Ngaio Playcentre

ECE Service Category: Playcentre parent co-operative

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Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 50 Silverstream Road
Location: Wellington
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
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: Parent-run service with parents participating as teachers and may include teachers who hold a practising certificate
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: Men and women who are parents, caregivers or family members can be involved in Playcentre sessions
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)
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
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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 2017 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 60043
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Summary:
4.4 based on 6 reviews
Pricing
4.9/5
Support
4.3/5
Staffing
4.3/5
Environment
4.3/5
Ngaio Playcentre
 (1.6/5)

On 2 Jun 2018, Imogen wrote:

We've had a terrible expirence with Ngaio Playcentre. The extreme measure a mum took while trying to deescalate a situation is embarrassing and appalling. She went against her free positive guidance training and against recommendations of fellow mums on session. I would not recommend Ngaio playcentre
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
0.5/5
Staffing
1.0/5
Environment
0.5/5
Best thing for children
 (5.0/5)

On 13 Apr 2016, Paquita Bahr wrote:

Loved my 8 years at Ngaio. The high level of adult involvement is exactly the thing your preschoolers need. And I learnt heaps of awesome stuff at the courses. Also the outdoor area is fantastic there. Fond fond memories.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Ngaio Playcentre rocks!
 (5.0/5)

On 24 May 2014, Barbara Hobden wrote:

It's hard to predict when you're in the middle of those busy pre-school years, what an amazingly positive impact Playcentre will play in your life. I treasure my years learning alongside my children at Ngaio Playcentre, and our family continues to be part of this amazing community through our children's school years. We formed very close bonds though supporting each other and running sessions (and our centre!)together. It was a whole lot of fun for adults and children alike. Such rich learning came out of our stimulating sessions following our children's interests with skilled use of strategies we learned through the free adult education programme. I really valued the high adult-child ratios which allowed children's full potential to be developed, as well as their emotional & social needs met. Adults can readily respond to children's requests. And because we all get to know each other so well, a very caring community spirit develops, which is also an added reassurance to know that friends who really care about your children's well-being are looking after them. And on top of all that, Ngaio Playcentre is lucky to have a beautiful outdoors setting of gardens and native bush, plus a recently renovated interior that makes it a real pleasure to be in.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Ngaio Playcentre
 (5.0/5)

On 11 May 2014, Nicky Jackson wrote:

Having had all four of our children come through playcentre until they left for school, I can only look back with very happy memories of a precious time of our lives. The friends I made through playcentre are still friends 4 years on and our children still have wonderful memories of the place where they to this day have a real sense of belonging. One of the best things was learning and sharing parenting tips with like-minded people who wanted to be involved in their children's education.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Ngaio Playcentre
 (5.0/5)

On 8 May 2014, C Hubscher wrote:

Ngaio Playcentre provides a high quality education for 0-6 year olds. Ratios are high and group numbers are low. Children's interests can be and are extended. Friendships and community are strong for both children and adults.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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