Albany Community Preschool

ECE Service Category: Childcare & 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)
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 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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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:
4.9 based on 5 reviews
Pricing
4.8/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.9/5
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
Warm, caring and community minded
 (5.0/5)

On 13 Mar 2020, Kirsty wrote:

We have had two children go to ACP and I can not speak highly enough about this preschool. The teachers are very experienced and bring a kindness and compassion to their work that makes you feel very comfortable leaving your child there. The environment has been designed with play in mind and the children love being there. In addition to the amazing teachers the staff take heath and safety seriously and are great at communicating so you feel involved and included. I recommend APC to all my friends:).
Kirsty likes: Amazing teachers, great health and safety, Great environment
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Warm and Welcoming
 (5.0/5)

On 12 Mar 2020, Leigh-Ann Verrell wrote:

We recently moved our 4 year old from a privately run facility to ACP after her brother attended 8 years ago and it was a pleasant surprise to still see some of the same familiar faces.
The difference in our child since she started at ACP is remarkable. She has flourished under the warm teachers and the welcoming environment and is happy , confident and loving every day at rainbow school. Every opportunity here is a learning opportunity!
Leigh-Ann Verrell likes: Great Environment, Warm & Welcoming teachers, Quality teaching
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A very special place for families
 (4.9/5)

On 12 Mar 2020, Erica Hill wrote:

We have had two children attend ACP and both have flourished in the wonderfully supportive environment. The staff are genuinely interested in building relationships with all children and their families, and they provide a supportive environment where the most outgoing children can thrive and shy and sensitive kids can settle and build their confidence. It is a very special place for families that I just cannot recommend highly enough!
Erica Hill likes: supportive teachers, quality facilities, welcoming
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5

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