Te Kainganui Early Education Centre

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 64 Tasman Street, Mt Cook
Location: Wellington
Phone: contact number is not available 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 included one or more men. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women)
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: IT'S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE MANY POSITIVE REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE HAVE BEEN POSTED - Parents please add your comments and update us
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Yes - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
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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)
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Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO. As far as is known there has not been a major reported incident of the standard or ethic of care falling below what society in general considers to be acceptable
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 60265
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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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