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What people think about us...

To The Rock Start teachers at Kamo Tots

Thank you for being such amazing people! We can't believe Willow has moved to the BIG KIDS - where did that time go? You are all such special people and part (huge part) of our whanau.

Nga mini, nga Aroha

Hetaraka-Gotz Whanau

November 2018

To Noelene and your amazing teaching team at Kamo Childcare,

Thank you so much for your input into both Milla and Max over the last 6 years. Every single person our children have came in to contact with at your centre was positive, caring and passionate about what they do. We are so thankful we chose Kamo Childcare all those years ago.

Aroha Nui

McGregor whanau

September 2018

From the entire family we want to thank-you all for contributing to the success, experiences and love that our girls know and carry with them daily. Lilly & Rosie have both grown into such confident girls who just adore the role models that Kamo Kids staff have been for them. Thank-you for all that you have done for our whole family. With heavy hearts we say good bye and thanks a million times over.

The Soole Whanau

September 2018

Hey Noelene ,

Thank you very much for the love and care Brooklyn has received...you have amazing staff and a beautiful centre.

Kind regards

Anna, October 2017

Thank you for helping me grow

Love Connor (5 years)

August 2018

Thanks Kamo childcare for all you have done for Ollie and Rosa over the last 6 years. I can’t believe it has come to an end. Every one of the teachers and support staff are incredible, I’ve never had any cause for concern and my children have always been happy. Totally recommend to anyone looking for a daycare. They have totally supported Rosa with her dietary requirements and her eczema. Thanks again xx

The Bell Whanau, March 2018

Dear Noelene

I also keep meaning to thank you and of course your amazing teachers for making Eva's time at KK so special.  She absolutely loved coming every day and still does when we pick up Zoe.

Thanks again

Sam and Kris, September 2017

Hi Noelene

I just want to take a minute to thank you and your staff for the fantastic 3 and a bit months Aria has attended.  She is a totally different child and I put it down to a wonderful centre!!

Rachael Morgan, August 2017

Hi Noelene, 

Murray and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing care and
education your centre has provided for all of our children over the years. 
Our children have always been eager to attend Kamo Childcare and share their
exciting adventures from throughout their day. The staff have consistently
provided exciting provocations and extended on their knowledge and
understanding about the world. 
We have seen the teachers as extended family helping us raise our children.
They have treated our children as if they were their own and for this we are
eternally grateful. 
We wish you all a wonderful and relaxing Christmas and new year.
Hannah has been using so much te reo Maori at home, from singing a
whakapai Kai before eating to saying body parts and praise phrases. She even
corrected me on a sentence! This is all obviously testament to the Maori
that is being spoken at Kamo Kids! 
Kind regards

Sarah and Murray, December 2016

Thanks for looking after Jonathan for the past five years :) It makes me so happy that he's loving daycare and is so settled and happy there.

Goldie, August 2016

Thanks so much for providing our family with such a high standard of Childcare for over 6 years. I highly recommend the centre to anyone I know! 

Nga mihi

Katie, August 2016.

A HUGE thank you for having Oliver for the past 18 months!  You've all made such a massive difference to Oliver's life!  His development and learning so far has so much to do with your awesome teaching and stimulation opportunities that you create!  You're an awesome team and I've always been impressed with your dedication and passion to educating our wee Tots! You do an incredible job! THANK YOU!

Tanya, Danny, Milan and of course Ollie!  March 2016

We are very grateful to you all for the wonderful care, it certainly made going to work a lot easier knowing that she was in good hands. Aside from initially when I had no experience of daycare centres or leaving my children with anyone other than family I can honestly say I never worried about her. The lovely teachers went out of their way to ensure Alesha was settled whenever she was dropped off in the morning for which i was especially grateful. Alesha has settled well into school and I credit some of this to the happy, character building experiences she has received at Kamo Kids. The graduation ceremony you put on for those children leaving the centre is awesome, a very special occasion and another example of going that extra mile.

Phillipa, Stuart & Alesha Savill   December 2015

As a mother one of the hardest things you can do is leave your baby with someone else, but the team at Tots have made this so easy. We never have a second thought when dropping him off. Thanks for giving him the love and freedom that has helped to shape him into the crazy beautiful creature that he is!

Kim, Jamie & Zeke Nathan    December 2015

To my wonderful teacher at Kamo Kids and Kamo Tots,

Thank you so much for all the love, support, teaching and good times that you have given me, you helped me grow and learn from a wee tot. Thank you for everything, I will miss being part of Kamo Childcare Centre.

Gracie Procter and my Mummmy, Daddy and Bella xox
October 2015

" Kamo Kids has done nothing but wonders for Royal and Kruz in every aspect and I hope one day when we return to Whangarei, we will be able to come back."

Stevie Bracken
August 2015

"Teddy is just thriving at the moment, he comes home from daycare and sings all the songs from mat time and surprises me with new words he has learnt. I am so pleased I sent him to Kamo Childcare. Big thanks to your team from me :)"

Mary Anderson
July 2014

"There are so many things to say about Kamo childcare centre that it really can’t be put into one little testimony.

A list may have seemed easier to some, but even then it still doesn’t quite grasp the enormity of just how fantastic this place really is.

I searched for years for that perfect place in Northland and Auckland. Everytime I visited a centre I was more and more disappointed. Finally a good friend recommended me to try Kamo Childcare. I’ve never looked elsewhere since. Both my Boys Cruz and most recently Manaariki have spent a better part of their toddler years at Kamo kids while I worked. And I must say as a working parent, I had very little guilt about having to work purely because of the fantastic team at the centre.

It wasn’t until Manaariki’s Graduation day recently that reality dawned, not only had Kamo childcare provided my two boys with a safe and loving environment over the years, but everyone had pretty much become part of my family.

My two boys although they love school, still at any chance would switch back to kindy if they were given the opportunity.

Thank you Kamo childcare and all your wonderful staff, for not only being the “other parent” in my boys lives, but for the added friendships from the teacher’s, the loving environment and as Manaariki would say “all the mean as snacks”

Nina Cameron
April 2015

"The children absolutely love going to 'daycare' and Milla often talks about the wonderful staff members you have there. They are all so lovely and warm, and it makes that horrible time when i have to say goodbye to my kids in the morning all the more bearable, knowing that they are in such capable hands. The atmosphere and enviornment you and your team have created is warm, and accepting and it is so nice to always be greeted with a smile. Thank you for the part you have played in helping my babies become curious, creative, enthusistic little people."

Sandra and Sam McGregor
June 2014

"Kamo Childcare has been a heart-warming experience for us. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for all the hard work, effort, love and dedication shown to our little daughter, Farah. This was our first experience with preschool and we could not have chosen a better place for our daughter to grow, learn and develop her early learning and social skills. We wish to thank all the teachers at Kamo Childcare for taking such good care of our daughter for the last 5 years. Each staff member has been always helpful, respectful and pleasant. Your school is bright, happy and filled with total caring and love for children. We will have fond memories of Kamo Childcare and coninue to recommend your school to everyone".

Famiza and Imran Ali
February 2014

Parent Workshop

"I really didn't know what to expect from this evening-I can say it far exceeded my expectations. I LOVED the hands on aspect of the experience, especially making the hummus-I hadn't even tasted chickpeas before. The recipes were awesome too!"

"Nutrition is a brilliant focus!!! Loved it, thank you."

"Lots of fun and interesting. Good ideas for activities."

"A really good idea, thank you. We enjoyed making the hummus very much. The evening was better than expected and we are looking forward to trying out more recipes! "

Art Exhibition

"The art exhibition was very well laid out, I'm very impressed. I can see a lot of work has gone into the displays. I enjoyed all of the different section that were set up and it was cool visiting each one, like a true exhibition!
All in all, avery nice, useful evening, well done."

"It is great to see all the childrens' work and read the importance of art for childrens' expression. I was interested to read about the different stages of drawing development children go through.
Thank you for a well thought out evening."

"EPIC! Such a cool variety of paintings."

"Lovely desplays and interesting to read about how the childrens' art develops."

August 2013

"I just want to thank you so much for making Gracie's transition into daycare a happy and easy one! She is excited to go in the mornings and is happy and sleeping well whilst with you all. This makes my starting back to work a lot easier and I am so grateful! You are all wonderfu and we are really pleased that Kamo Tots has become part of our busy lives."

Renee & Mike Proctor
February 2014

Thank you so much for all you and your team has done for Milla over the last six months, she will miss going to 'daycare' and I will miss all of your smiling faces! We will be back though - watch this space!

July 2013

I want to thank you and your wonderful teaching team for giving Lachie such a great start to his pre-school education. His teachers are all so caring and friendly (to myself and him!) and he has really enjoyed his time at Kamo Kids. I also want to say thank you for all the times you have allowed me to change Lachie's hours to fit in with other things happening in our family. I really appreciate you being so accomodating.

June 2013

On behalf of Tai and Keyan we would like to thank you for the last six years that you have cared for, educated, nurtured and developed them, preparing them for school and being their 'mum' whilst I worked. We are going to miss you all but again thank you so much for everything you have done for our family.

Pips and Karla
June 2013

Just wanted to express my gratitude towards all of the Tots staff who helped grow my little munchkins. Its a hard step in a mothers life when she has to go out to work instead of staying home and raising her babies but after meeting the Tots team my mind was at ease. I have only seen positive benefits and changes in my kids from growing up around such attentive, friendly and genuine teachers.

May 2013.

I just wanted to say thank you very much for the lovely calendar and also to you and your staff for taking such good care of Alesha while she has been in your care this year.

December 2012

It will be very sad for us to leave. Kayla loves all the teachers and is especially fond of Indrani, she is such a treasure for the kids!

October 2012

Thank you for all of your help over the past few years. Your staff really are a credit to you and I couldn't have wished for better care for my children".

Terri Pain
October 2012

"We love Lilly's book! It is so wonderful to see Lilly having all these different adventures and interacting with all her friends!
We are so proud of Lilly and so happy with Kamo Tots!
Thanks to you all, the team!

Jenn, Ben and Lilly
October 2012

"Hi Noelene, Please thank all of the wonderful staff for everything they have done for Melody over the years. Melody was with the centre for such a long time and everyone there was like a second family to her. Thanks for helping Ben and I parent her into the wonderful and knowledgeable school girl she is now"

Padden Family
July 2012

"Hi Noelene, Just wanted to share with you and to applaud your wonderful staff for organising a successful tots disco on Friday night! It was such a cool night and the kids throughly enjoyed themselves! Its great to be part of these events outside daycare hours and get to know the staff and other families. Thanks so much. Cheers Noelene"

June 2012

"Thank you Noelene, Karen and the rest of the team at Kamo Tots! Hunter started July 2011 and was 15 mths old. I was going back to full-time work and that in itself is a huge pressure on the family and guilt also plays a big part! From the very first day of meeting Noelene and the team I felt nothing but relaxed, comfortable and most importantly so welcomed (and it is all very genuine)!!

I know he feels that he is in a safe, fun and loved environment. I love it when I drop Hunter off in the mornings, just to know that there is no need to worry about the care he is given throughout his day, as well as the nutritional / yummy menu Layoni provides every day :-)...
Thank you so much for all the attention and professional care that you provide our children with. We know we have made the best choice for our Hunter."

The Gray Family
September 2011

"We are astonished at how much Riley has developed since moving over to Juniors. His verbal communication has excelled beyond our expectations and we're very proud of him and appreciative of the hard work you all input into him. At the beginning it was very scary to start with but with consistency between home and Kids it has paid off. Riley gets excited to go to Kids each morning and has grown confident to be able to leave me in the mornings without me staying behind. Riley will often correct us at home if we are not doing something right eg, running inside or speaking loudly :-)
Riley has gained many friends that he gets excited to meet up with each morning, he tells us their names are Kyle, Jaxon, Cedric, Ruby, Hayley, Taylah, to name a few…. Looking forward to the next story"

Pita and Darlene
March 2011

"Lindsay and I can not thankyou enough for the wonderful centre you are running with the most loving, caring and professional staff. Reipae's transition into the centre from Christchurch after a year away from her Dad was very smooth. We are blessed that it all worked out and Reipae ended up starting at your centre and not the Kohanga. Our deepest gratitude to you and especially Indrani, Nikki, Maria, Bishnu, and Christine. These are the staff I dealt with the most. Reipae's acceptance and 'into it' attitude right from the start is a credit to the environment that is created at your centre coupled with the warmth, understanding and vision. Please pass on our sincerest thanks for the continued and unfailing love and support that Reipae received during her one year and a bit. I do know that I will miss the centre but know that Reipae leaves with a basket full of knowledge and guidance that will hold her in good stead as she moves into another new journey of her life in primary school. We wish you all the very best for the rest of the year and thankyou once again for allowing us to have Reipae experience the wonderful centre you offer. Ka mihi kau ana ki a koutou katoa. Our kindest regards and thanks"

Maria Dunn
February 2011

"We received Darcy’s first school report (a month and a half after he started primary) and are very proud that he is confidently showing and developing the skills expected of him within his class for his age. He has developed into such an independent confident young boy and we thank all the teachers at Kamo Childcare Centre for the wonderful work they have done with our son over the past five years. Darcy also received an award at his first prize giving for “excellent effort in numeracy and literacy”. We cannot thank the wonderful teachers at Kamo Childcare enough for the effort and passion they have put into our son's education which clearly contributed towards this award.
Again thank you soooo much for the wonderful work you all do and we are excited to watch our youngest also develop alongside you"

Owens Family
January 2011

"Thank you so much for everything and we really enjoyed the xmas party last Friday - Daniel liked Santa, especially his chocolate!
We have really loved Daniel being at the centre, and I know that he loves it there too! You all do such a fantastic job and we are so appreciative of all the hard work you do and the loving care the staff have for the kids.
Thanks again, warm regards"

Annette and Jimmy Wang
December 2010

"The Whangarei Girls’ High School Gateway Programme has worked with the Kamo Childcare Centre (KCC) for several years. The expertise and knowledge that the centre has provided our students has been invaluable to their studies. The staff have provided a professional environment for our students to learn in and have given them great support.
We have enjoyed working with the KCC and look forward to our continued involvement with them"

Loren Kerr
Gateway Co-ordinator
Whangarei Girls’ High School
November 2010

"Nikau has been a special addition to our whanau. Our decision to have him come to Kamo Childcare Centre was one that we did not take lightly as we wanted a place that would care for our taonga just as much as we do. He has benefitted so much already from the guidance and care he has received at the centre. We are very thankful to you all for taking such wonderful care of him"

Sharlene Koopu
October 2010

"To the fabulous teachers at Kamo Kids, Thank you all so much for playing such a vital role in making Ollie into the confident inquisitive 5 year old boy he is today"

Hartstone Family
September 2010

"Goodbye teachers forever. I won't see you again until my next visit. I'll be great at school you will be fine too"

Ollie Hartstone, 5yrs
September 2010

"Thanks for everything. I am so pleased with Traces progess and development. He is doing great and I have got the Kamo Kids team to thank greatly. Me and Trace both miss them all. I will recommend this centre to anyone"

Sarina Hopkins
August 2010

"This is written with a heavy heart as you and your staff have been an integral part of Keira's development as a child and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. You and your staff have on regular occasions shown true professionalism and awesome customer service despite some unusual changes we have had to make to our routines causing confusion. Again our thanks go to you all and our sincerest admiration for the work you all do"

Andy & Emma Richards
April 2009

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