XL Preschool

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Street or Road: 121 Beach Road, Papakura
Location: Auckland
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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
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 25239
Qualified teaching staff: 80% or more 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:

Four-Star Rating (4 out of 5 stars)

4stars

  • 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).
  • Positive Reviews: Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it (consistently positive reviews an overall rating of at least 4 out 5).

 

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Parents rating of service: Reviews are great - average 4/5 stars
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
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:
4.3 based on 16 reviews
Pricing
4.4/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
4.4/5
Environment
4.0/5
Highly recommended
 (4.9/5)

On 19 Oct 2018, Jo Nielsen wrote:

My son was enrolled from aged 7 months and left last week aged 5.
From day one the staff have been nothing short of fantastic. Such kind, caring and nurturing people who provide quality education. My son has grown into a kind, compassionate boy who knows how to play, share and help with jobs as well as learning to write and early reading. This is down to the fantastic staff who have cared for him daily.
The small, personal centre has a real "homely" feel. The centre and staff have been extremely flexible with swapping days and hours. One of the best things has been the same staff since day one.
My son keeps asking to go back to visit his teachers and friends!
Jo Nielsen likes: The friendly, personal feel. Provide a great range of learning opportunities.
Jo Nielsen dislikes: Nothing!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5
I don't trust anybody else but XL
 (5.0/5)

On 6 Oct 2017, Katherine wrote:

My daughter attended XL Preschool from 3 - 5 and absolutely loved it. She is now going on 7 and still talks about it all the time. I have just enrolled my 2 year old son and couldn't be anymore confident with him being there. The staff are amazing people and mentors and I wouldn't even think to look anywhere else! We have had a cousin go through XL Preschool also, and his parents share my opinions on the centre and staff. Thank you all for everything you've done for our family!
Katherine likes: Supportive teachers, The family feeling of the environment, Location
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Best choice I have made
 (4.5/5)

On 1 Jun 2017, Bonnie wrote:

I have two children at XL (one since 2013) and they look forward to going everyday. The thing I love about XL is their staff for many reasons but to mention a few -
I admire and respect that it has been the same care loyal staff through out the years I've been there - allowing my kids to build good relationships and not left with unfamiliar relievers.
They have always been friendly and welcoming both to parents and children and have shown genuine care nurturing and interest beyond what I expected.
I like that they willingly give good day to day feedback when it's required and feels like they want to rather than have to but my ultimate reason is the way they interact and engaged with the kids , all of the above has been consistent (not just on the first day) and gives me peace of mind leaving my kids there.
To anyone considering XL I would recommend it 100%. There is room for improvement (as there is anywhere) but take advantage of it is a unique place, my kids are happy and we're very lucky to be among it.
Bonnie likes: staff, that under 2's can play with over 2's
Bonnie dislikes: suggest, bigger brighter under 2's area
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
3.0/5
Homey Preschool
 (4.4/5)

On 7 May 2017, Jocelyn Marikit wrote:

My 3-year-old daughter loves it there. Staffs are accommodating and friendly.
The transition only took few days. I was amazed that on her 5th day at school she was not crying anymore when I left. She's happy with her 2nd home now. :)
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
4.5/5
Environment
4.0/5
Just the Right Preschool - XL Preschool
 (4.9/5)

On 29 Mar 2017, Jotika wrote:

I have had my 2 year old daughter in a preschool prior to XL and she spent her days there crying her eyes out and absolutely not eating and drinking for the whole days... until I found XL Preschool and the moment I entered the grounds I could feel the good vibe. My daughter took instant liking to XL Preschool environment and the staff. It has such a lovely, homey and welcoming environment and staff. My daughter is settling down pretty well and it gives me the comfort feeling that she is in a safe and wonderful hands of amazing staff.
Thanks a lot Vivien, Yashmin, Sandra, Adele and Jazminder... you guys make a lot of difference. I am sure that Jia will develop well and learn a lot.
Just on a positive note, a bit more improvement could be made on the physical environment to give the place more uplift.
Jotika likes: Wonderful and amazing staff, Homey and welcoming environment
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5

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