The Walnut Tree Preschool

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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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
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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)
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)
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
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Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: It has a clean record. It was not downgraded to a provisional or suspended licence by the Ministry of Education last year (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Entrant 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
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2018 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education 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

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