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
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)
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
Warm and Welcoming
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!
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