“Our little one has been in day care since he was 9 months old (he’s now 2 years old). He enrolled at Toy Box when he was 1 year and 5 months after we decided to change him from a previous centre where our expectations were not met. After few weeks of being at Toy Box, we felt how much care and attention was given to our child and it was reflected on his behaviour and his development. There are so many things we love at Toy Box and most of them are possible thanks to its staff. All educators are experienced and knowledgeable. They encourage parents to actively share experiences from our children at home to provide activities that boost the development of the kids. We have experienced excellent results with our child on this regard because he is now able to communicate in both English and Spanish with a good range of vocabulary, he is able to wear his shoes, and he’s eager to start toilet training. We truly believe Toy Box has played a crucial role on this achievement.
We had to move houses and decided not to change child care because our son is very happy at Toy Box. I’m impressed about the fact all staff knows him and know his name even though they are not in his room every day. I can see it happens with all children at the centre which shows strong engagement with the children.
We are very happy with the quality of care provided at the centre, its staff, and the early educational program offered. Our friends usually asked us what is so especial about Toy Box because we rather drive daily 2 hours that changing to a centre near home.”
“My son has been attending Toybox since March 2017. I must admit Toybox wasn’t my first choice as my employer operates their own childcare which was completely full at the time I was looking for care. How sorry I am that Toybox wasn’t my FIRST choice and will only be my choice for any subsequent children we have. The daycare is small but makes up for it in the huge amounts of love, care and attention the staff show not only my son but all the children in their care. I can’t fault the Centre. It’s very difficult leaving your child with people you don’t know however several months on all the educators know my son even the ones that don’t have him in their room. My son eats better at daycare than he does at home and he’s learnt wonderful little skills which he now uses at home (such as helping Mum wipe down surfaces to clean and also helping Mum and Dad pack away toys). Very happy with the team and program Toybox offers.”
“Our family just loved the time we spent at Toybox North Sydney. The Carers are all so loving and generous with their time, they make the effort to get to know each of the children personally. Every day is full of fun activities, and the kids enjoy every day. Excellent communication via the LIFT portal, as well as regular emails with updates of what the children have been up to. I also got some photos by Whatapp which was so special. All of these helped me to converse with my 4.5yo about her day, and extend learning to home as well. Parents were regularly invited to special events, Mothers/Fathers Day, Christmas Party, Halloween Party to name a few. Other celebrations were recognised, and celebrated by the kids e.g. Diwali, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day. It helped mum and dad feel very much included in everything. For a city-central facility, they really have a lovely outdoor area for the children to play in, with a garden and worm farm. Inside is equally as fun: an indoor play area, dining area, reading area, and separate rooms for the different classes. Every room was colourfully decorated with artwork done by the children, and photos of them with their families. We really are going to miss Toybox and the Educators, and I hope this review has helped you choose them!”
“Our daughter has attended Toybox Early Learning Centre for the past few months since they took over at the centre she was originally enrolled at. The changes Toybox have made to the centre have been incredible. Such a family knit centre and so friendly and approachable. Our daughter was learning mandarin once a week as part of the centres program and taking part in regular activities during the day. The staff are so lovely and encouraging our daughter’s progress throughout her time at the center. I cannot thank you the staff enough for all their kindness and support whilst our daughter was there. Unfortunately, we had to leave as we moved house but Toybox comes highly recommended to anyone who wants a great foundation for their young ones”
“I have sent both my children to Toybox, the eldest is in year two now and she went to Toybox from age 1 until she entered school. She is still greeted so warmly whenever we go to pick up her younger sibling and the educators there who have known for 6+ years are genuinely interested in how her new school is going. I highly recommend Toybox to everyone I know looking for childcare. I tell them not to bother looking any further because they won’t find any better than Toybox. The staff are professional, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about caring for and educating children. They help instill values and good habits that the children carry with them not only back to home but through to school. The educators genuinely care and go above and beyond for every single child not just the ones specifically in their room.”
“I have sent all 3 of my children to Toybox from when they were babies and i recommend the service to anyone who is looking for a centre. I have moved several times since having my children enrolled and i have chosen to keep the children at this centre despite where i lived because i value their service and the level of care they show.
My eldest who is now in Kindy comes to the centre and is greeted warmly with genuine happiness by staff who have known her since she was 6 months old. I wholeheartedly trust the staff who i have known for many years now and i am always surprised by the amazing things my kids share with me after a day at Toybox. Everything from a new song they learned to sing in Spanish, or telling me about the solar system through to eating great nutritious food (when i couldn’t get them to eat a vegetable at home!).
The teachers will work with you on your childs development and any concerns or ideas you have. You can rest assure they will be ready for school when the time comes and the graduating ceremony they do is just the sweetest thing. Your kids will love Toybox.”
“The decision to send my 3 children into full time care from the age of 5 months was very difficult however it was made easier by the passionate, professional management and staff at Toybox.
The communication and partnership between the staff and us (parents) has been open and honest. The educators are wonderful and value the expertise of the parent. They were more than happy to follow my requests and they sent me regular photos of my babies as well as keeping me up to date on their development.
My youngest child is now in kindergarten. She often asks to go back and visit her friends (the staff) at Toybox. I miss the individualised care and attention that we no longer receive at ‘big’ school. We have made many life long friends over the years we have spent at Toybox. I still recommend Toybox to anyone I meet that is looking for Daycare and I will continue to do so.”
“I have never seen my daughter so happy at a daycare before Toybox. She enjoys attending and asks on weekends if she can go to daycare! As a parent, this reassures me that she is receiving the best care and that the staff are doing a wonderful job!”
It was very hard for us to put Layla in daycare but we couldn’t have wished for better. Some mornings when Layla doesn’t want to get out of bed, all we have to do is mention one of the educators names and she bolts upright and is keen to get in the car and go to Toybox”
“Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give is that my daughter loves coming to Toybox, and has pretty much since day one. So thank you for making her feel so welcome every day : )”
“Our daughter has blossomed since being at Toybox and really loved it. She has warmed to all the carers and takes about them on a regular basis. A testament to a lovely environment and home away from home.”
“Thank you for the exceptional care of our children. Part of the reason we have ‘endured’ the long commute the past year was that we could not find a childcare with the same standard as Toybox.”
“My 2 kids went to Toybox and we could not recommend it enough. In fact, we tell everyone about it. The educators are amazing and we felt instantly comfortable, especially knowing the director had her 3 children there. They have won several awards and are always striving to be the best in the industry. The best in the business ! Thank you”
“Both my boys went to Toybox from approx 7-8 months of age right up to starting school. We even kept taking them there when we moved further away as the kids loved it, we were impressed with the staff, their relationships with the boys and the many different programs and activities offered at Toybox! I have recommended Toybox to friends and consider my boys to be very lucky to have gone there! We have made life long friends with people we have meet there!”
“We have been part of the Toybox family for 4 years now and I have both of my child currently enrolled. I’m quite fussy when it comes to caring for my kids and I can honestly say I can’t recommend them enough. They offer many extra activities other centres don’t and are great with their communication. Both girls love the centre and the caring staff who have watched them grow.”
“Great facilities and excellent educators, my daughter has had a great time here.”