What parents say about us
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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