Steve and his team have done an amazing job with our son and we are forever in their debt.
Their service, activities, food, care and programmes are all of a very high standard.
Since transferring to this early learning centre, our son has completely changed for the better and is now much more sociable and willing to happily engage in discussion and play with other children. He even started to talk, despite not having any success with this previously via multiple specialists.
We will definitely be placing all of our children here, as we are sure that no one else can do a better job in the southern hemisphere.
We thank them once again and know that our son is in good hands.
Amazing quality facility with rich learning environments for your kids to be kids. They can play safely in the experiential areas and learn in an unstructured way, while also benefiting from the curriculum lead by the educators.
Thanks for the feedback peeps. I was planning to send my little one here, . However, your reviews have changed my mind.
My little one has been attending this centre since it opened in 2018, and overall we have had positive experiences. The staff are responsive to questions and feedback, and encourage the children to explore and learn, allowing them to follow their interests. The chef feeds the children fabulous nutritious meals every single day! The centre uses a cloth nappy linen service and they are very mindful of reducing their impact on landfill. Regular updates are provided using an app.
I've been super happy with the care provided by Our Place, Googong. The staff are supportive and show a genuine interest in the well-being of children in their care. My son had issues settling and having naps at his previous centre (and the way that they dealt with this was the reason we left), but at Our Place, the educators worked with him to find what helped him to settle. The centre has lovely facilities and the educators provide engaging activities for children to explore. I loved being able to send in several sets of clothes, which were laundered on site, as need be. The food provided is excellent - my son ate all kinds of things that he wouldn't usually touch at home. I'd highly recommend Our Place.
I was a staff member at our place googong for just two weeks, and during that time, I saw a number of things that upset me. children are not supervised properly, staff do not communicate with each other and there is little to no training for new staff (I was thrown right into it without even a supervisor). during those weeks I saw some things that parents would be horrified to learn of.
some of the things that I observed include: children playing out in the rain on a cold day without access to towels. young kids with severe allergies having access to the wrong foods. a child playing in the older children's toilets. a tub of water was left outside after a rainy day, and, when a child went missing, that is where she was found. staff allowing young kids to do things for their a own amusement or 'just to see what will happen'. and children are constantly going missing!
and, when I made a comment to senior staff (jemma and sally) about the safety of the children, I was fired.
I worry for the children attending this daycare because it is definitely not safe!
Lovely center, great staff and Sally and Jemma are great directors
From my experience and observations, I felt that this facility did not provide adequate supervision or care for my child. I felt they also did not have the proper commonsense when it came to looking properly after my child (i.e letting a not even two year old play with a bolt the size of a medium bouncy ball unsupervised as well; leaving him in soaking wet clothes for a period of time on a cold winter day as they also allowed for him to play outside in a t-shirt in the creek with a bucket of water; and unsure whether they should take his jumper off when he was wearing several layers along with a beanie and felt very hot on a warm day). They also did not address any of these priority issues and concerns I raised as my sons well-being was not an importance to them. Management send me an email advising they were canceling my sons enrolment instead of addressing my issues and concerns and they would post his belongings back to me as they didn’t want me to come back into the centre.
It’s a shame as the facility is nice, new and close and I took my child out of another childcare for that reason, however unfortunately I didn’t feel anything else was up to par.
Great childcare centre. Loving and caring staff. Qualified chef on site to make fresh and nutritious food for all the little people. Heaps of fun toys and activities to entertain and educate. Highly recommended.