Small Is Beautiful Preschool

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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
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
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% 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:

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: 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: YES - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
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Summary:
5.0 based on 16 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Small is beautifully cared for
 (5.0/5)

On 10 Sep 2018, Shaughn Hanna wrote:

We love Small is Beautiful because the staff are fantastic and the love and care my child gets is first rate.
Shaughn Hanna likes: how this preschool is small and family like
Shaughn Hanna dislikes: Nothing
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
We love Small is Beautiful!
 (5.0/5)

On 12 Aug 2018, Raewyn Smythe wrote:

Val, Dani, Christine and her team of teachers are like family to us. All of our 4 children have attended Small is Beautiful and from the moment they started we felt right at home. Each child's own unique interests have been discovered, focused on and developed by the teachers. The teachers are really interested in the children and the nurturing relationship enables the child to really blossom. Val prides herself on keeping up to date and incorporating the latest in child development theories. She also has various specialists that she consults if any issues arise and works out the best way to support the child.
I can't speak highly enough of Small is Beautiful!
Raewyn Smythe likes: The teachers, the variety of learning opportunites, the communication to parents
Raewyn Smythe dislikes: None
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
the most amazing experience for kids!
 (5.0/5)

On 7 Aug 2018, Victoria Stephens wrote:

My youngest is still at SIB and my eldest has just started school. We love SIB and have really appreciated the warm, nurturing environment it provides for little people. There is a strong focus on each child's individual strengths and a genuine interest in developing their potential.
Val and her team are amazing and are constantly keeping up with other experts in the field of education and childcare as well as passing that opportunity to parents who want to learn more.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at SIB and only wish school could continue that level of individual progress, as our little ones continue their education academically and socially.
Victoria Stephens likes: teachers, library, environment, toys
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Kind, honest, and AMZING PLACE!!
 (5.0/5)

On 2 Aug 2018, Huey wrote:

외국인인 내 아이들도 정말 좋아하는 유치원입니다
My kids speak in Korean at home so they needed to learn more English before school.
All stuff are very kind and honest who I trust.
They learnt some Korean when my frist child get started S.I.B then it worked which made my girl comfortable and feel safe :)
Now she is 6yr old and my son is there who is going to school in October.
He has so many friends and wants to stay there every day.
Amzing place
Huey  likes: I likes place and all stuffs
Huey  dislikes: Nothing
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Genuine care and depth of knowledge!
 (5.0/5)

On 2 Aug 2018, Hannah Tunnicliffe wrote:

All three of my kids have attended Small
Is Beautiful and I cannot recommend them highly enough. The quality of care is due to the low educator to child ratio, the cosy size of the centre and the genuine enthusiasm for early childhood care and education. The teachers here do not stop learning and adapting and they have a true passion for their work and the kids attending. This centre is full of compassion and my kids have flourished here.
Hannah Tunnicliffe  likes: I like the compassion and enthusiasm of the teachers and the teacher to child ratio.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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