Mariposa Kids

ECE Service Category: Childcare & 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: 17 Mariposa Crescent, Birkenhead
Location: Auckland
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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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)
Highly Parent Rated: REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
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Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: It has a clean record. It was not downgraded to a provisional or suspended licence by the Ministry of Education last year (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 2019 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 20035

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Summary:
4.7 based on 7 reviews
Pricing
4.1/5
Support
4.9/5
Staffing
4.9/5
Environment
5.0/5
Big thumbs up
 (4.8/5)

On 16 Apr 2019, Jim wrote:

Mariposa kids is great, our daughter literally runs in there every morning keen to see her friends and teachers. They really care about the children and the extra activities for parents and kids are really appreciated.
Jim likes: Great teachers.
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
We love Mariposa Kids
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Mar 2019, Michelle Hopson wrote:

Our first child started with Mariposa when she was just over 1 years old and spent the next 4 years at Mariposa. In those 4 years she learned so many important pre-school skills and this was down to the very supportive and caring way the teachers at Mariposa teach the kids. My son now attends and is in his 3rd year and absolutely loves it and I have no doubt that he will learn just as much as my daughter did. They don't have a high staff turn over and both my kids are being cared for by the same teachers even tho they are 4 years apart. The centre has such a warm and welcoming feel, with the teachers always willing to assist in any way to make the morning drop off as easy as possible for both child and parent. When I drop my kids off, I know they are getting the BEST CARE and I feel very lucky to have found Mariposa! I would highly recommend Mariposa Kids!
Michelle Hopson likes: Fantastic teachers,  Supportive,  Helpful,  Learning focussed
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Mariposa Kids
 (4.9/5)

On 25 Feb 2019, Adam and Sarah wrote:

Our daughter joined Mariposa at 11 months shortly after moving to Auckland and she has been very happy there ever since. The teachers are brilliant and clearly care about all the children and that they enjoy learning with new themes being developed regularly. Our daughter is now a confident, happy three year old who tells us all about her fun days st the centre.
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Love Mariposa Kids
 (4.8/5)

On 24 Feb 2019, Kerry Graham wrote:

We have been involved with Mariposa Kids for more than five years, with my second child currently attending five days a week. The Teachers provide a really, supportive, caring environment for the kids to learn and play. I love how there is very little turnover of staff, which means the kids can form great bonds with their Teachers. It truly does feel like a family environment, with parents, and extended family made to feel very welcome. Highly recommend!
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Mariposa Kids
 (4.8/5)

On 19 Feb 2019, Nicki Gerin wrote:

Both of my children went to Mariposa from 10 months and 2 years right through to turning 5. We still have an association with the centre and find the staff not on only professional but caring and loving towards the children.
The teachers provide interesting learning experiences and go the extra mile to set up high interest investigations for the children.
Nicki Gerin likes: caring and educational programme
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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