The Ole Schoolhouse

How many stars: 4 Stars
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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
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
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:

Four-Star Rating (4 out of 5 stars)

4stars

  • 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.

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Parents rating of service: IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE MANY POSITIVE REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
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

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Summary:
5.0 based on 32 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
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.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
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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
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
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Environment
5.0/5
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.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
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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
5.0/5

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