I cannot believe our Bumblebee journey for Charlotte has come to an end after 4 1/2 years. Thank you for all the care, reassurance and patience you have given Charlotte since she first started in 2013. We were so nervous and inexperienced, dropping our first born off while we scurried off to work, but there was never a moment when we knew she had anything but the best care. Thank you to all the girls who looked after her. From the cot to bottles and nappies, to the sand pit, to painting and nurturing her creativity in preparation for big school. We could not have asked for more!
A our day care journey comes to an end, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude and respect for you all and what you do for our kids everyday they are with you. You have been kind, understanding and more than willing to help us face the challenges we experience as parents with our kids. We have always found Bumblebee a loving, welcoming place to be and you should all be extremely proud of the centre and yourselves for creating this environment for kids and families to prosper, learn and grow and form friendships that last.
It has been so amazing to be a part of Bumblebee over the past 18 months. I know Lewis has grown and developed so many life long skills because of your centre. Thank you for your above and beyond care, for feeding Lewis everyday with nourishing meals, for allowing him to explore the right and wrong ways of doing things and for always following his interests and ensuring his confidence is always fostered. We are sad to say goodbye.
It’s an amazing feeling knowing that everyday I drop my little girl off at Bumblebee I know she has a huge smile on her face and is going to have a great day. The teachers are caring and loving towards all the kids giving them the attention that is needed at any given time. I love getting the little presents that are made knowing that my girl is able to use her creativity in a fun way. The staff are always friendly and take a keen interest in my child’s interests. I know no matter what that my girl will having a fun filled day with love and laughter.
Trinity Catholic College
Both our children have attended Bumblebee for a number of years with our daughter about to graduate and move onto primary school in 2015.
We have always found the staff to be caring and more than willing to assist us, and work with us through some of our children’s more trying developmental stages and behaviours. Always having the children’s well being at heart.
We have seen the preschool program evolve into an interactive educational program and we are pleased with the educators knowledge, experience and their ability to engage the children and make learning fun.
Having meals prepared for the children by the onsite chef, has also been a benefit. not only freeing up our time, but encouraging our fussy eater to eat a variety of foods.
We have no hesitations in recommending Bumblebee to anyone looking for a fantastic long day care / educational centre.
Dianne Spearing and Brett Anderson
I currently have three children attending Bumblebee Early Education Centre and my experiences at the centre have always been positive.
My eldest daughter started at Bumblebee when she was 18 months old. I remember the welcoming conversation I had with Kerrilyn on the very first enrolment phone call and meeting her on our first visit to get to know the place. I could see straight away that Kerrilyn was an active, hands-on person who knew every child in the centre and they all knew and loved her. From day one, all the staff were friendly and supportive and helped our daughter to settle in smoothly.
Our second daughter was born about a year later and started at Bumblebee as a six month old in the baby’s room. Kerrilyn and all the staff at Bumblebee always ensured that our girls were able to have time together throughout the day to support each other and ‘be sisters’, while balancing time for each of the girls to be with their own age groups.
The third child that we have at Bumblebee is our niece who came to live with us almost a year ago through foster care. I cannot speak highly enough about the support that has been given to us over the past year by Kerrilyn and all the staff at Bumblebee in settling our new little girl into the centre and supporting her throughout a very difficult time. Kerrilyn has been compassionate and understanding, informative, highly professional, and demonstrated more than once that she is willing to stand strong when it comes to protecting the rights of a child.
All of my girls LOVE Bumblebee! They love to pop into Kerrilyn’s office and say hello or goodbye, and as we drive out of the car park in the afternoon, they can often be heard screaming ‘GOODBYE BUMBLEBEE’ at the top of their lungs out of the car window. I think I can only sign off from this by saying a massive thank you to you, Kerrilyn and to all the staff. We love your work!
Kadina High School - Goonellabah NSW 2480
Overall, my children’s experiences at Bumblebee have been really positive. The child carers at Bumblebee are qualified and more importantly they foster a caring environment so that your child is happy and well-rounded! They listen to your child’s needs and provide a kind and educational atmosphere for your child to learn and grow. They welcome any suggestions, insights, concerns you may have so that your child’s time at Bumblebee can be the best that it can be.
Both of my children have attended Bumblebee – my youngest child is there now and she started at Bumblebee at 6 months old as I had to get back to work! She is now 2.5 years and really enjoys her time at Bumblebee. During her early days there, I must have called Bumblebee three times a day to hear news! Every concern I had was dealt with really professionally and with sincere care! I have full trust and confidence in the capabilities of the women at Bumblebee; they are doing a fantastic job looking after our kids!!
Yen Lin Ho
Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW
Our daughter has been attending Bumblebee for the past 2 years and we have always been impressed by the level of care that the centre has provided.
The staff members are professional and approachable and the environment promotes learning and social development in each child. Our daughter has food allergies and anaphylaxis and her additional needs have been catered for in a sensitive and caring way.
We would thoroughly recommend the centre to any parents looking for day care for their child.
Michael Spencer and Nickie Bartlett
Bumblebee has become a part of our family having two children attend the centre full time.
The purpose built facility is excellent with a huge yard for active children like mine. Our kids love the staff and the ever-changing interactive programs that are run at the centre.
I have been very impressed with the school preparation program run in the Preschool room for both my child and for me as parent of a child going to primary school.
We are extremely happy with the care given to our children, suggestions provided to assist us with handling stages of our children’s development and the flexibility of the staff to cater for our family’s individual needs.
Our family could not be happier with our choice of child care facility and we highly recommend Bumblebee.