The Walnut Tree Preschool

How many stars: 3 Stars
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Street or Road: 313 Breezes Road, Aranui
Location: Christchurch
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments yet
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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
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Practises Gender Equality: Exclusively all-female teaching staff (adults who are counted as teachers)
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 70147
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:

Three-Star Rating (3 out of 5 stars)

3stars

  • 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).

   

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Parents rating of service: FOR A HIGHER RATING AT LEAST 5 RECENT HIGHLY POSITIVE REVIEWS BY PARENTS ARE NEEDED (or 10 or more positive reviews if it's a large service)
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
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Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: N0 - This service is not yet in the Hall of Excellence. It needs to achieve more positive reviews
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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

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