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: Level 5-6 185 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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: 80% to 100% 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)
Is this service 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 warning: It has a clean record. It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
I DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE TEACHING STAFFS ARE GOOD - THAT'S Y I WANTED TO ENROLL MY SON HERE. BUT, I WISH I COULD WAS ABLE TO GIVE -1 STAR. PLEASE TEACH YOUR CENTRE MANAGER ANGER MANAGEMENT. IF THEY DON'T HAVE THIS BASIC DECENCY AND PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY HOW CAN U TAKE GOOD CARE OF CHILDREN. GOOD THAT GOD STOPPED ME FROM ENROLLING MY KIDS IN WRONG HANDS. THE CENTRE MANAGER AND ADMINISTRATOR BOTH WERE LITERALLY SHOUTING - RAISING VOICE, I JUST ASKED IF THERE IS A MISCOMMUNICATION CALL YOUR HEAD STAFF AND ASK HER BEFORE ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED. THESE SO CALLED MANAGER AND ADMINISTRATOR WERE NOT READY TO DO THIS INSTEAD CALLED ME A LIAR? I AM NOT READY TO LET GO LIKE THIS AS THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO RIGHTS TO INSULT A PARENT THIS WAY. THUS POSTING THIS TO WARN OTHER PARENTS "SAME THING MIGHT HAPPEN TO U. THEY MIGHT DO EVERYTHING WRONG AND TURN THE BLAME ON U AND WOULD DOMINATE U BY SHOUTING AND RAISING THEIR VOICE AS A GROUP AGAINST U AS ONE. I KNOW THE MANAGER AND THE ADMIN WILL SURELY PRETEND TO BE GOOD BY REPLYING TO THIS COMMENT BUT PLEASE THIS REVIEW IS NOT FOR U TO PROVE YOURSELF RIGHT BUT FOR OTHER FELLOW PARENT WHO WISH A PEACEFUL PLACE FOR THEIR KIDS WHILE THEY ARE AT WORK