“Colleen and her excellent team have over a number of years provide a very safe, supportive, and robust learning environment for our children. Her team continues to make each day a very physical active and mentally growing experience for all the children in their care. The Centre’s convenient location and reasonable fee structures are an added bonus.”
Tom Gordon, parent
“My daughter Emily had two wonderful years with Colleen and her team and now it’s her brothers turn! Tom started in the koala room today and it feel relaxed knowing he is in the best hands and that he’ll be having heaps of fun.”
Hanna Bonner , parent
“My experience with the Sandgate child care has been one of the nurturing and caring environment in which to leave my child. It is always lovely to leave my baby with such professional and friendly staff, who make my child feel like he is the most special child in the centre. But I am sure that every other parent feels the same way!
Thank you to the management and staff for the excellent running of a centre I am relaxed to send my child to. He receives the utmost care and also he is receiving a great life experience. We thank you for the care and guidance you have shown to him and we greatly appreciate your caring and friendly staff.
Moreover, the communication book is a great thing to communicate between the educators and parents. A Big Thank you once again especially to Christine, Natasha and Heather… Colleen and Jenny, you are gems. Hats off to you all!”
Taran and Kawal, parents
“Our little girl began her childcare journey at Sandgate Childcare when she was 18 months old (about a year ago). As parents it is daunting to leave your child in the care of others. However, it soon became apparent to us that the staff are very dedicated, friendly, attentive and enjoy working with children.
Thanks to the lovely staff, Imogen settled into the centre beautifully and soon made lots of ‘friends.’ She loves it.
As parents, we have absolute faith in the staff, many of whom have been employed long term at the centre.
Food is provided which is a significant time saver and ensures that Imogen is learning to try new foods all the time.
The centre enjoys a well deserved, impeccable reputation in the Sandgate community.”
Elisa and Dan , parents
“We have been a family of Sandgate Child Care for the past nine years. The staff at the Centre are fantastic and we cannot speak highly enough of them. Some have been there long enough to care for all 3 of our daughters. Our children have always loved attending and have been made to feel comfortable and happy. We are so thankful to be involved in such a great centre and will be sad to leave when our youngest daughter starts school.”
Shannon and Dane Clark , parents
“Sandgate Day Care Centre is a home away from home for our kids. Our first one just loves the day care and the second one just started it. Staff are very friendly and take efforts to make sure that kids settle in and are on the right learning track. They are available for a one-to-one chat when you drop or pick the kids and we could know about kids learning / other activities from them. We highly recommend Sandgate day care and its staff to all our friends.
No cons … only pros in our experience. Ten out of ten!”
Anurag and Sonali Mahajan , parents
“As first time parents, and being unaware of what to expect from childcare, we were absolutely delighted with the level of care and professionalism provided by Sandgate Childcare. The kind and loving attention provided to our boy by all the childcare workers is very reassuring, but most of all, the development and learning opportunities offered by the centre has seen our baby boy grow into a little man who is confident, happy and learning new things every day. It is a truly family-oriented environment with staff that really care and who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty for the kids. We feel extremely fortunate to have found such a safe and happy environment for our boy to grow up in.”
Damien and Ruth , parents
“Sandgate Childcare is an outstanding centre. The Director and staff members have provided exceptional care to my children over the last six years. I would highly recommend Sandgate Child Care to other parents.”
Belinda Barnett, parent
“My son was in the kindy program last year and my daughter has been attending Sandgate childcare a couple of days per week since she was 10 months old. I have had an extremely positive and trusting relationship with all of the beautiful staff and have happily left our precious babes in their care, and they’ve done a wonderful job. Happy children and a happy family.”
“Sandgate Child Care is a truly nurturing environment for children. The staff are always friendly and provide a great learning environment for the children. We relax knowing our child is in great hands! It’s got a lovely community feel where the children are the priority”.
“We have been so impressed with Sandgate Childcare. All of the staff are so wonderful and really care about the children. It certainly takes a lot of stress out of sending your child to day care when you can be confident that they will be well looked after. I would definitely recommend the centre to anyone who was looking for a place to send their child.”
Penny Hill, parent
“We are a new family transferring to the Sandgate Child Care Centre from another child care service and I have found Colleen and her team to be amazing from day one. Not only did they remember my daughter (and her special quirks), but they remembered our family circumstances and our specific needs. The staff have always been friendly, welcoming and gone above and beyond to ensure that my daughter has settled in and as a family unit it feels that we have been there forever. My daughter is free to explore in a safe, loving and rich learning environment which she is blossoming in.“
Danielle C , parent
“Most caring, passionate and warm caring teachers who treat your little treasures as an extension of your own family! My three boys line up with their bags to go to daycare! They are encouraged through a multitude of tasks, projects, daily activities that stimulate and more importantly grow their self esteem! The meals are prepared with love and often they involve the children through growing their own food or nursing their garden. A wonderful home away from home!”
Natalie DeClerq, parent
“Whenever I hear my friends complain about their child care centre I have to be quietly smug. All the teachers are qualified, experienced and mature. All the kids seem happy and engaged. My son came home one day able to read, which was a total surprise for me… you guys even convinced him that he likes carrot after I tried for years to get him to eat it. Possibly the best decision I have made for my child to date.”
“As much as it pains me to be sending my son to day care five days a week, Colleen and the lovely ladies at our centre make it ok! He loves going there and I know they love having him too! I don’t think we could send him anywhere else after the wonderful experience we’ve had.”
“My experience with the Sandgate Child Care is that it is a nurturing and caring environment in which our son is well looked after. It takes the stress from us leaving him at the centre, knowing that such professional and friendly staff are going to treat our son well. They treat him like a very special child, which we know that they treat other children in the centre the same way. We couldn’t say enough good things about Colleen and her wonderful staff.”
Paul and Lyndall Begonia, parents
“I cannot recommend Sandgate Childcare highly enough. As a father of three children, all of whom have started their educational journey at Sandgate Childcare, I have been continuously pleased with the level of care at the centre. Sandgate Childcare is not your usual “care-by-numbers” childcare facility. The centre’s teachers – and I call them that because that’s where their priorities lie – are all brilliant, long-term employees who genuinely care for the kids. I couldn’t imagine sending my children anywhere else.”
Jason Davis, parent
“I know when I leave my son at Sandgate Child Care, he is being cared for 100%. There are warm smiles and open arms every day for my son as we walk through the gate. The staff are always approachable and willing to take the time to discuss any query. The wonderful carers, admin & chef are all in our eyes, angels. They take on our children as if they are their own.
Well done to Sandgate Child Care, a centre we have no hesitation in recommending over and over.”
The Bishop Family