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
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments yet
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).
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: In 2019 the teaching team was, known to have been usually or all of the time, women only. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women. In Home-based ECE this criterion relates to visiting teachers only)
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)
COMPLIANCE warning: It has a clean record. 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)
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
Bad experience for my child
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