ECE Services Not Meeting Minimum Standards in 2022

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The list below of services and regulation breaches is not complete – you will see that it is a draft, and more details are to be added. Let us know if your service has had a change of licence and why. Services that have continued to be on a downgraded licence from last year are included as its relevant for parents to know should their service be on a downgraded licence.

Between 1 Jan 2022 and … (these figures are provisional as of August and may increase before the end of the year):
– 124 services were on a provisional licence (1 centre came off a provisional licence only to be on another one later in the year)
– 24 services were under suspension

These are only the services that have been brought to the Ministry of Education’s attention and for which it has chosen to take a licensing action against. Did you know that:

  1. Vehicles more than a couple of years old need a new warrant of fitness every year to ensure they meet required safety standards, but once an early childhood service is licensed it is good to go for a lifetime while under the same owner. (There are no further mandatory checks)
  2. The Ministry of Education waits until an incident occurs that results in a child or children being immediately hospitalised, or serious problems are brought to its attention before it considers whether to check ECE service compliance?
  3. The Ministry typically gives the service provider the heads-up on complaints and when it plans to visit to discuss the complaint or carry out a licence check?
  4. The Ministry of Education can choose not to take a licensing action against a service for licence breaches?
    • Its decision-making is subjective.
    • The Ministry may tell complainants that service’s licence will not be downgraded even though serious breaches were identified because “I am now satisfied that the service has responded to the concerns raised”. Thus, the fact that a service had serious licence breaches is able to be kept hidden as it was never put onto formal report by having its licence downgraded.

Licensing information is public information. Every ECE service must prominently display its licence and any conditions placed on it. Fortunately, most ECE service providers also support transparency and understand they are accountable to parents and the public. They welcome conversations about how they are working to improve and will appreciate your feedback and support.

On-line complaint form For Making A CONFIDENTIAL COMPLAINT AGAINST A SERVICE

Service Names, Licence Breaches and Licence Changes

Any errors? – Email us a copy of your service licence documents (we are happy to make corrections). Contact your local MoE office and check their licensing records for your service.

4woods Early Learning Centre, 100 Cameron Road, Te Puke
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 6/04/2022 to
ID number: 47109
Go to details here: 4woods Early Learning Centre
Abbey’s Place Childcare Centre, 15 Millers Road, Brookfield, Tauranga
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 17/05/2022 to
ID number: 30219
Go to details here: Abbey’s Place Childcare Centre
Adventureland Early Learning Centre, 4a Ballarat Street, Ellerslie, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 7/06/2022 to 27/07/2022.
ID number: 45205
Go to details here: Adventureland Early Learning Centre
Agape Christian Preschool, 155 Clayton Road, Western Heights, Rotorua
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 31/05/2022 to 28/08/2022.
ID number: 40304
Go to details here: Agape Christian Preschool
Akoteu Sia-ae-toutaiola, 12 Claude Ave, Papatoetoe, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 15/02/2022 to 15/02/2022
ID number: 46676
Go to details here: Akoteu Sia-ae-toutaiola
Annabel’s Educare – Somerfield, 41-43 Somerfield Street, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 12/07/2022 to 4/08/2022.
ID number: 46316
Go to details here: Annabel’s Educare
Aotea Island Playcentre, Kaitoke Lane, Great Barrier Island
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 22/03/2022 to
ID number: 22035
Go to details here: Aotea Island Playcentre
Aria Playcentre, Aria
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 1/02/2022 to 4/08/2022.
ID number: 31001
Go to details here: Aria Playcentre
Banks Peninsula Early Learning Inc, 11 School Lane, Duvauchelle
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 27/04/2022 to 14/07/2022.
ID number: 65121
Go to details here: Banks Peninsula Early Learning
Beach Kids Private Kindergarten, Waihi Beach
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Children’s Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities, Management and Administration.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed on 9/01/2022
ID number: 46193
Beach Kids Waihi, 4 Elliott Street, Waihi
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 5/01/2022 to 18/04/2022.
ID number: 47270
Go to details here: Beach Kids Waihi
BestStart Abacus, 69 Rotokawa Road,Taupo
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 31/03/2022 to 7/06/2022.
ID number: 45037
Go to details here: BestStart Abacus
BestStart Delta Avenue, 52 Delta Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 29/06/2022 to 7/08/2022.
ID number: 48074
Go to details here: BestStart Delta
BestStart Elles Road, 200 Elles Road, Invercargill
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 21/02/2022 to 21/04/2022.
ID number: 45957
Go to details here: BestStart Elles
BestStart Ferry Road, 533 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 4/05/2022 to 22/05/2022.
ID number: 48003
Go to details here: BestStart Ferry Road
BestStart Highfield, 40 Douglas Street, Timaru
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 26/07/2022 to 5/08/2022.
ID number: 48030
Go to details here: BestStart Highfield
BestStart Naenae, Lower Hutt
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, and Management and Administration. 
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(b) for ensuring a minimum number of adults to children. 
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 1/12/2021 to Feb 2022
ID number: 46715
Go to details here: BestStart Naenae
BestStart Papakura East Kindy, 7 Winiata Terrace, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from3/05/2022 to 12/06/2022.
ID number: 25080
Go to details here: BestStart Papakura East Kindy
BestStart Redwood, 302 – 304 Main North Road, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 4/04/2022 to 28/04/2022
ID number: 45134
Go to details here: BestStart Redwood
BestStart Rolleston, 14 Cezanne Grove, Rolleston
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 12/07/2022 to
ID number: 65014
Go to details here: BestStart Rolleston
BestStart Tironui Road, 42 Tironui Road, Takanini, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 6/05/2022 to
ID number: 10105
Go to details here: BestStart Tironui Road
Burnham Country Montessori, 643 Burnham School Road, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 11/07/2022 to 4/08/2022.
ID number: 70167
Go to details here: Burnham Country Montessori
Burnham Nursery and Preschool, Burnham Camp, Christchurch
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 1 on police vetting of non-teaching and unregistered employees.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 3 on obtaining a police vet before person has unsupervised access to children.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 8 on obtaining further Police vets every 3 years.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 18/10/2021 to  
ID number: 70331
Go to details here: Burnham Nursery and Preschool
City Preschool, 68 Upper Queen Street, Newton, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 17/06/2022 to 27/07/2022.
ID number: 10372
Go to details here: City Preschool
Cotswold Preschool and Nursery, 37 Colesbury Street, Bishopdale, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 3/06/2022 to
ID number: 70457
Go to details here: Cotswold Preschool and Nursery
Crackerjax Early Learning Centre, 2 Westland Street, Green Island, Dunedin
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 31/03/2022 to 22/05/2022.
ID number: 45462
Go to details here: Crackerjax Early Learning Centre
Creators @ Home – Auckland E & C
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 24/01/2022 to 11/02/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 40307
Creators @ Home – Waikato Quality, 201 Sandwich Road, Hamilton
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 24/01/2022 to 11/02/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 30354
Creators @ Home – Waikato Rua, 201 Sandwich Road, Hamilton
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 24/01/2022 to 11/02/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed
ID number: 30136
Creators @ Home Auckland W & N
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 24/01/2022 to 11/02/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 40327
Creators on Grandview, 162 Grandview Road, Nawton, Hamilton
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 4/07/2022 to
ID number: 46843
Go to details here: Creators on Grandview
Creators Waipa, 91 Chapel Drive, Te Awamutu
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 4/07/2022 to
ID number: 46534
Go to details here: Creators Waipa
[email protected] – Lower Hutt
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 5 on police vetting of adult members of household where the service is provided.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 6 on when a Police vet must be obtained.
It did not meet Regulation 28 on additional requirements for a homebased service. 
It breached the following regulations: Reg 44, Reg 47(1)(d), Reg 47(1)(e)
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available to any person exercising powers under the Act.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 22/09/2021 to 10/01/2022
The Ministry cancelled its licence on 10/01/2022
ID number: 40329
[email protected] – Nelson
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 24/01/2022 to11/02/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed
ID number: 40298
[email protected] – Northland
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 24/01/2022 to 11/02/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 40322
[email protected] – Southland
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed
ID number: 40328
[email protected] Ltd – Pōneke 2
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 5 on police vetting of adult members of household where the service is provided.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 6 on when a Police vet must be obtained.
It did not meet Regulation 28 on additional requirements for a homebased service.
It did not meet Regulation 44. 
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(d) that adequate information is made available to parents of enrolled children and, where appropriate, to the families or whānau of those children about the operation of the service
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 22/09/2021 to 10/01/2022
The Ministry cancelled its licence on 10/01/2022
ID number: 30223
[email protected] – Bay of Plenty
It did not meet licensing criteria under Management and Administration. It also did not meet regulations under Schedule 4 Clause 5, Schedule 4 Clause 6, Reg 44, Reg 28(2), Reg 47(1)(a), Reg 47(1)(c)(ii)(B), Reg 47(1)(d), Reg 47(1)(e) and the Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 3/12/2021. 
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 40326
[email protected] – Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 26/11/2021.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 30227
[email protected] Limited – Tairawhiti 2
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 5 on police vetting of adult members of household where the service is provided.
It did not meet Schedule 4 Clause 6 on when a Police vet must be obtained.
It did not meet Regulation 28 on additional requirements for a homebased service.
It did not meet Regulation 44. 
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(d) that adequate information is made available to parents of enrolled children and, where appropriate, to the families or whānau of those children about the operation of the service
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 26/11/2021.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 12/02/2022 and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 47633
Cribs 2 Crayons – Feilding, 101 East Street, Feilding
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 14/06/2022 to 3/08/2022
ID number: 48038
Go to details here: Cribs 2 Crayons
Cribs2crayons, 102 Davis Street, Hastings
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 10/03/2022 to
ID number: 47624
Go to details here: Cribs2crayons
Discovery Tree, Enderley, Hamilton
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 18/10/2021 to
ID number: 46052
Go to details here: Discovery Tree
Educare Pukete, 1 Cullimore Street, Pukete, Hamilton
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 5/05/2022 to 29/05/2022.
ID number: 34070
Go to details here: Educare Pukete
Education Angels, Matamata
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 15/12/2021 to
ID number: 47221
Go to details here: Education Angels
First Years Baby Care, 44A Smithfield Road, Tawhero, Whanganui
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 24/02/2022 to 26/06/2022.
ID number: 47835
Go to details here: First Years Baby Care
Fun ‘N’ Play Childcare Centre, 99 Portage Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 29/06/2022 to 28/07/2022.
ID number: 46561
Go to details here: Fun ‘N’ Play Childcare Centre
Geraldine Preschool Inc, 6 High Street, Geraldine
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 14/04/2022 to 12/06/2022.
ID number: 70359
Go to details here: Geraldine Preschool
Good Seeds Children’s Centre (Mt Wellington), 11 Peace Avenue, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 20/06/2022 to
ID number: 46912
Go to details here: Good Seeds Children’s Centre
Grace Christian Community Preschool, 28 Rimu Street, New Lynn, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 23/02/2022 to 21/03/2022.
ID number: 46192
Go to details here: Grace Christian Community Preschool
Hanmer Springs Playcentre, Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 23/02/2022 to 7/08/2022.
ID number: 46380
Go to details here: Hanmer Springs Playcentre
Happy Sprouts Educare Putaruru, Putaruru
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, and Children’s Health and Safety
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 31/05/2021 to
ID number: 30016
Go to details here:  Happy Sprouts Educare
Happy Times Childcare, 17 Belvedere Street, RD 8, Te Puke
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 10/01/2022 to 3/04/2022.
ID number: 45023
Go to details here: Happy Times Childcare
Hinuera Playcentre, Hinuera Road, Matamata
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 25/07/2022 to
ID number: 30002
Go to details here: Hinuera Playcentre
Honeybees Preschool, Level 5, 127 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 17/06/2022 to 7/09/2022.
ID number: 46310
Go to details here: Honeybees Preschool
Inspiring Kids Early Learning Ltd, 219 Clayton Road, Western Heights, Rotorua
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 29/07/2022 to 23/08/2022.
ID number: 45180
Go to details here: Inspiring Kids Early Learning Limited
Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre, Kerikeri
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under:  Children’s Health and Safety.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 23/12/2021 to 25/7/2022.
ID number: 45845
Go to details here: Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre
Kaitaia Playcentre, Matthews Park, North Road, Kaitaia
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 25/07/2022 to
ID number: 16025
Go to details here: Kaitaia Playcentre
Kaiwaka Playcentre, Albert Street, Kawakawa
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 24/02/2022 to
ID number: 16347
Go to details here: Kaiwaka Playcentre
Kaleidoscope Childcare Centre, Tauranga
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under:  Curriculum, Management and Administration, Premises and Facilities, and Children’s Health and Safety.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 9/12/2021 to
ID number: 47129
Go to details here: Kaleidoscope Childcare Centre
Kanuka Corner Early Childhood Centre, 2 Francis Lane, Wanaka
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 8/07/2022 to
ID number: 47337
Go to details here: Kanuka Corner Early Childhood Centre
KaTui Early Childhood Learning Centre, 12 Broadway, Kaikohe
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 27/06/2022 to
ID number: 45589
Go to details here: KaTui Early Childhood Learning Centre
Kaukapakapa Pre-School, 979 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 18/03/2022 to 25/08/2022.
ID number: 10067
Go to details here: Kaukapakapa Pre-School
Kerikeri Community Childcare Trust, Norfolk Place, Kerikeri
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 23/02/2022 to 3/05/2022.
ID number: 11207
Go to details here: Kerikeri Community Childcare Trust
Kerikeri Preschool, 35 Hobson Avenue, Kerikeri
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 16/05/2022 to 3/08/2022.
ID number: 10183
Go to details here: Kerikeri Preschool
Kindercare Learning Centres Whakatiki, 51 Whakatiki Street, Upper Hutt
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 3/02/2022 to 20/04/2022.
ID number: 45812
Go to details here: Kindercare Learning Centres Whakatiki
Kiwi Kids Childcare Limited, 10 Robertson Road, Mangere, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 13/06/2022 to
ID number: 47097
Go to details here: Kiwi Kids Childcare
Kohukohu Playcentre, Kohukohu
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(a) qualification requirements for adults.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 2/08/2021 to
ID number: 17126
Go to details here:  Kohukohu Playcentre
Kumeu Playcentre, 18 Oraha Road, Kumeu
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 26/07/2022 to
ID number: 22008
Go to details here: Kumeu Playcentre
Learning Adventures Ashhurst, Ashhurst
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 11/10/2021 to
ID number: 50036
Go to details here:  Learning Adventures
Learning Links Taupo, 6 Opepe Street, Taupo
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 24/05/2022 to
ID number: 47657
Go to details here: Learning Links Taupo
Li’l Champs Early Learning Centre, Tauranga
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 28/05/2021 to
ID number: 45439
Go to details here:  Li’l Champs
Little Citizens Early Learning Centre, 158 Oxford Street, South Dunedin
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 30/05/2022 to
ID number: 83002
Go to details here: Little Citizens Early Learning Centre
Little Minds Early Learning Centre, 44 Barrett Road, New Plymouth
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 18/07/2022 to 24/07/2022.
ID number: 47796
Little People Preschool Richmond, 17 Gladstone Road, Nelson
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 9/05/2022 to 6/07/2022.
ID number: 65150
Go to details here: Little People Preschool Richmond
Little Tamariki Montessori Pre-school, 47 Ludstone Road, Kaikoura
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 13/06/2022 to
ID number: 65200
Go to details here: Little Tamariki Montessori Pre-school
Little Troopers Early Learning Centre, Rotorua
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from: 15/11/2021 to
ID number: 47519
Go to details here: Little Troopers Early Learning Centre
Lollipops Aubrey Street, New Plymouth
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 14/10/2021 to
ID number: 50092
Go to details here:  Lollipops Aubrey Street
Lollipops Napier Port, Ahuriri, Napier
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 27/07/2021 to
ID number: 45274
Go to details here:  Lollipops Napier Port
Lynfield College Community Childcare Centre, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities – A fencing issue.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 10/12/2021 to 21/01/2022
ID number: 20102
Go to details here: Lynfield College Community Childcare Centre
Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata EFKS, Palmerston North
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Children’s Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities, and Management and Administration
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 27/12/2021 to
ID number: 52541
Go to details here: Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata EFKS
Manawaru Playcentre, 405B Manawaru Road, Te Aroha
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 12/07/2022 to
ID number: 32005
Go to details here: Manawaru Playcentre
Mangapai Playcentre, McAllister Road, Mangapai
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 21/04/2022 to 3/08/2022.
ID number: 17667
Go to details here: Mangapai Playcentre
Marsden Playcentre, McEwan Road, Ruakaka, Whangarei
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 25/02/2022 to
ID number: 16668
Go to details here: Marsden Playcentre
Marshlands Nest, 408 Prestons Road, Marshland, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 11/07/2022 to 28/08/2022.
ID number: 45639
Go to details here: Marshlands Nest
Marshwood Montessori Preschool, 20 Mt Taylor Drive, Glendowie, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 14/04/2022 to 17/07/2022.
ID number: 20581
Go to details here: Marshwood Montessori Preschool
Matakana Playcentre, 3 Torea Road, Matakana, Auckland
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 29/06/2022 to
ID number: 22044
Go to details here: Matakana Playcentre
Matamata Childcare Centre, Matamata
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 16/08/2021 to
ID number: 34026
Go to details here:  Matamata Childcare
Matariki Early Childhood Centre, 467 Reids Road, Coastlands, Whakatane
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 6/07/2022 to
ID number: 40070
Go to details here: Matariki Early Childhood Centre
Maungaturoto Playcentre, Hurndal Street, Maungaturoto
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 24/02/2022 to
ID number: 17771
Go to details here: Maungaturoto Playcentre
Meadows Early Learning Centre, Tamahere, Hamilton
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, and Children’s Health and Safety.  Practices at the service do not demonstrate an understanding of relevant theories and practices in early childhood education.  
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 04/05/2022 to 2/08/2022.
ID number: 47788
Go to details here: Meadows Early Learning Centre 
Murchison Playcentre, Murchison
It was not meeting Regulation 44(1)(a) qualification requirements for adults.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 11/08/2021 to
ID number: 65212
Go to details here:  Murchison Playcentre
Neemo Childcare Centre, 1 Rangatira Street, Rolleston
It was not meeting requirements for staffing and management and administration.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 20/06/2022 to
ID number: 48076
Go to details here:
Newmarket Playcentre, 2 Hapua Street, Remuera, Auckland
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 6/05/2022 to 27/07/2022.
ID number: 22028
Go to details here: Newmarket Playcentre
Nga Wawata Educare, Kaitaia
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It placed it on a provisional licence from 13/01/2022 to
ID number: 46036
Go to details here: Nga Wawata Educare
Nurture Land Early Learning Centre, 53 Vickery Street, Te Rapa, Hamilton
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 30/05/2022 to
ID number: 45519
Go to details here: Nurture Land Early Learning Centre
Our Kids Early Learning Centre – Onehunga, 208a Church Street, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 23/03/2022 to
ID number: 47274
Go to details here: Our Kids Early Learning Centre
Pasifika Early Learning – Taita, 33a Churton Crescent, Lower Hutt
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 17/05/2022 to 16/08/2022.
ID number: 50045
Go to details here: Pasifika Early Learning
Pelorus Community Preschool, 49 Main Road, Havelock
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 12/07/2022 to
ID number: 65228
Go to details here: Pelorus Community Preschool
Picton Preschool, Picton
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities.
It did not meet Regulation 58(1) on not allowing a child to leave without an authorised adult.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 02/08/2021 to
ID number: 65170
Go to details here:  Picton Preschool
Pio Pio Playcentre, 14 Ruru Street, Piranui Pa
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 1/02/2022 to
ID number: 31006
Go to details here: Pio Pio Playcentre
Playschool 1, 72 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 20/05/2022 to 29/06/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed 1/07/2022.
ID number:  45221  
Playschool 2, 72 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 20/05/2022 to 29/06/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed 30/06/2022.
ID number: 25385
Playschool 3, 72 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 20/05/2022 to 29/06/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed 30/06/2022.
ID number: 45538
Playschool 4, 72 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 20/05/2022 to 29/06/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed 30/06/2022.
ID number: 46445
Playschool Canterbury One
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Reg 44 – the qualifications, ratios and service-size standard.
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
It did not meet Regulation 28 on additional requirements for a homebased service.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 1/11/2021.
In 2022 the Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed.  
ID number: 47333
Playschool Education 1 Bay of Plenty
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Reg 44 – the qualifications, ratios and service-size standard.
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 19/10/2021.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence on 1/04/22 and the service was permanently closed. 
ID number: 47743
Playschool Homebased Wellington 1
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(a) qualification requirements for adults.
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(d) for supervision by a person responsible.
It did not meet Regulation 28 on additional requirements for a homebased service.
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 30/10/2021.
In 2022, the Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 46640
Playschool Waikato 1
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration.
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(a) qualification requirements for adults.
It did not meet Regulation 47(1)(a) the service is effectively governed and is managed in accordance with good management practices.
It did not meet Reg 47(1)(c) on appropriate documentation and records are maintained and made available.
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(d) for supervision by a person responsible.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 19/10/2021.
In 2022 the Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed.  
ID number: 46826
Playtopia Educare, Rotorua
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety and Premises and Facilities.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 29/11/2021 to
ID number: 47148
Go to details here: Playtopia Educare
Pokeno Playcentre, 54 Pokeno Road, Auckland
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 15/06/2022 to 5/07/2022.
ID number: 47976
Go to details here: Pokeno Playcentre
Pongaroa Early Years, 10782 Route 52, Pongaroa
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 5/04/2022 to 5/07/2022.
ID number: 60100
Go to details here: Pongaroa Early Years
Poppy Lane Preschool, 6 Lord Cobham Avenue, Whakatane
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 16/06/2022 to 1/08/2022.
ID number: 47844
Go to details here: Poppy Lane Preschool
PORSE Canterbury Q1, Christchurch
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 24/09/2021 to
ID number: 65010
Go to details here:  PORSE
Pukeatua Childcare Centre, 17 Fraser Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 19/05/2022 to 17/08/2022
ID number: 46195
Go to details here: Pukeatua Childcare Centre
Rainbow Early Childhood Centre, 104 Mark Street, Whangamata
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 17/03/2022 to
ID number: 34049
Go to details here: Rainbow Early Childhood Centre
Rainbow Kidz Matamata
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities.
It also was not meeting regulations under Schedule 4 Clause 2, Schedule 4 Clause 3, Schedule 4 Clause 8, Reg 55, Reg 56.
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from: 29/11/2021.
In 2022 the Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed.
ID number: 45077
Robins Nest, 52 Beach Road, Katikati
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 13/01/2022 to 11/07/2022.
ID number: 40306
Go to details here: Robins Nest
Sancta Maria Montessori Preschool,
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 14/07/2022 to 14/08/2022.
ID number: t.b.c.
Go to details here: Sancta Maria Montessori Preschool
Savali Ole Filemu Aoga Amata, 213 Weymouth Road, Manurewa, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 20/06/2022 to
ID number: 25333
Go to details here: Savali Ole Filemu Aoga Amata
Somerset Early Learning Centre, Waihi
Licence breaches under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, Children’s Health and Safety, and Premises and Facilities
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 29/07/2021 to
ID number: 45217
Go to details here: Somerset Early Learning Centre
St Mary’s Early Childhood Education Centre, Wellington
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 25/05/2022 to
ID number: 60356
Go to details here:
Superstart Early Learning Centre, 46 Te Koa Road, Panmure, Auckland
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 9/06/2022 to
ID number: 46306
Go to details here: Superstart Early Learning Centre
Sweet Pea Early Learning Centre, Unit 2, 468 Mandeville Road, Ohoka
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from from 14/03/2022 to 4/04/2022.
ID number: 47484
Go to details here: Sweet Pea Early Learning Centre
Tahuna Playcentre, Ohinewai Road, Morrinsville
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 1/02/2022 to 9/08/2022.
ID number: 33026
Go to details here: Tahuna Playcentre
Taipa Treasures, 23 Oruru Road, Taipa
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 5/07/2022 to
ID number: 11560
Go to details here: Taipa Treasures
Takarunga Playcentre, 1-26 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 5/07/2022 to 7/08/2022.
ID number: 22052
Go to details here:  Takarunga Playcentre
Tamariki Takitumu Punanga Reo, 9 Tanners Road, Mangere, Auckland
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 22/06/2022 to 3/08/2022.
ID number: 25106
Go to details here: Tamariki Takitumu Punanga Reo
Taupō Family Playcentre, 133 Taharepa Road, Taupo
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 22/02/2022 to 8/05/2022.
ID number: 40037
Go to details here: Taupō Family Playcentre
Te Kōhanga Reo o Ōterepo, 45 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 20/06/2022 to 14/07/2022.
ID number: 70606
Go to details here: Te Kōhanga Reo o Ōterepo
Te Kuiti Playcentre, 16 Ward Street, Te Kuiti
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 1/02/2022 to 26/06/2022.
ID number: 31014
Go to details here: Te Kuiti Playcentre
Te Puke Playcentre, 5 Stock Road, Te Puke
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 9/05/2022 to
ID number: 40004
Go to details here: Te Puke Playcentre
The Key Playcentre, 2373 Te Anau/Mossburn Highway, Te Anau
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 25/07/2022 to
ID number: 90020
Go to details here: The Key Playcentre
The Learning Nest, Te Awamutu
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from: 19/10/2021 to
ID number: 47395
Go to details here:  The Learning Nest
The Meadows Early Learning Centre, 165c Matangi Road, Tamahere, Hamilton
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 4/05/2022 to 2/08/2022.
ID number: 47788
Go to details here: The Meadows Early Learning Centre
The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre, Hastings
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Children’s Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities, and Management and Administration
The Ministry of Education put it on notice to improve by downgrading its licence to a provisional licence from: 15/12/2021 to
ID number: 45858
Go to details here: The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre Hastings
The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre, Level 7, 71 Litchfield Street, Christchurch
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence and the service was permanently closed
ID number: 47977
The Rainbow Corner Montessori Ltd, Feilding
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Children’s Health and Safety, Premises and Facilities, and Management and Administration
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from: 23/12/2021 to
ID number: 50096
Go to details here:  The Rainbow Corner Montessori
Tipu Montessori School, 67 Walmsley Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 23/03/2022 to 10/04/2022.
ID number: 25189
Go to details here: Tipu Montessori School
Tirau Playcentre, Goodwin Street, Tirau
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 25/07/2022 to
ID number: 30007
Go to details here: Tirau Playcentre
Titoki Playcentre, Mangakahia Road, Titoki
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 16/03/2022 to 27/06/2022.
ID number: 10405
Go to details here:  Titoki Playcentre
Turua Playcentre, 12 Raratuna Street, Turua
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 1/03/2022 to 29/05/2022.
ID number: 32011
Go to details here: Turua Playcentre
Waihi Beach Playcentre, Waihi Beach
It did not meet Regulation 44(1)(a) qualification requirements for adults.
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from: 13/09/2021 to
ID number: 32013
Go to details here:  Waihi Beach Playcentre
Waipu Playcentre, St Marys Road, Waipu
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 16/03/2022 to 18/04/2022.
The Ministry of Education put it on notice again, to improve by downgrading its full licence to a provisional licence from 25/07/2022 to
ID number: 16689
Go to details here: Waipu Playcentre
Westport Playcentre, 36 A Fonblanque Street, Westport
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence for non-compliance from 16/02/2022 to 4/04/2022.
ID number:  65218
Go to details here: Westport Playcentre
Woodhouse Early Learning Centre, 6 Woodhouse Street, Invercargill
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 23/06/2022 to 1/08/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence, and the service was permanently closed 3/8/2022.
ID number: 90112
Young Petals Early Learning Centre Drury
New owners took possession of the centre from 1/06/2021
It did not meet minimum licensing criteria under: Curriculum, Management and Administration, and Children’s Health and Safety
The Ministry of Education downgraded its full licence to a provisional licence from: 27/09/2021 to May 2022. A MoE system glitch meant the full licence was not provided to the centre until August 2022.
ID number: 25036
Go to details here:  Young Petals Early Learning Centre
Zero2Hero HomeBased Education, 5 Jack Boyd Drive, Mangawhai
The Ministry of Education suspended its licence from 11/04/2022 to 9/05/2022.
The Ministry of Education cancelled its licence, and the service was permanently closed
ID number: 10423

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