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
My daughter's wonderful experience at Small is Beautiful
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Jul 2016, Noah Seibel wrote:

My daughter had an amazing experience at Small is Beautiful. There wasn't a morning that she didn't want to go! The teachers are warm, friendly and very experienced. At drop off and pick up there was always at least one staff free to discuss what happened on session or talk about any concerns I may have had. Not to mention the programming was fresh and grabbed Claire's interest every week.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Review of Small is Beautiful
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Jul 2016, Ruth McGill wrote:

I have sent my three children to this wonderful pre-school over the last seven years. I can't have asked for anything more in giving them the best start to their school careers. They all loved their time there, as did I. It is such a nurturing environment and teaches them excellent skills to give them the best start in everything they do. Val is a very special lady who invests so much time in each child. I think you would be hard pushed to find a pre-school like Small is Beautiful.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
parent review
 (5.0/5)

On 4 Jul 2016, Mia Dobbs wrote:

I can not rate this preschool highly enough. It is outstanding
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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