Primrose School of Longwood at Wekiva Springs

2615 West State Rd. 434
Longwood, FL 32779

Primrose School of Longwood at Wekiva Springs

2615 West State Rd. 434, Longwood, FL 32779
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE
In Business Since:
2013
Total Employees:
11-50
Credentials:

Please check directly with the business for information on licensing and credentials.

Hours
Monday:
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday:
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Wednesday:
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Thursday:
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Friday:
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
Program Details
Type:
  • Child Care Center/Day Care Center,
  • Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details:
  • Summer care / camp
Cost & Availability
Costimate
$190/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
Offerings
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
Payment Options
  • Personal Check|
  • Credit Card
Ratings & Reviews
(2)
(2)
Tek
03/12/2018
Our first experience of Primrose of Longwood was one of hope and delight. The school is beautiful, well-maintained and the office staff was kind and welcoming. My initial impressions of this school have not changed, but I have lost any hope in this school as an academic solution for our young ones.

Let me first preface this review by stating, our child is not perfect. In fact, some days she can be extremely difficult. However, while her difficulties are not behavioral issues (and she is receiving specific support), we were treated as parents with disregard for their child's issues at school, and who are incapable of discipling their child, by the facility's owner(s).

For the most part, the teachers our child had were great. A couple of which went above and beyond to ensure the development of our child and that she received the additional support needed during difficult times. The exceptional teachers and/or assistants always gave us detailed progress notes and LISTENED to us to do what's best for our child. The best ones never gave up on her. And just as our child bonded with and made progress with a teacher, she was either moved to a different class or the teacher was swapped out. For a child who was stated to be "the smartest kid in the class," we were quickly kicked to the curb by management. Of course, double standards were available for children who had issues. To make matters worse, each time we asked new teachers if they had been briefed on our child, we received the response, "They don't tell me anything."

The toddler-aged classes tend to be unruly and loud. I am not certain how much teaching is done, but towards the latter half of our time at this school, it certainly began to present itself as more of a daycare, than a school. I would be very interested (and I recommend you ask), what their turnover rate is on their teachers. I am well aware several have left, including one that was in our child's class for ONE WEEK. Much of the staff are younger ladies that, while quite good at watching the children, seem to be more babysitters than teachers.

Management of the school seems to be the root cause of the issues with this facility. The teachers appear overworked, underappreciated, and likely under compensated. Most seem ill-prepared to deal with their day-to-day and we have seen engagement wane over the last 6 months. The owner presents as a non-smiling, judgmental, business owner less concerned about her key stakeholders and more concerned about her bottom-line. Many mornings our interactions with her involved her standing watch behind the desk, arms crossed, and scolding toddlers for happily running or skipping to their class in the morning.

Believe me, I get it - at the end of the day, this is a business (I won't elaborate on their poor decision to pocket tuition while the school was closed during the hurricane, but you can see another review for that). However, some of us take this very personal, especially as we entrust our children with your care and guidance day-in and day-out. Our child loved this school, her teachers, and her friends. But this school gave up on her and abandoned the opportunity to support her in her growth, development, and her future. This is unforgivable and I urge parents to greatly consider every aspect of this place before deciding to leave your beloved children here.

Rated 3-stars for a lovely place who HAD lovely staff, but lost site of what's most important. A change in management with a revised strategy with a focus on TEACHERS and FAMILIES is in order. Good luck and good-bye, Primose of Longwood.
Maria L
02/07/2016
Wonderful, Clean, Friendly and professional staff. No better place for my child in the area.
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