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
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Yes it is! To find out more, go to the Hall of Excellence page

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Is this service in the Wall of Shame?: NO. This service is not in the Wall of Shame. To see the services that are, go to the Wall of Shame page.
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 35 reviews
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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!
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We love the Ole Schoolhouse
 (5.0/5)

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.
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Review of The Ole Schoolhouse Rotorua
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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.
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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.
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