Sweet Peas Village is a preschool located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
This preschool has an average Community Rating of 3 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 16 school community members.
Speaking from personal experience with Sweet Peas, this is not a place I would recommend to others.
I need to add to the recent reviews by parents who viewed this facility in 2013-2014. Unfortunately, I viewed the facility before reading reviews. I too heard it was a state of the art facility. After viewing I was inclined to check reviews after leaving this facility. They are right on the mark. When I went in to view this facility I immediately felt something was off. I felt like I was stepping into the Twilight Zone or some other realm. It was creepy. I saw staff standing around and gossiping. There was absolutely no interaction with children. I literally felt that if I were to send my child to this facility it would be like sending him to the Gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel. That is the only way I can describe the looks can be deceiving feeling that hit me when viewing this facility. I felt everything was for show and personal profit, which was definitely confirmed when I learned the fees charged for tuition...NO WAY WOULD I PAY THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY TO LINE SOMEONE ELSES POCKETS AT MY CHILDS PERSONAL EXPENSE. In good conscience I could not even give them 1 star, but had to give a rating in order to share my feelings. .
So glad I read these reviews! It's sad there aren't more online reviews for daycares.The ones for this school were helpful as my visit there left me wondering why it was at the top of my list. The director doing the tour was ok, and I don't want to say anything too negative as I didn't end up sending my children there, but the place did seem off. I visited 6 other places & while this one had a great setting, I was taken back by what seemed like a lot of staff standing around talking to each other vs. engaging the children. Usually you don't notice those things when you visit a place as everyone's on their best behavior when they see a visiting family, so it was strange that I was able to pick up on this during my short tour. Feeling perplexed after my visit as to why this school was referred to me as one of the "best in the state", is what led me to check online for clues. Now seeing how the reviews were once consistently good, but now more recently terrible, must be an indicator of a good school gone bad. I'm giving them 1 star as I don't think an average of 4 is fair. Us parents need more info when choosing schools for our kids, hence why I wanted to share my feelings as well.
Agree with the last two reviews. Don't send your child here! The owner is aware of what goes on yet does nothing. The directors are never around to help as I can never find one. The school is overpriced and understaffed. For the amount of money we pay, I expect more! The classes are too big and sometimes I don't even get to see my child's teachers at the end of the day as there are random teachers in there. My child doesn't seem happy anymore. I have had some experiences with wonderful teachers and some I don't believe are qualified enough to work with young children. Think twice before sending your child here. It's not all it's cracked up to be!!!!
HIGHLY Agree with the post from dec 12, 2013. Very incompetent employees, claim to Put families first...always hear gossiping about families, kids, and other staff. Have caught a glimpse of teachers behaviors when they weren't expecting anyone to be listening, and the results are DISGUSTING and HORRIFYING. Parents that give good reviews must have no idea what actually goes on there. Very scary place for a parent to put trust in! STAY AWAY!
Sweet Peas Village is extremely deceiving. Yes, it has perfect decorations and is charming to look at but the things that go on behind closed doors are appalling. The owner is more concerned with cashing checks and filling enrollment in each classroom than she is with the safety, well being, and overall health of the children. One of the building has mold in the basement and my childs friend had to switch classrooms because she kept getting sick from being exposed to the mold. Some of the teachers at SPV are excellent, and others are barely qualified. I would NOT recommend bring your child here. And, if you choose to.. stop in unexpectedly and see what really goes on.
As a parent and teacher I look for quality in facility, developmentally appropriate practices and a positive environment for my children. I have found all of this and more at Sweet Peas Village. My children love school and I love the sense of community that Sweet Peas provides. The staff creates positive learning experiences and guides the children to enjoy learning. This is truly a quality school with a team of educated teachers and administrators that hold to the high standards set by the owner.
Sweet Peas Village has a fabulous facility that leaves no detail unattained. The teachers are so educated and use developmentally appropriate practices everyday. I would not go anywhere else this school has it all. from the nurse, teachers, directors and volunteers. Everyone there just has the best interest of the children at hand. Thank you for being available to our family.
I agree with another comment posted on this forum it's perfect for the baby as the kids get older within the school less attention is paid. They have gotten too big to pay attention. For instance in my sons classroom there is a child that has biten 6 different students and 2 teachers and no discplinary action has been taken place at all. Child is still enrolled in the school. To add insult to injury there are times you pick up your child and no one even tells you (the parent) they were bit until you discover the bite mark yourself on your child. Owner and director Heather Mayo who is very well aware of this issue has done nothing to keep the children in the classroom safe. As the website says they create a safe environment?? Thats a joke! It's one of the priciest day cares in the state of RI. My experience in the beginning when I enrolled my baby (at 3 months) was fabulous never a complaint. Now it's just a big disappointment. Director needs to stop her constant personal travel and needs to really be at her school. Get back to basics.
Sweet Peas Village is a state of the art facility filled with an abundance of love and caring, which is what every parent is in search of as they embark upon the balancing act between raising a family and pursuing their career. The staff at SPV is always ready to lend a helping hand and the programs are designed to be fun as well as educational. There is always something happening at SPV and parent involvement is invited at every juncture. Whether it be granfriend day, Art Shows, Music recitals. They even take the guess work out of bag lunch as they provide a hot lunch as one of their newer options. I could go on and on but all you have to do is go for your own tour and you will both see it and feel it. It is the best place for anyones child to go.
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