Albany Community Preschool

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 575 Albany Highway
Location: Auckland
Phone: 09 4159690
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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)
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
More Info on Hall of Excellence: Hall of Excellence

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COMPLIANCE warning: It has a clean record. It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO. As far as is known there has not been a major reported incident of the standard or ethic of care falling below what society in general considers to be acceptable
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2017 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 20002

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Summary:
5.0 based on 8 reviews
Pricing
4.9/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.9/5
So happy with my decision to enrol my son
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Aug 2020, Leanne wrote:

I could not be happier with my Decision to enrol my son in Albany Community Preschool.
The environment is warm and welcoming and has such an amazing out door space for kids to run and play.
Every single one of the teachers are absolutely incredible people and teachers. They have made my son feel safe and because of this he is thriving and his confidence is up. They are always available for a chat and when my son goes to school I'm going to miss them!!
This is honestly the best preschool!!
Leanne  likes: Everything
Leanne  dislikes: Nothing
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A home away from home
 (5.0/5)

On 28 Jul 2020, Gemma Finlay wrote:

I switched my first child to Albany Community Preschool from a for-profit daycare and the difference was night and day. She went from being a child who cried at every drop off to one who skipped into the centre and waved me off with barely a backwards glance. You can feel the safe, warm vibe of the place the second you step in, plus the staff genuinely care about the children. There is the perfect blend of stimulating activities and free play, with great things like baking and fun excursions. ACP gave my daughter the perfect grounding to hit the ground running when she started school.
Gemma Finlay likes: natural play areas, school preparation programme, caring teachers
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Caring, experienced teachers, great ratio
 (5.0/5)

On 28 Jul 2020, Paula wrote:

Lovely family center, the teachers are very experienced and are great in supporting the children. The outdoor playing area is excellent, there are plenty of resources , being a non for profit centre ensures that it is run thinking about the wellbeing and develompment of the kids, family intput is always appreciated. I would definitely recommend this centre to any family looking in the area.
Paula likes: Welcoming environment, caring teachers, outdoor area., experienced teachers
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Caring, warm, professional, and experienced
 (4.8/5)

On 18 Mar 2020, Mudassar Hasan wrote:

I don't have words to explain how good this place is. I have had two kids go to ACP, and the experience has been simply amazing. All the teachers at ACP are highly experienced, welcoming, caring, and enthusiastic, and you won't have to worry anything once your child is in their hands. I was always amazed by the transformation my kids had gone through during their stay at ACP. The staff has been so supportive and kind to us throughout this time, and often they would go out of the way to support the children and their parents whenever needed. Each time I came up with some concerns regarding my kids, the words and suggestions that I was given indicated the fact that they were in good hands. I greatly appreciate the amount of contribution that ACP staff have made to the early learning and grooming of my kids. Given my experience, I would highly recommend ACP to those who do not want to compromise on their kids' early learning and grooming.
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A caring, supportive community preschool.
 (5.0/5)

On 16 Mar 2020, Eve wrote:

Our family’s experience at Albany Community Preschool has been very positive. ACP has a consistent, long-serving team who deliver a stimulating and engaging programme to the children in a very caring and supportive way. ACP is well-resourced and has a great outdoor area to challenge and inspire the children. The preschool pets and butterfly house are a lovely feature of the preschool. ACP takes the children on an excursion each term, which is an important experience for the children. For the older children, the before-school transition group is a wonderful programme to assist your child to become more school-ready. There is plenty of opportunity for parents to contribute their input eg joining the ACP Committee, but there is no pressure to do so if it’s not your thing. There is good communication from the centre to families and parent's/family's feedback is always welcomed by staff. I would happily recommend ACP to anyone looking for an early learning centre for their child with a community feel and a team who have a passion for providing a top-quality educational experience with happiness and fun at the heart of it.
Eve likes: Staff, outdoor area, quality learning experience, focus on the children's wellbeing, excellent staff:child ratio, value for money
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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