The James Street Preschool

ECE Service Category: Childcare & 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: 5 James Street, Redcliffs
Location: Christchurch
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
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Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: 51 or more children. This is a mega licensed early childhood centre. Check that small family-like group sizes are maintained, and not large classes. It is important for children's learning and emotional wellbeing to consistently have the same teachers everyday. No child should feel or be 'lost in the crowd'.
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 included one or more men. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women)
Highly Parent Rated: THIS SERVICE CANNOT YET BE CLASSIFIED AS A HIGHLY RATED SERVICE. (To be so it needs to have a number of recent positive reviews - at least 5 positive if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-centre or a home-based service)
Entrant in the Hall of Excellence: Not yet
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Compliance with Regulations & Minimum Standards: It has a clean record. It was not downgraded to a provisional or suspended licence by the Ministry of Education last year (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: 70542

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Summary:
4.9 based on 3 reviews
Pricing
4.7/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A kind and caring preschool
 (4.8/5)

On 9 May 2020, Lauren Gill wrote:

James Street is a beautiful preschool with a wonderful outdoor adventure play area. The teachers are dedicated, kind and caring and get to know each individual child and their families. A wonderful preschool where children feel a deep sense of belonging and ownership.
Great nutritious lunches and Kai available throughout the day, made by a chef on site.
Lauren Gill  likes: Primary care, key teachers, Small group sizes, outdoor play, play based learning
Pricing
4.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
My review
 (5.0/5)

On 28 Nov 2014, Thom Telfer wrote:

We have always felt very welcome at this wonderful preschool. My daughter loves the great outdoor space and the teachers are excellent.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Wonderful preschool
 (5.0/5)

On 29 Oct 2014, Craig Bettridge wrote:

This preschool has lovely staff and provide a wonderful programme for my wee boy.
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5

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