The Walnut Tree Preschool

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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OWNERSHIP: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Street or Road: 313 Breezes Road, Aranui
Location: Christchurch
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments yet
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.
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WARNING: Don't worry - this service did not receive a licence downgrade for non-compliance with the Education (ECE) Regulations or licensing requirements last year or the year before.
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SERVICE LICENCE ID NUMBER: 70147
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Summary:
2.8 based on 2 reviews
Pricing
2.8/5
Support
2.8/5
Staffing
2.8/5
Environment
2.8/5
The Walnut Tree Excellent Preschool
 (5.0/5)

On 3 May 2017, Parent request to be Anonymous wrote:

This preschool is amazing! My children love it here. A home away from home where the children feel safe and happy to come each day. Staff are friendly and get to know each child individually with it being a smaller preschool it is beneficial to the children. Lots of natural resources! not fake bright plastic everywhere like your chain preschools, where kids seem more like a number , here everyone is a big family. Highly recommend????
Parent request to be Anonymous  likes: Activities for the children
Parent request to be Anonymous  dislikes: A little more emphasis needed on school readiness which I think is underway
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Bad experience for my child
 (0.5/5)

On 19 Sep 2016, Anonymous wrote:

My experience with the Walnut Tree is not a positive one I have to admit. My child went from a loving polite and caring individual. I believe it was due to the lack of nurturing, care and one on one time that they did not show. Thankfully my child is a lot happier where he is now.
I believe it's a babysitters not a preschool.
Anonymous  dislikes: The two owners need to learn some people skills. If they lack this with adults then how are they with children
Pricing
0.5/5
Support
0.5/5
Staffing
0.5/5
Environment
0.5/5