PORSE In-Home Childcare

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Street or Road: 31 Napier Road, Havelock North (HEAD OFFICE address)
Location: Napier
Phone: 0800 023 456
Website: Porse website
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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
Male & Female Teachers Available: Unfortunately for children teachers of only one gender are known to be employed and present during the hours the service is opened (or at home-based agencies there are not male and female visiting teachers). If you find there are now male and female teachers please let My ECE know to update this information
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: over 75 licensed operations
Qualified teaching staff: Home educators and carers are not recognised for a practising certificate as teachers by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. But educators may hold a recognised qualification - you will need to personally ask your child's home educator
Additional Information:

This is a large Australian company owned early childhood service (the Evolve Company) and is run by franchisees throughout NZ.

Parents are advised to get to know the educator allocated to their child, the other people who live at and may visit the educator's home, and enquire if the agency provides a reliever on occasions when the educator has personal appointments and tasks to attend to.  

 

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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Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
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Summary:
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Pricing
4.1/5
Support
4.6/5
Staffing
4.6/5
Environment
4.7/5
Located in: Homebased Service
Love our passionate PORSE Educator
 (4.6/5)

On 13 Aug 2018, Natalie Buckley wrote:

The instant we met our PORSE Educator Rianda I could feel her passion, love, and care through her interactions with us. I could sense her enthusiasm for learning and her understanding of what my daughter needed. My daughter was instantly in love with her, and just flourished in her new environment. She quickly grew into a confident young girl, her communication improved and as did her ability to compromise and make positive decisions. I feel so lucky that Rianda is in our life, because every day my daughter has a learning adventure that supports and reflects her current skills, interests, and strengths. Rianda and her family have become our extended family.
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Perfect Ed with PORSE
 (4.8/5)

On 7 Aug 2018, Ange Brooking wrote:

We were lucky to find the perfect Educator for our son. He is a quiet boy and we worried he would get lost in a big centre. When we met Shona we knew her nurturing nature would benefit him, and he has really flourished under her care.
He asks every morning, including the weekend, if he’s going to Shona’s. He talks fondly about her whānau and really feels part of the family – it’s his home away from home. At times, when my son is on autopilot he calls me Shona, I think that speaks volumes about the bond he has with Shona and her role in his life.
My son always gets so much out of his outings with Shona and the PORSE children – whether it be to the local playground, a walk down to see the trees with knitted coats or Tumble Time and other PORSE events.
Equally, my son loves his time at Shona’s house as there is always stimulating toys to play with, bikes to ride or arts and crafts to make. Shona caters to the children’s interests and ensures they are always learning and developing key skills through a wide range of activities.
Shona is always interested in the learning stages Asher is entering and exiting. She strives to ensure his transitions through these stages are enjoyable and created a toilet training chart to help him through that phase.
My son is now the oldest child in PORSE care and has developed great empathy for the younger children and knows not to give the little toys to the babies. We feel very blessed to have found Shona to build this connection, and I feel her great values, such as good manners, have rubbed off on my son
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Peace of mind for a working parent
 (4.5/5)

On 3 Aug 2018, Naomi Fergusson wrote:

I knew straight away that my daughter would get the best care with PORSE In-Home Educator Janet. Straight away Janet got down on the floor and started talking to her while chatting to me in the background. She treated my daughter like she was the most important person in the room. It gave me peace of mind knowing that she would be cared for in a loving, nurturing environment.
My daughter is now four and has a strong bond with Janet and the other children in her care. Shea has learnt how to create friendships, show empathy and kindness to other children and manage disagreements when they arise. She's learning the skills to socialise in her PORSE home and then puts them into practice when they are at PORSE music group or the playground.
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
4.5/5
Environment
5.0/5
PORSE
 (4.8/5)

On 27 May 2018, Erin Maloney wrote:

I am the general manager of PORSE today, but I've used PORSE since my oldest boy (now five) was just six months old. We opted for a nanny model initially to support us to transition back to work and get used to the idea of my boy being cared for by someone else. We had a 'granny nanny' who very quickly became a part of our family and was a massive help in the early days as a new mum trying to juggle the work/family life. When my boy was two, we started with a Home Educator alongside our nanny. This gave him the opportunity to be around other kids but in a nurturing, secure environment. He loved this and has made lasting friendships and connections. Our youngest son (now three) has also been a 'PORSE kid', going to the same Home Educator as his older brother with a Nanny providing extra hours and support with drop offs and pick ups. I highly rate PORSE - they get the constant juggle that is the life of a working mum and the childcare options are tailored to fit this. I get daily updates online of what's happening and can talk to my boys about their day in a meaningful way when I pick them up. The communication is great. They're not just a number in a room - they are a part of a family. They've thrived in a home environment where they get to have one on one attention and care. We could not and would not have done it any other way.
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Happy family thanks to home Educator
 (4.1/5)

On 23 May 2018, Kate Feeney wrote:

“We honestly couldn’t be happier. My child's carer, Dawn, is A-MA-ZING. My child took to her from the first second she met her and has never looked back. She has three other lovely girls in her care ranging from 1.5 to four years. My child loves pottering away and exploring in a calm, supportive, loving environment. Dawn lives just around the corner from us and has excellent facilities. She’s understanding and flexible and we’re very grateful to have found her. The programme tutor Michelle and the office ladies have all been equally as supportive and made everything seamless for us. So we’re very happy!
Kate Feeney likes: home-based caring environment
Pricing
3.5/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
4.5/5
Environment
4.0/5

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