Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 10 Bronte Place, Owhata
Phone: contact phone number has not yet been made available
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?: 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)
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)
My daughter attended Eastern Suburbs Preschool for a short time before she began school, and my son is currently going to both of the playgroup sessions with the intention of him starting Kindy when he turns 2. What I love about Eastern Suburbs is the calm nature of the environment. The small number of children attending, loads of space to play, and the lovely staff and families all contribute to a great space. There is a real community feel about the place with fantastic families all actively involved, happy for a chat, and ready and willing to support each other. I love that my children could get as involved (or as messy) as they wanted to be with loads of opportunity to get involved in activities that we don’t do at home