Grow and Learn Early Learning Centre

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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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
Street or Road: 20 Awarua Street, Elsdon
Location: Porirua
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: The centre operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is licensed for 50 or fewer children. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood centre.
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of teaching staff are qualified teachers (according to funding claimed from the Ministry of Education, last updated beginning of 2020).
Has male and female teaching staff: 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)
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: Reviews of this service are great! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet. To find out more, go to the Hall of Excellence page

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Is this service in the Wall of Shame?: NO. This service is not in the Wall of Shame. To see the services that are, go to the Wall of Shame page.
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 46359

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Summary:
4.8 based on 6 reviews
Pricing
4.4/5
Support
4.9/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.9/5
Summer
 (4.6/5)

On 14 Sep 2021, Summer Andrews wrote:

I went too a few daycares and I didn't like them as I thought they were too mayhem and just could not see my girl getting the care that I would want for her. But as soon as i went to this one I instantly liked it and enrolled her straight away and never regretted it she has learnt to walk here, she has friends she also always talks about her teachers ( like there he friends). i love how they send me photos of my girl makes my day can see what she is doing :) awesome daycare all my future kids will go here.
Summer Andrews likes: that they always tell me about her day when i ask :)
Pricing
3.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Great centre
 (5.0/5)

On 8 Sep 2021, Nicky wrote:

Am so proud both my boys have been through this centre and the awesome teachers who have treated them like whanau!
Nicky likes: I love the team
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Amazing atmosphere
 (4.4/5)

On 8 Sep 2021, Lydia Makavalu wrote:

It is honestly so inviting and such an amazing place to send my child. Not only do I get on with the teachers but so does my 3 year old. It is only female teachers, but I wouldn't mind a male teacher also. It is very small and I love the ratio of kids to teachers.
The kids are taught independence and I don't get a messy child everyday!! Honestly such a lifesaver to not have paint covered clothes everyday.
Lydia Makavalu likes: Like the teachers, food and overall atmosphere
Lydia Makavalu dislikes: It is a little pricey but worth it
Pricing
3.0/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Love Grow & Learn
 (4.9/5)

On 7 Sep 2021, Bernice wrote:

Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere with all staff genuine in how much they care for the children and support their growth while there.
They are prompt with contacting if there are any issues or concerns that arise with my child while also communicating changes and need to know information for the centre.
Diverse range of staff both gender and ethnicity if that’s something people are looking for.
Bernice  likes: The staff and their approach with my daughter. The multicultural ethos of the centre.
Bernice  dislikes: N/a
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5
Grow n Learn Early Learning Centre
 (5.0/5)

On 7 Sep 2021, Bronwyn Rowe wrote:

My twins started here at 5 months old. I visited to check the centre out and was instantly drawn to the teachers genuine interest in each child no matter their age or learning capabilities. My twins attended until the ago of 5 with a short stint away. The teachers became family, the environment is open plan and suited to all ages. The learning curriculum is amazing, changing when required and even better, its locally owned and operated. Teachers support eachother as well as their children and families in times of need and always there to chat to or lean on.
Bronwyn Rowe likes: Family orientated, Kaiako/Teachers who take a genuine interest in all their children. Honest & Open communication. Open plan facilities. Great curriculum based learning for all ages.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5