XL Preschool

ECE Service Category: Childcare & 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: 121 Beach Road, Papakura
Location: Auckland
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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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 included one or more men. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women)
Highly Parent Rated: IT'S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE MANY POSITIVE REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE HAVE BEEN POSTED - Parents please add your comments and update us
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 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 25239

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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
Best service and staff ever
 (4.8/5)

On 27 Mar 2017, Lisa Faamausili wrote:

We enrolled my grand daughter her when she was like 21/2 yrs old best decision we ever made. My grand daughter is turning 5yrs this coming May and she is has learnt recognise and write her letters and numbers. She also knows all her shapes and is learning to write sentences. She loves coming to school. The staff have always been warm welcoming and friendly. The structures that they put in place for our grand daughter academic learning has been amazing and we could not have done it with out help of XL preschool. The staff care for our kids as if they were their own and you can not find that kind of service in most kindys or childcares today. The commitment the staff give to our kids care and learning is amazing and i am going to miss them dearly when my grand daughter moves on to her next journey of primary school
Lisa Faamausili likes: I love how caring the staff are and their commitment to my grand daughter
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Best in the area
 (3.8/5)

On 2 Feb 2017, Jewels wrote:

I have had 2 daughters go through XL and I am honored to write this review.
The teachers are always so very welcoming and helpful. The kids welfare and education are at the top of their priorities.
My girls always felt like they were at another home away from home.
It was great to see encouragement to have parent/teacher engagement in all the children's learning.
I have loved watching my children grow in their care, seeing their portfolio, confidence, social skills and learning blossom. It is wonderful that they hold such great values and work together with you as a parent to ensure your child feels safe and happy.
Best yet, my daughters are school ready and confident with thanks to their wonderful nurturing and time taken, so when they leave and move into their 'big' school they are truly ready.
Thank you XL team! Definitely best in the area.
Jewels likes: I like the family feel the centre has, I like the encouragement to link family and schooling life
Pricing
2.5/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
4.0/5
Environment
4.0/5
Our Children Chose XL
 (4.4/5)

On 1 Feb 2017, Averil Hiddleston wrote:

We have had 3 children go through XL Preschool, our youngest is nearly 2 years old and is always excited and in a rush to get out of his car seat when we arrive.
The older 2 children are now at school and still have fond memories of their preschool teachers and enjoy coming to drop off their younger brother.
They were the ones who chose the Centre as after visiting other centre's in the area when we first moved to Auckland, XL Preschool was the only one they felt comfortable enough to join the other kids for a play. They didn't want to leave after that and looked forward to going back.
As parents, we were looking for a Centre with friendly and nurturing staff that would provide a home away from home for our children and give them a good foundation for starting school. We have found that at XL Preschool and appreciate everything the teachers do for our children, so we know they are well taken care of while we are working.
We are very happy with their awesome and personal service and definitely recommend XL Preschool to other families.
Averil Hiddleston likes: the caring nurtring staff
Averil Hiddleston dislikes: Environment is being improved
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
3.0/5
More learning needed
 (3.6/5)

On 1 Feb 2017, Jo wrote:

My son has been attending XL preschool since 2015 and I have found that the staff are very caring and friendly. As a mum I feel very welcomed when I drop and pick my son. It is great to see outdoor area has improved for the children. I feel there should be more learning with reading, writing and maths instead of playing or watching movies. I would like to see a reading book sent home like how it was before even though I do reading at home.
Jo likes: caring staff, friendly and nurturing, warm and welcoming
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
3.0/5
Staffing
3.5/5
Environment
3.0/5
warm whanau enviroment
 (5.0/5)

On 1 Feb 2017, aron maihi wrote:

XL preschool has been amazing for my child's development and he has thrived in the environment that they created.
To find a preschool that instils the same values that you have was awesome and I am so thankful.
From the time he started up till he left, he was lucky to have 5 core staff nurturing him every step of the way.
If I were to have another child, there would be no hesitation in where I would send him/her. I would highly recommend XL Preschool to all parents.
Thank you Vivienne, Adele, Sandra, Jasvir and Yashmin and also not forgetting Lina.
Keep up the good work, take care Aron and Nathaniel
Thank you all
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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