The Ole Schoolhouse

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Street or Road: 15 Toko Street
Location: Rotorua
Phone: (07) 348 1475
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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
Age group of children licensed to have: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Gender balance: It's great for children - teaching staff of both genders are employed and present during the hours the service is open according to the Ministry of Education annual census data or according to self-report by the service (if you find this is no longer the case or is not correct please inform us at My ECE)
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office latest report: The last report was in 2013 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 40033
Employment of fully qualified teachers: 80% or more of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
Additional Information:

The Ole Schoolhouse recognises the importance of gender equality in the early childhood education sector and has sponsored several grants for male students embarking on early childhood teacher training.   

Click here to go to an article about the establishment of this centre

My ECE Rating of this Service:

Five-Star Rating (5 out of 5 stars)

5stars

  • Qualified Staff: This service is either a centre that has between 80% - 100% qualified teachers within its minimum staff-child ratio OR it is a home-based or parent-led service that is funded by the Ministry of Education for having qualified staff.
  • Service Size: The service operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood service.
  • Education Review Office report: The latest ERO report for this service was a positive one and ERO will not check it again for another 3 to 4 years. Or, no ERO report is known to be available yet.
  • Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement: The service regularly evaluates how well it is providing for children and its quality by asking families for feedback using the "NZ ECE Survey of Parent Satisfaction and Experience" developed by researchers.
  • Positive Reviews: Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it (an overall rating of 4 out 5 over the past 12 months).

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How parents & caregivers rate it: Reviews are great - average 4/5 stars
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: YES - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
More Info on Hall of Excellence: Hall of Excellence

Parent/Caregiver and Family Reviews

NOTE: No more than one review per person on this service please. Promotional reviews by service operators, staff or others will not be accepted.

Summary:
5.0 based on 29 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Home away from Home
 (5.0/5)

On 11 Jun 2017, Deanna McCracken wrote:

Putting my son (at 11mths) in daycare was a scary time, but the wonderful staff at the Ole Schoolhouse made not only my son but myself and my husband feel welcome and supported. The way they cared for me, and sent me updates on my son during the day if he had been particularly upset when I left - which was just lovely to know that they were wanting to help keep my mind at ease. My son just loves it there, and has been making friends. The thing I like the most is that the staff GENUINELY care for and form bonds with the children.
Deanna McCracken likes: The wonderful staff
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Loving and nurturing second home
 (5.0/5)

On 1 Mar 2017, Mia Turner wrote:

I put my son in the care of the staff at the Ole Schoolhouse just before his first birthday and during the transition process saw the tender care and concern the staff had for him and their genuine desire to ensure he was comfortable and happy. After a few weeks I can say with confidence that my son is very happy at the centre and is totally content in the presence of the friendly caring staff there. It's like his second home, an extended family for us both and I love how they have welcomed me coming in to breastfeed my son at lunch and before we leave in the afternoon. Would definitely recommend to others.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
值得放心託付孩子的好學校
 (5.0/5)

On 25 Aug 2016, sophi lee wrote:

寶貝快滿六個月的時候由於工作因素白天沒辦法照顧孩子,經過許多朋友推薦決定把孩子送到the ole schoolhouse。第一天懷著忐忑的心把孩子帶到幼兒園,一進門有親切的老師把孩子接手過去,叫媽咪放心去上班。這裡的老師們充滿熱忱,對孩子很有愛心,才送去幾天寶貝的表情就從一開始的疑惑不安轉變成安心自在。
在這裡有友善的母乳環境,需要工作的哺乳媽咪可以把事先儲存的冰凍母乳帶去幼兒園請老師幫忙餵;每天還提供新鮮現做的食物讓孩子們吃的安心健康;即使是小寶寶也有安排豐富活潑的室內外活動,不論是畫畫,讀故事書,音樂律動或者是在戶外玩沙都讓寶貝玩的很開心。
這裡就像一個大家庭,孩子們互相學習,扶持著成長。如果你在尋找可以安心託付孩子的好學校,走一趟the ole schoolhouse,他們不會讓你失望的。
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
真心推薦
 (5.0/5)

On 18 Aug 2016, Agnes wrote:

想了很久,該怎麼下筆來說說這間幼兒園呢?
OLE SCHOOLHOUSE這所幼兒園,周邊的朋友評價都很高,老實說...當時有點半信半疑,因為太多人說好,那到底是好在哪邊阿?? 還要先預約排隊 ?還要等待!...... 讓人實在好奇!! 直到某日的下午,先生提議帶孩子去拜訪幼兒園,順便看看孩子的反應如何?
走進幼兒園時,已經是下午四點多,大部分的孩子都已經回家了,剩下的孩子雖然不多,但是每個孩子的臉上是開心的,甚至看到幾個孩子不願意跟家長回家,已經把幼兒園當作另一個家了,此時回頭再看看自己的孩子時,已經完全不怕生的去尋找遊戲區,而孩子的反應,是最真實的一切,讓我們兩個決定,就算要等..也要送孩子進這所幼兒園。
附帶一提,我們家的寶貝講話有點慢,老師們知道以後,馬上安排課程來輔導孩子語言發展,這是在其他間的幼兒園所看不到的用心!
你真的要親身去感受,這種放心託付的感覺 ,這是文字無法表達出來,真的!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Ole Schoolhouse
 (5.0/5)

On 1 Mar 2016, Sarah Dicker wrote:

After researching our options for daycare for our son and visiting local centres we found The Ole Schoolhouse. The moment we walked in we knew we had found the loving, caring, clean, nurturing, friendly and safe environment we were searching for. The children are happy and the teachers cannot be faulted. The communication is excellent and the facilities, toys, books, resources, house-made food, play areas, ever changing decorations, and celebration days are brilliant!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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