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 - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
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COMPLIANCE warning: Don't worry. The recent record of this service is good! It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Is this service 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
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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 35 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
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
5.0/5
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
5.0/5
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
Ole school house
 (5.0/5)

On 27 Jan 2015, Andrina Whitworth wrote:

We moved our son's ECE to Rotorua from Hamilton, where I was happy enough with the ECE, but I can honestly say the difference in the ECE is night and day, Our son runs in to the school house in the morning and is a happy sociable child. As a first time parent I have lots of questions, which the staff are always happy to answer and to guide me. The centre provides a safe learning environment which is child centered and diverse - a wonderful place to see you little one play and learn!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Happy bub Happy Mum
 (5.0/5)

On 21 Jan 2015, Wickett family wrote:

Going back to work and finding a daycare for our 11 month old son was not going to be an easy task but the teachers at The Ole Schoolhouse made the transition for both my son and me a very smooth and easy one. I feel confident that he is the best care while I am at work and know that he feels happy, safe, secure and loved there as much as he is at home. We get regular updates via book and emails on his progress and he gets healthy nutritional lunches every day. Our son's language, confidence, social skills and growth has come along in leaps in bounds. His teachers are AMAZING and always make us and any other family members that visit feel welcome when we arrive. Highly recommend to anyone!!!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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