Ngaio Playcentre

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Street or Road: 50 Silverstream Road
Location: Wellington
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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: The last report was in 2017 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 60043
Qualified teaching staff: Parent-run service with parents participating as teachers and may include teachers who hold a practising certificate
My ECE Rating of this Service:

Three-Star Rating (3 out of 5 stars)

3stars

  • 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).
  • 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 (or ERO has yet to make a report available on this service). 

 

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Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
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Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: No
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Summary:
5.0 based on 5 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Located in: Playcentre
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
Fantastic Experience
 (5.0/5)

On 8 May 2014, Susan Pearce wrote:

A woman in a shop once complimented me on how positively I was directing my 4 y-o son (now 11). I wished I could show her the phalanx of amazing Ngaio PC parents standing right behind me, all of whom (& the excellent, free, Positive Guidance course) had shown me the way. Ngaio PC offers a fantastic outdoor space with views of bush and birds; a beautifully configured & safe indoor space with the full variety of play-&-learn activities; and access to Playcentre's excellent range of parenting and early education courses. If you don't want to miss out on your child's early learning, and you do want to forge lifelong friendships with incredible people and give your child the kind of start that makes teachers say, 'Oh, I could tell s/he's a Playcentre child', then this is the place for you. We're now back at Ngaio with our younger surprise son!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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