Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
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 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 25335
Qualified teaching staff: 80% or more of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Three-Star Rating (3 out of 5 stars)
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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Parents rating of service: Insufficient positive reviews from parents / caregivers
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.
TLC is a little haven
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.
High quality and very respectful practice
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.