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 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 70063
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
This is a large facility with up to 100 children at any time.
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Two-Star Rating (2 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).
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).
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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)
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.