Over 50 Testimonials!!
Gaia (Earth) based Education Principle talk feedback:
I loved your presentation and the great work that you all including teachers, parents and children are doing in your centers.
I think the Gaia approach is a great example for children and adults that gives evidence on how it is possible to live without destroying our unique planet. Thanks for your presentation
- Dr. Stefania Amici, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Honorary Visiting Researcher at the University of Manchester, UK
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
Magic kingdom is one of best daycares I have seen... Highly recommended place to send your child. Have amazing staff and they take care of my baby very well... Always keep me updated with anything my child has from sickness to wellbeing... Love how they send photos and videos of them showing development stages... One (of the) best choices I made sending my child here.
- Mrs Y Khan (MUM)
Hi Meenakshi, it was so lovely to meet you last week and to spend time in your Centre. We all enjoyed your beautiful environment and the friendly, welcoming staff. I loved your move towards a more natural environment and materials. We are very early in our journey with this so it was inspirational to see what you have been working on.
- CENTRE MANAGER, PAPATOETOE
We loved getting (our daughters) drawings. Nearly daily we get something different. The best one was the one where she (drew) her family and included her sister before she was born. We made her a big art activity set at home including paints, felts, coloured pencils and crayons, paint books etc at home so we can allow her creativity to grow at home.
- Mrs Sharma (MUM)
Hi Magic Kingdom, I'd like to enroll (our second daughter) in May 2020. She'll be almost two then. I know it's a while away, but you've done such a wonderful job with (our first) and I'd like to make sure (she) is well looked after. Can we reserve a spot?
- Mrs K Yeung, (MUM)
Happy kids make happy parents and my twin daughters are totally happy at Magic Kingdom. The staff is incredible and is always a step ahead to support. I am very particular about the hygiene aspect and I am glad it's been taken care of at its best... that's impressive!
- Mr G Salunke (DAD)
Best daycare! My wee daughter is always happy for me to leave her there and enjoys morning cuddles with the teachers. It is like her second home, we absolutely love it. Will recommend to anyone in Auckland with little ones...
- Mrs C Nadine (MUM)
Magic Kingdom has a very nurturing environment and have good resources for the kids. They communicate really well with us and most importantly our son loves his teachers .
- Mr & Mrs R & S Maharaj (MUM & DAD)
Such a great place, it's like having a big extended family. All the teachers are such caring individuals and do such a great job of looking after and educating our son in a really supportive environment.
- Mrs J Bidwell (MUM)
Love Magic Kingdom! Great Teachers, Lovely Centre. Our Children are thriving there.
- Mrs T Doyle (MUM)
Great daycare, fantastic facilities, Awesome under 2's team!
- Mrs I Sharma (MUM)
It has been an awesome journey with Magic Kingdom ( I know there were little hurdles but appreciate you all handling it well). I would like to thank all of the teachers involved with our journey there. Especially want to thank (Teacher J) as I know (our son) gets along very well with her. Also many thanks to you too for handling the centre very well.
I remember when (my son) joined, he used to cry a lot and was trying to adjust with his new environment as he was still developing his communication skills. But now, it is totally changed on how he interacts with everyone and has become a chatter box. Initially he never wanted to go to daycare and now he is excited.
There are so many other things to mention and lot of thoughts are going in my mind currently that practically it is not possible to mention all at the same time. I can only summarise it in three words - "Thank You All".
This is one of the toughest decisions to take as he is very settled here. I know he will miss everyone at Magic Kingdom.
- H. Patel (DAD)
We always have a chuckle when he says your name....he'll get there one day I'm sure!! Glad to see he's having a lot of fun with you guys, and thanks for making the effort to encourage him through his shyness. He definitely adores you and the team!
- K. Sitha (MUM)
Thanks so much for the latest learning story - you have captured (my son) perfectly. It makes us so happy to hear he is thriving. His interests/strengths - learning new things, observing and being able to participate (when he is ready and confident), dinosaurs, building with lego, self play especially with his 'babies' at the moment. Strengths - conversation, talking and explaining things including his observations and feelings, his quiet confidence. Oh and he loves music and dancing! Love to do - being part of things, being included and helping. Doesn't like overwhelming, new environments or people until he feels ready or confident. We would love to see him explore music more if that is what he likes but he really just seems so happy doing what he does at Magic Kingdom already - a bit of everything! You all do a great job with him already, you know him well and don't push him into things he doesn't want to do or is scared of doing. Especially in the morning, we have our routine which works and it helps when you guys invite him to do something like going to help with an activity or he gets to choose a sticker as it helps his anxiety when we leave. Keep doing the great job you are doing.
- C Pillie and L Foley (MUM & DAD)
My older daughter was part of the first batch of Magic Kingdom ‘graduates’. She had a great experience there and I am hoping for the same for my little one (starting February)
- Mrs. Pinto (MUM)
Dear Magic Kingdom Team, Just wanted to say that big thanks for last Sat, Free Parenting Seminar with John Cowan. We enjoyed very much & it was very informative & easy to follow. We also added our name down for the toolbox early stage class if any Magic Kingdom parents/caregivers are keen. Once again, thanks for providing this exclusive class.
- Mr A Yamin & Mrs Y Kim (Centre Parents)
Félicitations de France pour votre prix bien mérité de la part du papa et de la maman de Malvina. Superbe endroit pour les enfants.
- Philippe Domar (from France) Chrysalis Childcare (Avondale) & Magic Kingdom Childcare (Blockhouse Bay)
"Congratulations team on winning the "Best Emerging Business Award" in Auckland..this is just one of the many to come…"
- Mrs S Swami (MUM)
Magic Kingdom is the first kindy that my son attended and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I was very satisfied with all the teachers there, all of them will always be special for (my son). Leaving (my son) at Magic Kingdom always felt like leaving him in a place where he would be cared for, loved and nurtured. I can say that its been great to be a part of Magic Kingdom and I wish you all the best for the future.
- Mrs J Notani (MUM)
I was really impressed with Magic Kingdom and all the staff were so lovely.
- Mrs Tripp (MUM)
You guys are already doing wonderful work, just keep it going. Your Philosophy, Your Ideas, and most importantly, the Implementation of your ideas is brilliant. Your teachers work very well as a team. The love that they provide to all the children is very much visible and I too can feel it. Brilliant place, it is with a heavy heart that I have to unfortunately take (my son) away from this wonderful environment that he is getting. Please keep going the way you are and please be in touch. I loved this place as much as (my son) did. Thank You For Looking After My Prescious Darling with So Much Of Care and Love. Believe Me, I Do Not See This In Many Places These Days. Magic Kingdom will always have a special place in my heart.
- Mrs Kansara (MUM)
Will be a hard task finding a daycare that matches Magic Kingdom – it’s simply awesome and (my son) loves it. You guys have done an amazing job
- Mrs Chantelle Byan (MUM - MIGRATING TO AUSTRALIA)
(My daughter) seems to be settling in very well to the over 2s room, we are very happy, please pass on our thanks to the team, they’ve made it very easy and made us very welcome. I was wondering, would it be possible to register our (as yet unborn!) baby to start in February next year. It seems too far away, but I know how popular the centre is.
- Mrs Catherine Rochford (MUM)
I have heard that Magic Kingdom is a fantastic place to go to
- Ms Julie Deavoll, Project Coordinator, Homelink Road Safety
I have been meaning to get in contact with you and thank you, the event was absolutely fantastic. We are so happy (our boy) is coming to you. The Teaching presentation was fantastic, and made me feel really reassured about bringing him here. The genuine and passionate attitude (that) the teachers have came across very strongly
- Mrs Katrina Burnett (MUM)
Thank you for the wonderful Parent Evening held last week. Was lovely to hear how our children are being educated and supported, and to hear that teachers were learning from them too ?
- Mrs Annie Nuualiitia (MUM)
(The teaching presentations were) brilliant – loved the stories, also understand the transition to over 2. I was a bit concerned that 2 – 5 years was a bit too much for the number of kids (at various stages of development), so appreciated the structure of break-out sessions with the specific age groups.
- Mrs Jen Gilman (MUM)
I can’t tell you how much we will miss MK!!! The standard and quality of care has been amazing on all counts! And no, I can’t believe that my daughter will be a school girl soon!! Which is why we thought we’d celebrate her birthday at MK…Thanks once again!
- Mrs Judith Pinto (MUM)
Dear team, thank you for all the caring and affection you have shown for our precious (daughter). It really means a lot to us
- Mr and Mrs Ansari (PARENTS)
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you have done in settling (my son) and me into Magic Kingdom. I credit his settling-in period to the warm and safe atmosphere you have created in the Under 2s room…..Thanks for all the yummy food – he enjoys it all!……..My husband and I could not have asked for a more caring, professional and beautifully designed centre
- Mrs Rebecca Leung (MUM)
Truly the very first time I went on-line on the centres website, the learning roots and shoots was the thing that really impressed me. I was so happy to see a system which displays about the child’s achievement areas in an easy and beautiful way. As a parent I used to read (my daughter’s) learning stories earlier also in my previous centres but the learning roots and shoots system here at Magic Kingdom is so easy and clear for us to understand a child’s achievement areas, as to whether she’s developing communication skills or physical skills and the areas she needs to work on or concentrate on. Secondly, I am a teacher so I know about Te Whariki and its learning strands, but as a parent from different fields other than education, such as my husband, this system makes it easy for him to understand too. Now he loves to read about (our daughter’s) stories as it is easy with the display tree (Roots and Shoots system) to understand her learning areas
- Mrs Passi (MUM and ECE Educator)
My children have settled in nicely at your centre, so a big thank you to you and your team! Its great to know on top of the big move to NZ for them, they are happy being at Magic Kingdom
- Mrs Carolyn Deed (MUM)
If we ever moved back to Auckland Magic Kingdom would be our first and only choice for our kids. Heard so many positive remarks! Well done for starting something unique and genuine in childcare as our children are the future. Wish you and the team continual success.
- Mrs Nimi Nair
Hi Nikeeta and Darius…I think this is so new and such an innovative concept in NZ let alone Auckland that you two have created, that it sets the centre apart from others…My son is truly growing into a person that I hoped he would be…thank you to Magic Kingdom, its staff and you guys for that ?
- Ms Wendy Vyas (MUM)
Magic Kingdom is a daycare like no other. The centre has been carefully thought out from the design of the daycare to the care and love of the children. My son thoroughly enjoys going to daycare and for every parent, knowing that your child is at a safe and happy environment is just the most comforting feeling. Thank you so much for making a dream daycare.
- Mrs May Werner (MUM)
We highly recommend Magic Kingdom! MKC is a wonderful learning centre with friendly and professional staff who are dedicated to their roles as teachers and mentors. Our little girl absolutely loves Magic Kingdom and we would highly recommend it to any parents looking for a loving, safe and fun learning environment for their child.
- Tamu Family
As first time parents it is extremely difficult to let your child go somewhere unfamiliar, however after meeting her fantastic teachers, we were certain she will be cared for. (My daughter) is enjoying every moment she spends at M.K.
- Mrs L Tamu (MUM)
Loved checking out (my son’s) stories on line!
- Mrs Angela Johnson, (MUM)
Unique, very inspiring and well planned Childcare centre. A must for everyone to visit.
- Mrs Geeta Maharaj, Primary School Teacher
Many thanks for the invite (to your open day), my wife was very excited to see the finished project. You have all done an amazing job with the building & landscaping. Well done.
- Dayle Beuth, Director, Lifestyle Architects
Truely a magical kingdom….well done Nikeeta and Darius
- Mrs Keemti Subrail
What attracted me to your ad in the yellow pages was the fact that you aim well above the required standards, and are going where no other daycare has gone before with regards to parents satisfaction. The children have an endless playground of imagination and I got the feeling that each child would be well looked after and nurtured. I hope to one day in the future see Magic Kingdom expanding and the possibility of a Magic Kingdom childcare opening in Hamilton, you can guarantee I will be one of the first parents on that enrollment list and recommend to all my friends and family.
- Mrs Diane Rodgers (MUM)
I wish you were opening earlier! Please let me know when you do open!
- Mrs Angela Rennie, (MUM)
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 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
Magic Kingdom is warm caring place, my daughter is in the under 2’s group and loves going every morning. The staff are amazing and my wee baby gets all the love and attention she needs. I would highly recommend Magic Kingdom for a childcare option
- Mrs Sarah Gordon (MUM)
(My son) really enjoys telling stories. Thanks a lot to teachers for building (his) confidence in standing up and presenting in front of the class. Thanks to all the teachers for sharing and keeping us posted on his progress.
- Mrs Kavita Bhardwaj (MUM)
Thank you so much for the wonderful stories about (my daughter)…I am so proud of her and love seeing her Learning Tree getting very colourful with leaves. Well Done
- Mrs Aisha Moorad (MUM)
My son absolutely loves it here
- Mrs Nicola deBoer (MUM)
It’s such a lovely place with lovely people, fresh new and has everything your child could want! fab out door area with native walk and hobbits cave
- Mrs Stacey Murray, (MUM)
I sincerely appreciate the wonderful care that you have given (my son)…A Big thank you to the teachers for keeping track of my son’s progress and informing me and putting me at ease. You guys are truely wonderful…!
- Ms Wendy Vyas, (MUM)
I would like to express how happy I am with everything. The teachers have been simply wonderful! (My daughter) is really enjoying the time she spends at daycare. The facility is great, the atmosphere delightful and I love how (she) is always kept busy and involved in various activities which will no doubt enhance her learning. A big thank you to you and your team
- Mrs Glynis Yacoub, (MUM)
From the first moment I met (the centre manager) and her teaching staff we knew Magic Kingdom was a great fit for our son. We loved the teacher to child ratio that gave us peace of mind knowing our son would be given the attention he needed not to mention the “home away from home” feeling we felt. Our son settled in quickly which we put down to his wonderful teachers and the awesome environment they’ve created for the children. We highly recommend Magic Kingdom to anyone looking for a childcare centre with great facilities and warm, friendly, professional staff!
- MacDonald-Odendaal family