Gingerbread Cottage Network

ECE Service Category: In-home care ECE service

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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: 11 Green Street
Location: Hamilton
Phone: (07) 847 4478
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: A group size of no more than 4 children, with one educator. Small group size is important for children's learning and emotional well-being.
Qualified teaching staff: Home educators and carers are not recognised for a practising certificate as teachers by the Teaching Council. But educators may hold a recognised qualification - you will need to personally ask your child's home educator
Has male and female teaching staff: In 2019 the teaching team was, known to have been usually or all of the time, women only. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women. In Home-based ECE this criterion relates to visiting teachers only)
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: No it is not. Before choosing a service you want to know if it comes highly recommended by other users. Check out the reviews posted below - are there any? Does it have at least 5 recent positive reviews if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-sized centre or a home-based service
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet. To find out more, go to the Hall of Excellence page

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COMPLIANCE warning: Don't worry - this service did not receive a licence downgrade for non-compliance with the Education (ECE) Regulations or licensing requirements last year or the year before.
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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: 45684 45499
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Summary:
5.0 based on 4 reviews
Pricing
4.9/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Happy Family
 (4.9/5)

On 20 Oct 2019, Caroline wrote:

Gingerbread cottage became more than just a care facility. The staff and my daughter's main carer became like family. The attention given to my daughter's needs was exceptional. The range of excursions and experiences available was fantastic. Thanks for everything!
Caroline likes: The care taken over building relationships with children and their families.
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Highly recommended
 (5.0/5)

On 9 Aug 2019, Mesh wrote:

Our educator was so kind and caring. Our little one was always so happy. Gingerbread organised really fun and interesting visits to different places and parents were always welcome to attend. Admin team were always friendly and efficient. Highly recommend.
Mesh likes: Kind and caring
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Highly rate
 (5.0/5)

On 26 Sep 2014, Tahlia Willis wrote:

I love the care my son receives through this service. There is a high level of care and support for both children and families. Plenty of regular outings and activities for the children. Its a very kind and friendly close knit business. Highly rate Gingerbread Cottage and their carers!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
An amazing service
 (5.0/5)

On 23 Aug 2014, Andrea McDonagh wrote:

I am so very thankful that our whole family is involved with Gingerbread Cottage. Such amazing, welcoming and non judgemental supportive people/ friends. Thank you for everything you provide and helping us parents grow amazing little people.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5