Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 91 Dyers Road, Ferrymead
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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)
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)
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2019 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 65016
This centre operates in the ground of the Samoan Congregational Christian Church in Christchurch. The centre promotes gagana Samoa and provides early childhood education within a fa’a Samoa cultural context.
While the Education Review Office noted non-compliance by the centre with regulations in 2016 it also gave it a positive review and indicated it would not review again for another three years.
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