Our centre has a unique homely feel and we consider it be a second home.
Wise Owl E.L.C is our extended whanau, where they have cared beautifully for our two children.We are extremely happy with the ethics behind Wise Owl’s. Child led play that leads to so many natural learning experiences and developing relationships. I believe they have a great start to life at Wise Owl’s when they get to engage in messy play and it helps grow their inquisitive minds.It was really important for me to find somewhere my two who are close in age and the best buddies would not be separated because of their ages. At Wise Owl’s they have a good balance where babies and older kids intermingle, they get to learn from each other, using a tuakana teina approach. This allowed my two to be in the same space but also have the opportunity to do their own thing.The other appealing part of Wise Owl’s is the Kaiako (teachers). They also have their own children under the care of the centre. This helps to create a loving whanau.The team of teachers have always been mixed in experience so the kids get all types of support and nurturing. We are very grateful to Wise Owl’s for being our rock.
It took me a long time to find an early childhood centre I wanted for my two children to attend, once I visited Wise Owl I knew it was the one for us. Anette was very welcoming and passionate. I love the small size of this centre, not loud or busy. I loved that my children could play and share mealtimes separately or together, it was their choice. My children have settled in here very well, with thanks to the whole teaching team. I highly recommend Wise Owl for those wanting a calm, respectful, and nurturing environment for their children’s early childhood years.
Wise Owl is just like home! Full of love, happiness and warmth. The staff are amazing and really care for each and every child. I feel so at peace when I drop my daughter off, knowing she is safe and well taken care of.
The change in Sienna has been from night to day. She has engaged with the staff well and her language skills are vastly different. Sienna is a much happier monkey and I am so grateful to you!
Wise Owl is a very special place.
I had visited quite a few ELC’s before visiting Wise Owl and as soon as I walked in the door, it felt so different. Anette and her team are amazing. They really care and it feels like such a loving family.
My little man has had some developmental delays along the way and everyone has been so supportive and encouraging. They all really care about each individual child and their needs, encouraging them and celebrating their progress and their differences.
I can’t sing their praises highly enough. I consider myself and Jack very lucky and fortunate to be part of this amazing whaanau where he has already grown and learnt so much.
Claire & Jack