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“What a refreshing and welcoming change to a childcare centre. Old MacDonalds has a point of difference and the WOW factor in every aspect of their amazing centre!!
Tracey and Johnny have truly outdone themselves by creating an inviting, caring, inspiring, Whanau & tamariki friendly environment that is really Community Centred and environmentally friendly whilst also teaching our children a great philosophy and empowering them with more than just academia, they are being taught about the precious world around them, encompassing sustainability and the cycles of life in both the Animal & Plant Kingdoms. My son is just thriving in this fantastic rich environment. The staff are fantastic and are all a perfect fit for the Old MacDonalds Philosophy. I highly recommend this wonderful and enriching Rural Education & Childcare Centre. “
“Incredible daycare. Staff were fantastic at transitioning my son in and making us feel like part of the family. Great grounds with plenty of room for the kids to play indoors and out. Love the interactions they have with farm animals and the extra curricular activities that are available. So glad we enrolled here!”
“I was driving up the driveway yesterday, past the calves, past the horse, past the pool. I was thinking how lucky my girls are to be going to such a wonderful daycare that offers so many opportunities for our little ones. A big huge play area (with real grass) fresh food cooked daily, eggs from the barn, veggies from the garden, horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens, sheep. Not only do our children grow up learning about animals and how to care for them they also watch them grow. I love coming in and seeing the baby chicks, so does Miss 3 it's a highlight. From eggs to chicks. And the teachers, they feel like family. I love the stories they share of the girls. We love old macs, we not going anywhere! Tracey you have done a tremendous job!!!”
It’s not everyday that you find a childcare centre that is this good! A family friendly environment which is evident the moment you step foot in the door to the amazing staff who take genuine care and interest in your children. Kids are spoilt for choice with extra curricular activities on offer with horse riding and swimming lessons (on site!) as well as a custom created forest school for the older children. My children absolutely love this place, and would highly recommend it to any family looking for quality care!
As a team member and a parent of a child who attends Old Mac Donald I get to see the inside and outs of Old Mac Donald's. I can honestly say that I couldn't have asked for a better place to work and for my little man to attend. The center is full of passionate, warmth and caring staff. Who all contribute to providing the children with amazing spaces that encourage learning, exploration and most importantly play. My child's interests are recognised and areas of plays are created for him to engage with. Most importantly for me as a parent I know that when my son attends he is loved, his physical and emotional needs are met and I can leave him knowing that he is the best of hands. Tracey and the team are always giving back to the community and I love that my son is part of such a generous, kind, thoughtful community that sees the value in helping others and my son gets to be a part of this and will learn empathy and generosity towards others through role modelling. As a team member Tracey and the team have gone above and beyond for our family and we are forever grateful. As a teacher I have always felt supported, been treated with respect and kindness and been inspired and given professional development that has strengthened and had a positive impact on my practice. Traceys passion and drive to make the center exceptional radiates and makes a dream a reality!! Couldn't ask for a better center and community to be a part of.
Old Mac's is just awesome. The staff priorities Manaakitanga and Whanaungatanga which makes the kids feel safe and welcomed. The staff are approachable and the center prioritises the environment and sustainability, something that our tamariki need to value. Its been a great 3 years and looking forward to 3 more!
LOVE this place! My daughter loves going, has built some real connections with the teachers and the openness of the staff is incredible. The centre itself - nothing else compares to the space and facilities offered. Highly recommend anyone visit Old MacDonalds. It was a big deal for me to hand over my 'baby' (16 months old then) to a stranger, I went home and cried for most of the day and thought 'do they know that they have the most precious thing in the world to me there'... they did. They love her and she knows they do, and ultimately thats all a child ever needs.