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: 1 Pohutukawa Crescent, Burwood
Phone: 03 387 0684
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: 51 or more children. This is a mega licensed early childhood centre. Check that small family-like group sizes are maintained, and not large classes. It is important for children's learning and emotional wellbeing to consistently have the same teachers everyday. No child should feel or be 'lost in the crowd'.
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?: 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)
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)
My daughter has really flown in her learning since she started here at Bottle Lake Preschool. This growth can be directly related to the relationship she has with her teachers across the centre. I feel that all staff know her well, they understand how she thinks and reacts to different situations and use this to gently encourage her to keeping growing. The transition across the areas is fantastic and personalised to meet the needs of not only the children but that of their families also. This is a fantastic centre where everyone knows your name and you feel very much a part of it's community.
Michelle Cross likes: Intentional teaching, Professional and caring staff, great communication
Bottle Lake Preschool
On 24 Sep 2018, Bex Osborn wrote:
Such an amazing place! We started our son in the preschool room when he was 3 years old, after two years at in home care. It was the best move we made. The transition they organised was fantastic and set him up for success for his first full day. They staff were so welcoming to not only him, but us. Within a short period of time they really knew our son and he had built strong relationships with them and students. After 7 months he transitioned into the kindy room and yet again, they made sure he was comfortable with regular visits before he began full time, and yet again the staff made him feel so welcome and tuned straight in on his needs and interests. I would highly recommend anyone to call in here for a visit if they are interested in their child attending.