“I am writing this post as a way to express my utmost gratitude towards the Granville centre(Augustus St). I enrolled my daughter there only a couple of months ago after some extremely disheartening experiences at her previous centre. She has been diagnosed autism and epilepsy, so there are obvious communicative and social delays that come along with them. In my search for a suitable centre, my sister told me about Clovel where her son also attends. She referred me to Nesa, who eagerly called me back after a failed attempt at reaching out. She was helpful, kind and understanding towards my situation. She helped to organise a visit to the centre to speak with Anthony, about whom I will now discuss in this review. There are NO words that can describe the compassion he showed towards my daughter. He was thorough, approachable and compassionate. My mind was instantly made up. I knew immediately that my daughter would thrive in this environment-from the Montessori-style set up of the centre to the endless opportunity for learning through play that I could see. The atmosphere was calm and I felt a sense of ease as I toured. Jasmine and the newly arrived Kaitlyn simply added to the already positive vibes I received from Nesa and Anthony. They provide me with detailed feedback about her day - it is blatantly obvious that they simply care about her wellbeing and are attentive to her needs. They welcome her therapists with no feelings of being intrusive or bothered by the sessions. What more could parent ask for in a child care centre for the most precious thing in their world. Thank you Clovel :) I wish I found you earlier ...”
“It’s been three years our boy is at Clovel Blacktown. Our boy is so well looked after, cared for, and loved by the incredibly kind educators. Clovel is not just a childcare centre…it’s a learning institute with a warm and professional team. He loves Clovel that much that wants to go to school even on weekends to meet his educators and friends. Thankyou so much for caring our son and looking after him.”
“I must say that clovel is the best childcare/preschool in the area I am forever grateful for all the service and hard work they put in to teaching my child. After trying out five different childcares, Dean was the happiest at Clovel – not a day would he come home upset or crying always came home full of new ideas and new stories that he shared with the rest of our family and even taught us some of the cool experiences he had at the centre! Dean also never used to have an interest in reading and writing and now he loves to colour in, read and tries very hard to write his name. I strongly recommend Clovel as their staff are also very friendly and and make you feel very welcomed and stay in touch and assist you when ever you are in need of them!!”
“The carers at Clovel have been nothing but amazing. From the very first day our 2 kids started here, they have learnt and developed so much in over a year and half than I could have ever expected, from learning how to draw to counting to 10 in not just English but Italian AND Samoan. The teachers show so much love and care towards our kids which made it so easy to leave trust with them each and every day knowing our kids are safe and happy.
If we didn’t move so far away and have to pull them out, we would gladly keep our kids here until they’re both needing to go to primary school. We’re very sad to leave Clovel and it was the toughest decision to leave and wish we could bring them closer to where we have moved!”
Should be 10 stars, not 5!!!”
“Time flies, Edwin has been with Clovel for 2.5 years now. I am amazed at how much he had learned and grown throughout the program at Clovel. He always looks forward to going to the centre and to play with his friends. I cannot express enough the appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Clovel for taking care of and supporting my son in his growth and learning in such a positive and loving atmosphere.”
“Hi Jessica and team,
Thank you for your love and care to all the children in Clovel, Throughout the last 1 year of our journey with Clovel, I can see a lot of milestones Francis and Xavier have achieved. They happily sing the songs they learnt from Clovel at home. Both boys have more positive behaviour towards each other. Xavier has mastered toilet training over the last few months. Most important of all is how the group responds with Covid19 management plan. I am sure most of the parents here are having a peace of mind to send children to Clovel. With a heavy heart, please be advised we will be departing the Clovel family very soon. David received a job posting that we will be moving to Canberra in mid December. Hence, Francis will start his big school in Canberra region next year. It has been a mixed feeling of this big move, we are happy to start a new page of life, but sad to leave friends in Sydney and our familiar surroundings, after living in Sydney for 7 years. Apologise for not being able to advise the centre earlier, as we did not have a firm removal date from defense contractors until a couple days ago. Please be advised Francis, Xavier and Genevieve’s last day with Clovel will be Monday, 14th December. Thank you so much once again for offering flexibility to suit different family’s lifestyles. I don’t know if I can find another daycare centre just like Clovel, I guess it is quite hard, I believe childcare centre shouldn’t be simply childminding, but to shape young children’s characters and equip them skills to face modern societies.”
All the best!
We had a wonderful time at Clovel.
“I wish to thank all the staff for their hard work over the past 5 years with my Son. He has recently started school and is thriving in his schooling. I am thankful to all the staff at the centre for their constant communication with myself and husband, for keeping us up to date with his progress, for helping us not only with our children but with any issues that we have had, for all the time and effort they put in, it is a pleasure to see how passionate the staff are.
They are constantly playing with the children, talking with all the families and going above and beyond their roles to help whenever needed. It is good to see there are centres out there that are 100% for the children. Every afternoon I pick my kids up all the children are clean and happy playing. It is clear that they too have just as much fun as my children. The staff and management team are always available to help us with anything we need.
The centre is constantly beautiful and the atmosphere is always inviting. My son loved attending the centre and was sad to leave. Clovel became a second home to both my son and my family. Now my daughter is attending the centre and she loves it. I am very excited to see all the things she will learn. She is already coming home with lots of new and exciting things she has learnt. We are happy to recommend the centre to all our friends and family. Thank you so much!”
“The team at Clovel are amazing! I’m a first time Mum and a little too focused on work at times. The ladies really help me out with the small things that matter. Like, which nappy rash cream is the best and the friendly reminders of what’s coming up because I don’t read my emails all the time.
I call anytime and they are happy to help or assist. Sia is so happy there and it makes me happy. The team becomes more like family and they should all know what an amazing job they are doing.”
“I am personally very happy with the centre and its staff. There has never been an instance when I meet a friend or family and not talk about what my son, Shreeyam has gained during his short time during the centre. As parents we are great well wishers and stalwart supporters of the centre and its staff members.”
“I wanted to take this opportunity to express my thanks to Kathleen and the incredible staff at Wentworthville for the fantastic care provided to my daughters Mia (3.5 years) and Lily (13 months) over the last 9 months.
Thank you… For the great communication from the very start – I can’t count the amount of centres I called trying to find quality and affordable daycare for my daughters. Lyn was quick to contact me back and took the time to talk me through the learning and development ethos behind Clovel which was very much in line with my parenting beliefs.
Our first visit to the centre was great fun and Mia didn’t want to leave, in fact we booked her in the very next day! Kathleen put my mind at ease by calling me mid-morning to let me know my little cherub was fine and enjoying herself which was exactly what I needed.
Mia has come out of Clovel with a boosted self confidence, improved social skills and incredible manners – a parent’s delight! Along with newly found skills both Mia and Lilly have made some great friends along the way and have absolutely fallen in love with all the carers.
It is with deep sadness that we’ve had to leave Clovel due to relocating home, we will all miss the team at Clovel and will be sure to send photo updates along the way”
Kate and Daniel Walton
“I’m writing this letter in support of Clovel Early Childcare Centre. I am the mother of a child who has been attending the centre since she was 2 years of age. My daughter (Sage) is now 7 years old and is currently attending the centre’s before and after care as well as participating in full-time vacation care.
I’m extremely pleased with the services the centre and staff provide in particular their diverse range of external activities. Sage always has the opportunity to participate in a variety of structured and engaging activities. All staff conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Personally I can’t speak highly enough of the service they provide.
The fact that Sage has transitioned into the next phase of the Centre’s program (vacation care) and has been there for more than 5 years is testimony that the centre offers an effective service to the community/working parents.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing staff at Clovel Castle Hill especially my son Myles’ carers. We were always made to feel welcome and nothing was ever too much trouble. The staff were at all times friendly, courteous and above all professional.
There were many times that we were having financial difficulties and the staff were more than accomodating towards our needs. For this both my husband and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We also thank you for the kind and warm nurturing you showed Myles.”
Michael and Bernadette Kotiw
“Ritvik wrote his full name and showed me today and even the numerals. We are so proud of his achievement. Thank you so much. Ritvik has really come so far since he started with Clovel this year.
Thanks to all the educators involved with Ritvik achieving his goals. We are so excited to see what more Ritvik will do during his stay at Clovel.”
Santana (Ritvik’s Mum)
“My child Aaron has been going to Clovel Childcare for the past 2 years for morning and after school care as well as sometimes for vacation care. During this time I have found the care centre and its staff to be knowledgeable and very well organised.
They provide the children with a wide range of activities and are always ready to help and cater as best as possible for my needs as well as those of Aaron’s. During the time my son has been going to Clovel I have seen a marked improvement in Aaron’s learning and life skills as well as his behaviour.
I attribute this to the great learning opportunities and experiences Clovel Childcare provides as well as the focus on discipline and manners that centre staff instil in the children. The staff are very professional in all their dealings with both the parents and children. I would highly recommend Clovel to any parent.”
“Thank you to all the educators at Castle Hill doing a wonderful job looking after my son, Thomas! I am especially enjoying the photo summaries of each day Thomas is there, and the reports that accompany them”
I just wanted to wish you and all your amazing staff congratulations for winning at the Australian Childcare Awards. It was very evident watching your team during the presentations of the high levels of passion, commitment and love for the children and families within your centres.
As you know, working in children’s services is not only about providing care for children but commitment to empowering children’s lives through education and responsive, high quality relationships. It is obvious that your educators do this so well.
Congratulations to each and every team member for their efforts and for being part of our early childhood sector. Keep up the great work. I know we’ll be seeing you again at the next awards night.
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