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: 25 Wolverton Street, Avondale
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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)
Topkids Avondale has got a full set of kids to play ware however, kids may have to scramble over the toys and play amenities. They've got just too many kids to handle and it appears they now run a kind of 'mass-production' childcare at the same time they aren't cheap. As a result, don't be surprised when your kid comes home without their shoes or socks or even other kids pants...yes!
Their food? Go have a look yourself
I don't expect the staffs of the Childcare centre to give anything less a 5 Star review here. I understand they do so to protect their employer and jobs. However, I just have to say things the way they really are for other Parents
Siege likes: Opening hours, Location
Siege dislikes: Staff attitude, Manner of operation, Attittude to children