Phoenix Preschool

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: Walnut Avenue, Ashburton
Location: Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 8461
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: The centre operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is licensed for 50 or fewer children. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood centre.
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of teaching staff are qualified teachers (according to funding claimed from the Ministry of Education, last updated beginning of 2020).
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: 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?: REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Yes - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
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COMPLIANCE warning: Don't worry. The recent record of this service is good! It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Is this service in the Wall of Shame?: NO. As far as is known there has not been a major reported incident of the standard or ethic of care falling below what society in general considers to be acceptable
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Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2019 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 70311
Additional Information:

Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it.

This centre received an excellence award in 2019. Read the news story: "The ingredients of a truly community-based preschool"

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Summary:
5.0 based on 13 reviews
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
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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
Love Phoenix Preschool!!
 (5.0/5)

On 19 Feb 2019, Hayley wrote:

Both my children have attended Phoenix Preschool, they have both absolutely loved it and thrived in a supportive, caring environment. I cannot thank the teachers enough for giving our children the best start we could have asked for! Amazing natural wide open spaces.
Hayley  likes: Staff, large playground, community spirit
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Phoenix preschool - best start to your child education
 (5.0/5)

On 18 Feb 2019, Charlotte Hill wrote:

We have sent our three boys to Phoenix Preschool, two at school now and one presently attending.
Phoenix isn't just a place to drop your child off so you can go to work, it is another family. The staff are so supportive to the child and to the parents. They listen if you have had a rough night with your child. The staff truly do care.
The outdoor space for the kids is amazing. Racing around the track, hiding in the tunnel. Swinging on the swing to try touch the clouds - the kids have a ball.
Charlotte Hill likes: Outdoor space, Staff, Helpfulness, Caring
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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