Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 183 Bairds Road, Otara
Phone: 09 2692861
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Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: 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'.
Qualified teaching staff: Less than 80% 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)
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)
Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: It has a clean record. It was not downgraded to a provisional or suspended licence by the Ministry of Education last year (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
This centre is so amazing with small group size and lovely teachers that love the children just like a home life. It has a peaceful vibe and all the children look happy and healthy.
My daughter loves going here and I love that she is offered healthy meals and taught about being sustainable