Pencarrow Kindergarten

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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OWNERSHIP: This service is run by a state supported kindergarten association and community board
Street or Road: 63 Antrim Crescent, Wainuiomata
Location: Lower Hutt
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
AGE RANGE: Licensed to care for children from 2 years of age
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 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.
IS IT RATED HIGHLY?: No it is not currently rated highly. It does not have the expected minimum of at least 5 recent positive reviews (see below) to give you confidence that it continues to be a good one for families who use it.
WARNING: Don't worry - this service did not receive a licence downgrade for non-compliance with the Education (ECE) Regulations or licensing requirements last year or the year before.
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SERVICE LICENCE ID NUMBER: 5616
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Summary:
0.6 based on one review
Pricing
1.0/5
Support
0.5/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
0.5/5
I do not recommend this Kindergarten.
 (0.6/5)

On 24 Jun 2019, Alice Pondy wrote:

One child has been allowed to continue to hit and bite the other children at this kindergarten. One family removed their child from this kindergarten because the child was being hit and bitten by a child there with behavior issues. The teachers have not adequately dealt with the bullying and it has been allowed to continue. I have witnessed further attacks on the children at this kindergarten and I no longer send my child there. The culprit at the time of writing this review has been allowed to continue on there at the expense of the safety of the other children. The kindergarten association has not resolved the on-going situation there and has allowed the problem to continue. Pencarrow Kindergarten used to be excellent but they had a recent change in head teacher and things have gone down hill since then.
A note from MY ECE's Editor:
On dealing with biting, we have an article with tips and advice on what parents and teachers can do about biting: https://www.myece.org.nz/health-safety/195-why-toddlers-bite-and-how-to-curb-biting-in-daycare-and-childcare-situations
On bullying for advice and tips see this article: https://www.myece.org.nz/caring/281-bullying-young-children-education
Alice Pondy likes: 20 ECE hours
Pricing
1.0/5
Support
0.5/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
0.5/5