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.
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.