BestStart Montessori Johnsonville

ECE Service Category: Childcare & 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: 23a Elliot Street, Johnsonville
Location: Wellington
Phone: not available
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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)
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)
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
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Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: It has a clean record. It was not downgraded to a provisional or suspended licence by the Ministry of Education last year (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 60353

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Summary:
4.8 based on 4 reviews
Pricing
4.1/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.9/5
Thoroughly recommended
 (4.8/5)

On 9 Feb 2020, Julia Chong wrote:

We are back with our second after such a positive experience with our first. We were impressed with the experience the teachers drew on to devise learning strategies for a rather head-strong child! We were very impressed with the Montessori learning equipment. We felt it really helps conceptualise abstract concepts for children. We found out that the equipment is designed to be self-correcting so it may seem simple but there is a thought process that has gone into the design. You can’t buy toys like that on your own. We appreciate the small enrolment as you get a warm family experience and like how the teachers each make an effort to get to know you.
Julia Chong likes: The teachers and their experience
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5
Wonderful, Supportive & Structured
 (4.8/5)

On 27 Jan 2020, Piers Ford wrote:

What a great way for kids to start preparing for school and life. The team at BestStart Montessori in Johnsonville have given both my kids a fantastic leg up in their development. So many skills learned and such great support too, that's the Montessori way. You couldn't hope for a better pre-school 👍
Piers Ford likes: Support,  structured learning methods
Piers Ford dislikes: Not much to dislike
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Best amongst the Rest!!
 (4.5/5)

On 27 Jan 2020, Komal Sharma Patial wrote:

We are so glad that we found out about Beststart Jville through our peers.
In comparison to x2 other childcare options my child attended, this one is the best decision ever.
Very encouraging & happy atmosphere for kids to be in. Kids are very well looked after. Exposure to diff sort of materials.
Teachers are super awesome/helpful-especially during transition time/kind/loving. They are Expert in their work. Rachel & her entire crew Rocks!!!
Pricing
3.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Great center
 (5.0/5)

On 27 Jan 2020, Tatiana Rojas wrote:

I am very happy with Beststart Montessori Johnsonville. My three children went and are going there and the teachers and Manager have also being nice, extramilles and friendly.
My daughter, who is still attending the center has diabetes type 1 and my experience as parent has been great, teachers are always onto it, write down a daily report that i have to show to the diabtes nurse, they treat her blood sugar levels outstandingly, which is a real peace of mind. She has learned a lot and my oldest son is going to school and went to the same center where he learned so much that he has excelled at first year of school. Thanks Montessori Johnsonville
Tatiana Rojas likes: I like the environment, The teachers, The activities
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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