The children from Pascals St Johns went on an excursion to Butterfly Creek.
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Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the teachers especially the Pukeko and Kiwi Teams for their dedication, passion and drive that they give our children. The advice, support and encouragement that the team also give to us as parents is invaluable.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and care of Conor, you are outstanding!!! We have really appreciated your flexibility, patience and “just going with the flow” ....Hope the new little people coming through will keep you on toes and best wishes to you all in your continuing excellent work.
Deb & Karl Kent
Wanted to share your success story. Anne went into school just three weeks ago and has already been recognised as an independent, dedicated student. Thanks for the preparation work Hummingbirds did with her.
My son has been in your center for nearly 9 months. I would like to say thanks to you and the teachers in his room.
I feel the center is best we have ever been and the staffs are very caring and supportive. the manger and staffs have shown a great commitment and passion in communicating with parents and creating a caring environment for children. Since the first day I visited the center, Monique has been very helpful to answer my questions and made me feel really welcomed. Nathan has developed the strong and close relationships with teachers especially Kate, Sarah, and other teachers. I really appreciate all you and the teachers have done to help my son quickly settled in the center.
It is sad to leave the center due to the change in the family and we have to move him to the new preschool and it will save me time to pick up and send kids to school. however the experience in you center is so memorable and we definitely will miss you and the teachers in you center.
I am sure it takes a lot of time to do the monthly learning stories and magic moments but IT IS WORTH IT!!! I frequently open up ours and look at them and show relatives and we look at them as a family. You probably don't get this feedback because, as we all are, too busy to flick an email, hence mine being an essay now! But in chatting with parents the learning stories are really appreciated, as is the frequent communication with parents through emails updating us on what is going on around the place.
Overall I just want to say thank you for all the amazing things you are doing. It is more than a job and your wonderful teachers are putting their hearts and souls into our special treasures that we trust to you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Returning to work when your first child is 4 months old is not an easy thing to do. Hummingbirds however made the transition so easy for us. Being busy working parents, we need to be able to rely on the childcare centre that our daughter attends. Saying that we can rely on Hummingbirds is an understatement. The communication is outstanding and we feel a very big part of the Hummingbirds family. We truly are very lucky to have Hannah attending such a fabulous centre, you make it very easy for us to feel relaxed about her care and environment.
Our family's experience at Pascals Albany has been overwhelmingly positive. I was recommended the centre by family friends with children of a similar age who attended the centre. We have three children who currently attend Pascals Albany. Our eldest daughter started in the nursery when she was nine months old and our second two children (twins) have attended since 10 months old.
Some of the things that make Pascals Albany such a wonderful place are: great communication from the Teachers about how your child's day has been (both written and verbal), the quality and obvious warmth of the relationships between the teachers and children, the quality of the physical environment and resources, the culture of the centre (encouraging respectfulness and care) and the stability of the staff members.
I am impressed with the ever evolving outdoor environment. The teachers are clearly motivated and engaged in their roles and are constantly beautifying and improving the gardens and outdoor play environment.
I truly feel that the Teachers at Pascals Albany are an extension of our family and I don't hesitate to talk to them about any concerns that I have about my children as I feel that together we work together and find solutions to whatever is happening for them. There is real consistency between the home and centre environment.
I would unreservedly recommend Pascals Albany to parents looking for an exceptionally high quality early childhood centre for their children.
Pascals Albany is a fun, engaging centre that provides top preschool education, readying each child for their start at school. Both of my children have attended the centre since they were 9 months old. My daughter is about to turn 5 and whilst she is excited to start school, she is very sad to be leaving her preschool family. The people, activities, learnings and general environment are amazing. I strongly believe my children have gained much more from being at Pascals Albany and have grown to be confident, capable children. When I go to pick my daughter up she tells me I’m too early and she wants to stay. Even my son who is now at school enjoys returning and engaging with the teachers that he had when he was there. The teachers give their all and ensure each child is treated as an individual – it really does feel like a big extended family.
Both our daughters attended Pascals Albany from the time they were 2 years old, and as a family we have been with the centre now for 5.5 years. In this time we have developed wonderful relationships with the staff, who are committed, caring and highly professional. As a parent, I have always felt that the staff at Pascals Albany have a genuine passion for children and teaching and it is reassuring to drop my children off knowing they are in safe and caring hands. In particular, I have watched and appreciated how the teachers have taken the time to understand my children’s individual personalities and needs, and focused on encouraging and fostering their natural interests and strengths. Both my girls thrived in this environment and I believe that their experience with the centre has had a very positive impact on their confidence, self-esteem and thirst for learning.
I have also felt that communication between the centre and home is excellent. We have especially enjoyed the detailed updates that the teachers put together for the child portfolios. With my youngest daughter now about to start school, I know I will treasure these precious reminders of their pre-school years.
I highly recommend Pascals Albany to any family looking for a high quality early childhood centre for their children.
"Why didn't you find it earlier"
My son is now at school but we were fortunate enough to spend 6 months at Hummingbirds after another centre let us down.
On the weekend Angus found his portfolio from Hummingbirds and burst into tears saying "Mummy, why didn't you find Hummingbirds earlier"
And I agree, I wish I had found it earlier. The facilities, the staff, the age appropriate rooms and activities all came together to give my son the best possible care and a head start for school.
When working full time it is a relief to know that your kids are in a caring, stimulating environment in which he probably had more fun than if he was at home.
Thank you for accommodating us during a tough time and leaving my son with such fond memories.