Small Is Beautiful Preschool

ECE Service Category: Care and 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: 27 A Summer Street, Devonport
Location: Auckland
Phone: (09) 445 2288
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from 2 years of age
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).
Has male and female teaching staff: In 2019 the teaching team was, known to have been usually or all of the time, women only. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women. In Home-based ECE this criterion relates to visiting teachers only)
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: Reviews of this service are great! It is achieving a number of consistently positive user reviews
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Yes it is! To find out more, go to the Hall of Excellence page

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Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 20157
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Summary:
5.0 based on 28 reviews
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
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
Small is Beautiful is beautiful
 (5.0/5)

On 16 May 2019, Cloris Jiang wrote:

My son is studying at SiB. I couldn't like it better. It makes people feel so warm. Not only does my child get the attention of every staff, but they also attaches great importance to the communication with parents, which makes me feel like a family. At the same time, I agree with the way of SiB education. As a Chinese parent, I think I have learned a lot from SiB. SiB introduced me to what is really good early child education. My child enjoys every day at SiB and loves the teachers. We will go on to SiB.
Cloris Jiang likes: I like it's atmosphere
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