Farm Friends Early Childhood Centre

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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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: 51 Coulter Road, foothills of the Waitākere Ranges
Location: Auckland
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
AGE RANGE: Licensed to care for children from 2 years of age
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 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.
IS THIS SERVICE HIGHLY PARENT RATED?: No it is not. Before choosing a service you want to know if it comes highly recommended by other users. Check out the reviews posted below - are there any? Does it have at least 5 recent positive reviews if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-sized centre or a home-based service
WARNING: Don't worry - this service did not receive a licence downgrade for non-compliance with the Education (ECE) Regulations or licensing requirements last year or the year before.
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SERVICE LICENCE ID NUMBER: 10008

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Summary:
5.0 based on one review
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Farm Friends is fantastic
 (5.0/5)

On 16 Jan 2017, Lisa Andersen wrote:

I've experienced three different early childhood centres and whilst the others were good, Farm Friends is exceptional. It's a place where kids get to be kids and explore their environment on their own terms, make their own connections and develop their own interests.
One of the many things I love about Farm Friends are the wide open spaces the children get the opportunity to explore. The play areas are not sanitised, there's mud, sand, trees and garden. There's a pine forest, a creek and pond and let's not forget the animals. My children have built bridges, forts, made and slid down mud slides, made mud pies, all the stuff that lets kids use their imagination and create hours of fun.
The teachers are wonderful and love their work. This is evident in a really low (almost non existent) staff turnover rate. They take the time to develop each child's interest and build their confidence. By the time these children start school they are intelligent, self assured, articulate little people.
The food provided is healthy and delicious and the children all seem to love it. They even grow their own veges with the children in the garden.
I cannot rate Farm Friends high enough.
Lisa Andersen likes: Outdoor space, Food, Teachers, Activities, Teaching philosophy
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5