Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Teachers of both genders: Unfortunately for children teachers of only one gender are known to be employed and present during the hours the service is opened (or at home-based agencies there are not male and female visiting teachers). If you find there are now male and female teachers please let My ECE know to update this information
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office report: Issues of concern were raised by ERO - parents are advised to ask the service about ERO's concerns and how it is responding
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 25301
Qualified teaching staff: 80% or more of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
This centre provides assistance to whānau, including parenting programmes, child health and education services, social workers in schools, and waste minimisation/resource recovery programmes.
It is a large facility, licensed for up to 75 children including 15 infants.
My ECE Rating of this Service:
One-Star Rating (1 out of 5)
Qualified Staff: This service has a higher proportion of qualified or trained teachers/ educators.
(Centres with 80% or more qualified teachers within the legal minimum staffing requirement. Home-based services and Playcentres on a higher funding rate for educator training).
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Parents rating of service: Insufficient positive reviews from parents / caregivers
I love this Centre, it has been going for 22 years, my daughter attended and now my granddaughter is going there. They have a low teacher turnover - there are still some staff that I recognise through the years and still recognise me and my whanau. they have teachers who speak the languages of the children who attend - Maori, Tongan, Samoan, Cook Island, Niuean, Hindi and English, they even have a male teacher who is great with the boys (also the girls) in the Centre. Nearly all the teachers are qualified and registered, the one who isn't is in her 2nd year of training. I love that every morning we are greeted with a happy "Morena" or "Kia Ora"
I love that my mokopuna comes home using lots of different languages and is confident performing different cultural dances and songs. We all have a great time celebrating our cultures and community events.
I love the beautiful things they have on the walls - tapa, hula skirts, different hats for church, photos and lots of stories about childrens learning. There is a really cool outdoor play area, lots of nature, vege gardens and fruit trees.
I can't believe that they offer 30 hours free for all children, yep 30 hours free - from the youngest babies until they go to school!
I love this Centre, it is the best around!
Mrs K Wong likes: the teachers, celebrating our different cultures, children hearing and learning different languages, the interesting homely environment, happy smiling greetings in the morning and people who are interested in me and my family