Starship Play Service Ward 23B Clinic

ECE Service Category: Hospital-based

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OWNERSHIP: This service is part of a state or public organisation
Street or Road: Park Rd, Auckland City Hospital
Location: Auckland
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
AGE RANGE: Licensed to care for children from infancy
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 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.
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WARNING: Don't worry - this service did not receive a licence downgrade for non-compliance with the Education (ECE) Regulations or licensing requirements last year or the year before.
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SERVICE LICENCE ID NUMBER: 20267
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Playroom Ward 23B (PCCS) is in the paediatric cardiology ward at Starship Children’s Health.

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Summary:
5.0 based on one review
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Located in: Hospital-based
This service changed our experience on the ward!
 (5.0/5)

On 23 May 2022, Jennifer Krempin wrote:

When COVID restrictions lifted and the play centre opened my 6 month old's experience in the ward improved a lot. Her favourite activities were Snoezelen and music with Olly. She had never seen a guitar before and I loved seeing her look of awe. Olly played calming and interactive music on his guitar and let her play some of the instruments. Snoezelen was very relaxing for my daughter as well as for myself. It was time away from machines beeping, with low light, the sound of the bubbling water tower, and amazing fibre optic lights. One day they had black light paint and I was surprised when they suggested my 6 month old finger paint. It turns out she knew exactly what to do! We will be framing her very first piece of artwork. The play centre allowed us to borrow books and toys to keep in our room. The playroom staff even came to watch my daughter on occasion to give me a break. They made an effort to form relationships with the children as well as the parents. I am grateful for the support and distraction from the serious medical side of this, and I am also thankful for the developmental opportunities provided at a time when most of my daughter's time was spent in a cot on her back. The play centre allowed more fun to happen in our lives than would have otherwise been possible. We were able to get on with some living!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5