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: 33 B Ben Lomond Crescent
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: 51 or more children. This is a mega licensed early childhood centre. Check that small family-like group sizes are maintained, and not large classes. It is important for children's learning and emotional wellbeing to consistently have the same teachers everyday. No child should feel or be 'lost in the crowd'.
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)
Being a young dad I found it difficult leaving my children in the care of others but after meeting with the team at the Pakuranga Learning Center I knew it was the right place for them.
The teachers offer a broad range of learning experiences, friendly and focused on ensuring my son and daughter receive a high degree of care. There are numerous activities they get involved with and offer great value for money. Fees are highly competitive for such a robust service.
Hours are fantastic due to my nature of work
David Carpenter likes: The team are always up to speed and sharing my childrens developments, Cost effective, Friendly and caring, Professional
On 5 Sep 2016, Jessica wrote:
I have two children that attend Pakuranga learning center one is in the under 2's room and one in the preschool room. My children always love to go to daycare each morning and most of the time don't want to come home in the afternoon, they are in daycare full time. I feel my children are developing so well since starting at the beginning of the year, they have learnt so much. The staff members are wonderful ladies that are so great with the children, they are always friendly and happy to help with any requests a parent may have regarding their child. I can highly recommend Pakuranga Learning Centre.
Jessica likes: Support and encouragement from staff to children, Friendly and Large environment, Plenty of different learning Activities, Amazing staff members, Learning Stories, Large outdoor area, Covered inside are for outdoor activities for rainy days, Very affordable fee's