New Shoots Children's Centre Tauranga

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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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: 1/850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South
Location: Tauranga
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).
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?: No it is not. Before choosing a service you want to know if it comes highly recommended by other users. Check out the reviews posted below - are there any? Does it have at least 5 recent positive reviews if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-sized centre or a home-based service
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet. To find out more, go to the Hall of Excellence page

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COMPLIANCE warning: In 2019 or 2020 this service's licence was downgraded by the Ministry of Education to a provisional or suspended licence. If you would like to know more go to the lists for each year by clicking on the link - see below. Also, you may wish to ask the service manager or owner who should be happy to explain what happened to receive a licensing action and what they have done to make improvements.
Check this service's history of compliance with regulations and standards: Go to the full lists for 2020 and earlier years to check
Is this service in the Wall of Shame?: YES. This service is in the Wall of Shame. To find out why and when go to the Wall of Shame page.
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 46364
Additional Information:

In 2018 the Ministry of Education found that New Shoots was not operating correctly according to regulations and downgraded its licence to provisional until improvements were made.  In 2019 breaches in regulations were again identified by the Ministry at New Shoots.  Find out more by going to a news article here:  A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of a New Shoots Children's Centre

 

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Summary:
1.5 based on one review
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
0.5/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
1.0/5
Annoyed
 (1.5/5)

On 24 Feb 2020, Jason Liddall wrote:

Newshoots we found was poorly managed and staff would not take responsibility for the care of our young children. Had to remove our baby due to two hospitalisations in 6 months. No apologies or follow ups were made by the centre.
Jason Liddall likes: Kitchen and food
Jason Liddall dislikes: Staffing and management, Lack of care and health and safety for children
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
0.5/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
1.0/5