Testimonials

Here at Headstart Childcare centre we like to share the good things that we do, below are some of the great experiences others have had during their time with us.

What they said

TO THE HEADSTART TEAM

There are not enough words to express how thankful we are. You have been such a big part of our lives and we are so thankful for that. We love you and will miss you all so much.
– Kathy

TO ALL THE LOVELY LADIES AT HEADSTART

Thank you for all you have done for K this year. You have made Day care such an awesome experience for us all
– Teddy

DEAREST TEACHERS

We want to express our appreciation for all of your constant support and encouragement, competent coaching and efforts for making our son, S, feel so happy and comfortable at HeadStart making it such a positive experience for him. S will miss you all loads for being such fantastic teachers
– Our thanks always Shehin & Babu

TO ALL THE STAFF

thanks does not seem enough, but thank you for your fabulous energy, patience, laughter and to top it off your everyday caring. HeadStart has been a terrific place for T and our family. From the bottom of our hearts thanks for all your loving input for T. We will miss visiting every week but we won’t be strangers.
– The S Family

TO ALL TEACHERS AND STAFF AT HEADSTART

Thank you all so much for having Y for the past 2 years in HeadStart. It was one of the best choices we decided for Y. thanks to each of your for being part of his life and his early learning journey. We really appreciate everything you have done, taught him and showed him your love and care. Y will miss all of you and we will miss every moment too.
– Love Aki & Kazu

DEAR TEAM

thank you for welcoming us so warmly into the HeadStart family and for making C’s transition into preschool so smooth and friendly. C loves coming to HeadStart and we are joyful and thankful to you all!
- Yvette and Andy

TO ALL THE AWESOME TEACHERS AT HEADSTART

Thank you so much for all the wonderful care for D – he absolutely loves going to day care and we really appreciation the loving, fun, nurturing and educational (sic) that you have created.
- Stacy & Julie

I WANT TO CONVEY A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT HEADSTART

A has really thrived with you and has grown into such a kind-hearted, confident little girl. I have no doubt that moving her to your centre was one of the best things that we have done for her. I really appreciate everything that you have all done, we are really going to miss you all.
- Alice

TO ALL THE HEADSTART STAFF

thank you for providing such care to both J &C. They have both loved your centre because each of you are fantastic teachers. All the best,
- The RM clan

ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN AMAZING

And very supportive from the very first day James and I visited when we wanted to send M. The place had and still does have a good and happy feeling about it and I think it is a credit to you and the staff that work there. Truly amazing people.
- Radhika

TO THE WONDERFUL TEACHERS AT HEADSTART

Finding a place to put your baby in the care of strangers is a daunting task. I searched long and hard before I found HeadStart, but straight away I know it was the one! The warm and welcoming nature of all teachers was evident. M took a bit longer to warm up to his teachers, but everyone was kind and patient with him, allowing him to slowly settle in. It was a relief when there were no more tears I the morning – but it also meant he was happy and secure! (This made for a happy mum too!) M thrived at kindy and always came home singing his songs! Thank you for all the loving and caring for my baby. He has grown up quickly and we have loved being a part of the HeadStart Whānau. Arohanui
- Kerry and Allen

TO THE WONDERFUL TEACHERS AT HEADSTART

Thank you so much for the love and kindness you have shown O over the past 2 years. He has learnt so much during his time at HeadStart and refers to you as his ‘HeadStart family’. You have helped install the skills and grounding needed to help him through his transition to school and we cannot thank you enough. We will miss you immensely!
- Brooke and Josh

TO ALL OF YOU

Thank you so much for taking such great care of L and T over so many years. Thanks for giving us such peace of mind knowing they were being so well looked-after, taught so many wonderful things, shown so many skills, given so many activities, provided with so many beautiful home-cooked meals, given so many cuddles, love, affection, patience & understanding. You have all played such a huge part in producing our beautiful, happy and healthy little personalities who we adore. We will always be grateful to you.
- Jan

DEAR ALL

It has been a privilege for me to be with L, then T included in your “big family” that is HeadStart. It allowed me to see them cared for, educated with skills and kindness and to witness their play and development. I truly believe HeadStart gives a very good start in life for all the children in your care. Hoping to see you from time to time, I will cherish the memories and carry you in my heart with much respect, admiration and affection.
- David

DEAR CHRIS AND TEAM AT HEADSTART

I am writing to let you know that HeadStart is by far the best day care centre in Auckland. Since returning to Auckland, S has been in 2 day care centres in the city. These centres have highlighted for us just how amazing both the teachers and the set up at HeadStart truly is to the development and well-being of our daughter. In her new centre, the teachers are friendly and upbeat, they lack the warm nurturing family vibe that your team effortlessly exude. We felt you truly cared about S and she was not just another kid passing through. In all categories in which one evaluates day care centres, HeadStart is the top of each one. S loved the warm family environment as well as the group of children she interacted with while we lived in Hobsonville. HeadStart provides an all-inclusive family approach that not only had my daughter talking excitedly each night about her day and which teachers helped her to what, but my husband and I both felt involved and that you truly cared about S’s well-being. For all of the above, thank you. We were very lucky that S got to be a part of your family.
- Kind regards, Virginia

I HAVE HAD MY CHILDREN AT HEADSTART SINCE AUGUST

During this time, I have had extremely positive experience, where I have constantly observed the caring culture, with a pretty special bunch of teachers that are kind, patient, open-minded and innovative. The children are happy – and when they are not, they are treated with kindness and compassion…and cuddles when needed. We have had useful feedback on what our children are doing during their day. The odd issue or problem along the way has been dealt with sensitively and positively. The staff turnover is extremely low. Individuality is respected. Imaginations and different learning styles are actively encouraged.
- Karen

SO HAPPY WITH THE CENTRE

I just wanted to firstly say that we are so happy with the centre and so pleased we made the move to come to you. ‘I’ seems so settled and happy and very much a changed child. I realised also we have been there 3.5 months and touch wood she hasn’t had a sick day. I think that is a record. Speaks volumes about the practises in your centre etc. Anyhow, we are happy happy happy.
- Melanie

Te Whāriki Curriculum

HeadStart ensures its curriculum is strongly grounded in Te Whāriki, the Ministry of Education's Early Childhood Curriculum.

This curriculum emphasises the learning between teachers, parents and families/whānau, and relies on teachers to weave an holistic curriculum in response to tamariki learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child’s world.

 

It provides a framework of early learning within a sociocultural context, and is based on four broad principles:

Empowerment
Whakamana

Empowering children to learn and grow.

Family and Community
Whānau Tangata

Includes the wider world of family and community as an integral part of early childhood.

Holistic Development
Kotahitanga Hononga

Reflects the learning and growing of the whole child.

Relationships
Nga Hononga

Learning through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things.

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