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 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 40033
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
The Ole Schoolhouse recognises the importance of gender equality in the early childhood education sector and hassponsored 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:
Four-Star Rating (4 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).
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 (or ERO has yet to make a report available on this service).
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.
Click here to read what features are rated and what this service can do to lift its current rating
Parents rating of service: IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE MANY POSITIVE REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
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。
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。
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!
We love the Ole Schoolhouse
On 20 Feb 2016, Gagandeep Kaur wrote:
My baby started at the Ole Schoolhouse when she was three months old and now she's going to be 1 very soon. Her teachers are like her masis (aunties) who love her immensely. There is genuine love, care and affection and you can see it on the happy and joyful faces of the children here. I can feel that my baby is calm and contended and always busy exploring the wide range of resources in the environment. I can very confidently say that it is like a second home for my baby girl.
Review of The Ole Schoolhouse Rotorua
On 18 Feb 2016, Margo Nicholson wrote:
I would highly recommend The Ole Schoolhouse to anyone looking for a happy, safe, nutrition filled (home hot cooked meals every lunch!), friendly, excellent learning and facilities (inside and out) childcare with genuinely loving, caring Educators who enjoy children and working at The Ole Schoolhouse.