What our families say
Amber Adler - Parent
Archie absolutely loves forest days! The fact that he gets to explore the natural environment in it’s true form providing countless opportunities for discovery & creativity brings me so much joy. One day he came home so excited to tell me that ‘he was like a big Hippo playing in the mud’. This is what childhood should be like, getting messy & being provided with an environment where they can create their own fun. I’m so glad that we are able to provide Archie with this opportunity.
Sarah Ross - Parent
When you walk into the Forest ECE you are transported into a young persons wonderland - our daughter couldn’t agree more!
We love the kaupapa of the Forest ECE supported by caring and experienced teachers we are so thrilled for our daughter to be attending.
She comes home happily tired from adventurous days in the native bush to the hut with her friends, stories of making pikelets over the fireplace and how the eels ate one of her teachers tuna fish. We are so grateful to be part of The Forest ECE whānau and couldn’t recommend this experience for your young ones more.
Anita Magor - Parent
Our son Alfie attends the forest program and we cannot recommend this enough. He has shown such big leap of confidence in attending this program. He absolutely loves being out doors and running free with his friends and wonderful teachers who help him with any obstacles that might appear (like getting your gumboot stuck in the mud). He always comes home and says what great adventures he’s had. This is such a unique and amazing program that we feel has benefited Alfie greatly.
We can’t express enough how wonderful The Forest is. I was worried the drive out there might be too much, but once we saw the beautiful environment, the animals, the space for our son to explore, the adventures on offer and the amazing teachers they have there, we knew there was no way we could not go there! Our son was pretty reluctant to be involved in an ECE at the outset, but Jo and the team were quick to make him comfortable and sent warm messages showing us how quickly he settled in each day. We highly recommend The Forest to anyone considering it.
Olivia - Parent
The Forest is magical, fresh air, nature, animals and fun. My daughter's excitement each day bubbles over knowing there will be muddy puddles to jump in, hills to climb and slide, and adventures and treasures to find in the forest. This is the ultimate experience, one that our child can have every day.