Dear Debbie and Caitlin,THANK YOU & your incredible team for all the love and support you have poured into my boys in the past three plus years! The boys have so much enjoyed their “Tuesday’s at Eastside”. You are wonderful, talented & passionate women and the children of this community are so blessed to have you!
To all the wonderful staff at Eastside,
Thank you for all your love and care for Miss P in 2018. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Just a quick note to thank you so much for everything this year to make A & C’s journey at Eastside so wonderful. We will miss you.
To all of the wonderful staff at Eastside!
Thank you to everyone one of you for all you’ve done for us. It is so sad to be saying goodbye to you all.
Love & Hugs,
J & Family xxx
“From the nursery to pre-kindy I could not have imagined my day care experience being any better. I feel very lucky for my son to spend his days with such a great team, and I thank you for being part of our “village”
A quick note for Toddler 1, to say thank you to all of the amazing educators. Over the past 12 months my children have gained so much self-confidence (a little too much sometimes!) and constantly impress my partner and I with how quickly they are mastering their alphabet, counting, colours and nursery rhymes. Can’t thank you enough for all the great work everyone does.
To all the wonderful staff,
Thank you for all the times you changed my child’s dirty nappy. Thank you for all the times you wiped her snotty nose or dirty face. Thank you for all the cuddles & for turning tears into a smile. All your hard work is appreciated. You all do such an amazing job and we can’t thank you enough!
Thanks for the lovely updates you email, I just wanted you to know that I, as a parent and especially one that now works full time, really appreciate these updates and I read them and chat to Isabel about it at the end of the day. I wanted to acknowledge the time you take to write your observations and know that Mark and I appreciate knowing what goes on during Isabel’s day in the pre-kindy class and appreciate your valued time, love and care you show to Izzy. When I picked her up yesterday she was so happy and not shy at all (like she is at the beginning of the day!). Also, I appreciated Savanna taking the time to give me feedback on how Izzy was going yesterday, you’re all such an awesome team, I take my hat off to you all!
I think it's so important to acknowledge what the leaders do in moulding our children's precious minds and I wanted them to ensure that their time and effort is greatly appreciated always.
You have a great team Debbie, I'm sure you know that and it's a testament to your leadership, friendship and passion for what you do. I'll never tire of your beaming smile and energy.
Amazing centre that I love being part of!
Thanks so much for the photos you email to me! Brought a tear to my eye! After the many mornings of tears in Toddler 1 and 2, I can’t tell you how happy we are to see him go off each morning and be (mostly!) happy and excited. I know “maturing” has something to do with it but also you guys, his friends and all the resources and activities he has access to - it’s just amazing. Can’t thank you all enough! I think I’ll be sad to see him leave! Is that why parents cry at their first day of school!? Hahaha.
Just wanted to add to what I said yesterday.
I guess I didnt realize what we were missing out on in pre kindy as its a new level of learning for Aston (and me). Now that I have seen the structure in learning in just this short amount of time from the twins I see what an important change you made to the room.
Thank you for striving for excellence. The change will definitely help prepare Aston for Kindy next year.
Aww Debbie Thank you so much :)
I missed seeing Arav at his Kindy environment and wondering how he is going. Bless you. you are absolutely amazing. Thank you.
It seems Ms Tanya is doing great things with them, Arav is telling new stories everyday about what happened in Kindy and now we say Kindergarten not Kindy cos we are big boys. And how he played with all his friends specially Tuscon.
He even read the whole Chocolate Monster book to me before bed and I must say he remembers it by heart, word for word.
It is so surprising to see your kid who was not very much interested in reading few weeks ago suddenly making sure that he reads a few books to mum before going to bed.
Thank you for what you guys are doing. I might be little biased but i am so very impressed with your student..
Thank you again for all your love and care.
To Debbie, Erin & the whole Eastside Team,
We are so very thankful to all of you for caring for our Archer. You have all made our busy life so much easier knowing Arch has been safe, loved and happy.
We will miss you!
Mitch & Bec.
To the Wonderful Eastside Team!
Thankyou for amazing job you do looking after our gorgous Harry!
You are all wonderful!
Rob, Kerri,Charlie & Harry.
Dear Debbie, Erin and the Eastside Team
Thanks for being such a great team of carers for Isla! We really appreciate all that you do for the families at the centre!
All the best,
Sarah, Dave and Isla.
To dear Miss Debbie, Miss Erin and Miss Caitlin,
Thanks so much for your efforts and support this year. The centre has been so smoothly run and i know a great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to keep everything on track. Thankyou for your kindness, enthusiasm and patience the with kids. We're lucky to be at Eastside!
Love Tahlia and Family.
I just want to tell you what a fabulous centre you have. The feeling James gets when he arrives and his pride for saying he “belongs” to his kindy room is something we haven’t experienced before coming to Eastside. This year has been so beneficial to James’ development and I am really grateful.
Hi Deb and girls,
Sometimes I think people forget to say thank you and appreciate what you and the team do Monday to Friday from 6.00am to 6.00pm.
Since starting with Eastside Early Learning I have never felt worried or concerned with leaving Ari in your care. Right from my first day when I called to enquire if there was a vacancy for Ari it was genuine, warm and helpful. I knew the change would be great.
Now that we are there it has reconfirmed that my instinct was right. We absolutely love the centre, and all of the team members who have welcomed Ari and his family into the group.
Each morning and evening you are all there with smiling faces ( and I know working with kids is tough ) but you all love what you do, the kids and that is so transparent.
Ari has settled in better then I could have imagined and that is credit to you all there. You all take such wonderful care of my boy and I am so grateful for that.
As you know he had been unwell early in the week you were on top of it and called me right away. You comforted him while you waited for me to arrive. Today, he is showing signs of being unwell and you have again taking the best care for him.
I just want to take the opportunity to thank you all for taking care of my boy, loving him and making him smile each and every day. You all do such an amazing job with the kids , you work so hard to ensure you deliver excellence in early learning and safety of the children. I am incredibly appreciative of all that you do.
Happy Friday all and enjoy the weekend.
See you next week
Amie (Ari's mum) xxx
To Miss Debbie & Miss Caitlin
Thank you so very much for all the love & support you have provided to Grace, Darcy & myself over the past 12 months. You both always go the extra mile & I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for us.
We hope you both have a wonderful Christmas break.
lots of love
Nic, Grace & Darcy
To Miss Debbie and Miss Caitlin
You guys are the best admin team ever. You are always friendly and helpful and we love that you get to know the kids, participate with them and read them stories. And we loved your Thing 1 & Thing 2 constumes. Thank you for sending through photos of Charlotte from time to time - you made my day.
Keep doing the great things you do. Have a great Christmas and all our best for 2017
Love Jenny, Charlotte, Duncan & Annie
To Dear Miss Debbie
Thanks so much for your expertise and vibrancy in managing Eastside Early Learning.
You do an amazing job keeping everything organised and fun and you have cultivated a great team culture at the centre, based on trust, kindness and patience.
Hope you have a fabulos Xmas & here's to a wonderful 2017!
love Kiara, Craig, Amity & Talia xxx
Merry Christmas Debbie
Another year in which you should be very proud of the wonderful centre you've created. Than you for your care and love of Haami.
love Wayne, Katrina, Chelsea, Ainsley & Haami xx
Dear Debbie & Caitlin
Thank you so much for all of your help and support throughout the past 12 months. You have both gone out of your way to make it easier to look after our babies.
Have a happy and restful Christmas
Craig & Kim
To Miss Debbie, Miss Caitlin & the Eastide Staff
Thank you all for making Eastside Early Learning the best Kindy ever.
We will miss you all.
Health, wealth & love to you all for 2017.
Love The Chart Family xxxx
Thank you for being such a wonderful person. You have an amazing gift and the centre is so very lucky to have you as Director. Kirra thinks so highly of you and your 'fast shoes'! Thank you for doing that for her! Looking forward to 2017.
See you then
Kirrra, Dona, Brad & Ryder
Dear Miss Debbie
Thank you so much for all your love, support and patience in guiding our 'spirited' child. When I ask him what he loved most about Miss Debbie, it was that she printed out Ninja Turtle Pictures for him ito colour in!
Merry Christmas! Greg, Liz & Max xx
Debbie & Caitlin
thank you ver much for taking such great care of Charlie!
We will miss you!
Love Charlie, Amanda & Glenn xxx
Thank you Miss Debbie & Miss Caitlin
thank you so much for taking care of me when Mummy & Daddy are working.
I had the best time ever with my friends at daycare.
I hope you have a beautiful Christmas and that Santa will be nice to you.
We just adore everyone at Eastside. Such a beautiful bunch of ladies. No surprise I have a soft spot for Miss Kynie, she has offered me so much support and kind words along the way and definitely helped me navigate the transition to a working mum when we first put Aston in daycare. And we all know that Miss Wendy has also been a massive support and Aston adores her. It's so lovely to know that Aston finds so much comfort in Miss Wendy when he does a face plant or falls ill and needs a cuddle till we arrive.
We are so grateful for all the wonderful educators at Eastside. I feel at ease knowing our little Hugo is being so well looked after. It has made the transition back to work so much easier. A huge shout out to Miss Kynie, Miss Zoe (who Hugo has taken a liking to :):) ) and all the nursery staff, your hard work and caring natures are greatly appreciated! :):)
Megan is AMAZING!!! I would very much like her to continue Ben's education for the next 13 years. I am always so impressed by the way she handles all of her responsibilities and how far Ben has progressed under her tutelage. We couldn't have chosen a better kindy for our son. We're very happy each and every day. Thanks Miss Megan!!!
We have been really impressed and appreciative of everyone at Eastside Early Learning - right from the Director through to all team members. We value everybody's enthusiasm, kindness, patience and attention to detail. The centre has a great team spirit and you can really tell the educators love working with their colleagues and the kids. Thanks to everyone for making the centre a fantastic part of our family's life!
Making a big decision to move my two from a previous centre I can not express how happy I am with the amazing staff at Eastside we are currently in toddler 2 and the kindy room our teachers are amazing!! Always happy so affectionate to the kids and always interacting with them out in the playground or in the room whenever I get there of an afternoon! I love how the staff also rotates around it gives the kids a chance to get to know all the staff and not just the ones in their room I love walking into the centre and getting welcomed or farewelled not just by our own teachers but all of the rooms we pass. I have never been in a centre that is so friendly and welcoming each and every staff member should be commended for their efforts as a mother I can't tell you how much we appreciate you and how much more comfortable I am leaving my children in your care!! So thank you so very much each of you xxx
Isabella is only there two days a week but she really loves her time at Eastside & this weekend has even progressed to playing characters at home (this weekend she was Miss Bella & I was Miss Julie :):). She's lucky to have four wonderful teachers & even two from Toddler 1 from last year (Miss Erin & Miss Kenzie) who are quick to offer cuddles if she needs one when playing outside. I think we are lucky to have Miss Julie as she's very experienced & always has a lovely story to share from Isabella's day. Miss Bella is always smiling & happy and that's contagious! I think she's really wonderful, especially given she's not been out of school long. Miss Kirsty & Miss Niah are always there to give Isabella a cuddle in the mornings. Miss Debbie & Miss Caitlin always have a welcoming smile in the morning when we walk in. Thank you Eastside ❤️
We love all Maddie & Toms educators and feel very blessed to have such a great team sharing our children's day. For Tom, I'd like to give a special mention to Erin who always makes Tom feel so loved, cared for & safe. Erin is always full of stories to share from Toms day which we love to hear! She is super approachable and I trust her advise on all things Tom related!! In Maddies room it's been so wonderful to see Megan come in and make such a positive difference, the children and engaged and happy and Maddie is always telling me about the fun and exciting things she gets up to in the day. Megan seems to be able to balance the learning with play & enjoyment perfectly...an absolute asset to the team
We appreciate all of Roland's educators in the toddler 1 room, who do a fantastic job everyday. Kynie and Zoe always make us feel welcome too. However I must say I am thankful for the relationship Wendy has with Roland and can tell he has a fondness for her. She always makes an effort to tell us the details of his day and has a caring, soft nature that matches his.
you are all amazing at what you do. I do know that Kynie and Zoe have made a huge difference in little Henrys day. He loves them so much and they make a difference to my day because I know he is having a great day and is getting looked after. So many activities, so much joy for the kids.
My son loves coming to kindy and has a great bond with his teachers! Seeing how much the kindy kids are growing and developing is amazing and testimony to the dedication of the staff at Eastside.
This centre is simply amazing and its all due to the amazing staff (facilities are awesome to). Kids come 1st and its obvious. From day one I could see a difference in the calmness of my child... he is happy!! He now comes home knowing all his colours, singing songs and has new skills like sorting colours and shapes and has only been there a few months. He loves his teachers and asks to go on his days off.... the proactive directors show there is great leadership and the support they provide both staff and parents is evident and valued. I could not recommend or rave about this place enough.
William loves sharing his newly learnt knowledge about his body every morning with us. The things that he is learning with Miss Megan are wonderful. I feel fully confident that he is going to be ready for big school next year with her support and education this year.
To all the lovely Ladies in Nursery,
A HUGE Thank you for the way Henry has been allowed to transition into the centre. You let us into your work space for visits and we are so thankful for this.
It is so clear that you all take a genuine interest in all the kids and that makes Mums like me feel so much better. We look forward to all the fun days ahead.
An extended Thank you to Debbie and Caitlin. Always a friendly face and always reassuring. Such a warm and inviting centre.
from Henry's Mum
Very friendly staff and great with my two boys who love going there
My Son loves coming to daycare each day, and teh Eductors and Director are so approachable. It's a great Centre!
To all the wonderful staff at Eastside Early Learning, but most especially the girls in Todder, Kindy & Debbie & Caity,
There really is no words that could express our gratitude for all you have done for Leila & Stella (and our family) over the past year. The love & care you have shown them has been incredible & something we will never forget.
So thank you, thank you, thank you for all you have done! Its not goodbye, just goodbye for now - we'll be back in a few short years with Hugo (not joking!!), so you have to hold a place for him :)
Lots of love, Nat, Matt, Eva, Leila, Stella & Hugo
Just a quick email to say that we are absolutely loving Owen's teachers (especially Miss Sophie & Miss Cat). They have been so great to Owen and they make him (& us) feel so welcome every time we walk in the room. Owen has been struggling a bit the last couple of weeks with a few things, but they always cheer him up and ensure that he has an awesome day. My Mum is here to help us this week, and she had to pick Owen up on her own yesterday. Miss Cat showed her everything and was so helpful which was much appreciated.
We got home last night from hospital with Charli who hasn't been well (she had an overnight stay on Wednesday at Lady Cilento). We walked in the door at home, and Owen ran proudly up to us with a card for Charli that he had made at daycare (photos attached). I balled my eyes out - it was such a lovely thing to do. The girls did an amazing job with organising it for him.
Anyway, thanks again for everything. We just wanted to make sure that you knew how much we appreciate everything that has been done for us.
Erin settled into kindy life with such ease which I think is as much a result of a friendly, well managed nursery room as it is her very relaxed personality. We have never had any worries about how Erin has been going in kindy and we doubt we will have any when it comes time for her to transition to a new room. Thank you to all of the lovely girls in the nursery room for taking such good care of her for us.
Natalie & Rory
Queens of Awesomeness!! that's you
Dear Kynie, Zoe & Steph (& the Nursery Helpers!)
Thank you for being so wonderful to Oliva!
She has developed so quickly in the short time she has been with you.
Thank you for the care and love you have shown to her.
Craig & Kim
Olivia started in the Nursery in January 2016 after spending time at another child care facility.
When Olivia started she was still very much a baby, however with the assistance of the nursery team she has quickly become very independent and has increased her non-verbal communication skills.
Anytime music comes on in our house Olivia starts dancing and clapping - something she must have learned in the nursery!
The nursery team also quickly learned Olivia's habits, nuances and routine - which I think really contributed to her feeling so comfortable in the centre. We always received an update on how she went through the day, and any specific or interesting things she did throughout the day.
I have also really appreciated the nursery team encouraging Olivia's transition to the toddler room. She has loved the experience of being involved with the bigger kids!
Thank you to you, Kynie, Steph and Zoe - I have no doubt you will continue to receive hugs from our little girl!
Kim & Craig.
Dear Eastside Nursery Team
Audrey has settled in well ro the 2016 nursery room. We have seen her become closer with the carers and other children and have noticed that she is particularly fond of the smaller babies who have joined the group. Audrey has grown in confidence over the past few months and has gone from crying at drop off to being happy to be led by one of the carers to an activity. She loves to play with the art and craft activities and it has been a delight to see pictures of her joy when she experiences messy play such as paint or water. We are happy to see that Audrey's developmental stage is being supported in care and the last few months have seen her start walking and letting people know her wants and needs and she is clearly proud of herself when she masters a new skill.
Thank you to all the educators of eastside early learning who take such great care of our baby girl.
Savannah has become more mobile and talkative. I think her being with the other kids has helped her development especially with regards to being more active (trying to walk) and socially I’ve noticed she has been trying to share more. She’s been picking items up and handing them to me and repeating that process. She has been involved in weekly swimming lessons so we hope this helps her physical development too.
Savannah has also become more resilient. Being away from us has helped her to be more independent and when she falls down we casually tell her to 'brush it off' and get back up again. This has helped her independence even for her age.
Thank you for all the fantastic work you do. It is much appreciated!
Michelle and Trevor
I'm really happy with how Eva has settled in. Since starting at daycare she attempts to talk a lot more (she wasn't really a babbler before then). I think being around children slightly older has helped her development. She's always done things a bit early and being able to have older children as a guide I think has helped get through the scary stages quickly (such as her recent attempts at climbing things then letting go!).
I think she has developed good trusting relationships with you and your team as we haven't had any separation anxiety or attachment issues.
I appreciate the efforts of you and your team in helping Eva settle in. You definitely made my transition back to work easier.
Today is Thank a Teacher Thursday! So I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all (especially Jack's teachers) for the amazing work you do day in, day out, not just with my child, but all the children in the Eastside family! You all truly go above and beyond to ensure the children have a safe & loving learning environment! So thank you all so much!!
Hello Miss Debbie & Miss Caitlin
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how happy I am with Eastside Early Learning – for many reasons of course… Sometimes it’s just the small things that count! And I’d like to share with you a few.
When I picked Lara up yesterday from her first day in the toddler room, it was so nice to see Miss Erin sitting on the floor doing puzzles with Lara. It makes my day to see the educators interacting with the children and not just watching them. I was also impressed when talking to Erin about Lara’s routine that she was already aware of everything, as she had been liaising with Miss Kiney – such a great team!!
Then this morning I was doing drop off and was greeted by Miss Tanya, who came out to my car to assist me in the rain. She kindly got Lara out of the car for me and took both girls inside whilst I got the bags together.
Ellyse raves about Miss Amanda, I think they have a lot of things in common – like dancing!
Of course I adore all of the educators there, and there are many more happy days we have had there, but the past two days just topped it off!
You both do a brilliant job, and is shows through the educators you have chosen to look after our children.
Thanks so much!
Love your work!
To Dear Miss Debbie, Miss Caitlin, the Ladies in Toddler 1 and Pre-Kindy
Thank you for your kindness, support and friendship over the past few months, as we settled Amity & Talia into Eastside Early Learning Centre. We feel so comfortable & happy with the centre and can see how hard you are working to cultivate a warm, caring, fun and positive culture. We are genuinely very impressed with the team - everyone is so welcoming, helpful & kind
Love Kiara, Craig, Amity & Talia xxxx
Dear Miss Debbie and Miss Caitlin
Thank you for helping us settle in & always being so attentive and lovely.
Calista & Family
To Debbie & her amazing team.
Thank you for always welcoming us with a smile, for giving our girls extra cuddles when they need them, for preparing delicious meals for them, for making the most beautiful memories for & with them & for sharing them with us too. We are so grateful for everything you do.
lots of love,
Matt, Nat, Eva, Leila & Stella xxoo
To Debbie and all the team
A very big thank you to Erin, Lisa & Kim for taking such great care of Nic. We are blessed he is so happy and safe with you.
from The Brough Family
thank you for all your toddler dedication this year. We have greatly appreciated it.
from Sheridan, Troy & Sienna
Dear Miss Debbie
than you for being so great with the boys and for all of your support with Harrison.
Sharrin, Glen, Zac and Harrison
Dear Debbie & Staff
Thank you so very much for giving Patrick the opportunity to be part of the Eastside Family.
We are so grateful to all the wonderful staff and love how much he has grown.
love Scott, Zoe, Patrick & Annabelle xox
Debbie, we just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you have done for Jack. The love, extra support and care that you provide not only Jack, but our family is greatly appreciated!! I have never met a Director who cares so much about ALL of the kids and their families... You are one in a million & you have made the transition to Eastside such a pleasant experience. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Bec, Ben & Family
To all the staff at Eastside Early Learning
Thank you very much for making Jemma's day care experience an amazing one!
from Jemma, Josh, Mary & Laura
To the wonderful team at Eastside Early Learning
Thank you for helping to make our transition to Australia so much easier. Jude & Elliott have adapted so well & I'm sure it is largely due to the amazing teachers & helpers at Eastside.
Special thanks to Miss Marlo, Miss Leslie, Miss Zoe, Miss Steph & Miss Debbie!!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & a Wonderful New Year
Sheldon, Jennine, Jude & Ellie
thank you for all your care & support with Maddie & Tom and their transition into the new centre. You have managed to create such a beautiful environment for the children in such a short space of time. We feel very fortunate to be able to have Maddie & Tom a part of that!
We hope you have a lovely Christmas & New Year
Susie, Phil, Maddie & Tom Tom xxxx
Hi Debbie and Team
I would just like to say thank you for the great time Noah had with you guys.
Please feel free to use our review.
Eastside Early Learning Centre, where have you been? :)
From the very first day that we walked in, Debbie and the Team made us feel part of the family. Gleaming smiles from all the staff definitely gets the day off to a great start whether it's for you or your child.
Even the smell from the kitchen takes you back to your childhood and the great school dinners you once had, with the added bonus that you don't have to make the dreaded packed lunch.
The classrooms are as modern as you can get and the playground makes me wish I was a child again with all the equipment and the mini water park.
If you think that day care centres are just there to look after your child, you will not get that here. Education and fun is what they get and a great start to their lives is for sure.
Again we are sorry we are leaving to pastures new but we pray and hope that we get someone half as good as your guys.
Special thanks to Miss Amanda for advising us and of course Miss Marlo for showing Noah the starting blocks to his education in life.
John & Alison
To Dear Debbie & all the amazing staff,
Simon & I can't thank each one of you enough for the care, guidance, affection & support you've provided to our most precious gifts, Ella & Jack. They loved spending time with you all and each one of you will be sorely missed.
Thanks for everything
Rachel & Simon
Dear Deb, Catherine, Chloe, Julie & the lovely chef at Eastside Early Learning Centre
Thank you for all the effort you have made to make this experience incredible for Ryan.
Homa, Peyman & Ryan