I’m so happy with how much Benny is learning and how much he enjoys going to kindy. Your team is doing such a good job and it’s great to feel part of a centre that he not only loves but where he is also learning an incredible amount….it’s not just play! Well done to all the educators as well!
Sarah Bacic, Parent from our Frenches Forest Early Learning Centre (NSW)
Thank you to you all for your efforts last night. Kat’s parenting seminar was informative and helpful. She is a wonderful presenter. The dinner was also delicious – I need to get Bella’s recipes! You all do so much for our children already – to put on such a great event out of hours is extraoardinary.
Jane Williams, Parent from Leichhardt Early Learning Centre (NSW)
A huge thank you to the staff at Kawungan. You do an amazing job. So much so that my son rarely wants to come home! I appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put in to provide a safe, happy and enjoyable place for my sons to be cared for educated. Thank you to you all!
Danielle Pearson, Parent from Kawungan Early Learning Centre (QLD)
Thank you so much for emailing the monthly newsletter, which is the most highly informative newsletter I’ve ever seen (and so professionally presented). I really enjoy catching up on the info.
Thanks also for emailing the daily reflections. They are also so informative and professionally presented. Because we are only there one day a week I guess we miss a lot of the goings on.
I am so impressed by these publications and hope they will continue and I really appreciate the time and effort you have taken to put the info together for me as a parent.
Nicole Titmarsh, Parent from Laidley Early Learning Centre (QLD)
Hi we are the Taylors (Kelly, Nick & Sam)
I work fulltime for a Global IT company in Stressful Sales (luckily a couple of days from home) and Nick is a fly in fly out miner (FIFO ) with BHP in the Pilbara Two weeks on 1 week off. We also have a 20 acre property which we are renovating. Life for us is full on to say the least. We rely heavily on routine, routine, routine. I like to say it’s not better or worse, just different! Some days are better than others like all families. On Nick’s week off he has Sam at home and they do exciting things like go to the Tip, Bunnings and swimming. I am very fortunate to have flexible work arrangements, and a cleaner 🙂
Sam (4) attends 4 days per week (Nonna on Wednesday) and the beauty is the flexible hours I can drop him off and pick him up in line with our work commitments. Some days we don’t come till morning tea, some days we pick up after lunch, some days are long days if mum has meetings in the City. However as Penny has set such a fantastic Kinder program we are now aiming to be there at 9am each day for consistency and routine for Sam.
After 3 years at another Child Care Centre in Gisborne, and much deliberation and investigation; we decided to move to Paisley Park in December of last year. Our main reason was smaller class sizes, and a change in environment for Sam as he had been with the same Room leader and Room for 3 years. It was a tough decision to uproot him, however he settled in almost immediately. He has made new friends and it’s fair to say “the Swings” are his favourite thing! He was very proud to wear his new T-shirt, Hat and Bag and is now a proud “Kinder kid”.
Led by Penny, the team in Kinder room have a great command of the room and dealing with kinder age and a great structure of activities to keep them engaged whilst learning. The additional physical activities organised have won Sam over. Sam is a full on, nonstop, very active 4 year old boy, the girls have been great at understanding his individual needs whilst ensuring he works as part of team with the other kids. They are without doubt professionals, and deeply care about their role in developing our future society. It’s clear that they have passion for their roles and many unpaid hours go into ensuring our kids get the best care and education.
We particularly like the daily newsletter. It enables both myself and nick ( from the Pilbara) to stay engaged and informed on a daily basis – we read it each night in bed with our books and it gives Sam and I an opportunity to discuss his day, become aware of any issues, likes, dislikes and have continuity at home. It also helps dad each day when we face time to have things to talk about. It has been a godsend for our family.
Needless to say the highlight of Sam’s day is meal times; your chef Jason is clearly a favourite in our house. We can’t wait for him to start his take home meal service! Another highlight was a recent excursion to a farm to see working dogs round up sheep. We are still hearing about this. The renovations are coming along nicely too, it’s a beautiful environment for Sam to run, run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m Sam I am!
Paisley Park was the best decision we ever made!