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Hi Deborah -
 
Warren and I want to pass on our heartfelt THANKS - to you and all of the Tui staff. 
 
We have been delighted with our grandson Finn Calder's progress. During the four years that he has been a regular at "my Tui," as he calls it, we've seen him grow from a small baby to a confident and capable five year old. Your amazing teachers have not only cared for Finn, but have also encouraged, guided and inspired him. We have nothing but praise for their energy and dedication.
 
Along the way, we have thoroughly enjoyed the regular Educa updates and learning stories. The photographic record(s) and descriptions of Finn and the other children's activities have helped us share in Finn's adventures and appreciate his development. As proud Nana and Grandad, we have also printed most of them out as well.
 
Both of us whole-heartedly recommend Tui Early Learners at Napier Road. We are more than happy to answer questions from anybody who is considering enrolling their little one(s) there.
 
Thank you for everything. Please pass on our gratitude. You have all had a huge impact on Finn, his mum, and us.
 
Sincerely, 
Liz and Warren Nicholls



Our son Ned started Tui when he was one year old.  Staff at the centre were incredibly welcoming, accommodating and interested in Ned right from the get go.  It really felt like he was the only child in the centre!  But I'm sure all the parents feel the same way about their own children as that is what Tui inspires.
 
Almost everyday when Ned was picked up, there was a story from a teacher about what he had been up to that day, a new skill or something funny he had said or done.  And we always loved reading the learning stories that were posted regularly for us and the extended family to read online. 
 
One of the things I think is a strength at Tui is that the teachers pay such great attention to each child's individual development and then provide experiences to help the children extend their new skills and interests.  Ned went through  phases of being very interested in baking, then biking, dressing up in bright colours, anatomy and more.  He would express interest and then sure enough he was provided with a big bike, muffin making, sparkling skirts and nail polish and books about skeletons.
 
Another thing we really liked about Tui was the very broad and open minded approach to education.  It always felt like a wide range of cultural and social beliefs and norms were considered and no one world view was pushed, but all encouraged.  This was very important to our family.
 
Phil and I are incredibly grateful to Tui and all the wonderful staff for giving him such a nurturing and caring environment in what we consider to have been the most important years of his life. 
 
We do tend to rave on a bit about Tui to people in Palmerston North looking for child care and obviously highly recommend it as a great place to take their children.  We have moved to another town now and Tui has set the bar very high for us in our search for a new Centre!
 
Nicky Hart and Phil Suisted.