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: 183 Brookside Road, Rolleston
Phone: 03-347 4474
AGE RANGE: Licensed to care for children from infancy
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 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'.
IS IT RATED HIGHLY?: No it is not currently rated highly. It does not have the expected minimum of at least 5 recent positive reviews (see below) to give you confidence that it continues to be a good one for families who use it.
WARNING: Don't worry - this service did not receive a licence downgrade for non-compliance with the Education (ECE) Regulations or licensing requirements last year or the year before.
My son attended Bright Beginnings from the age of one to five. The staff were incredible, especially the owner who would go above and beyond to ensure we always felt informed, supported and most importantly that our son was well cared for. Our son loved his time there, and he learnt so much.
I would have absolutely no doubt recommending BBM to anyone.
Kylie Ackroyd likes: The Staff were incredible, and the facility was great.
Kylie Ackroyd dislikes: Honestly didn't really have any, I didn't want him to leave, It would have been good if they had an option for providing food
Montessori education & relaxed children's play
On 25 Sep 2018, Vicky wrote:
Bright Beginnings Montessori is an excellent preshool and I would highly recommend them.
I have had two children attend the preschool, the youngest is still there and has attended since he was 9 months.
The staff are kind, caring and treat the children like their own, particularly when they are in the nursery.
The education is part Montessori and part free play allowing the kids to be kids but also providing a very good start for their school education with structure work time.
Vicky likes: Clean buildings, Large play area, good ratio of kids to staff, Caring staff, good collaberation with parents