Ownership: This service is run by a state supported kindergarten association and community board
Street or Road: 43 Chestnut Road, Papatoetoe
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from 2 years of age
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).
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)
Our 3 1/2 year old daughter goes here. Murdoch Park was recommended by a good friend whose son goes here too. We did three visits last term and I stayed with her the whole time so had lots of time to observe. I was really impressed by the teaching team. It is a great group of women who have a real depth and diversity of experience. They are also all really nice people! The facilities are good and the kids have heaps of different activities to choose from. It seems like a nice group of children too. We've now enrolled our daughter and she is really happy there. I'm happy to recommend Murdoch Park to other parents looking for a caring and experienced team to leave their children with.
Laura Sullivan-King likes: Caring teachers, Experienced teachers, Diverse ethnicity