Harbourside Kids Childcare Centre

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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OWNERSHIP: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 48 Esmond Street, Takapuna, Auckland
Location: Auckland
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
AGE RANGE: Licensed to care for children from infancy
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 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'.
IS IT RATED HIGHLY?: No it is not currently rated highly. It does not have the expected minimum of at least 5 recent positive reviews (see below) to give you confidence that it continues to be a good one for families who use it.
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: 45312
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Summary:
0.9 based on one review
Pricing
1.5/5
Support
1.0/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
0.5/5
Room for improvement
 (0.9/5)

On 16 Oct 2019, X wrote:

My kids made friends here and loved the outdoor area and free play but there are things I don’t enjoy about this centre. Some teachers are great and creative with lots of innovative ideas for kids play, others seem to be stressed and not enjoying kids at all. Like the long opening hours, like Christmas concert and other special days mother day, father day. Do not like kids watching tv at the centre for getting sweets. Do not like constantly changing teachers and random teachers showing up at the centre “caring for kids”. Not confident about free 20 ece hours. Do not feel informed about my kid progress/activities.
X likes: Outdoor area, christmas concert, excursions, opening hours, some teachers, Free play
X dislikes: Kids watching tv, kids eating sweets, Constantly changing staff, Little Maori practice, unclear free ece rules
Pricing
1.5/5
Support
1.0/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
0.5/5