Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Practises Gender Equality: Exclusively all-female teaching staff (adults who are counted as teachers)
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 65233
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Three-Star Rating (3 out of 5 stars)
Qualified Staff: This service has a higher proportion of qualified or trained teachers/ educators.
(Centres with 80% or more qualified teachers within the legal minimum staffing requirement. Home-based services and Playcentres on a higher funding rate for educator training).
Service Size: The service operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood service.
Education Review Office report: The latest ERO report for this service was a positive one (or ERO has yet to make a report available on this service).
Click here to read what features are rated and what this service can do to lift its current rating
Parents rating of service: FOR A HIGHER RATING AT LEAST 5 RECENT HIGHLY POSITIVE REVIEWS BY PARENTS ARE NEEDED (or 10 or more positive reviews if it's a large service)
A beautiful, supportive environment filled with respect and care
On 17 Dec 2018, Mark Hrynkiw wrote:
Baby Space is a genuine preschool where respectful and reciprocal relationships are at the forefront of everything they do. The staff are caring and ready to listen and help. They put our child's best interests at the centre of their practice and always offer feedback on their day. We would recommend Baby Space in a heartbeat!
Mark Hrynkiw likes: The beautiful outside area, edible garden, Child focused philosophy, Kind and Caring staff, Small group size and High Adult/Child ratios
A Lovely Centre
On 23 Nov 2018, Freya wrote:
BabySpace has been wonderful for our daughter. She loves going there and they have just a great feel and vibe. My daughter is outside everyday (except in bad weather) and she just loves it. They also have a garden, I love that my daughter gets to experience this safe and educational place. The teachers are so supportive and always tell me a story about how my daughter's morning has been or what she has been up to. They listen and help where needed and as said above, my daughter loves it. Thank you for all you do BabySpace.
Freya likes: Support, education, environment
On 19 Nov 2018, Nicole and David Jamieson wrote:
Babyspace Richmond is a fantastic centre. It is a lovely home away from home for our daughter. She loves the interaction with other children and the wonderful outdoor facilities that they offer. As a mum I love the level of care and respect they show the children. Highly recommend this centre.
Nicole and David Jamieson likes: The facilities and the level of care
On 19 Nov 2018, Kim wrote:
My son has been going to Babyspace for a few months now and we couldnt have made a better decision in choosing Babyspace.
We have been well looked after from the settling in period, a lot of time and effort was put into getting to know my son well before he started which gave me a lot of reassurance of how well he was going to be looked after.
My son loves all of the teachers as Babyspace and has a great bond with his primary caregiver.
Babyspace is a fun and relaxed learning environment and I couldn't reccomend them enough.