What the experts say about us ....
Weka's focus on excellence was recognised by the experts having received the highest ranking in New Zealand - Very Well Placed from the Education Review Office - Placing Weka in the elite group of early childhood services - we welcome you to have a read.
What our Whanau's and Families say about us ......
WEKA has definitely been the right choice for the girls and our family. They feel valued, supported and safe at all times. We love the fact that each different lounge caters for the developmental stage of each age group. Having the 4+ years in 1 room is a real positive. The activities and play opportunities are varied, fun and focussed on the child as a learner and fosters their own personal development and preparing them for school.
'Forest WEKA' is also a real hit and is looked forward to each Thursday. This experience for the children has so many benefits and is so much fun!
Our experience with the staff has been very positive. We have received positive communication and learning stories that are focussed on our child's current learning pathway. The staff have been supportive and caring towards our children and I know they are in a safe, caring environment.
If you are looking for a quality early childhood service - WEKA is it!
Our families and whanau are a vital part of our learning environment with relationships and respect been a driving force for everything we do. From the moment you enter the Weka premises we work on establishing a connection and partnership thats makes you feel a valued part of our Weka family. Moving forward together to support quality learning outcomes for the child/ren.
We love Weka and feel so lucky to have such an amazing team of kaiako/teachers caring for our children. They are such wonderful people who care so much about the children, it’s so nice knowing our kids are so well looked after.
The environment and the separate lounges are ideal for play at different ages and stages, and we love that the kids get every opportunity for outside play when they want it - no matter what the weather is doing! The nature based play and forest visits for the older children is brilliant.
Couldn’t rate Weka more highly, it’s a great place with amazing people and we feel so lucky to have our kids cared for in such an awesome environment!
My son loves his days he spends at Weka. The wee sparrows lounge has a lovely homely atmosphere with loads of things to explore and play with. The staff are all so friendly and welcoming, and provide a safe, friendly, supportive and nurturing environment. This has helped our son transition into daycare life very easily, and as a parent I know that I am leaving him in safe hands which makes drop-offs easy.
We have been part of the Weka family for 6 years now. We have had our three children attend Weka on a part time basis, from 6 months old until their transition to school.
The reason we have chosen Weka as our early childhood education for our children, is based on a number of things. We preferred the Reggio Emilia based learning and the four lounges for different age groups. We have loved the primary care model, where one teacher is focused on your child and you develop a relationship with that teacher throughout their time in that lounge.
We love that the teachers genuinely love our children and have cared for their needs, getting to know their personalities and letting them thrive in their own time. Most importantly the children have all loved their time at Weka, and the transition to school has always been an easy one.
Weka winton have made the decision to put my girls into childcare an easy one.
They are welcoming and attentive, helpful and all round easy to get on with. You walk in the door and get greeted instantly. Definitely consider weka as a choose as i would never look back.