What parents say about us
Our 2 girls have attended Pascals St Johns since they were 2. With caring teachers, a great curriculum and an excellent centre manager in Ellie, they have thrived during their time here. Centre communication is great and we love getting their stories on Storypark. The girls love their teachers and enjoy the wide range of activities on offer. We looked at many centres and the Pascals facilities are second to none. Having separate areas for different age ranges is a great idea. We would recommend Pascals St Johns without hesitation.
Louise and Gavin
My daughter and my son both went to Pascals. In the initial stage, I have selected and visited more than 10 centres around Meadowbank area and finally chosen Pascals. The Centre Manager and all the teachers are amazing! My son has been to Kiwi Room, and now is currently at Tui Room; my daughter has been to Pukeko Room and have recently graduated from Fantail Room, therefore, I have experienced all rooms and teachers in Pascals and I must be honest that all the teachers are loving and caring to the children. My daughter always talk about what happens during the day at Pascals and always can't wait to share her news in the next day with her friends and teachers! And my little man is now so familiar with his environment that he will eat so well and sleep nearly two hours in Tui Room.
I have personally referred many of my friends' children to Pascals and they have also referred Pascals to their family and friends once they children joined Pascals.
Do come for a visit and you will see yourself how amazing the centre is!
The Pascal Kindy teaching and support staff are amazing! Since our daughter started until now, they have provided our daughter with the most wonderful preparation for school. The love and care, to go with the education, creativity and inspiration has given our daughter the confidence and skills to excel academically and socially. Thanks to the Manager Tia and all the teachers. They are amazing !!! 😉
Srey & Leon
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.