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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 daughter has thrived so much in so many ways since joining Pascals Albany a year ago. She enjoys Play Ball, the in-centre dance class every Friday, Koru Club and the many educational excursions her classrooms have been on. She comes home every day with such animated stories about the new things she has learned. We have seen astounding progress in all areas of her development.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pascals St Johns is always making positive changes that don't go unnoticed. The team at Pascals St Johns certainly have the children's learning and safety at heart.
We feel 100% supported that our daughter is getting the best education and care. Rianna loves coming to daycare. She sometimes cries in the weekend because she wants to come to daycare. We know you are doing your best to find another awesome teacher for the Pukeko Room, good luck with that process. I am sure your wonderful centre will attract that person. Thank you for everything you all do for our children. They are in the best hands.
"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.
Thank you so much for all your hard efforts to get Jodie a full time place with you. We do appreciate that so much. Before I end my letter, I have to say that you and your centre are the best - it is fact - it is true and it is not a compliment.
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.