The Ole Schoolhouse

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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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: 15 Toko Street
Location: Rotorua
Phone: (07) 348 1475
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).
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: Reviews of this service are great! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
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Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 40033
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.   

Find out more about this centre and read the story of its establishment "The Ole Schoolhouse Story"

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Summary:
5.0 based on 35 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
genuinely caring and fun environment
 (5.0/5)

On 26 Aug 2017, S Andrews wrote:

This was our first child's first daycare experience and we were anxious about this starting from only 6 months of age, however the staff at the ole school house made this an awesome experience for both us and our daughter. The staff are all genuinely loving and caring and showed great interest in all of the children at the centre. It was such a fun and happy place for children to be at with so many great experiences had there. We miss it a lot and only stopped going as we moved out of town. Ole Schoolhouse is a fantastic centre!! Thank you
S Andrews likes: fantastic caring staff, fun environment
S Andrews dislikes: none
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