Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Practises Gender Equality: Exclusively all-female teaching staff (adults who are counted as teachers)
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2015 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 45483
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of the teachers counted within the minimum ratio for the number of children hold a practising certificate recognised for teaching in NZ
This is a large early childhood service with up to 84 children at any one time.
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Three-Star Rating (3 out of 5 stars)
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).
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.
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Parents rating of service: FOR A HIGHER RATING AT LEAST 5 RECENT HIGHLY POSITIVE REVIEWS BY PARENTS ARE NEEDED (or 10 or more positive reviews if it's a large service)
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