"Sebastian had a brilliant time during his 4 years here and we are really looking forward to reconnecting with the team there when our second son starts in the Kowhai Room in a few weeks. We were consistently impressed with the staff who all went out of their way to get to know each child so well, and to build really great relationships with them. Sebastian really loved the staff and still regularly reminisces fondly about his time at daycare. He is very keen to go back and visit regularly once his brother starts. We were also very happy with the way the staff facilitated positive interactions between the children, and helped the kids to learn emotional regulation and other key life skills, in each case in a productive and respectful way.
The learning opportunities offered were also excellent – Sebastian had a chance to participate in all sorts of activities we simply wouldn’t have done or been able to do at home, including being exposed to everyday practices, food and events from a broad range of cultures other than his own.
Finally, the school readiness programme has played a large part in Sebastian’s very smooth transition to Meadowbank Primary. Right from day 1 he has felt confident and comfortable trying new things in the school environment, and has approached school with enthusiasm rather than any nervousness. The literacy programme meant Seb had a great foundation for starting literacy work at school, and even in just 2 terms (and despite the disruptions of lockdown!) he has gone from strength to strength with both reading and writing - now he often even spends his play time making signs for his imaginative play scenarios, and is so proud he can now read baby books to his little brother. We would highly recommend this centre as an ECE centre for anyone seeking caring, respectful and highly professional care for their children."