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 - This service is in the Hall of Excellence
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COMPLIANCE warning: Don't worry. The recent record of this service is good! It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
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Is this service 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
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Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2017 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 20157
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Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it.

The centre has a commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement. It regularly evaluates how well it is providing for children and its quality using the "NZ ECE Survey of Parent Satisfaction and Experience" developed by researchers.

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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
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
Peace of mind
 (4.5/5)

On 27 Jun 2018, Maria wrote:

That is what I have as a parent.
Carefully selected experienced staff that understand the idiosyncrasies of Little children and enjoy their company. Patient and kind and always happy to try our new things. No disinterested staff on their mobile phones in this place! A big 5* from me.
Maria  likes: Everything
Maria  dislikes: Nothing
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
4.5/5
Environment
4.5/5
A magical place
 (5.0/5)

On 26 Jun 2018, Rachel Keane wrote:

We are thrilled to have been able to send our three children to Small is Beautiful over the last 7 years. Our youngest has recently started, and has settled in without so much as a wobble. He does a happy dance when he realises it is a "Small is Beautiful" day. Our elder two had a wonderful experience - and left SIB well prepared for school. Val seems to have a knack for recruiting and retaining dedicated and nurturing teachers. The programme is highly considered and age appropriate - there is nothing commoditised about SIB. And Val herself is one in a million.
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

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