just wanted to say a really big thank you from Jacqui and I to you and your team — you did a fantastic job of teaching and caring for Mark during his time at Karori Kids. Going to Karori Kids has had a huge positive effect on how he socialises with people and his academic abilities and we really appreciate it
Dear Allison and all teachers,
It has been wonderful two and half year for little Charlton staying Karori Kids with you lovely people.
Today we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you have been supporting Charlton. We remember how hard it was when Charlton started with bad eczema and food allergy and language difficulty. But everyone gave love and patience to him, helped us so much. He always tells us that he loves all of you!
Today he moved his step happily to school and we’ll never forget Karori Kids. I’ve spread words to all my friends and families as there are spaces available and I believe you are the best.
Well, we will be back in a few months with little Celia and we believe she will love you too.
Karori Kids Rocks!
We are so grateful for the three amazing years and extraordinary education you gave Felicity.
Having had three children in five different preschool services over a decade we feel well qualified to say that Karori Kids is an outstanding centre.
The quality of education and care is second to none. Combined with the wrap-around programme that integrates parents, children, families and teachers together at work and play, Karori Kids achieves a lovely balance for children between all areas of their lives.
Karori Kids is very special. The things we rate most highly:
Incredible teachers who are unfailingly friendly and engaging, inspiring interest as they educate, and always creating a warm and supportive environment. The children feel really at ease with and connected to their teachers which is obvious in the way they talk away avidly or clamour up close for learning and play.
The lovely atmosphere. In several hundred drop offs and pick ups we could count on one hand the number of genuinely upset child moments or unhappiness. Conflict is very rare. Children are calm, happy and engaged in having fun in their play, under the supportive eye of their much-loved teachers.
The awesome educational programme. The children are eager to get to school and so look forward to special events and daily routines. The Thunderbirds programme develops great school readiness and is anticipated as a real rite of passage. The Matariki celebrations, Chinese new year, folk songs, plays, marae visits, zoo trip, Kapa haha and Disney day all generated huge excitement among the children and very special memories for our daughter. And that was just this year!!!
Fun family events. It is lovely to share social events with the children and other families. There is something really special about intergenerational fun. We loved the Star Wars disco, fish and chips nights and charity fundraisers. Lovely to have the occasional parent and teacher social nights too!
Wonderful physical space. Often we arrive to beautiful sun and children pottering outside fully engaged in their unique playhouses and forts; on the climbing frames, slides and swings, in the huge sandpit or on the trikes, carts or other equipment. They are always happily engaged and often it is a struggle to get them to leave – which is a huge credit to Karori Kids. We envy your thriving passion fruit vine, flower beds and vegetable garden too!
Amazing educational activities. Displays and decorations showcase the children’s work and are a source of great pride. The children’s individual reflection books are thoughtfully created in wonderful detail and are a precious record of each child’s learning and development. We loved the stories and insights shared online through the Story park website too.
The Christmas concert. To see two, three and four year olds memorizing song lyrics and singing away at the top of their lungs is incredible and was a huge surprise and highlight for us all each year. It was so exciting to see how much the children loved performing and to hear them enjoying the music for months to come. We would never have believed this was possible in children so young.
And we have to mention the wonderful food. Nourishing meals, and morning and afternoon teas that our daughter loved and was always concerned to miss if picked up too early!
Karori Kids is very very special. It’s a hidden gem, tucked back from the road and nestled into such a lovely section. We are so happy we found you and really want other families and children to be equally as fortunate.
Our children are so precious and we all want the best for them. We knew we could not find a better education for our daughter and we will always be so grateful for the amazing three years you gave her.
Thank you for everything,
Alison and John O’Brien
Gipps Street, Karori
May 2015-Terra had a wonderful journey of fun, learning,growing and getting ready for school with your help, thank you so much for all your wholehearted support-Terra and her family
Our eldest daughter started at Karori Kids at two years old and continued until she started school earlier this year. She has scores of happy memories of outings and social events. As she grew older she particularly enjoyed the afternoon activity programme for three and four year olds – in fact when we described school to her as “Four-Year Old Activities all day long” she couldn’t wait to start! We are very pleased that she has transitioned so well to school and attribute much of this to the secure and nurturing environment of Karori Kids.She loved the focus on artwork, singing, stories and outdoor play. Every special day (outings, visiting entertainers, child or teacher birthday) was looked forward to tremendously. As were mealtimes, because the food is wonderful.In short, my husband and I have been delighted with Karori Kids and what it has offered our daughter. We always felt that the supervisor and staff had time to talk to us about our child and we appreciated the opportunity to participate in the committee so that we could be part of Karori Kids’ development.
Thank you to supervisors Kathy and Allison and all the wonderful teachers that our daughter has had contact with in the last three years.
We very much look forward to our youngest daughter’s start in 2010!
Greg and Beata, 2009
Thank you for your outstanding and very professional care of our two daughters, Gabriela and Patrycja over the last three years when our daughters attended this child care centre.
Gabi and Pati spent unforgettable time there, having the opportunity to play, learn and grow in a group of very nice children and superb teachers. The teachers of the centre were always attentive and caring, giving not only professional education but lots of their personal warmth and passion to our children.
I believe that Karori Kids is a wonderful place to develop and educate children and my daughters could not have found a better place to be. We are very grateful for your enormous support in growing our children together with us.
Please accept our warm appreciation for everything you have done and achieved with Gabi and Pati.
We’re sorry that Liam has to leave your friendly Preschool.Liam enjoyed the time at Karori Kids very much. We’ve been happy to see how much he liked to go there.Thank you for everything!