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
Child Focus
 (5.0/5)

On 5 Apr 2014, Levi Chu wrote:

The most important and vauleable asset of this daycare are very focused on Childrens needs. First, it cares for childrens health and nutritions therefore provides healthy meals as well as teaching children table manner during meal time.
Secondly, quality tutoring everyday learning different aspect no matter how many times they go through with children. Thirdly, my son is enjoying the friendly environment therefore I highly recommend this daycare to any parent. i will definitely put my second son there when he turn 1
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
像家的幼儿园
 (5.0/5)

On 28 Mar 2014, Isabelle Yee wrote:

对我來说,幼儿园最重要的是老师亲切和设施好。Oleschool house 的老师非常好!对小朋友有爱心和耐心.她们对待小朋友像她们自己的小孩,照顾非常周到。一天五餐都是新鲜有营养。我两个小孩都非常喜欢 Oleschool house.每天我去接她们,都玩得不想回家。Ole School house设施好,玩具多。室内的户外的都很齐全。我的两个小孩子每天在幼儿园就像在家一样。
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
"THE BEST DAYCARE"
 (5.0/5)

On 27 Mar 2014, Desiree Middleton wrote:

My daughter has been attending the Ole schoolhouse since she was 7 months old. My child is now 2 years 5 months and loves being a part of the Ole School house family. She is always happy to go and see the wonderful teachers there. I was so pleased that I picked the Ole School house after looking at 10 other daycares. I would highly recommended the Ole school house to any one looking for a daycare for their child. The staff are amazing!!! So friendly, kind and genuine. They are all a part of our family and I do not want our child to ever leave. Her vocabulary and skills are continually improving and she is always singing new songs. Thank you so much Julie, Eric and all the staff for making my child journey to daycare a positively perfect one, we love you :)
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Excellent daycare for son and grandson!
 (5.0/5)

On 26 Mar 2014, Ben Westwood wrote:

Our two and a half year old has been going to the Ole Schoolhouse for about two years and we could not be any happier with the level of care and overall experience. The owners and staff have done an amazing job building it up to an exceptional standard and have covered all bases in regards to the children's welfare including their education, emotional and physical development and their sense of belonging/ community. It is obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into everything they do and they are constantly looking of ways to improve their service. When our son was younger he had a reaction to lactose, the Ole schoolhouse team went more than the extra mile to cater for his nutritional needs and to ensure that he didn't feel left out at meal/ snack times when the other children were eating different foods. Our grandson now attends and his mother is equally impressed with the standard of care as we are. All the little extras like the family days out all contribute to the overall experience and I very pleased to see that they have been rated along side the best in the country. I couldn't recommend the Ole Schoolhouse enough!!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Our second home!!
 (5.0/5)

On 24 Mar 2014, Deanna Morley wrote:

As a first time mum, who had a severely clingy baby who suffered extreme separation anxiety at an early age, I was dreading making the decision on which daycare was best to send him too when I returned to work. We honestly visited 13 other daycares in Rotorua. I was recommended to visit the ole school house by a work colleague and I was not disappointed, the vibe I got when I first walked through those doors was so inviting, so friendly, like being part of a new family, It was a slow transition for our son leaving him for an hour at a time for a few days until he was getting use to different surroundings, different teachers. He has gone from such a clingy baby to such a social confident little boy, he loves it there, walks in like he owns the place, has a true sense of community and belonging, loves loves loves all his teachers, goes to everyone for cuddles. His language, behaviour and social skills have developed so much. The staff at the ole school house really are like family and treat my son like one of their own. We have had a severe reflux baby for most of his life nothing has ever been a problem, I love that they have a onsite full kitchen where home made meals are prepared every day all day. He loves going to "school" every day. He is so happy there, so confident. I can go to work with peace of mind, that he is so truly happy there, he is loved , cared for, cuddled, taught, and his milestones are honestly so advanced for his age and I give credit alot to his daycare teachers. At only 17 months of age, knows almost all his teachers by first names. I love the variety of things the kids get involved in on a daily basis. They truly value each child and promote them to be an individual, They really do go above and beyond for every single child. We love love love it there. He started when he was 9 months old, he is now 17 months old and I have every intention of keeping him there until the day he starts school, I keep recommending all my friends with new babies check them out but seems they are so popular there is now a waiting list. Thank you soo soo much for making it such an awesome transition for my son to start daycare and peace of mind that my son is soo happy there. You guys are awesome, I cant say enough how much we love it there. Best day care in Rotorua Hands down !!!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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