The Ole Schoolhouse

How many stars: 5 Stars

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Street or Road: 15 Toko Street
Location: Rotorua
Phone: (07) 348 1475
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% or more 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:

Five-Star Rating (5 out of 5 stars)

5stars

  • 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.
  • Positive Reviews: Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it (consistently positive reviews an overall rating of at least 4 out 5).

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Parents rating of service: Reviews are great - average 4/5 stars
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
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5.0/5
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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!!
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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 !!!
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My son's daycare
 (5.0/5)

On 22 Mar 2014, Rachael Harris wrote:

When we went to visit the Ole Schoolhouse before we enrolled our son, I knew it was going to be the perfect daycare for him (along with the good things I had heard from friends and family). On our first day, we were made to feel like family and nothing has changed. My son walks around the place like it's his own. He is loved, he is taught, he is happy and all of the other children seem just as happy as our boy. The staff are awesome, funny, friendly and treat the kids like their own. We love the Ole Schoolhouse!
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Ole Schoolhouse
 (5.0/5)

On 14 Feb 2014, Michelle Davies wrote:

My daughter has been going to the Ole Schoolhouse since she was 4 months old and whilst I felt guilty as a mother (but having no choice) the Ole schoolhouse made it so easy and reassuring for me that I was completely relaxed about going back to work! My daughter absolutely loves it and calls everyone there 'her peoples'. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone who wants a 'home away from home environment for their child!
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my review
 (5.0/5)

On 13 Oct 2013, Louise Smith wrote:

We absolutely love it here, I couldn`t have asked for a better place to take my son, the staff are fantastic and always go above and beyond it doesn`t feel like a daycare more like family, my son is always taking about how much fun he has there even on the weekends he wants to go to " school "!:-)
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