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: 45684 45499
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
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Three-Star Rating (3 out of 5 stars)
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).
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Parents rating of service: FOR A HIGHER RATING AT LEAST 5 RECENT HIGHLY POSITIVE REVIEWS BY PARENTS ARE NEEDED (or 10 or more positive reviews if it's a large service)
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
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!
An amazing service
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.