Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 46922
Qualified teaching staff: 80% or more of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Two-Star Rating (2 out of 5 stars)
Qualified Staff: This service has a higher proportion of qualified or trained teachers/ educators.
(Centres with 80% or more qualified teachers within the legal minimum staffing requirement. Home-based services and Playcentres on a higher funding rate for educator training).
Education Review Office report: The latest ERO report for this service was a positive one (or ERO has yet to make a report available on this service).
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Parents rating of service: Insufficient positive reviews from parents / caregivers
We'd recommend this special place!! No doubt about it! Such friendly staff that accommodate most of our requests and they all show a genuine interest in our kids' development - even those that have left or are due to start soon.
Our 3rd child was born last year with renal failure and these guys have been crazy flexible and supportive. They're always keen for updates and have sent meals home to help with the witching chaos when Mum & Dad look like wrecks.
We moved the mob from another childcare and have been presently surprised by the improvements this place has had on our kids. Being brand spanking new, the centre is top notch and everything flows well - probably why the teachers seem so chirpy all the time.
Samuel Tyler likes: Price, Location, People, Learning opportunities, Resources available
Samuel Tyler dislikes: Parking, Busy road, Not enough posts to Story Park, Too many carbohydrates on the menu
All about the money
On 17 Jun 2018, Tarryn wrote:
This place is all about the money and that’s it. They pulled me to task about dropping my son 10 mins early outside his designated times, even though I picked him up 1.5hrs early every day and wanted me to pay for a full day to make up for 10 minutes in the morning.
I always had to ask for updates about his progress even though he was new, nothing was offered. We lasted a month before pulling out. Told the teachers we were starting to toilet train and NOTHING was done to assist with this.