Testimonials

«Like most parents the decision to place my child in care was a big one, however, upon meeting Elena my mind was eased. My eldest child (now 3) began care with Elena when he was 6  months old and while he now attends long day care,  I knew when I had my second baby (now 20 months) that I would only feel comfortable if he was with Elena also and so he started when he was 5 months old. Elena is wonderful with children! Her disposition is calm, controlled and gentle. She enjoys forming relationships with the children she cares for and accommodates their unique and individual needs. She grows with them and follows their interests, often forming learning opportunities for them from this. Each of my children have formed a very special bond with Elena and have thrived in her care. I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone looking for an Educator that will nourish their child’s needs and focus on building a trusting and loving relationship with their child. My youngest now runs out the door to go to daycare and strides into Elena’s as though he owns the place, evidence of how comfortable he is there. Elena is trustworthy, balanced and passionate and her large backyard and resident bunny rabbits are a bonus!» — Kate

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«Elena has been providing a caring and nurturing environment for my son since 2014 . She is very sensitive to the needs of each child and provides the very best in care, positive health and education and an engaging curriculum.  It’s not easy leaving your child at childcare, but Elena makes it very easy.  It’s a great sense of relief knowing your child is well cared for and well taught. Elena treats each child as an individual and helps them reach their full potential. She is creative, enthusiastic and warm. She goes above and beyond in her efforts to educate children and prepare them well for school. This includes academic activities, learning letters and numbers, fine motor activities and own name writing, drawing, painting, puppets theatre, dress up, singing, health and safety activities (i.e. crossing the road, washing hands before meals), learning about science, planting and growing vegetables, cooking and many cultural activities and excursions.  My son always have enjoyed attending and often did not want to leave there to go home. It’s a family, loving Day Care that fosters growth. Thank you for everything, Elena!» — Julia 

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«Elena is an amazing educator. She has provided a stimulating an2d creative learning environment for our 18 month old daughter over the past year. It gives me great delight to see my child run in to day care excited to see Elena each morning. She gives each child personal attention and cares for them like they were her own. As a busy father, it reassures me that my daughter is receiving the best of care and early childhood education at Karapuz. I cannot recommend it highly enough!» — Kurt 

«My daughter had been in another non-council daycare before starting at Karapuz. In the other place she used to cry going in and was very cranky when I collected her. I felt huge guilt about this. Thankfully a place became available at the council supported Karapuz daycare run by Elena in Miranda. Simply put; Elena is an incredible child educator. From a parents perspective she is extremely professional, has attention to detail, has excellent communication/administration skills and keeps us informed continuously on how our child is progressing day by day. Elena is always smiling, warm, kind, quietly spoken and knows each child’s character in detail. She listens to and treats each child with respect and understanding. Elena creates a fun atmosphere and encourages the children to learn and explore through diverse activities, games and readings. Her family daycare has a huge array of indoor and outdoor learning and development toys including rabbits, sand pit, swing, slide and a vegetable garden! A fabulous large space that is meticulously kept and ideal for exploring. She mixes activities up so the children never get bored while closely following the early childhood curriculum. The daily descriptive report via email includes learning objectives and action photos — definitely a highlight of my day. She even organises external day trips to music, cultural and fun events. My child is content, happy and interacting with the other children really well. Overall she is thriving and has a thirst for learning, music and art and I believe Elena is the reason for this. I thank my lucky stars every day that we got a place in Karapuz as Elena goes above and beyond in so many aspects for the children.My little girl is receiving an individual learning program under the guidance of an expert who truly cares about creating a ‘caring harmonious family atmosphere’. A great foundation for her future….Thank you Elena.» — Erin 

«As a parent, there is nothing better than knowing your child is safe and in good hands. My daughter has been visiting the day care for 3.5 years and I have always been happy about the level of care and attention she received there. Needless to say, that she is dropped off and picked up with a smile on her face. Elena has an excellent pre-school program and good range of activities giving my daughter an opportunity to experience that learning is fun at an early age. The educator showed a genuine enthusiasm for her role, and the impact that she has made on our daughter is wonderful. She is developing so well and we really do credit much of that to the great care and attention that receives in the day care. We have no hesitation in recommending “Karapuz” Family Day Care to any parent or carer considering enrolling their child here»Katrina

«Мой сын изучает русский язык с Еленой уже больше года. Мне очень нравится ее подход к обучению детей и атмосфера на их ежененедельных занятиях. Все очень четко структурировано и интересно. Обязательная домашняя работа добавляет, конечно, забот родителям, но и улучшает запоминание пройденного материала 🙂 Елена очень позитивный человек и профессиональный преподаватель! С удовольствием буду рекомендовать занятия русским с Еленой всем родителям, которым хочется сохранить русский у своих деток»Maria