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: This service has an all-female team teaching and caring for children (please let us know if you find this has changed and there are now male teachers on the permanent staff too)
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)
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).
Click here to read what features are rated and what this service can do to lift its current rating
Parents rating of service: RECENT REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! An average of at least 4 to 5 stars
Fantastic community centre with amazing outdoor area
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
Amazing community based centre where my son has shined
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
Phoenix preschool is awesome!
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.