What parents say about us
Both my children have attended Leaps & Bounds Henderson. We have enjoyed every day of it. The teachers are excellent! Giving us feedback on the children on a regular basis. They prepare the children for school to a very high standard, with school visits and routines to learn what school will be like. I would highly recommend Leaps and Bounds Henderson to anyone wanting a top class early child care centre.
I really like how organic and outdoorsy your center is as Vic loves the fresh air and exploring outside. :)
A huge thank you for your love and care of Rikki over the last 5 years. You are a big part of who she is and played a major role in her confidence and education.
Staff kept us well informed, great bonds with the children and seem happy in the workplace. They are very understanding when first settling children and providing individual care to my boys. They developed/exposed the boys to things that they were enthusiastic about, had the rooms well organised in relation to play/routine etc. The manager was very approachable, quick with responses to requests.
The team at Active Explorers on Broadway Ave Palmerston North have been a significant part of my family’s life for the last four years as they have cared for my two children Ruby and Max.
My husband and I have found the staff to be loving, dedicated and nurturing, enabling our children to grow and develop in a happy and loving environment.
As parents we have had complete confidence in the centres ability to care for our children and have always felt welcomed by the staff who work there.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the centre to other families looking for an early childhood facility to care and nurture their children.
The teachers at RELC have been outstanding! They are extremely caring, warm, friendly and supportive of each child’s individual needs. They are very competent at their job and we will miss them very much.
Thank you all so much for all your care and support with M since he started at Active Explorers. He has really enjoyed Preschool and will miss you all very much, we have been so happy with Active Explorers from the moment M started.
When I think of Active Explorers Leeston...
It’s Fabulous, and I really mean that! What brilliant teachers. They are so warm natured and very kind to all the children. My son Gus goes here and he absolutely loves each day... they let the children do what they love the most. I think you are an awesome team and I couldn't be happier that Gus goes to such a caring Preschool. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL YOUR A FABULOUS TEAM.
Our family has been a part of the Active Explorers whanau for the past 7 years now. Within this time two of our children have transitioned throughout their three age focused rooms are now at school. I currently have a two year old who still attends. Our whanau's journey has been one that the centre has individualised for each of our children's' needs and abilities. I always feel that our voices are heard and respected by the centre manager, Mel Hall. The centre always makes you feel welcome and the key teachers are always eager to tell you how your child's day has been, what they have been doing and how they support them in their interests. The genuine care and love the key teachers show my children is very important. Both my husband and I work fulltime and want our children to be receiving the best care possible. I feel that if there is a concern this is addressed immediately and in a professional manner. I understand that key teacher's move on from time to time which can be unsettling for my children however consultation with my husband and I always occurs prior to ensure that our children are supported. Our children have health plans that need to be monitored closely, I feel that the key teachers over the years have always kept focus on this and ensure all appropriate staff that needs to be aware are informed and are vigilant in updating the
plan and consulting with us. This is reassuring to us as parents as we have to trust this will occur, it is great to know that this does. As parents a healthy diet is important to us, the centre always provides nutritious meals throughout the day and we can relax with the comfort of knowing that our children are being nourished with the right fuel for their busy day. I was pleased that the centre is now taking an active role in attending transition visits to school. Our middle daughter at the end of last year started school and was very impressed that her key teacher Pooja attended also. I found this to be over and above. Pooja did state that she could pass on our daughters learning's and interests to her new school teacher and wanting to ensure that our child was supported to start their new school.
The off site visits for the children are one that our family look forward to, the more the better. I have noticed that since Mel has been manager there has been more. Mel appreciates and fully supports children experiencing new learning's and is active in ensuring this occurs. Our family has had the privilege of our first daughter having Mel as her key teacher, Mel always puts the children first, is child focused and experienced as an early childhood teacher. I would recommend the centre to anyone who would explore this as option for their child.
The Burridge whanau
I just want to let you know I have been so impressed with all the teachers over the last few weeks. Starting Isla in day care has been a challenging time for me as it always is with a change. The room one staff have been so fantastic in easing my anxieties and helping Isla settle in. I have been so impressed by how they keep in touch during the day if needed and all the feedback I have got.
Isla has settled so easily I think and that is because of the amazing nuturing environment and caring staff. Finlay also is doing so well and so happy in room 4. I again have been very impressed by the teachers.
I haven't given much feedback but since we have been in Active Explorers Mana it has been such a great center to have our children in and nice to know they are safe and happy while we can't be with them. You are all so great at your job