toilet training, which was a non-issue. Now that he's older, they are wonderful at supporting his individual interests, as well as developing things like writing skills, at a pace directed by him. I am so glad we decided on Pukeko and I hope to have my next child attend as well!