Phoenix Preschool

How many stars: 4 Stars
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Street or Road: Walnut Avenue, Ashburton
Location: Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 8461
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Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
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 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 70311
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
My ECE Rating of this Service:

Four-Star Rating (4 out of 5 stars)

4stars

  • 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).
  • 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: RECENT REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! An average of at least 4 to 5 stars
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: N0 - This service is not yet in the Hall of Excellence. It needs to achieve more positive reviews
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Summary:
5.0 based on 10 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Great community preschool
 (5.0/5)

On 10 Apr 2019, Dave wrote:

At Phoenix Preschool I love how they have really taken the time to get to know my daughter and her interest and have a fantastic authentic relationship with her. She loves going and gets excited in the mornings. She loves her teachers so much she even changes the names in songs to accommodate her teachers names. Thanks Phoenix Team
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Thumbs up for Phoenix!!!
 (5.0/5)

On 10 Apr 2019, Sheree McNabb wrote:

Our son hasn't been going to Phoenix for very long but has settled in without any issue. Even though I was recommend to send him there I checked out a few other options but as soon as I walked into Phoenix for the first time with my son. The warm family feel to the place won me over and the search for the perfect daycare for him was over. All the teachers are welcoming and supported us with the transition of starting pre school. Our son loves playing outside and exploring. He is coming home more confident each day. Would recommend Phoenix highly.
Sheree McNabb likes: How it feels like a home away from home for the kids.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Great community centre with super outdoor area
 (5.0/5)

On 10 Apr 2019, Carolina wrote:

My youngest daughter is currently at Phoenix, it has been a fantastic journey for all of us as a family. The environment is awesome, the support from teacher to make my little one feel welcome and comfortable has been great. The indoor and outdoor areas are excellent for children. I think my daughter loves it as she doesn`t like to go back home sometimes. Thumbs up for Phoenix.
Carolina likes: staff, areas for playing, Support
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Love Phoenix
 (5.0/5)

On 10 Apr 2019, Meghan Anderson wrote:

My child has only been there for a short time but is already so settled, I strongly believe this is due to how attentive and caring the staff are towards the children. You guys really are a savior to me (and my child)
Meghan Anderson likes: Staff, enviourment, care provided
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Our wonderful Phoenix preschool
 (5.0/5)

On 14 Mar 2019, Cath Pottinger wrote:

Our Phoenix journey started 8 years ago, with our four children attending over this time. We are so fortunate to have such a quality team of teachers, whos experience is evident in their interactions with the children. Watching as they support the children's interests and learning has been fantastic. The teachers own creativity is exceptional, with so many fun things the kids have been a part of over the years, oh and the Christmas concert is amazing each year! Our kids have been supported as they challenge themselves, both physically and in their learning. As they prepare for school they have a fabulous transition program, as well as preparing them in the simple tasks that they will need once at school. The amazing outdoor space for both the kiwi and Pukeko rooms provides a fabulous natural space to run around and explore, it is a true asset to the preschool. One of the things that makes Phoenix special is their community, with great activities through the year enabling us to meet families that we may have missed if our kids attend different days. This also extends to the wider community with visits to the local rest home, library or college as well as many other opportunities. We never hesitate to recommend Phoenix, it is truly a wonderful preschool
Cath Pottinger likes: quality of teachers, outdoor space, ratios, supportive staff, community, quality of learning
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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