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Testimonials

What parents say about us

Rolleston First Learners has been a fantastic choice for our daughter and our family after moving back from eight years living in Perth, WA.

When we went for our first visit I knew it was the perfect place just from the care and interest taken in my 4yr old daughter, all the staff made a point of introducing themselves to her and showing her around the room, she instantly felt safe and the fun started from here!

We have been using First Learners for six months now and my daughter attends four days a week, she loves it and quite often asks to go on the weekends too :)

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Centre to anyone looking for childcare, they are flexible, caring and above all the children are engaged and happy when I drop off and collect my daughter every day.

Kirsty

We can't thank you enough for the care and love you have shown to H. He has had the most magical and amazing time the past 4 years. Many, many thanks

Mum & Dad H

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.

Sarah-Kate Flewellen

Thank you all so much for taking care of our 2 boys over the last few years. They both loved their time with you all and we are all going to miss the wonderful environment you all provide.

The N Family

Today is a very sad day for us as its been 8 years since we’ve joined Paddingtons. We want to thank you all for the continuous support, love, caring and sharing you have provided for our family. You guys are a very special part of our lives in Hamilton and will you will remain in the children’s hearts forever

Family of Aria, Milah and Cruz

I stumbled across Childs Play 2 years ago when we were new to town. From the moment I walked in the doors with my 2 young kids we have been made to feel nothing but welcome, and part of a big extended family.

I find Childs Play fantastic for my girls, as there always seems to be something new and exciting for them to do and explore, but for me as a parent the thing that makes Childs play so great is the team that works there. They are a team passionate about fuelling young minds, and do a wonderful job incoaching and nurturing the children that are there with them. They show love and respect to all families, and I now consider them all a part of my family.

For me as a parent leaving my kids with anybody is a big struggle. The team at childs play take away the stress and mummy guilt, as I know my girls are as happy and as loved as they would be at home. Just knowing this makes everything that much easier.

The progress my children have made while at Childs Play is incredible. The Social interactions, structure and stimulation my children have received is invaluable and to a child trying to find their place in the world there is nothing better than that friendly face or guiding hand helping you along the way.

From the Nursery right thru to the extension room, the kids are loved and guided each day. Seeing my girl light up when she sees her favourite teacher (for that day) or her wanting to take something in to show, the stories and the cuddles she gives – shows how much this team at childs play means to her and how comfortable and happy she is to have them in her life. The team at Childs play love the kids as if they are their own and I personally love them for it – I wouldnt leave my kids with anybody else.

Brenda Kinsgford

Thank you all so much for the wonderful care provided to Sebastian and Nathaniel.  When we found that we had to return to Wellington for a few months we had no idea how the boys (or us) would cope. I-kids on Cambridge was a godsend, and the boys didn't want to leave. We wish there was an i-kids in Rarotonga.

Please pass on our warmest regards to all the teachers and helpers there who are totally amazing with our kids. Their hard works are deeply appreciated.

Thanks, Rachel! You are an amazing person. We really miss you all!

Mayhew family

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.

Nicola

I am absolutely heartbroken to have to pull our daughter out of your centre - she has been very, very happy with Vanessa in the Infants Room and we have the greatest respect and affection for the whole team. I was pretty concerned about leaving my little girl in day-care at four months old but she has absolutely thrived. She is noticeably more social, settled and confident than other babies in our antenatal group which tells me I made the right choice.

The entire infants room team, and the wider staff, have been incredibly kind and patient. Vanessa and Lynney in particular seem to hold very genuine affection for our daughter and go to great lengths to ensure she is happy, secure and receiving appropriate developmental opportunities. Every morning our daughter shrieks with delight when she sees her teachers and we've never, ever had tears at drop-off time.

We've shared our daughter’s Storypark content with our extended families - the grandparents in particular have appreciated seeing these lovely updates as both my parents and my husband's parents live out of town. Thank you for this.

Mary-Rose

I really like how organic and outdoorsy your center is as Vic loves the fresh air and exploring outside. :)

Maya

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