The Learning Centre Ltd

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Street or Road: 96 Vermont Street, Ponsonby
Location: Auckland
Phone: 09 376 6857
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: 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)
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 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 25335
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Summary:
5.0 based on 3 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
TLC - Tender loving care of our children
 (5.0/5)

On 17 Apr 2015, Tanya Diamond Wigram wrote:

TLC has provided my children the environment where they can enjoy the time to discover the world around them, develop their own interests and build long living relationships with children and teachers alike. The RIE philosophy is taken through from new born to school age and means that relationships are built on 'kind respect'. The quality of the care and the knowledge of the staff are the best of its kind and attracts the support of highly recognised infant educators from NZ and overseas. Parents feel very much part of TLC and there is great staff and parent communication. My children and I are blessed that we are part of the TLC Whanau and have been a part of the TLC story over the past few years.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
TLC is a little haven
 (5.0/5)

On 15 Apr 2015, Kelly Bulley wrote:

Firstly, I was impressed by the attention given to under 2s at The Learning Centre (TLC), where babies have a serene space to explore and develop. We've seen our child and her peers develop gorgeous relationships as they've moved through TLC and had the advantage of continuity of care. Caregivers are so gentle and caring, always finding time to share observations or learning stories about my daughters day. We value the respectful approach of all the staff, using the RIE philosophy. We know our daughter is being cared for with respect and see this coming through in her character.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
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High quality and very respectful practice
 (5.0/5)

On 17 Feb 2015, Nikki Grazier wrote:

This centre has above very good teacher:child ratios, small group sizes for younger children and professional, amazing teachers. They are inspired by the work of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber. They have key caregivers as well as continuity of care, in which the children transition with a teacher. They focus on building authentic respectful relationships with parents.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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