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
Additional Information:

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
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
S.i.B review- wonderful!
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Jul 2016, Caroline Ede wrote:

I have 2 children attending s.i.b currently over the last 2 years. The teaching staff are patient, kind and enthusiastic. Activities are great. Children are treated as individuals and encouraged to be themselves. A warm, nurturing environment that parents are able to share in. Wonderful preparation for school entrance. Confident to highly recommend this great preschool!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Caring and nurturing
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Jul 2016, Jane Williams wrote:

I had children at Small is Beautiful from 2010 to 2013. I was really pleased with how my children were lovingly cared for, encouraged, and educated. My children flourished there. When I dropped them off I always felt I was leaving them in the best of hands.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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