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
Find out more about the Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
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
Fantastic community centre with amazing outdoor area
 (5.0/5)

On 15 Feb 2019, Jane Fowles wrote:

We started at Phoenix after I looked for a new preschool for my daughter. It was a move I should have done a lot earlier - the staff are amazing, approachable and engaged with the children. The outdoor area is amazing - real grass and so much room! My daughter absolutely loves it there!
Jane Fowles likes: The staff, play space available, Resources
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Amazing community based centre where my son has shined
 (5.0/5)

On 15 Feb 2019, Charli wrote:

We started at Phoenix Preschool after leaving another preschool in the area that was not a great fit for my son. I have been totally blown away by the staff and how much he has learnt by going to Phoenix. The staff are so supportive, approachable and really care for your child. The community base is fantastic.
Charli likes: The staff, Play available to the Kids, Helpfulness, Caring
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Phoenix preschool is awesome!
 (5.0/5)

On 15 Feb 2019, Shelly Robson wrote:

Phoenix preschool is a community based preschool which has amazing teachers, both my children attend and they always come home with lots of great stories of what they have done or learnt. The staff are super friendly and helpful, they are really focused on making and maintaining good relationships with families. They are creative with their planning and provide lots of engaging and exciting learning opportunities for the children. They are well resourced through an enthusiastic fundraising committee, and the centre is governed by volunteer parents who all want the absolute best for the centre.
Shelly Robson likes: Staff, environment, location
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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