My grandchild attended this kindergarten room with an educator whose name was Lily. I observed her being very rude to the children, lacking patience and proper supervision. I was disappointed with the center, so I had to transfer my grandchild to another daycare.
I was trying to look for 6 stars rating but unfortunately not available. Libby and her team is incredible in the way creating a positive culture and happy place for educators and staff. We had to transfer our child from other centre and wondering why we did not visit this lovely Papilio earlier. After fifth date, very first time our little boy told me in the car "Daddy, I like Papilio" on the way home and he did ask me in the morning to make he could pronounce Papilio as close as possible. I was almost holding my tears as it was an amazing moment after all kind of stresses from transfer, baby sitting at home as only 2 days/week available at centre, etc. Now we have to relocate a near-home centre as 45 mins commuting is too much for him and upset his night time after falling sleep on the way home. We're regretful to leave this week and will be dearly missed such a great time at Papilio Wakerley. Well done and thank you Team.
I wish as parents we had the pleasure of giving positive feed back about this daycare. Unfortunately we pulled our child out due to a string of events. The manager shows lack of knowledge of her service provided , lack of communication with her educators on a day to day basis.
Such a wonderful centre! After looking at a few in the area, this one felt like home. The educators are kind, nurturing and across every aspect of my child’s day. He loves going to daycare and I feel safe leaving him in their care.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2023-09-06
Thank you for your lovely feedback Brianna! We are so glad that we can provide a place where you feel at home and safe.
Great centre and exceptional educators (including the office staff). Our little girl loves going to daycare each week. Her day is filled with wonderful educational and devopmental activies to keep her busy and learning.
There has been a lot of changes within the centre the last few months but the changes implemented are to the benefit of all kids and we a very happy with this daycare.
But I think there is always room for improvement.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2022-10-10
Thank you for your review Chontele, I'm so glad that you are happy with the care given and all the exciting changes.
I’ve had my child in care at Papilio for over 6 months and very happy with the facility and care he is receiving. Have definitely notified an improvement in the facility since being rebranded from Kindy Kapers to Papilio. Money has been spent on furniture/toys/equipment as well as full outdoor renovation.
I am very happy with the staff that care for my little one in toddler room. They make him feel secure on drop off with positive and bright energy so he doesn’t have any tears and is happy to be left in their care for the day. Thanks Papilio staff for your hard work. Keep up the good work!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2023-04-21
Thank you for your honest feedback Laura. We are also excited by our new resources and environments!
Papilio formerly Kindy Kapers has been part of our village since our eldest was 12 months old. Under Libby’s leadership and formally Kylie’s the Centre has had a beautiful maker over physically and an educational revamp. Our son had a wonderful start to school this year due to the amazing Kindy teacher and my daughter is loving Junior Kindy! The staff are kind, caring and supportive if your child is having a bad day. We had a hump in the road with changing leadership and staff in 2021 and 2022 however the Centre has listened to feedback and is now exactly like the Centre that attracted us initially. Thank you Libby and the team for your patience, support and listening.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2023-03-28
Thanks Gemma, great to hear this honest feedback.
brittney de Lange
Absolutely love Papilio Wakerley, both my daughter and my nephew attend this service and it has always been such a positive experience. My daughter loves kindy so much so that she has increased her days attended due to her constantly asking to go. The Educators and Teachers are exceptional paying close attention to details and the small things that make a huge difference to my daughter and our family. Every Staff member knows my daughter and our family and the center itself oozes that warm family feeling. 100% recommend this service.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2022-05-23
Dear Lin, we appreciate your concern but have been unable to contact you directly to discuss your feedback due to your Google profile not matching up with our enrolment records. We remain committed to discussing feedback with our families, and invite you to speak with our Centre Manager. Thank you.
We have been so happy with Kindy Kapers Wakerley. Both of our boys attended this service. We have valued the educators in all of the rooms they’ve been in. They put a lot of effort into detailed weekly educational plans and engage the children in interesting activities each day. Parents receive daily updates of learnings/activities through Storypark. We would highly recommend this service.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2022-02-02
Thank you Kristin, we have loved being a part of both your boys learning journeys. We are glad that you like our choice in storypark as a way of viewing the children's learning.
Been here for just over two years. My little mans favourite educator is still his favourite 😍 she knows him, his interests and needs so well I always know he will have an excellent day when I see her in the morning!
I am so happy we found Kindy Kapers Wakerly. After a couple of uncomfortable trials at other centres, when I walked into the Kindy 2 room it looked creative, inspiring and magical which for me I feel a classroom needs to be able to grab the attention of students. The director Alana personally gave the tour unlike other centres and promptly answered all questions and concerns I had about my son starting. The Kindy 2 teachers Marina and Yeshmina were very welcoming and happy to talk about any concerns or queries I had, and Scotty at the front desk was quick to respond with any enrollment or sign up questions I had. All of the staff, have been friendly and forthcoming with information and updates even without prompting including for example the teacher from the Kindy 1 room. Knowing about their history and time spent at the centre over the years was also great to be aware of. I was encouraged to call in to see how my son was settling and the lovely Kellie in kindy 2 room gave me a detailed update on his first and second days, her updates on story park are great and my son looks at these even on the days he does not attend so he knows whats been happening. By the weekend of his second day my son kept asking when he could go back to school, and again the following week. Hes had a great experience settling in and talks about his activities when he comes home. The story park app gives great updates on activities and meals and the menu is fantastic, rather than sticking to bland and boring the meals have variety and nutritional value.
There isn't much more I could ask for or expect from my sons first daycare/kindy experience and I highly recommend this centre. I'm relieved we persued different centres until we found the right fit. Alana and her team are doing a fantastic job.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2021-09-24
Thank you Rachel! We have loved being a part of Odin's early learning journey. We are so happy that you have joined our Kindy Kapers family and that Odin has flourished in his first few weeks with us. :)
Wonderful center, educators are all so caring and lovely. We have been apart of the KK Family for 5 years with both our children attending since 12 months of age. Highly recommend.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2021-09-16
Thank you Benjamin. We have loved watching your children from little tots to (now) bigger tots! Thank you for being a longstanding part of the Kindy Kapers family!
Both of my children have attended Kindy Kapers and I couldn't recommend Kindy Kapers high enough. All the staff are friendly, approachable and passion about providing a safe, nurturing educational environment for all children. Kindy Kapers provide child focused program that incorporates different cultures, sustainability, community and nature in a fun play based learning for children. I love getting my daily updates of my children's day on storypark. Fantastic childcare centre!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2020-09-23
Thank you so much Alisa :) really appreciate your 5 star rating!
Kindy Kapers and the whole team truly make you feel like family. They look after the kids as if they were there own. They are creative and go above and beyond. They are childcare leaders and they take a lot of pride in the way they educate the children. A great team and a fantastic centre. Keep up the amazing work. I feel proud to be part of the community with you.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2020-09-01
Thank you for your 5 star rating Tamara :)
The educators at this centre are amazing! They always maintain the highest standard of educational program and practice as well as an aesthetically stimulating environment that complements the children's current learning. They apply their thorough knowledge of the national Early Childhood curriculum guidelines to their everyday routines to ensure best practice is always followed. I highly recommend this centre for children of any ages below school age.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning Wakerley2020-09-01
Thank you so much for your kind words - we really appreciate it :)
We have been at Kindy Kapers for 2.5 years now and I cannot speak highly enough of the centre and their staff. Everyone is friendly and makes the effort to get to know you/your children. My daughter is greeted by name on arrival, regardless of who we meet at the door. Their tireless commitment to early childhood education and development is one of the reasons we are so happy we found KK. I truly feel they go above and beyond what one would expect of a childcare/early learning centre. Our daughter loves it so much she’s disappointed when it’s not a ‘daycare day’!