Parent Testimonials

WanaExcel has exceeded our expectations with their service and care provided to our son who has been going there full time for a year now. He is part of the WanaExcel whanau, he loves the activities, routines, meals and fun he has there. We cannot thank WanaExcel enough for the help and guidance they give to us (as both full time working parents) and my son, who transitioned from a different city and from home based care.

Thanks WanaExcel you rock!

– Rebecca Mulder

Our son has been going to WanaExcel for 2 years, he loves to talk about the fun activities and experience she's had and share the creations he's made. The teachers are caring, friendly and professional. If you're looking for a daycare in Wanaka look no further, I'd highly recommend visiting and taking a look at what WanaExcel has to offer. The facilities are fantastic and exceed our expectations.

– Ben Sibs

WanaExcel is a fun and bright environment and the teachers always have the best interests of the children. Their learning programme is exceptional with a good blend of play and academic development. The skills and values learnt have shaped and prepared our kids for their ongoing personal development.

– Laura Shutt

We love having our son at WanaExcel, the staff are so caring and friendly they are always doing new activities with the kids and teaching them good manners and how to play together. They are very accommodating and helped us with the transition into daycare in such a stress free way that our son loved it from the start as a baby of 6 months. Would highly recommend.

– Jodi McCone

We are incredibly lucky to be part of the amazing WanaExcel family. It is such a well resourced centre with a warm, welcoming and professional teaching team. We love seeing our little one grow in confidence and develop such great friendships along the way. The catered meals are an amazing bonus too!

– Ash Bickley

Every day I walk in to collect my little man from Daycare, I feel like I'm picking him up from family - who love and care for him as much as I do. As a first time mum, the girls at WanaExcel have been such a wonderful support to myself and my family in navigating my sons ever changing wants and needs as he grows and develops. The patience and understanding that my many questions have been met with, does not go unnoticed, and it's so lovely knowing that when he is not with me, he is surrounded by people who lovingly create such a great space for him to thrive in. Thanks Team.

– Erin Lind

WanaExcel has ticked all the boxes for our whanau. We have really noticed the family feel and how beneficial this is for our tamariki. The facility really is next level. An on-site gymnasium with endless opportunities... movie nights/discos, changeable rooms which we have witnessed the benefits ourselves. The investment of the staff into everything they offer is really above and beyond, I couldn’t speak more highly. Swimming lessons, dance, biking, ball skills, nutritious meals... seriously what more could you ask for? We are able to enjoy our weekends and save money and time not having to do those extra curricular activities knowing our boys have had fantastic learning opportunities and experiences with amazing friends and kaiako supporting culture, science, music and a Park right next door too. We feel blessed to part of such a great team!

– Shantel Hape

WanaExcel is second to none! We have experienced a number of ECE centres and WanaExcel far exceeds our expectations. The facility and resources are excellent, all staff are passionate about EVERY child's development, the learning stories are regular and relevant, the centre has its own curriculum which is based on the children's interests and the centre utilises our community experts and environment. The field trips the children have are exceptional!

– Kristin Sheppard

We couldn't be happier with WanaExcel. The facilities are amazing but even more so are the Staff. They are so attentive. Everyone there seems so passionate about not only caring for the children, but helping along their development”

– Audrey Wood

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