We moved to Canberra mid-2021 and enrolled our toddler daughter at CAECC. It was a big transition and I can’t thank the staff enough for the kind, patient and caring help they gave our little one (and us!) as we settled in. She is now thriving and LOVES daycare. The whole centre is so committed to the bilingual approach as well. Thank you CAECC!
Both of my kids went to the CAECC and I can't recommend the centre high enough. After moving my older kid from a pretty bad centre, I really appreciate the care offered by the educators and the effort they make in providing the best bilingual education for young kids. Love the communication via StoryPark, both daily on the group and routinely on individual development. My kids have been happy to go to childcare since day 1 with CAECC, compared to all the crying with the previous one. I'm also amazed that the centre is ran so many years by a committee of volunteers who have a passion in bilingual early learning education. This means all our fees go directly into running the centre.
I couldn't recommend this place enough. My son loves the staff and he has also felt in love with Mandarin. It is amazing to see him so interested in a new language. The care, communication, staff is amazing. The feeling of community is really nice too.
the childcare centre have staff who are kind and caring, and have continued to look after all my children. the carers are always energetic, creating positive experience for the kids.the added bonus is the immersion of kids in mandarin and allowing a great transition to mawson school , one of the handful bilingual schools in canberra. the preschool room was also recently refurbished with new playground. the kids also enjoy gardening and looking after their herbs patch.
Our oldest child has been attending for almost 3 years, and our youngest has just started recently. It's a great centre, with hard working, dedicated staff. Particularly impressed with the warmth shown to my 1yo by the staff in the infants room in the last few weeks - has made settling in a lot easier. Communication is good, staff turnover low, reasonable fees and the kids learn Mandarin to boot. The staff were really supportive and helpful with toilet training (their advice worked really well!) and somehow managed to get my kids napping better than at home. Love receiving the daily updates and photos of what the kids have been doing.
28 Jan 2022
Hidden gem in Canberra! It is worth our half an hour drive everyday.
Our son has attended this centre since 10 months old and build great relationships with the educators and his friends. We saw a huge improvement with his routine, eating and sleeping since he attend this centre. The staff always attentive, caring and professional. Educators always passionate, hard working and enjoying their time with children. I am so happy everyday to see how they smile to greet the children with such a happy positive place to be.
Staff turnover is very low and they have many years of experience as you can see from their interaction and great activity programs for child's developments. They are very calm and great in handling unsettle children. The centre is very clean and organise. Communication with them is also very easy.
My son now is 2 and can speak better Mandarin than us. He is very secure and has grown so well.
Can't thank you enough for CAECC team. Thank you for all your hard work and for my son to be part of your family.
Love this centre, staff are dedicated (turnover is low). Our children have attended for many years and have created meaningful bonds with educators and friends. The opportunity to access a bilingual centre is rare.
My experience for the CAECC is nothing but positive. CAECC has been a mainstay of our family for the past 6 years. My eldest went there when she was 10 months old and now my son goes there as a baby. One of the main things I love about the CAECC team is the consistency of the staff, they have very low turnover, which shows that it must also be a great environment to work in. The educators have done a wonderful job with the Centre, and I'm so sad that my daughter's time is coming to an end as she heads off to Kindy this year. Her mandarin has improved drastically given the educators speak multilingual (mandarin being one of them). I highly recommend CAECC to everyone who asks, there are so many wonderful things to say, but the most important is the wonderful team of staff who care for my children. You really couldn't ask for a better group of carers who support, care for and educate my/our children since they were small babies.
ps - My kids have learned so much from them in the time that they've been at CAECC. And when they bring what they've learned home for me to see, I get ecstatic.I truly can't speak highly enough of this Centre. :-)
I am so grateful there is a biligual childcare centre where our child could speak our home language and learn about our culture. She loves it since the orientation session. The staff are very loving and caring. My girl settled in without any issues and always happy each morning going to "school". There were occasions she was not scheduled to go to "school" or on holidays, she got herself ready with her bag by the door calling us "go to school". A happy child tells all!
My daughter has attended for 4 years, since she was only one year old. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the small centre provides a real sense of family and community. My daughter has learned to appreciate and celebrate other people and cultures, to communicate and help others and some valuable language skills.