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).
Has male and female teaching staff: 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?: No it is not. Before choosing a service you want to know if it comes highly recommended by other users. Check out the reviews posted below - are there any? Does it have at least 5 recent positive reviews if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-sized centre or a home-based service
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet. To find out more, go to the Hall of Excellence page
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COMPLIANCE warning: In 2019 or 2020 this service's licence was downgraded by the Ministry of Education to a provisional or suspended licence. If you would like to know more go to the lists for each year by clicking on the link - see below. Also, you may wish to ask the service manager or owner who should be happy to explain what happened to receive a licensing action and what they have done to make improvements.
My daughter has been in care at Jump Start for over a year now, she started when she was 1. I love the inclusive atmosphere and true biculturalism. everyone at Jump Start are like Whanau, supporting and helping each other, everyone is happy and healthy and my daughter is truly happy, the fee is amazing, which really helped with me going back to work !
jordyn likes: biculturalism, whanau, low fees, learn through play, all about the child