Papilio Early Learning St Kilda

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Papilio Early Learning St Kilda Reviews

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Papilio Early Learning St Kilda
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Reviews ( 32 ) 4.8

Bonnie Richards
Bonnie Richards
2024.02.28
This is a great childcare centre! The staff are nothing but attentive and supportive, and our 2 year old has really enjoyed attending and made great friends. The staff always kept us informed of daily activities and how our toddler was during the day. Would highly recommend to others.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2024.02.29
We are so glad that you have had a positive experience with our service! Thank you for your lovely feedback.
kirby anderson
kirby anderson
2024.02.22
We could not have asked for a better day care centre for our daughter. She has been going here for the last 7 months and has settled in so well. It feels like a home away from home and the educators are such wonderful people. They always welcome and acknowledge her at morning drop off, and when I go to pick her up the educators will always mention how she got on that day. The communication is fantastic - you receive daily updates through an app with photos of what they did that day and the chef also provides regular updates on the menu plan. My daughter loves it so much that she’ll often look for us to take her there at the weekend! I would highly recommend Papilio!! Thank you Emmely and your team of wonderful educators ❤️
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2024.02.29
We are so glad that she is settling in and building strong relationships with our educators. We love that we can provide a place where you feel at home and safe.
Em
Em
2024.01.09
Papilio is our dream day care!!! Our daughter started a year ago now and we honestly could not rave about the educators enough. We were so nervous that our little one wouldn’t settle, but she is so happy and loves being dropped off every single time. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our girl. We feel so lucky!!!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2024.01.15
We are so happy to hear that your little one is having an amazing time! Her smile and laughter brings us so much joy is and it is one of our many highlights of the day! We are so honored to be her educator and make a difference in her early learning journey.
Madeline Hickey
Madeline Hickey
2023.08.04
A lovely centre that feels like a big family in a family home. Lots of fun outdoor areas and yummy food served by the chef. My kid is very happy here.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2023.08.17
That is beautiful to hear. Thank you so much for your support and positive review
Sarah Matar
Sarah Matar
2023.05.02
Lovely centre with caring and attentive staff who offer excellent learning and development activities. Maddie and the team are fabulous, I highly recommend Papilio St Kilda!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2023.05.02
Thank you Sarah! We really appreciate this positive review and so happy to hear this lovely feedback :)
Emily Gordon
Emily Gordon
2022.12.14
My child has been going to Papilio since 8 months old and is now 18 months. She settled in so quickly and is so excited to go each day. The culture feels strong with lovely community events during the year. The nursery staff are caring, conscientious and prepare engaging activities for the children each day. My child adores the room leads who have been consistent throughout her time in the nursery. I found I did not have to provide copious planning or information about my child's routine because they have it so under control and are responsive to her changing needs. The children are always outside (as much as Melbourne weather permits). I love the daily updates about what the babies have been up to!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.07.14
Thank you Emily! We are so pleased to hear that you are happy with the care provided and we really appreciate your positive review. Thank you for your support.
Dav Hill
Dav Hill
2022.10.30
Great day care. They took the time to settle our kid in and he loves it, lots of activities and teaching diversity and languages. Receiving photos everyday and seeing the carers always giving their best and enjoying themselves which makes it fun for the kids too. They always have loads of themed days depending on the calendar and loads of outdoor time when weather allows which is important for me for my kid to have. If/when we have another kid it will definitely be coming here too
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.10.31
Hi Dave, we are so pleased that you love our activities, themed days and teaching diversity. We love having your son as part of our family and watch him grow and learn.
Helene Villegas
Helene Villegas
2022.10.14
My son Thomas started at Papilio when he was 4 months old 4 days a week, now is 7 months old. It’s been the absolute best for his development. All the ladies there are gems and have bonded so much with my son he opens his arms and wants to cuddle them when I drop him off in the morning. Always really clean place. Professional staff that follow all the child’s needs. Really good activities every day, twice daily reports with photos so you know what’s been happening. Amazing place, totally recommend.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.10.20
Thank you so much Helene! We are delighted to receive this wonderful feedback and positive review. It's our pleasure to be a part of your child's early learning development and care.
Kate Ellen
Kate Ellen
2022.10.03
I found the staff and facilities here absolutely wonderful. The communication is excellent and the care they take of my son is terrific.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.12.06
We are so happy you have chosen our centre Ella. We always strive to provide all of our children a learning environment that is safe and creative.
Rika Christoff
Rika Christoff
2022.08.10
This centre is fantastic, my children attending this centre. My daughter been in love with toddler 1 room since her 1st day,she feels it's her home. she doesn't want to leave when we pick her up every afternoon and my son been going almost 2 years now. My son is neurodivergent so he's not easy to handle and often throw tantrums especially during drop off time but the educators knows how to manage him. They provide what he needs for learn and works together to promote his strengths. We notices he has improves a lot. Together with this centre we optimistic that my son can attend normal school. As now he is more comfortable and confident when we not around. This centre also working together with my son Therapist ( speech therapy, OT ). Their collaboration have provided great strategies to helps him with his development. Especially thank you to centre manager Maddie, pre kinder team leader Michaella and teams for your hard work and dedication
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.08.11
Thanks Rika, this is much appreciated feedback. We are so happy that we are able to provide your family with the care, love and support that helps to make a difference.
Rebecca Tong
Rebecca Tong
2022.07.05
Have had our son attend Papilio since he was 8 months old. I've had consistent carers who are very competent and caring in the Nursery room! Center is well run by Madeline the center manager. I feel that my child is looked after and have really developed in the time he has been there. He has learnt and experienced things he wouldn't have done at home. Recommend!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.07.06
We are very appreciative to receive your support and acknowledgment. Thank you for being part of our Early Learning community and sharing your positive experience!
J S
J S
2022.06.25
I have been hesitant to review because I frankly don’t want to hear from this childcare because I’m so angry at their treatment, but I just have to say if you’re considering this childcare and you’re aware your child is neurodivergent in some way, I would just tell you to reconsider - the structure, their attitudes and lack of compassion really negatively impacted my child (and mine) mental health. I have since met a couple other parents who felt the same and have gone somewhere else. Notes about childs ‘table manners’ or ‘disruptive emotions’, not being inclusive to non traditional families or family structure and failure to recognise or accommodate behaviour that will happen with a child with a disability and just the absolute poor communication and attitude. It was a really terrible experience for us. To be fair, obviously some people love this place and maybe it’s just a learning curve as a lot of the workers appear fresh from TAFE or uni but I just had to say if your child is not neurotypical I would show a little caution choosing this childcare or kindergarten. I’m sure there could be a response from Papilio to this but this was my authentic honest experience and my feelings will not change about our time there.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2022.06.29
Hi, we are saddened to read your comments. Here at Papilio St Kilda, we embrace diversity and advocate for the support and inclusion of all children at our centre. As a company, we are committed to the inclusion of every child in our care to ensure they have access to, participate meaningfully in, and have a positive learning experience overall. All our lead educators at Papilio St Kilda who care for children with additional needs, are connected with inclusion support officers for training, strategies, advice, support and resources. Together, we work in collaboration with external professionals such as Speech Therapists and Occupational therapists to network and facilitate best practice strategies for children with diverse needs. We are fully compliant with National Law and Regulations and have strict policies and procedures in place as part of this. Unfortunately we don’t have any families enrolled at our centre under this name so haven’t been able to verify your comments. Our Centre Manager would be most willing to discuss your concerns in further detail. Please get in touch at feedback@affinityeducation.com.au
Amir Farazmand
Amir Farazmand
2022.02.18
Audrina was a shy girl with little English skill when joined Papilio. At the end, she came back a confident girl and developed a passion for hand bag design. We thank Maddy and all other educators that helped her to get a head start at school. She can confidently read the books and adapted to the programs due to her prior learning at Papilio.
Medina Rachma Lea
Medina Rachma Lea
2021.10.12
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I was adamant because this was bub's first daycare experience after he turned 2, and it also happened that we needed to enrol him full Mon-Fri. They were amazing up to the point of turning from cried upon being dropped off till cried upon being picked up! Bub also has some speech delay but they helped him so much we could actually see significant improvement to his speech, even his habit as well. The team in Papilio even learned to say simple greetings in our native language to accommodate bub, so appreciate that they went above and beyond. Thank you Papilio and all the lovely ladies (and one gent I believe!) hope you guys know how much you had helped our bub and our family. <3
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2021.10.13
We are so happy to receive this feedback on your families positive experience here with us, wishing you all the best, it has been a pleasure.
Henrietta Cook
Henrietta Cook
2021.09.14
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We couldn't have wished for a more nurturing childcare centre for our son. The educators are kind, warm, incredibly competent and go out of their way to make every child feel welcome. The program is comprehensive and educational but not too structured - which we like! Children undertake a range of fun activities every day - music lessons, yoga, art work, dress up days, gardening and cooking. The management and communication is excellent. Our son never wanted to leave when we picked him up at the end of the day. It was a joy watching him grow at Papilio during this 12 months at the centre. He has developed so many important social skills that will help set him up for life. Thank you Papilio team! We are so grateful and will miss you.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2021.09.15
Thank you Henrietta, we are so humbled and appreciative of your kind words. It has been a pleasure to have taken part in your child's development and care and will definitely miss you all too!
christine bennetto
christine bennetto
2021.08.27
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Very friendly and caring staff
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2021.09.07
Thank you Christine, we really appreciate your positive review
Behnaz I
Behnaz I
2021.08.12
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Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2021.01.31
Thank you for your support and your positive review
smital patel
smital patel
2021.04.16
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Best childcare Center with lovely staff.My 4 years old has lot of medical issues,which they take really good care of.After joining the center her skills has improved a lot.
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2021.04.16
Thank you for positive review and kind words of support. It is an absolute pleasure to have your little one in our care.
EbayJeans
EbayJeans
2020.11.17
I have watched my son grow and learn from a baby to a kinder kid with papilio, and I can say that it has been worth every cent. the staff are warm, intelligent, and dedicated, and my boy raves about his day there every night!
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2020.11.17
Can not thank you enough for your kind words and support!
Megan Blake
Megan Blake
2020.10.07
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We've been at the Centre for three years now: love the activities planning, and the personal knowledge of the children. Excellent management, and a few of my daughter's educators have surpassed expectations. The kinder program is fantastic, and the kinder leader is caring, strict and personally attentive, and adapts/extends learning activities for individual children. There is also a mix of age-separated space and play, plus combined 'family' time. I can confidently recommend the Centre :)
Reply from Papilio Early Learning St Kilda 2020.10.14
That is fantastic to hear. Thank you so much for your support over the years.