Over 50 Testimonials!!
I was so intrigued by your work in NZ and would like to learn more. I have shared your vision with many here as well, (about your) innovative approach to both building and programming.
- Professor C. Croft, Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Child Care, Concordia University, USA
I wanted you to know that I have told several people about your work and your presentation (at ICERI) since I've returned. I often find myself thinking about your statement regarding the earth taking care of itself. I do hope that you'll keep in touch and I hope one day we'll figure out a way to work together
- Dr A. Bailey, Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota, USA
We've had our 2 year old at Chrysalis full time since she was just 5 months old. The staff are as amazing as (are) the facilities. We feel like she's in great hands. We haven't had any of the issues that our friends have had at other daycares. Other than staff, the stand outs to us are the in-house chef and the purpose built building which is crescent shaped facing into the awesome playground.
- Mr J Edge (DAD)
Our almost 2 year old twins have been attending Chrysalis since they were 9 months old. Our whole family loves Chrysalis! The core values of respect and love are evident throughout the center. All of the staff are so caring towards the children and our girls have formed strong bonds with many of their teachers. The facilities are amazing and the staff are always organising exciting activities that foster creativity, curiosity and a sense of adventure. Usually it is hard to drag them home at the end of the day as they are having so much fun. I highly recommend Chrysalis to any parent looking for exceptional care for their child.
- Mrs S Leitch (MUM)
My son has been attending Chrysalis for the past 18 months and he's thriving.
The caregivers are wonderful, kind and caring people who work tirelessly to keep the children interested with different activities.
They have a healthy food policy which is fantastic and teaching my son good lifetime eating habits.
The centre itself is amazing with it's indoor / outdoor flow giving the children plenty of room to play, sing, dance, create and nap in natural surroundings.
- Mrs S Guttenbeil (MUM)
Thanks team Chrysalis! Our son is getting more and more used to the lovely team there - this is down to the wonderful environment you have set up. Thanks and thanks again!
- Mr G Bayliss (DAD)
We are very happy that our daughter goes to this wonderful centre. She has been there over a year now since she was 6 months old. All of the staff are so friendly and caring and the Centre itself is beautiful, spacious and clean with a fantastic outdoor area.
- Mrs E Casey (MUM)
We absolutely love Chrysalis! The facility is beautiful and the staff are fabulous; especially (my son's favourite teacher).
- Mrs J Penwarden (MUM)
Beautiful facility for children to thrive in; my son has been attending for 2 years and adores (his favourite teacher), due to the love & care she provides
- Mrs C Mackenzie (MUM)
Beautiful center :)
- Mrs B Fox (MUM)
So thank you (team), for all that you have done for (our son) & I know that he will definitely use all that he has learnt at Chrysalis when he goes off to Holy Cross School.
You have all played a GREAT part in his life and we're both very grateful!
- Mrs D. Avaiki-Banse (MUM)
(We) would like to take this opportunity to thank you everyone for what you have done with (our son), He has come so very far whilst in your care.
I will be recommending your center to anyone looking for a place to take their children.
- B & K Vette (PARENTS)
The most amazing centre I’ve ever had the privilege to be in. Not just the beauty and the aesthetics of the building itself but also the fundamental DNA in the way in which everyone associated with Chrysalis approaches teaching our young minds. Amazing.
- Mr. W. Kannangara, Parent
This is the most inspiring and beautiful childcare centre I have EVER seen!!! I love the links to culture and identity….. a waterfall starts with just one drop of water and look what comes from that….my dream
- Ms S Purdon , ECE Teacher, Whangarei
We have been so incredibly happy with Chrysalis – the learning environment itself is just the BEST you will ever come across in Auckland. I have watched my little boy become a confident toddler who is determined, clever, creative and can problem-solve. I have the teachers at Chrysalis to thank for his amazing development.
- R Wouters (MUM)
Dear (Preschool) team, We would like to thank and appreciate both you and your team for continued efforts you put towards (our children) for their development. Especially we enjoy how you report the group learning stories. Teacher-child interaction, comments made by the children, learning outcome, opportunities and possibilities, etc. These stories give us a clear picture of how both (our children) behave among the group. Also we have noticed both our children have developed their social and communications skills, and they are very confident now. Thank you again and keep up the good work.
- S & S De Alwis (MUM & DAD)
I have so much to say about your facility. You should all be so proud of yourselves. From Management to Staff Members. For the first time in years I have been beyond satisfied with a facility like Chrysalis. I have 5 children, my middle child currently attends Chrysalis, my husband and I are very happy with the way your Kindy operates. Every single person is friendly and you are always greeted with a smile!
The team in your Kindergarten are just AMAZING!!! My son went from a shy, very reserved individual to one who is blossoming and coming out of his little shell and showing his true potential, all thanks to them. We appreciate their hard work and passion to being great teachers to our kids. (J) is just purely amazing! I’m glad my son has another male role model. And your head teacher, she is such a beautiful person who also does an amazing job with the kids. I see why my son and other children enjoy going to Kindy ?
Keep up the awesome work Chrysalis! We genuinely appreciate your hard work & passion
- R Frost (MUM)
A massive congratulations on being the winner of the Westpac Business Awards West, Best Emerging Business. That is a wonderful achievement. Well done.
- Susan Herman, Business Development Manager, Auckland Chamber of Commerce
Hi there I don’t have any query or requests but just saw the write up in Roundabout magazine about the win for Chrysalis group. I just wanted to congratulate Nikeeta and Darius and all the staff that have made this possible. I work in the Avondale area and always have admired the beautiful day care centre when I have driven past. Reading on the technology and effort gone into the Centre makes me even more happy as it is a state of art centre. Keep up the great work and Congrats again.
- Senior Manager, Rheem New Zealand Ltd
(My son) is currently in your preschool room. I would just like to take this opportunity to first of all thank you and your staff for the wonderful care and education you provide to him and the children at your Centre. (My son) has attended daycare since he was a very young baby and in April this year moved to your Centre. Upon arrival you showed me and my family around and immediately made us feel welcome and at home. I was anxious as to how my son would settle as he has always been with me, however he settled perfectly and I have never looked back on my decision in placing him at Chrysalis.
The welcoming face that we meet at the door everyday always starts my day off well and every staff member I pass on the way to (my son’s) class greets me with a smile.
My main reason for this feedback is to mention one person in particular, your head teacher. She has gone above and beyond her duties for (my son) and myself. She always has a smile on her face and even when I need advice she has been there and she has taken the time to pass on her knowledge to me. She is outstanding with the children and is never to busy for them or myself. My son’s has never been so eager to learn and come to daycare, he loves her and I truly appreciate everything she does.
I take pride in telling people that my son attends your childcare centre and the wonderful job you all do. Thanks again
- Ms S Cook (MUM)
I am a local resident of Waterview and have been very impressed by what I have been hearing about Chrysalis in the community
- Ms Taylor, Fully Registered ECE Teacher
Very impressed with the structure of the place
- Ms M Lese (MUM)
Fantastic overview of one of our members, Chrysalis Day Care here in the Rosebank precinct. Have you seen anything like this before?
- Rosebank Business Association
Incredible to believe this amazing childcare centre has been built right here in Auckland. You have to see this!
- BudE club (Developers of a world class and innovative reading program)
Congratulations, this looks like an amazing centre that has been designed with care to meet the child’s needs and help them excel in all they do. Oh to be kids again and be able to be somewhere like here!
- Peninsula Parenting Community, Te Atatu
Just stunning …. so happy to have (my daughter) there…
- Mr E Berla (DAD)
Chrysalis is simply Magical. The moment you walk through the front doors…. you wont want to leave. You have to see to believe.
- Ms Bower, ANZ (https://www.facebook.com/chrysalisearlylearningcentre)
This place is truly worth checking out! My son has been here since the beginning! Their philosophies and their staff really resonated with me & after checking out their sister daycare “Magic Kingdom” I was sold! At that stage “Chrysalis” hadn’t even been built yet! But after checking out so many other daycares. I’m truly happy with our choice! These guys are the best and the facilities are truly outstanding and a real cherry on the top!! If you’re looking for somewhere special with amazing staff to entrust your most precious child with. This is the place!!!
- Mrs R Tripp (MUM)
Your program is breathtaking
- The Secret Forest Playschool, Minnesota, USA
You and your entire team should be so proud of what you have achieved so far and we wish you all the best for the future. We had four generations attend this morning and look forward to having our little miss spent such formative years with you. Congratulations to all….. it is a place of wonder to all of us, especially great granny…. she wants to come too!
- Mrs C Slade (Grandparent)
Hi I am from Australia, and work in Childcare your centre is amazing, I joined your page just to admire your photos
- Mrs C Lees, ECE Educator, Australia, https://www.facebook.com/chrysalisearlylearningcentre
To all the team at Chrysalis Early Learning Centre! We hope you have an incredibly successful open day tmrw! Photographs of your amazing, unique and inspiring service are popping up all over social media here in Australia!! Inspirational is an understatement…those lucky children who will be a part of it!! Very best wishes from our small service on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
- Ms A Backman, https://www.facebook.com/chrysalisearlylearningcentre
I’ve seen many beautiful child care environments but this one is so unique and clearly planned for the cultures of the children who will attend that I have to share it. Besides it is stunningly beautiful!
- Thinking about Kids Community, USA, https://www.facebook.com/chrysalisearlylearningcentre
Look at this amazing, state-of-the-art childcare facility. We think that the quality of care is the most important aspect of early childhood education but having nice surroundings is an added bonus
- National Academy of Early Childhood, Australia, http://academyofearlychildhood.com.au/
Would love to see one out south for my grandchildren
- Ms L Carmont, https://www.facebook.com/chrysalisearlylearningcentre
Lovely fantastic staff, exceptional facilities in a positive safe innovative learning environment! So grateful our son attends Chrysalis!
- Mrs L Funaki (MUM), https://www.facebook.com/chrysalisearlylearningcentre
I must confess I have been blown away with the building design, the atmosphere and the whole structure here is only surpassed by the presentation of your goals and aspirations
- Mr Bob Mackie, President of the Rosebank Business Association
I’ve just enrolled (my daughter) at the new centre on Rosebank Road – Chrysalis – AMAZING, BEYOND WORDS!!!
- Mrs M Reid, MUM, https://www.facebook.com/groups/titirangi/
I am so proud of your achievement with the way you have set up your childcare centres in Auckland. I wish you could open one in Gold Coast. Your commitment really shows. Well done! This morning (my daughter) didn’t want to go to her own daycare in Gold Coast. She said: “I want to go to the other one.” When I asked her why, she responded: “because it’s so pretty.
- Mrs N Nair
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for having us visit your centre yesterday. It took me the rest of the afternoon to get over being ‘Wowed’ by the stunning environment and amazing features within the centre. I was left speechless after the tour and reflected on the reason for this. I believe it is because of my passion for providing children and families with the highest quality of education and care and what I saw yesterday is so aligned to my personal teaching approach and ideal of excellence!
- Ms Severs, ECE Teacher
Loved being there on the first day and to have met the staff as well as the other children/parents. Chrysalis Centre – you have done a GREAT job in setting this up and seeing the BIGGER PICTURE for our young children. Wishing you ALL THE BEST for more and exciting things for the future of our children
- Mrs Banse (MUM)
Your centre really does look fabulous, congratulations to you both
- Mr & Mrs Bird (Centre Parents)
I’m just shocked – this place is amazing and I will definitely be recommending Chrysalis to families
- Private Nanny
You have amazing vision, and your facility is going to be ground breaking! We both can’t wait to see it finished.
- Tracy Morgan, Director, Squoodles Ltd, www.squoodles.co.nz, www.facebook.com/Squoodles, (Finalist, Excellence in Strategy and Planning —Westpac Business Excellence Awards)
Congratulations on the concept and unique thinking behind your new childcare centre, your commitment to the children, the community and the environment both inside and outside of the centre are to be applauded
- Fiona Lawrence, Marketing Manager / Business Development Manager, www.greengorrilla.co.nz
I am very pleased to congratulate you for being selected as a finalist for the Excellence in Innovation and Improvement award. What differentiates successful companies in today’s aggressive competitive environment is innovation and constant improvement. This becomes a key competitive advantage and one that is difficult to copy. Obviously you are innovating in a successful way and that is why you have been selected as one of the finalists, well done. Again congratulations and I wish you all the best for the finals.
- Loukas Petrou, Managing Director, Canam Group Ltd
Thank you so much for the opportunity to trial our online Bud-e reading program with the children and your amazing teachers! We so enjoyed every minute and are thrilled with the children’s positive response. Please thank Nikeeta and the teachers for their time and enthusiasm. They are clearly passionate about the children in the centre, the environment and the children’s education. You must have some very happy families in your community.
- Tracy (Director, Global Education Systems) and the Bud-e Team
Welcome to our community and very best wishes for your new ECE centre
- Heather Bell, Principal, Rosebank Primary School
The Tree Council are delighted to see your proposal of Chrysalis Childcare … We see the Pohutakawa and the English Oak as a representation of the two main cultures of our country growing together and now to be embraced by this magnificent building. The Avondale community will be very pleased to see that they have not visually lost their amenity value of these trees…Hopefully your proposal will win awards of a great design working with large trees and show other developers what can be achieved
- Sherylle Scott, Community Tree Advisor, The Tree Council of NZ
I am just writing a quick email to express my gratitude to The Pre School Wing. Please pass this on…
Thank you so much for your responsiveness, attention to detail and support that you have given (my son) since he has attended Chrysalis. As a concerned Mother, I was very worried about his delay in speech and I have noticed a significant improvement over the last year with his speech which would have not been possible without the help of all the Teachers in the Pre school Wing. I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. He is blossoming into a very talkative intelligent little boy who just lights up my life with his words.
(My son) has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with such a loving and caring nature. He has learned so much and continues to grow and prosper with everyday he attends preschool. His confidence has just grown immensely and I cannot express in words how grateful I am that I received this help and support from all of you in helping him grow.
Thank you so much to the team.
- A Singh (MUM)
Fantastic Christmas party! Big thanks to everyone at @chrysalis who do such an awesome job caring for our young children and providing a safe, loving and warm learning environment! We had an awesome time at the Christmas party what a fabulous afternoon and top quality Santa!
- Ms K Watson (MUM)
I read about your new childcare centre on Rosebank road a few months ago and drive past the site everyday, it’s great to see it develop and it looks absolutely amazing, really brilliant
- Grant MacDonald, Creative Director, Hatch Studios Ltd
Whilst we’re looking forward to the move to England, we’re really sorry to be taking (our daughter) away from a daycare she loves and such fantastic staff who she adores!!!!! Mike and I would both like to relay to Nikeeta and Darius that they have an amazing daycare at Chrysalis with a beautiful building and garden that allows our children to learn and grow, but far more importantly they have absolutely fantastic staff! Choosing the people you want to look after your child is the most important decision you can make as nothing is more precious to you. It feels like leaving (our daughter) with family when we drop her at Chrysalis as we know they have her well being as a top priority! You know it’s the right place for her when she happily runs in each morning, is having too much fun to be sad you’re leaving and blows kisses to all the staff when we leave at the end of the day!
Thank you and we really hope we’ll find a daycare that lives up to this one in England!!.
- E Bouyamourn (MUM)