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).
Click here to read what features are rated and what this service can do to lift its current rating
Parents rating of service: WITHOUT AT LEAST 5 RECENT REVIEWS BY PARENTS THAT ARE VERY POSITIVE THIS SERVICE CAN NOT BE GIVEN A HIGHER RATING (or 10 or more positive reviews if its a very large service)
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.