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: 222 Carrington Road, Mt Albert
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: Don't worry. The recent record of this service is good! 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)
Is this service 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
Our kids attended for several years. The staff are all round great and show so much love for kids.
Nic Cao likes: The staff are genuinely show so much love for children and that's the main thing you want in a daycare while you are at work.
The learning corner
On 11 Oct 2018, Michael Davidson wrote:
My children have attended the toddlers room and are currently in the preschool room. All food is provided by the centre and it is all of a very high standard, my children love it. The teachers are very good, always willing to talk with me about my children and their learning offering valuable advice as to how I can support their learning at home. They document my children’s learning well with weekly photos on the seesaw app and monthly learning stories. My children often do not want to leave at the end of the day as they enjoy their time there so much. I would highly recommend this centre to all.
Michael Davidson likes: Staff, food, environment
On 10 Aug 2018, Gary See wrote:
My daughter came home with bruised face,then the following week broken lips the following week,the teachers didn't call me regarding the incident,there is no portfolio available for you to see like what other centre had provided which they displayed out on shelves, teacher will call sick or on leave and they will not have enough coverage as owner try to cut down budget to make more money
Gary See dislikes: Poor management skills, Teachers write reviews themselves on Google
Total care & learning
On 18 Apr 2014, Sepalika Samanta wrote:
I was happy that my son was taken care of with at most care by the staff while giving him a great learning experience. Most importantly, my son loved attending the centre. I believe he was with the best caring staff and had been well looked after till he was of age to go to school.