Punavai Ole Atamai Preschool

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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OWNERSHIP: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 41 Macandrew Road
Location: Dunedin
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
AGE RANGE: Licensed to care for children from infancy
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 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.
IS IT RATED HIGHLY?: No it is not currently rated highly. It does not have the expected minimum of at least 5 recent positive reviews (see below) to give you confidence that it continues to be a good one for families who use it.
WARNING: In 2020 or 2021 this service did not meet minimum standards required by law for an early childhood service. The Ministry of Education downgraded its licence until improvements were made.
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SERVICE LICENCE ID NUMBER: 83069
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

In August 2014 the parents of a 2 year old child told the Otago Daily Times newspaper that their son was able to leave the centre unnoticed, crossing a busy road and was found by a member of the public. It was reported that the centre was well-staffed with above the minimum required number of adults and that a faulty latch on the gate may have been to blame.  But note that close supervision for children under 5 years of age is important for safety at all times. The adults/teachers should know where each child is and what each child is doing, and be involved in children's play

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Summary:
5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Great service
 (5.0/5)

On 7 Sep 2015, Nik wrote:

Great service with awesome qualified staff. My son attended for 3years and loved every minute. They fun a fantastic curriculum with a wide variety of cultures included.
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Warm loving environment
 (5.0/5)

On 5 Sep 2015, James Musgrave wrote:

I have had three children go through this preschool and it is awesome. Friendly, welcoming staff. Happy children. Inviting, stimulating, learning environment! Van service and low fees! Staff speak a variety of languages and parents aspirations for children are respected
Pricing
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