Parent Testimonials

“At first my husband and I were very anxious about leaving our three daughters at after school care. ‘Will they be tired, will they be hungry, what about help with homework?’ were all thoughts running through our heads. But after the first week we were amazed all those uneasy thoughts were gone! The staff have been amazing, providing a fun and relaxing place that our girls don’t want to leave each evening. Our daughters have become so comfortable it’s like family, we never have to worry. My husband and I couldn’t be happier!”  Elaine Barnes

“Finian attended the Vacation Care again this holiday time. As usual he had a wow of a time. The staff were fantastic, nothing ever a problem no matter how many kids in their charge. Always happy faces at the end of the day. I feel that Extend offers more than I can with his friends always being available to play with in the holidays. Thank goodness for Extend otherwise working would be a real problem.”  Louise Rigby

“I must say how happy I am with the Extend service. This year’s before and after school care and holiday care has been wonderful! We love the carers at Redlands College and we love the service we receive both through this website and over the phone.”  Chanel Gabb

“I just wanted to take the time to say how thrilled I am with the level of care that [my son] has received and as such he LOVES after school care. So much so that it was his birthday this week and when I asked him what he wanted to do on his special day – he asked if he could go to after school care! It is such a relief for me that he has settled in so well – as sometimes as a part time working mum you can feel very guilty – so the fact that he is loving it just makes my life so much easier.”  Jessica Hall

“My daughter, Abbey, has been going to Vacation Care for a few years and she just loves the program and the teachers. She’s always happy to be dropped off and bouncing with excitement when I pick her up. Just makes it that whole lot easier to go to work, knowing she is safe and having fun on her school holidays!”  Angela Purcell

“Thank you for offering such an exciting program…my kids love it and enjoy it very much. A big thank you to Clare and her team – full of energy and creative ideas to keep the kids occupied and inspired throughout the day.”  Jacqualine Lam

“My daughter Sally had an absolute ball [at holiday program]. Fantastic carers Danni and Jordyn. Lovely to see Sally so happy & relaxed amongst all ages.”  Jo Cockram

“Now, well into the first term of our second year benefiting from the services of Extend, I can’t say how grateful and impressed I have been. The food is fresh, the staff is friendly and attentive to children and parents and the program is equally engaging and interesting. There is not a day that my daughter is not unhappy about leaving the after school care when I come to pick her up…Very much appreciated for taking such a good care of my girl!”  Lillian Scherer

“My daughter absolutely loves OOSH…it has made our life so much easier.”  Renee Blythe

“Thank you for running the holiday program at our school! My son thoroughly enjoyed it…I didn’t feel guilty about going to work these holidays because I knew [he] was having a great time and not sitting in front of the TV. Thank you again.”  Elizabeth Bambino

“My ten year old son has attended Extend care for a number of years. He never gets bored. Loves every minute. The sessions are creative and sporty – a wonderful balance. And I always find the carers are thoughtful, friendly and highly professional. So happy with every aspect.”  Donna Demaio

“I’m so impressed with your service. My daughter absolutely loves it! The teachers are so friendly and so involved with the kids and family. Well done!”  Paula Barham

“Fantastic, my children loved attending…They kept asking to go again and raved about what they did when they came home. Knowing they were enjoying themselves with other children in a safe environment with professional and caring staff gave me peace of mind during the holidays.”  Andrea King

“My daughter had the most fun everyday, there was not a day when I went to pick her up that she was actually ready to come home, was constantly asked just a bit longer. She wanted to go on days that she was not booked in for. Thank you to the wonderful staff.”  Susan Anderson

“My children and I are extremely satisfied with the service provided by Extend Before and After School Care, and in particiular, with the staff…My children are always happy to attend the Extend programs whether it be Extend’s After School Care program or Extend’s Vacation Care program.”  Joanne Doyle

“Outstanding.  This is the first time I have used After School Care and I was filled with guilt for using it!  But my girls love it.  They keep bugging me when they can go again!”  Mel Newham

“My son loves going to After School Care and gets upset that I am picking him up too early when I get there around 5pm!  The staff are great – energetic, responsible, attentive – all the qualities I would want in people caring for my child…They encourage physical activity or there is a chance to do quieter, more creative things.”  Gabrielle Galligan

“My child LOVES Before and After School Care and has a very secure relationship with the Team Leader and other carers – this leaves me free to concentrate on work rather than worrying if my child is ok – priceless!”  Caroline Mcenroe

“My children look forward to the two nights they attend After School Care.  Even my new ‘preppie’, who asks each morning ‘is it an after care day?’  They absolutely love coming to After School Care!  Thanks!”  Shahan Priamo

“My son loves going to Before and After School Care – it is the idea of Before School Care that gets him to hurry up in the morning.”  Magdalena Fay

“My children love going to After School Care and are very disappointed on the days they don’t attend.  I love knowing what is planned for each week and know my children will have fun and an enjoyable time.  Well done!”  Helen Jones

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