What do parents have to say about Castle Kids?

Thank you so much for everything you do for Xanthe. We really appreciate the fun and safe learning environment at Castle Kids.


Will & Sarah

Thank you so much for all the amazing work you have done with Millie and Nikau over the year. Watching their growth and development has been amazing. Seeing how excited they get to come each day shows how much they love Castle Kids and you all.



They say it takes a village to raise a child and we are so grateful that you are part of ours. Thank you for all the hard work you have out into keeping Josiah safe, loved and happy. Thank you for getting to know him and helping him settle so well. Thank you for your patience and grace when he’s having a tough time,



Thank you to all the kaiako who have helped Lucas grow into the confident, funny, inquisitive & loud little boy that he is. He has been so well loved and looked after. He has connected so well with all the teachers. We will miss you all.


Matt & Monique

Many thanks for all your assistance these past 4 months whilst we settled into life at Castle Kids. The kids absolutely love coming each day and have settled in so well. Happy hearts all round and beyond stoked.


Lily & Grant

My daughter is 4 and has been there since she was 18 months old. It has semi recently gone through a change of management and renovations both inside and out. The teachers in my opinion have all been fantastic and really care for the kids. Their outdoor area out the back is great. Your best bet would be to go into the centre and get a feel for it yourself and ask the questions that are important to you and your family.


We started out at Castle Kids Ruru which closed down last year and we loved it there. When it closed down we visited a few different centres and made a terrible decision on a centre that ended up being a nightmare.. we pulled our daughter out and moved her to Castle Kids Te Moana at the beginning of this year and it’s awesome, my daughter is so happy there and some of the teachers from Ruru are now at Te Moana (my daughter is now 4 1/2)


My boys oldest at school now started at 2yo and my youngest started at 5.5mo. Both boys have been so well cared for and loved there. The teachers are amazing, it’s been their second home and have made great friendships and trust with all the teachers. Highly recommend


Our two daughters (2 and almost 5) absolutely love Te Moana CK. They both started as wee ones and are given a lot of freedom to explore who they are and what they enjoy, to learn, socialise and to be creative. The teachers are wonderful and caring. Communication is also great. Highly recommend


My daughter has been there from 18 mo – now, almost 5yo. They have a great age 4+ program to work on transitioning kids to school and it’s been amazing to see the focussed development in that area.

They’re a wonderful team of teachers – they really get to know the children there and care for them. My daughter loves weekends at home, but always loves going back there.

They have a low turnover / a lot of permanent staff which was one of my main criteria when looking – a lot of centres seemed to have a high staff turnover or constant stream of relievers. There have been a few new faces in the last couple of years to replace some very long serving staff, but the new staff and Centre Manager are excellent. I have nothing but praise for them and are so happy we send our daughter there.


My oldest is now 5 and went there since he was 1 and my youngest is now there also. They are amazing to deal with. We loved it for the outdoor area.


My son has been going there for the past few months and we’ve had an excellent experience. It was his first time in any kind of daycare (he started just before he turned 3) so was a big adjustment. The teachers have been so kind and caring and have taken the time to get to know and understand him. The communication has been excellent and he is always very happy when I pick him up. They do nature walks every Friday with different groups of kids and have dedicated time for the 4 year olds. They’ve redone some of the outside areas which look great – my son spends a lot of time outside. We have just been so pleased with the level of care I would absolute recommend going for a visit.


Thank you so much for all you have done for Hunter! You say that you haven’t done much and you are all just doing your job, but you do your jobs so well! You have provided such an environment where Hunter has felt safe and secure enough to become confident and happy and transform from a nervous, shy, super anxious little boy into a social, confident, friendly and calmer child.
We can’t thank you enough – you are all such caring, warm and genuine people and I am so glad to have found you for my children’s care.

I am beyond blessed that I can send my children to such an amazing place. To enjoy time with their friends, expand their knowledge and grow both in their education and development but also in their knowledge and relationship with God is an amazing thing.
Teachers at Castle Kids Ruru… you are just FAB!

Dear Lauren and Team
“Why didn’t we bring George to you two years ago???” You have been such a bonus to us, and it’s lovely to see George growing into a confidant young boy, something you have contributed to in a big way. We will always, always hold a place in our hearts for this little piece of happiness here on the corner. Thank you and we’ll all miss you.

Ryan, Sam & George

Any families looking for a Child Care Centre that is family centered with traditional values and tailored care, pop into Castle Kids Nursery on Te Moana Road. They took the most beautiful care of our big girl Lucy, using creative and innovative activities to stimulate and challenge her busy mind and body. Her language and social skilled are incredible. Our little Thea started there today and not a tear was shed by either party. We have so much confidence in the loving care she will receive.
They are currently welcoming new families, your little one would be lucky to be part of the Castle Kids family.


To the Amazing Castle Kids Ruru Teachers
Thank you so much for being the wonderful team you are and for helping make Grace into the 5 year old she is today. Thank you for your care, education and support in her growth as she started as a small 2 year old and leaves ready for this next chapter prepared well by you all

Douglas Family

To all the amazing wonderful people who have been a part of my life. You have been a family to me, supporting me, comforting me. It is such a sad day to say goodbye, but happy tears because you have all cared for not only my babies but have been amazing to me. I will never forget

Love Louise, Liam, Jesse & Charlotte

Nursery staff. Thank you for everything! I am absolutely going to miss dropping Micah here every morning and knowing she is in such safe, caring hands. You have all taken such amazing care of her, you’ve taken the time to get to know her and what she likes (and dieesn’t like!) and always been so accommodating with her routine and what her needs are for that day. She loves coming to Nursery, talks about you all at home and we are all truly going to miss you. I wish she didnt have to leave. But I am sure Adventurers will be so much fun for her. You all truly went above and beyond to make sure Micah was settled and happy. I especially always appreciated your updates Ally, it’s tough leaving her every morning and to see her happy and having fun made my days so much easier.

Love Nicole, Kieran, Micah

Dear Lauren, Kathryn, Vicky and Claire
Thank you for teaching me this year. I really loved playing with the blocks and my best friend Brooklyn. Thank you for helping me learn to draw and write my name and I liked playing. I hope you have a good time teaching all the other kids.
Love from Luke (child)

To the Pioneers team
Thank you so much for all your love and support with Luke this year. He has absolutely loved his time at Pioneers and always comes home and tell tells us all about his adventures with his friends and teachers. He will miss you all next year but you have prepared him well for his school adventures.

Katherine, Calyton & Luke

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