Ownership: This service is part of a state or public organisation
Street or Road: 201 Great King Street
Phone: 03 470-9198
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)
I couldn't be happier with the childcare centre. My mother is an ex early childhood teacher so I listened to her advice as to what to look for in a centre. I have found the staff really helpful and supportive especially when my second child came 11 days before my booked in c/s date and I needed extra care for my son. I have had lots of comments from people about how good my son's language and manners are. Some of which I will take credit for but I know a lot is due to the quality of care he is receiving at the centre. The staff don't just watch and educate the children they also care for the children.