Home Grown Kids
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: 57a Spring Street, Tauranga (head office address)
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: A group size of no more than 4 children, with one educator. Small group size is important for children's learning and emotional well-being.
Qualified teaching staff: Home educators and carers are not recognised for a practising certificate as teachers by the Teaching Council. But educators may hold a recognised qualification - you will need to personally ask your child's home educator
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: 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)
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: In 2019 it had its licence downgraded to provisional or suspended by the Ministry of Education
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
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2019 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 55442, 60086, 30061, 30081, 30197, 30240, 40270, 40275, 45240, 46111, 46182, 46226, 46902
The company operates in excess of 10 licensed services in NZ under the Kids at Home and the Home Grown Kids brands.
The Education Office reviews different networks at different times, so parents are advised to check the ERO report of the Home Grown Kids network in their specific area.
Please note that in 2019, three licensed services in Wellington only were placed on a provisional licence by the Ministry of Education for failing to adequately meet minimum regulations.
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