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See why our families think we are one of the best childcare centres on the North Shore

” Reach for the Stars has been my son’s second home for the last three years.

I spent a lot of time researching Early Learning Centres to find the perfect one and I couldn’t be happier with Reach for the Stars. The teachers were kind and attentive and truly brought my son out of his shell and exceeded my expectations in terms of his behaviour, his speech and social developments. Reach for the Stars became apart of our family and I cannot recommend them enough! They are the perfect combination of learning, play and comfort for the children, allowing them to blossom into the best versions of themselves.

We are going to miss them tremendously but I know that they have prepared my son more than enough for his big adventure at primary school. I can guarantee that every child that enters their doors will thrive to their maximum potential!

Thank you to Karyn and Bruce, for always having time to speak to us, and a huge thank you to every single teacher that has touched my son’s heart, he misses you all already and cannot wait to go back and visit.”

– Oliver’s Mum

 

“It is sad to say goodbye to Reach for the Stars. Our daughter Katie has been here since 2019 and we have seen significant growth in many aspects of her. She has become a happy, confident, and caring person.

The years she spent in your learning environment has played a huge part in her growing up. Thank you so much for all the teachers’ love, care, kindness and hard work.

We wish you the best of luck for the future and will miss you all very much. ”

“Our twin girls attended RFTS for a year and a half before heading to school and we could not have been happier with the service and care that they received. The staff and facilities are simply fantastic and the relationships that our girls formed are priceless. We look forward to bringing them back for visits in future. I wholeheartedly recommend Reach for the Stars ELC.”

– Nick Soper

 

“Karyn, Bruce and all of the early childhood teachers at reach for the stars have been like family to my daughter and I. They are all so loving and genuinely care for the children and parents. They have been the greatest role models and friends that Lunar and I could have ever been lucky enough to meet. Thank you for creating a beautiful childhood for my daughter and all of the unforgettable memories we’ll take with us for life.”

– Lunar’s Mum

 

“Thank you all so much for your support to our family. All your patience and care while Kyle is in your care means a lot to us. Kyle has indeed learned a lot and he is very excited to move on to the big school. We will miss coming to Reach for the Stars, especially I am just working nearby. Kyle really likes you, Hayley, as well as his teachers. Regards to everyone. We will miss you all”.

– Carmela (Kyle’s Mum)

 

“We LOVE Reach for the Stars, it has truly become a home away from home for our two girls! We had wanted a Preschool and Babies room we could feel 100% happy knowing our girls were getting the very best care, attention, opportunities to learn and fun day possible; Reach for the Stars gives us that and more. We have experienced large centres and they can be rather impersonal and you have no idea who half the staff are. At Reach for the Stars, everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful feeling that your kids are with staff who genuinely care for them and go above and beyond every day. Every morning Tenley and Harper wait at the front door ready to go and race to their rooms excited to be there! Karyn and Bruce have done an exceptional job making this the centre that it is and it’s only the beginning, I can’t wait to see what it will be like by the time Harper is in the Preschool room!”

– Sarah and Jamie Sutcliffe (Tenley and Harpers Mum and Dad)

 

“Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre is a love-filled learning environment with lovely staff that makes the centre such a special place. As a Chinese family, I thought it would not be easy for my very shy boy to get used to a totally new English speaking environment. However, I just found that my boy has changed a lot. I can see that he is building up his confidence in communicating, learning, exploring and everywhere. I feel very peaceful leaving my boy with those wonderful teachers. I recommend this centre to every mum who are looking for a fun,caring and educational daycare for their angels.”

– Michelle Su (Jimmy’s Mum)

“We absolutely love Reach for the Stars and their team. We are always greeted by Hayley at reception, Hi and Bye to Candy who prepares all the healthy food. Jane, in particular, Nicole, Kerri and Maya take such great care, and interest in our daughter Amelia. They are truly amazing and make dropping our daughter off for the day so easy. The team make us feel at ease and we know they genuinely care. Importantly also, Amelia hasn’t had many sick days (if any) due to bugs from day-care, as you hear differently from many other day-cares.”

– Amanda Annear (Amelia’s Mum)

 

“Having Karyn, Bruce and the team at Reach for the Stars as our daycare has been a real gift to my family. They have a strong team of educators who consistently create amazing activities for my daughter to enrich her learning. The parent evenings that they have hosted have also been a real benefit to me being able to continue my daughter’s learning at home. My family have had a difficult year and it has been such a comfort knowing that I was able to take my daughter to her pre-school and they not only had a kind ear for her but also for myself when I’ve needed a chat. I can’t thank them enough for how they have helped me and I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for a safe, secure, family-oriented environment for their children!”

-Sarah Burkitt (Hannah’s Mum)

 

“Our daughter has just started attending Reach for the Stars and she loves all the different activities and learning opportunities she has there. We have also found all the staff very helpful and willing to adapt to any needs Sienna may have.”

– Amber Ryan (Sienna’s Mum)

 

“Jeanie started in the Baby room at Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre then changed to the toddler room. She has very good time in both rooms. Teachers in the baby room were very patient at Jeanie’s very beginning time and that makes Jeanie settle down very quickly, many thanks for that. Jeanie has also learned lots of English speaking in the toddler room. She has lots of fun each day.”

– Nicole Xu (Jeanie’s Mum)

 

“Mr 3 came to Reach for the Stars nervous and held back, through the year he has grown into an independent, relaxed child. The team at Reach for the Stars are so welcoming and warm. They go out their way to settle your child and make it a fun experience when the parents leave. We are always welcomed with a smile and a chat. My boy has grown so much and I couldn’t thank the team enough for the support, understanding and guidance.”

– Megan Morris (Mr 3’s mum)

“To everyone at Reach for the Stars Rachel and I would like to thank you all so much for the love and care you have shown Oliver during his time with you. You have all helped him develop and grow into the happy and caring wee man he is today and we can’t thank you enough. I know Oliver is going to miss you all, so will we! We cant express how much we appreciate everything you have done. Thank you so much.”

– Rhys, Rachel and Oliver xxx

 

“My child loves the kindergarten and the teachers. He constantly talk about the daily happenings and events. For me, as a parent it’s very important to know how he is, how he spends the time and I find it easy to communicate with the staff. The various food and the hygiene at the highest level are a big plus. Very satisfied.”
– Ivana (Todor’s Mum)

“I have a degree in Health Science specialising in Behavioural Science, when selecting a centre for my son it was important for me to choose a centre that fostered a sense of emotional wellbeing. Out of all the centres I viewed I chose Reach for the Stars for this reason. My son has been very happy here.”

– Anna (Avery’s Mum)

 

“I can honestly say I am so happy to be sending my children here! The centre has a real family feel to it, with well-qualified, amazing teachers, good routines/practices and a great indoor-outdoor space. The owners are awesome too – often seen in the centre, helping out where necessary, doing odd jobs around the centre or decorating for the next big event! Great atmosphere and my kids love it!”

– Sarah (Hannah and Ryan’s Mum)

 

“Me and my husband highly respect this team of great people. How they took care of my son and brought out the courage in him that made him what he is right now. Is really Starmazing!!!!

Coco still misses everybody there…. Big thank you guys!”

– Sue (Freidrick’s Mum)

 

“Our family loves Reach for the Stars. It has been my little girl’s second home and we are amazed at how she has flourished and blossomed in such a short amount of time. The place, the people are truly a gem.”

– Katrina (Elise’s Mum)

“It was like coming home today. Your centre and staff are amazing. Savannah was so happy and can’t wait to start next week. Thank you for having us and running such an amazing business. I feel very lucky to have a place like yours to send my daughter to. It’s a weight off my shoulders.”

– Amanda, Savannah and Jordyn’s Mum, returning to the centre

 

“Exactly what parents are looking for in a child care centre. Their care and dedication are reflected in how our little one has developed. She loves to go to daycare, the richness of experience, through the varied activities and education, leave me as a parent with confidence that she’s in good hands. Recommending this business is easy, with the amazing results I and my partner have seen. Thanks so much to the team!”

– Luke Dixon

 

“Reach for the stars is a wonderful centre for children. I remember the time that Elena my daughter was in the preschool, and she was so happy and she loved her teachers. Still she keep asking about teachers and her friends that she used to play with them.

I love working for reach for the stars, because it has a lovely owners, amazing manager, and of course friendly team.”

– Masoud and Leila (Elena’s Mum and Dad)

 

“My child loves the kindergarten and the teachers. He constantly talk about daily happenings and events in there. For me, as a parent it’s very important to know how he is, how he spend the time and I found it easy to communicate with the staff. The various food and the hygiene at the highest level are a big plus. Very satisfied.”

– Ivana Kurtevska Srbinovska

“Our family loves Reach for the Stars. It has been my little girl’s second home and we are amazed at how she has flourished and blossomed in such a short amount of time. The place, the people are truly a gem.”

– Katrina-Kate Limlosuy Shun

 

“A wonderful centre to work for, and my daughter absolutely loves her friends and teachers here too. Such a fantastic team and a supportive environment for all the staff and the families within the centre.”

– Caitlin Dwen

 

“Such a wonderful centre to work at with a fun, enthusiastic team and passionate, supportive owners. And of course all of our wonderful children, parents and families!”

– Hayley Jayne

 

“Awesome staff and great place! Very happy.”

– Caitlin Gamble

 

“Enjoy working as a teacher in RFTS. We have a wonderful team.”

– Nicole Zhu