Shining Lights Christian 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: 550 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
Location: Auckland
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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).
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: THIS SERVICE CANNOT YET BE CLASSIFIED AS A HIGHLY RATED SERVICE. (To be so it needs to have a number of recent positive reviews - at least 5 positive if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-centre or a home-based service)
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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: Concerns were raised by ERO - parents are advised to ask the service for details of what ERO found and how it is addressing the concerns
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 10219

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Summary:
4.9 based on one review
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Warm, caring environment
 (4.9/5)

On 6 Oct 2018, Belle wrote:

My daughter went to Shining Lights Christian Preschool for 2 years. We just loved it and will be sending our baby there soon. All the staff are extremely warm and caring of the children, caring for them like they are their own. There is a high staff to children ratio, it feels like the children really receive a lot of attention. There are plenty of activities to do, as well as plenty of music/singing time. Every morning when you arrive there are different stations of toys / activities for the children to choose from (eg: building with magnetic plastic pieces, painting.. etc). We really love that although the babies (under 2s) have their own area, the older kids can come and visit and play with them. It is also multi-cultural, with children and staff from different ethnicities, which is hard to find in the ponsonby/grey lynn area. The centre is not for profit and really feels like a 'family' rather than a business, which is exactly what you want for children especially when they are young.
Belle likes: Warmth/attentiveness of the staff, Music, Family feel
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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