The Ole Schoolhouse

ECE Service Category: Childcare & 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
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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).
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: In 2019 the teaching team included one or more men. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women)
Highly Parent Rated: REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Yes - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
More Info on Hall of Excellence: Hall of Excellence

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Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: It has a clean record. It was not downgraded to a provisional or suspended licence by the Ministry of Education last year (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO. As far as is known there has not been a major reported incident of the standard or ethic of care falling below what society in general considers to be acceptable
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
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"

Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it.

The centre has a commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement. It regularly evaluates how well it is providing for children and its quality using the "NZ ECE Survey of Parent Satisfaction and Experience" developed by researchers.

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Summary:
5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Staffing
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Environment
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A home away from home
 (5.0/5)

On 17 Feb 2016, Philippa Monteith wrote:

My daughter has been attending The Ole School House for over six months. She first attended at 7 months. During this time she has reached many milestones and it's been great being able to share her journey with her teachers. It's so nice to know that my daughter is in the best hands ever and gets all love and attention she needs. The wonderful staff are always friendly and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better childcare.
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Overall high standard childcare
 (4.0/5)

On 17 Feb 2016, Emilie Castellanos wrote:

When it comes to the well-being of my child, I become boardeline picky and control-frick. The teachers are exceptionally approachable, caring, knowledgeable, professional and joyful. What a sense of security and contentment for myself and my daughter. Thank you Ole School House Team.
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
4.0/5
Staffing
4.0/5
Environment
4.0/5
Tuhura whanau
 (5.0/5)

On 16 Feb 2016, Kristy & Canaan Tuhura wrote:

Our precious kotiro has attended The Ole Schoolhouse since she was seven months old. She is nearly three now and it is like a second home and family for her. The staff are so carefully chosen and all are so attentive of the children's needs including learning a particular priority for our girl. They are very culturally inclusive and we love that. The feedback and learning stories help in keeping us informed about what is happening at the centre as well as relevant news or events and reminders. Being part of The Ole Schoolhouse community is fantastic for both our child and our whanau. As an educator myself I really can't recommend this centre highly enough
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5.0/5
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Staffing
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The right place-ole school house
 (5.0/5)

On 16 Feb 2016, Lin Tang wrote:

My daughter stayed in Ole school house when she was 2 and half months. I felt this was the right place for her. She feels warm here and this is the second home for my daughter. The staffs here are professional and they care and share every moment of my daughter with me. My daughter learned much from here.
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5.0/5
Support
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Staffing
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Nana's view
 (5.0/5)

On 28 Jan 2015, Marlene Hutchings wrote:

From day one when my grandchild started, I felt this was the right place for him, observing the efficient running of the centre, with warmth and caring and the children's welfare paramount, operated and run by trained professional staff to create an optimum learning environment with a home like feel. I feel rest assured my grandson and all the other children there have the best pre school and daycare facility to help their development.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
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