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
Age group of children licensed to have: 2 years and over
Gender balance: Unfortunately for children teachers of only one gender are known to be employed and present during the hours the service is opened (or at home-based agencies there are not male and female visiting teachers). If you find there are now male and female teachers please let My ECE know to update this information
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office latest report: The last report was in 2014 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 20157
Employment of fully qualified teachers: 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 is either a centre that has between 80% - 100% qualified teachers within its minimum staff-child ratio OR it is a home-based or parent-led service that is funded by the Ministry of Education for having qualified staff.
  • 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 and ERO will not check it again for another 3 to 4 years. Or, no ERO report is known to be available yet.
  • 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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How parents & caregivers rate it: 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
More Info on Hall of Excellence: Hall of Excellence

Parent/Caregiver and Family Reviews

NOTE: No more than one review per person on this service please. Promotional reviews by service operators, staff or others will not be accepted.

Summary:
5.0 based on 10 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Highest Standards Over Many Years
 (5.0/5)

On 16 Apr 2017, Sebastian wrote:

I was very privileged to be a preschooler at SIB 16 years ago. I also still fondly remember having been an intern there some 5 years ago. SIB inspires creativity and curiousity im children in a way that I have found nowhere else and that I have missed during all my time in the German education system. At an early age already, SIB greatly contributed to who I am today. I also know that my parents are most grateful for the warm welcome and all the caring advice we as a family received.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Best in Business
 (5.0/5)

On 6 Jul 2016, Rachel Kohaly wrote:

A friend used to rave about Small is Beautiful and owner Val, so when it came time for my youngest son to start kindy I decided to check them out. Here we are 14months later and my one true regret is that I hadn't discovered Val and her team in time for my eldest.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Small is Beautiful Preschool
 (5.0/5)

On 6 Jul 2016, Hicham Rakim wrote:

Teachers take great care in what they do simply because they are passionate, friendly, knowledgeable and they always keep up with what the latest advancement in education has to offer. My 4 years old adores this place and I cannot recommend "Small is Beautiful" preschool enough.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A great little team of educators
 (5.0/5)

On 5 Jul 2016, Iulia Simtion wrote:

love the team at Small is Beautiful. My girl often talks about Nancy, Dani and Christine. She learns lots of interesting things from them and feels very comfortable talking to them.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Kindergarten at its best
 (5.0/5)

On 5 Jul 2016, Sophie King wrote:

My eldest went there as a toddler and I was extremely impressed by the level of learning and care she has received throughout her years there. My second child is now going. The staff is always so welcoming and such expert at helping the little ones settling in. Vibrant place for learning, warm and buzzing with interesting activities.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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