Te Kainganui Early Education Centre

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Street or Road: 64 Tasman Street, Mt Cook
Location: Wellington
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Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Age group of children licensed to have: 2 years and over
Gender balance: It's great for children - teaching staff of both genders are employed and present during the hours the service is open according to the Ministry of Education annual census data or according to self-report by the service (if you find this is no longer the case or is not correct please inform us at My ECE)
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office latest report: The last report was in 2015 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 60265
Employment of fully qualified teachers: 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
My ECE Rating of this Service:

Four-Star Rating (4 out of 5 stars)

4stars

  • Qualified Staff: This service is either a centre that has between 80% - 100% qualified teachers within its minimum staff-child ratio OR it is a home-based or parent-led service that is funded by the Ministry of Education for having qualified staff.
  • Service Size: The service operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood service.
  • Education Review Office report: The latest ERO report for this service was a positive one and ERO will not check it again for another 3 to 4 years. Or, no ERO report is known to be available yet.
  • Positive Reviews: Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it (consistently positive reviews an overall rating of at least 4 out 5).

 

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How parents & caregivers rate it: Reviews are great - average 4/5 stars
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: YES - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
More Info on Hall of Excellence: Hall of Excellence

Parent/Caregiver and Family Reviews

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Summary:
4.9 based on 7 reviews
Pricing
4.9/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.6/5
Te Kainganui is exceptional!
 (5.0/5)

On 5 Feb 2017, Linda Wong wrote:

We have been a TK family since 2011 and have had two children attend since they were both under 18 months old. TK is an exceptional centre, a real hidden gem - it is community based, not for profit and jointly run by a parent committee and the teachers. The environment is lovely and so central to Wellington CBD. The teachers are engaged, attentive, caring, energetic and wonderful. There is a great mix of both male and female teachers, and they are all highly experienced and work together as a team. They build strong connections with the children and I think have drawn out and nurtured talents in our children, such as art and dance, which may not otherwise have been so supported and recognised in another centre. TK really feels like an extension of a family community and we feel very lucky to be part of it.
Linda Wong likes: staff, environment, creativity, supportive, family oriented, parent engagement, art, dance
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Te kainga aroha - the loving home
 (4.9/5)

On 2 Feb 2017, Ella wrote:

Te Kainga Nui is very much as its name suggests - a big home - and one that is full of love. Our mokopuna has been going there for the last two years and adores it - the staff, his playmates and the activities and outings. Couldn't ask for more. Lovely to hear the staff speaking te reo too.
Ella likes: Staff, te reo, playground
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5
Amazing preschool
 (5.0/5)

On 1 Feb 2017, Catherine Trundle wrote:

This is a very special place for children and their families to be part of. Feels like an extended family. Children are individually nurtured and the play/educational environment fostered creativity, curiosity, social awareness and empathy for others. The staff are incredibly skilled with all types of kids and personalities and take the time to get to know each one.
Catherine Trundle likes: Staff, Playground, Educational goals, Family feel, safe and nurturing
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Awesome place
 (4.8/5)

On 10 Nov 2016, Jessica Nikora wrote:

Both my sons have been to TK for their early childhood education, and so I have been regularly involved since 2011. I can't speak highly enough of the centre. I love the size of the roll (around 21 kids), the warmth and love that the staff show my children and their commitment to making the kids time there each day fun, educational and a great place to be. Both kids adore TK and the staff and I know they are safe and happy. The really low staff turnover is great as the kids get to build such great relationship....and it is very well priced!
Jessica Nikora likes: staff, location, environment
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.0/5
Fantastic Center
 (4.9/5)

On 1 Nov 2016, Stephanie Johnstone wrote:

My son loves it here, and I love the individual care and attention. His day is structured around his needs and allows flexibility. He loves the outdoor play space and is challenged to learn and grow.
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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