We treasure the energy, excitement wonder and smiles we see in the children’s faces and delight in their everyday interaction with our program. We are also grateful for the many letters and expression of thanks we receive from parents.
Some testimonials are provided below:
“My daughter Molly has gained so much confidence during her time at Golden Square Kindergarten. The Kinder does an amazing job at preparing the kids for school, from their daily routines, from writing their names in their book daily, unpacking their bag to putting their “wake up brain food” in the basket ready for morning tea.
The Kinder was amazing at providing extra opportunities outside of Kinder for fun learning and engaging activities that we could participate in with our child. This included their Science and Maths Nights to kinder excursions, art show and special visitor programs and many more.
It was great to receive the daily updates on what the kids got up to for the day so I could ask questions and talk to Molly about what she did for the day. My daughter always enjoyed going to Kinder and the staff always made her feel safe, valued, supported and cared for during her Kinder days. As a parent I felt at ease leaving her at Kinder knowing that she was having such as wonderful time and that she was safe and secure.
I couldn’t recommend highly enough the Golden Square Kinder program and the amazing staff that go above and beyond to make the kinder experience amazing, fun, engaging and safe for all kids, Lori (Wombats 2018)
“My daughter had the most sensational and amazing year of her life! When I compare the first day I dropped her at kinder to the last day I picker her up, the change was astonishing. She went from this quiet, shy little girl who didn’t want to let go of my hand, to a strong and independent student who could almost take herself there without me. The GSK educators are absolutely fantastic and they work tirelessly to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for our little ones. My daughter still talks about them all the time. I don’t think there is a better place to get you child school ready than GSK, the program and structure that is taught is outstanding, and I couldn’t recommend it more!” Jane Sutton (Wombats 2018)
The staff at Golden Square Kindergarten are amazing in every sense of the word. They were instrumental in preparing my son for school, in every way not only the basics but so so much more! They work with every child and their families to support their individual needs. Their communication, kindness, support and enthusiasm for the children and for the wider community is also to be recognised. I can’t recommend them enough! Thanks again, Prue and Oliver (Wombats 2018)
My son had such a great year at Golden square kinder. He always struggled getting dropped off at daycare and had quite a bit of separation anxiety before kinder, but that soon disappeared after a few days at golden square. Positive experiences all year round! No stone left un-turned, and what a bunch of amazing ladies. I can’t wait to send my second child in a few years 🙂 Ashlee Bowman (Kangaroos 2018)
“Our son needed Golden Square Kindergarten! His emotional maturity was low before starting kinder, which had us concerned for how he would cope starting school. The staff and programs run at the kinder are exceptional. Our son has completely flourished since completing kindergarten. He has more confidence in new settings, and giving new things a go. He now has a thirst first learning and is very engaged in learning settings. I am so thankful we made the decision to attend Golden Square.” (Wombats 2018)
Last year Zachary really enjoyed his time spent at Golden Square kinder. He made a lot of new friends and he also had a good time with the teachers. Zach loved the singing, playground, painting and playing with all of his friends. Karl and I appreciate the time and effort that you all spent with Zach. Thankyou and may 2016 be filled with happiness for you all, Amanda Baumann (Possum 2015)
My daughter and our entire family loved everything about GSK. Everyday brought something new, exciting, creative and fun for the children, whilst building great friendships. The teachers are outstanding, they go above and beyond alI year round. I even had a wonderful time on the committee and made friends myself! Lauren (Wombats 2015)
Chloe was so well prepared for school thanks to her wonderful year at kinder that the transition has been an effortless and enjoyable experience, as it was for my other two daughters who also attended golden square kinder. It was a sad day to say goodbye to all the wonderful staff and know that our kinder days were over. Thankyou everyone. Emma Floreani (Wombats 2015)
“We could not have been happier with our childs experience at Golden Square Kindergarten! The Kinder year is so special and so important and we saw incredible development in our child from the very first weeks he attended. The staff are incredible and work really hard at getting to know all of the children, and helping them to learn about and explore the world around them. Our son thoroughly enjoyed his time at Golden Square Kindergarten, made lots of friends, and still asks to go and play there! We highly recommend it to everyone we know and plan to send all of our other children along too!” Thanks, Leonie (Wombats 2015)
Golden Square Kinder is simply the best start a pre-schooler can have for their education journey. We have had two children attend kindergarten at Golden Square Kinder and they have LOVED it! We still have one child to go (almost kinder age) and we are very much looking forward to their kinder year. The child:educator ratios are excellent and the educators are incredibly caring and engaging. Golden Square Kinder’s inspiring and diverse programming and their focus on nurturing emotional intelligence provides our kids with a very high level of pre-schooling and a learning environment that I feel is currently un-matched in Bendigo. Sally Ann (Wombat Group 2015)
Our family very much enjoyed reading the daily diary and talked with our children about who was there, what they learnt and how they went about each project, discussion or excursion or incursion.GSK teaches the kids to be independent young people making the transition to school a lot less stressful for them, what they didn’t learn at GSK in one year you will never need in a life time such a broad program. We wish GSK goodbye with many fond memories and hope their wonderful staff continue all they do for other families to have the same. Tania & Ian Randall (Wombats 2015)
Our daughter loved her Golden Square Kinder year and we were thrilled with the broad program and how the staff we able to fit so much in to the year. The teachers are amazing, and very talented. The kindergarten has an outstanding range of resources and ideas to stimulate curious young minds.
Kevin de Vries and Lesley Fabian (parents of Anna – 2012)