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Parent & Whānau testimonials from Island Bay Childcare

Island Bay Childcare is fantastic! Our oldest son absolutely thrived in the loving care of the teachers there. He was so confident and well prepared when the time came for him to transition to primary school. Our youngest daughter still attends the centre – we wouldn’t have even thought about sending her anywhere else! She’s a much more sensitive child than our first, and I did worry about her in a large group environment, but yet again, the commitment of the teachers and their genuine, nurturing and caring attitude has really brought her out of her shell. She is confident, happy, and building real friendships. She actually asks to go to daycare on the weekends! As a parent, there’s really nothing more you can want for your child than to see them thriving and happy – so thank you!


Both our kids have really loved going to Island Bay Childcare, with one starting 6 months of age. The teachers are knowledgeable and caring and do a good job of communicating with parents about what is happening with your child. I especially appreciate the stories and pictures uploaded to the online system, which is printed out for a great book of memories. The kids (and we) also love the cooked lunches included each day.Sally



We have a high ratio of teacher to children to allow times of attentive one-on-one care and learning opportunities.


Our teachers take a nurturing approach and are responsive, and recognise and respond to children’s verbal and non-verbal cues.


Our trained cook has been providing nutritious interesting meals since our center opened in 2011.
She can prepare a healthy alternative for your child to suit whatever their needs may be.