Parents’ testimonials

“The unique range of experiences at kindy are sure to remain with our son for the rest of his life as truly happy childhood memories. Penny and Tania take the time to learn what interests and motivates him, and use this knowledge to encourage his learning. He loves bringing home new art creations, food they’ve baked or natural ‘treasures’ he’s discovered in the garden to share with us. And we love hearing his stories about the intricate games he invents with his friends. There is a real warmth to the Stafford Heights Kindergarten community, and the social aspect isn’t just for the kids. We’ve formed some wonderful friendships with other families which have continued beyond kindy.” Heather & Scott


“The children’s independence is fostered from the beginning, as they take responsibility for jobs such as unpacking their bags, however, there is always a guiding hand if needed. Our daughter was a bit hesitant at first, and both teachers were instinctively aware of when she needed some extra attention, gently bringing her to a favourite activity so she settled in quickly each day. It gave us tremendous relief to know we were leaving her in caring hands. Both Emma and Alice have noticed and fostered the changes in our daughter and encouraged her development in many areas.” Caroline


“As a busy working mum, Stafford Heights Kindergarten’s longer kindy days have allowed me to maintain work. I simply couldn’t do my job without this option. We can keep up to date with what our daughter is doing at kindy each day through Kindy Portal and gain an understanding of the learning outcomes underpinning the games and activities. Our daughter loves Kindy Portal too and we often look through it together which sparks dialogue about friendships, games and learnings.” Natalie


“We were a little nervous about sending our son to kindy as he had always been in our care up until that point. Any concerns that we had were immediately overcome upon meeting his teachers. Emma and Alice really take the time to let us know how our son’s day has been at kindy, and are happy to listen to any thoughts we have. They are wonderful with the kids and have compassionate, vibrant natures. Our son adores them and tells us they are very nice to him.” Kirsty


“Stafford Heights Kindergarten has been the perfect setting for our daughter’s precious kindy years. The gentle call together each morning, sung by the teachers, makes her feel right at home. She, along with her younger brother, love the walk in each morning, marvelling at the changes to the beautiful gardens since their last visit: comparing the height of the sunflowers, counting the number of passionfruit, and looking for ladybirds.” Caroline


“We have been so amazed at how wonderful the kindy is, you really feel like part of the family here. Emma, Penny and Tania are such beautiful, caring people - the warmth and way they treat the children and parents is second to none. We really couldn’t have asked for a better place for our son to learn and grow.” Ash & Bridget


“I love the play based nature of the curriculum, with an emphasis on imaginative play, planning and team work. The environment is open and welcoming; being a community kindy there is a great feeling of togetherness and reciprocity. Coming from a family day care environment of four children, our daughter had never been in a bigger group before. But she adapted to kindy like a duck to water. She is always excited to attend and has loved making new friends. She is more confident and has learnt to share and take turns. Her vocabulary is increasing and her recall has improved.” Natalie


“Stafford Heights Kindergarten offers all the benefits of a Lady Gowrie community kindy but with the longer day option which has really suited our family. The teachers are fantastic at communicating with us, and we love Kindy Portal: it is great to look at photos together as a family and discuss the day with our son when he gets home. It helps parents to feel more involved in what is happening at kindy and acts as a good communication tool between us and the teachers.” Zoe


“We have been raving about Stafford Heights Kindergarten to our friends all year. The teachers have made our kindy experience such an enjoyable and memorable one. We really appreciate their commitment to our son and to the kindy itself. They have been instrumental in coaxing our son out of his shell and turning him from a child who didn't want to go to day care into one who looked forward to kindy days. He has learnt so much and really enjoys himself.” Melanie & Brendan


"Stafford Heights Kindergarten is a warm, nurturing and magical environment for our son to spend his kindy year. It is such a special space thanks to the teachers’ hard work and time." Kelly & Scott