Small Is Beautiful Preschool

How many stars: 5 Stars
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Street or Road: 27 A Summer Street, Devonport
Location: Auckland
Phone: (09) 445 2288
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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: 2 years and over
Practises Gender Equality: Exclusively all-female teaching staff (adults who are counted as teachers)
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2017 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 20157
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:

Five-Star Rating (5 out of 5)

5stars

  • 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).
  • Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement: The service regularly evaluates how well it is providing for children and its quality by asking families for feedback using the "NZ ECE Survey of Parent Satisfaction and Experience" developed by researchers.
  • 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: RECENT REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE ARE GREAT! An average of at least 4 to 5 stars
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: YES - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
More Info on Hall of Excellence: Hall of Excellence

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Summary:
5.0 based on 22 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Wendy van der Linde
 (5.0/5)

On 26 Nov 2019, Wendy Van der Linde wrote:

Since the moment we walked in, Small Is Beautiful felt like home. Knowing that the teachers really care for our son gave us peace of mind. The time they each spent in connecting with him, making him feel supported, safe and 'seen' was evident in how quickly he settled. As parents we were encouraged, and filled-in every day on his activities. SiB really is a family caring for families.
Wendy Van der Linde likes: Specific care and knowledge of each child and parent., Fun activities inside and outdoors.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A fantastic place
 (5.0/5)

On 18 Nov 2019, Madeleine Richards wrote:

Both of my children have been lucky enough to go to Small is Beautiful from age 2, one of my girls is still there as she is only 3 and the other is now at school. I cannot express how much a part of our lives SiB has become, the kids have formed wonderful relationships with the other children and the amazing staff. The activities are interesting and creative and the environment is loving and nuturing. I have always felt extremely safe and confident in the care and attention that is given to the kids here, the teachers are super attentive and take a genuine interest in who the children are and getting to know them.
Madeleine Richards likes: everything here!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Great place for children!
 (5.0/5)

On 16 Nov 2019, Ann-Christin wrote:

We sent our youngest daughter to Small is Beautiful. We were delighted with how my daughter was lovingly cared for, encouraged and educated. The teachers were kind, nurturing and built a family like environment. Because we immigrated from Europe there were no grandparents around and the teachers really made up for that and gave her roots and a feeling of belonging. We will always be thankful for this welcoming atmosphere. When I dropped them off I always felt I was leaving them in a safe place. Our daughter really thrived there.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Small Is Beautiful
 (4.9/5)

On 15 Nov 2019, Charlotte Penman wrote:

Small is Beautiful pre-school has a wonderful community feel, the environment provides a real sense of belonging for children, and fast becomes a home away from home. Both my daughters have attended SIB, my oldest is now at school and my youngest is still attending. We have found there is genuine care and respect for the 'whole' child's wellbeing, interests and needs. Dani, Christine, Tracy and Val are all truly passionate about early childhood development and very dedicated to creating a nurturing, fun and encouraging play-based educational environment, that builds a sense of pride and accomplishment in the children. They feel safe and secure there and as a family, we feel very blessed to have found this treasure.
Charlotte Penman likes: The attentive staff, Engaging activities, Singing and mat time, Friendly and caring, Good communication
Charlotte Penman dislikes: Nothing
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
4.5/5
Small is Beautiful creates beautiful memories
 (5.0/5)

On 15 Nov 2019, Fleur Levido wrote:

Our family had the privilege of being part of the Small is Beautiful community. 3 of our sons have wonderful memories of creative play in a kind and nurturing environment. As parents we felt secure leaving our children with Val and her staff - professional and caring. Val is an insightful leader who is open with communication and listens attentively.
The whole child - and indeed whole family - is catered for at Small is Beautiful.
Fleur Levido likes: Creative Play/ Home-like environment/ Small personalised early childhood centre
Fleur Levido dislikes: No dislikes
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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