Montana Early Learning Centre

ECE Service Category: Care and Education centre

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Ownership: This service is part of a state or public organisation
Street or Road: 31 Montana Ave
Location: Christchurch
Phone: (03) 364 3968
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
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).
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: 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?: IT'S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE MANY POSITIVE REVIEWS OF THIS SERVICE HAVE BEEN POSTED - Parents please add your comments and update us
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
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COMPLIANCE warning: It has a clean record. 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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Entrant 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
More Info on Wall of Shame: Wall of Shame
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2019 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 70021
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Summary:
4.8 based on 5 reviews
Pricing
4.8/5
Support
4.9/5
Staffing
4.8/5
Environment
4.8/5
Brilliant centre
 (5.0/5)

On 28 Nov 2017, Kim wrote:

We are so lucky to have found such a fantastic ECE. The staff are amazing!
Kim likes: Atmosphere, Learning opportunities, philosophy
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Fantastic Care
 (4.6/5)

On 13 Nov 2017, Malena wrote:

I have stuck with Montana for all three children, and I know the special memories formed there will stay with us for many years to come. I routinely feel the staff genuinely care about my children and always make the time to fill me in on all the cool things they have been up to during the day or important developmental milestones the beautiful staff have identified. I really value the theories underpinning Montana's policies and processes which put the child first.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
4.5/5
Staffing
4.5/5
Environment
4.5/5
So awesome I drive across town to get there
 (4.9/5)

On 1 Nov 2017, Caitlin wrote:

As part of the UCSA they have a great relationship with the University and the kids have some wonderful learning opportunities that they wouldn't get anywhere else.
My oldest children have some fantastic memories of their time there, and beg to pick up their younger sister just to see their favourite teachers again. Now that I live further away I have to commute a fair way to take my youngest to Montana but I couldn't imagine leaving her anywhere else because I know she is safe, loved and having tons of fun there.
Caitlin likes: quality teaching, caring staff, fun environment, tailored learning
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Wonderful learning Centre
 (4.9/5)

On 25 Oct 2017, Selina wrote:

I experienced a few kindergartens with my kids, but in my mind Montana is the best place, because the teachers are really very nice and kind. I've never seen teachers can be so nice to the kids, and I can feel they really love kids instead of doing a job. That is the first impression I visited the Montana at the first time, and it is true fact after seeing my child here for one year.
Selina likes: professional staff, endless smiles on each one's face, love and patience on kids
Pricing
4.5/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Review
 (4.8/5)

On 25 Oct 2017, Zuzana wrote:

I am happy that my child is going to Montana Early Learning Centre. All teacher are really friendly and helpful.
Zuzana likes: friendly staff, lots of play outside
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
4.5/5
Environment
4.5/5

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