Montana Early Learning Centre

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Street or Road: 31 Montana Ave
Location: Christchurch
Phone: (03) 364 3968
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Ownership: This service is part of a state or public organisation
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Male & Female Teachers Available: Unfortunately for children teachers of only one gender are known to be employed and present during the hours the service is opened (or at home-based agencies there are not male and female visiting teachers). If you find there are now male and female teachers please let My ECE know to update this information
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2015 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 70021
Qualified teaching staff: 80% or more of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
My ECE Rating of this Service:

Five-Star Rating (5 out of 5 stars)

5stars

  • Qualified Staff: This service has a higher proportion of qualified or trained teachers/ educators. (Centres with 80% or more qualified teachers within the legal minimum staffing requirement. Home-based services and Playcentres on a higher funding rate for educator training).
  • Service Size: The service operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood service.
  • Education Review Office report: The latest ERO report for this service was a positive one (or ERO has yet to make a report available on this service).
  • Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement: The service regularly evaluates how well it is providing for children and its quality by asking families for feedback using the "NZ ECE Survey of Parent Satisfaction and Experience" developed by researchers.
  • Positive Reviews: Parents and caregivers are reporting in their reviews of this service that they have had a great experience with it (consistently positive reviews an overall rating of at least 4 out 5).

   

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Parents rating of service: Reviews are great - average 4/5 stars
Entrant in the Wall of Shame: NO
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Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: No
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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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