Testimonials

Parkside Early Learning Centre has the best families in Gympie. Scroll down to see what the families themselves say about Parkside Early Learning Centre, including some video interviews from the children at the bottom or visit our Facebook page to see more reviews.

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“My experience with Parkside early learning centre has been utterly fantastic, my kids have flourished so much since being here, they have learnt so much and grown so much while they have been at Parkside. I honestly can not speak highly enough, the staff are incredibly amazing and supportive and try so hard to help each and every child. They let kids be kids and help them learn along the way, what more could I ask for, for my kids. Such helpful people that are always more than happy to help however they can. I consider myself honestly do lucky to have the Parkside family in my kids and my life.”

Thank you Parkside.

Cassie, Mother of Riley (5) and Violet (3)

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“I can’t sing the praises of this centre loud enough. After my son was having a rough time at a different centre we moved to Parkside in August last year. My son is no angel and I’m the first to admit that, but they are working wonders with him. If there is an issue with his behaviour or if he tells me he is having issues with anything the team address it quickly and professionally and we work TOGETHER to help resolve any issues. I have tried to teach him to write and spell his name and he just isn’t interested in sitting still and listening to me. Imagine my surpise and how much my heart swelled with pride when out of no where he wrote his name on a piece of paper. It was legible and I instantly knew exactly what it was. I nearly burst out in tears in the middle of a restaurant! He can write and spell his name now with ease. He only just turned 4!

The staff know that he’s a kid that would rather be climbing trees and kicking a soccer ball instead of sitting and reading and writing and they work with him to give him the best of both worlds. He recently came home and showed me his breathing/meditation exercises and I’m blown away at how he can control himself to not only do them but to gently lead me through them as well.

He thinks that Mr Andrew is the best thing since sliced bread and gets excited when he sees his car is there and starts squealing before we are even in the parking lot. 6 months ago I had a boy that cried at the mere mention of going to daycare and now he gets upset when its not a daycare day. I’m excited to work with them over the next 12 months as my son takes part in their preparing for school program!

And I haven’t even begun to tell you about my 2 year old daughter who HAD separation anxiety but now waves good bye to me as she plays happily with her little friends and teachers. Oh! Did I mention she can speak full sentences and is nearly fully toilet trained?

The real question is… why aren’t your kids going here yet? Ring up and make an appointment for a viewing today! And tell them I sent ya

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Charmaine, Mother of Will (4) and Emma (2)


“Parkside is wonderfully inclusive and respectful! A community of devoted carers whose number one focus is your child’s wellbeing, happiness and development which extends out into genuinely caring for your whole family. Children, parents and family members from all walks of life are treated with respect and kindness, with individual needs attended to in a supportive and helpful way. The staff are friendly and approachable, no matter how big or small your issue, they will make time to chat with you and put your mind at ease. From clingy toddlers, to toilet training, preparing for school readiness, or a baby’s first day, the team at Parkside have the experience and devotion to handle it all. Our children are greeted like family when they arrive, and are always brimming over with stories of their day’s adventures when they leave. Healthy and delicious meals and snacks are provided, which gives me peace of mind knowing that my children are eating well while they are out of my care, as well as being exposed to a variety of new food choices. And that’s before I move on to the array of stimulating, interesting and exciting experiences they are exposed to on a daily basis. I cannot recommend Parkside highly enough.”

Laura, mother of Mia (11m), James (2), Daisy (3) , Lilly (5), Charli (7), Indiana (8)

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“Elsie is always so happy coming to and going from this Centre”.
Thank you Karen Davis for your lovely words about Parkside ELC.

Jason, Father and Karen, Grandmother of Elsie (1)

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“I Love how it smells clean here at Parkside Early Learning Centre every afternoon when I come to collect my son.”

All the team appreciate these positive comments so much because they do work hard every day with supervision and cleaning to ensure all the children are safe, happy and healthy.
Thank you Sarah.

Sarah Marsh

Sarah, Mother of Samuel (18 months) & Gordon (4 months)


“It has been lovely seeing everyone’s smiling faces at Parkside Early Learning Centre. We have all been made to feel very welcome and have confidence in the care your staff provides to our boys. My 2 boys have been quite vocal about how much they like your facility. The fact that my 4 year old had a sleep there is very impressive. Therese and Mel have been wonderful.

Keep up the good work Parkside! It is very much appreciated.”

Danielle, Mother of 2 boys (4 & 7 years old)


“My favourite thing about Parkside would have to be how friendly, loving and caring all staff members are not only to Savannah but to me and my family as well, always feel welcome😊 I couldn’t send my daughter somewhere if her educators made me uncomfortable and uneasy. I was a very hesitant mum when it came to sending her to daycare if it wasn’t for the friendly, kind hearted nature of the staff I don’t think I would have sent her. But she needed it as much as I did and she has strived…so thank you to all the staff members at Parkside 😊
I also love that when I have had an issue Carolin and Andrew do their very best to fix it and go above and beyond to resolve the issue. Definite plus for the daycare! 😊 thank you guys!”

Sasha, mother of Savanah (4)

Cute little girl playing with abacus in kindergarten


“There are numerous things to love about Parkside. First I love that meals are provided by the Centre, when getting 4 children ready for the day having to not worry about even one child’s lunch is very helpful. Secondly the staff is wonderful. They are very friendly and helpful, always balancing different learning abilities and personalities of the children. Thirdly, the time that is put in from the staff, from getting to know the children to working bees and additional training. I could go on with more but I think people should find out how wonderful the centre is themselves.”

Bridgette, mother of Talloulah (3) and Cheyenne (6)

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I am a full time working mum with 2 children who attend the after school and vacation care programs at Parkside. The staff are not only friendly and caring, they are also all professional and highly motivated to provide the highest care and learning environment for my children.

My children LOVE being there – it is only ever a struggle to get my children to leave when I come and pick them up!! I am constantly being told by my kids “why are you picking us up so early mum…can’t we stay just a bit longer”

The obvious other major draw cards are the courtesy bus, the nutritious meals provided (where they have managed to get my son to eat amazing food he won’t eat for me!!), the convenience of the centre with the beautiful park side surrounds which the Centre takes full advantage of and the amazing improvements and upgrades the new owners have made.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Andrew, Caroline and all of the staff at Parkside – without you guys in our life we would really struggle!!”

Toni, Mother of Saylor (8) and Corbin (6)

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I like Parkside because on the holidays the kids go on excursions. What I also like about Parkside is that they pick me up on the bus. I like the play equipment they put out for us to play on. I also like the afternoon tea they give us to eat.

I also like the choices they have, like on Fathers Day the teachers sent home a letter and then dads decide if they come to Parkside. If they come they  can have a lot of fun. I like how I get to make things and I especially like the teachers and the good, nice, kind and helpful kids.

Saylor (8) attends after school and vacation care program


“The rooms are looking great and you can see the positive changes every day”

Thank you to Marlena 😀 for you ongoing positive comments about the changes being implemented at our Centre. Your valued opinions are important feedback both as a parent of an enrolled child here and as a community member.

Marlena Lewis

Marlena, Mother of Frankie (4) & Jessie (7)


Emily from the After School Program

Cameron from the Kindergarten program

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Dee Marie Fisher
Dee Marie Fisher
2017-11-13T21:28:01+0000
We have been apart of the Parkside family since the end of 2015 . Layla has changed so much in the last 2 years of being apart of Parkside Early Learning Centre that now means so goes to Prep next year . I highly recommended you go and see these amazing staff and also the owners they do and are still doing an amazing job with the centre and the children . Thank you for all you do .
Craig Young
Craig Young
2017-09-28T06:28:38+0000
Cassie Pool
Cassie Pool
2017-08-23T03:51:32+0000
I can't say how much I love this daycare, fantastic and compassionate staff that always have time To Help the kids. I can't recommend you guys enough. Such a great comfortable environment
Shelly Blade
Shelly Blade
2017-08-18T11:08:48+0000
I just wont to say thank you so much for having my girls best center i have been to sad that we have to move but will keep in touch thank u to all the lovely staff thea leia and i will miss u all
Paula McLaughlin
Paula McLaughlin
2017-08-16T04:10:51+0000
I love teaching Yoga here at Parkside. The staff are so supportive, caring and interactive. The children are sunny shiny faces that light up your day. Parkside, thank you for asking me to share Yoga with your little ones... <3 What a treat... Paula from free2b Yoga & PT
Lisa Allsopp
Lisa Allsopp
2017-08-16T01:03:16+0000
Hope u have a great last day today Logan. Its so unfortunate that u have to leave Parkside. But we have to move. We have been a part of the Parkside family for almost a year now with 2 of my boys going there. I would like to say a big thank u so much to all the stuff at Parkside for everything u have done for my 2 boys. When Jay stated there after the September holidays last year he couldn't talk to well. But after being with u for only a few weeks his speech picked up so much. I didn't think he would be able to start prep because of it. But u guys got him there. And Logan over the year he has picked up so much going to Parkside. He looks forward to seeing the bus pull up for him every week. Its going to be sad to say good by but its something we must do. Thank u again from our family. ���
Emily Wickham
Emily Wickham
2017-07-26T10:29:00+0000
My kids love after school and vacation care they really like going on the bus and excursions on the school holidays. �
Jenny Snow
Jenny Snow
2017-07-25T02:44:15+0000
Thanks Parkside for the wonderful experiences you provide for the children and especially the time that you all take to make Tyler and the family welcome
Tamara Jane Monaghan
Tamara Jane Monaghan
2017-07-04T10:19:54+0000
Absolutely love this center I moved from Sydney to gympie and finding the right day care for my son was a priority. I did shop around and found park side . it ticked all my boxes and my son loves it .the teacher's are so wonderful and made something I found very hard ( leaving my babie ) so much more easier Thank yous . if your looking for a grate child care stop shopping around your wasting your time . just take a look for your self :)
Danielle Molly
Danielle Molly
2017-06-06T04:39:59+0000
Bernard Chee
Bernard Chee
2017-05-23T20:23:21+0000
Jimmy Phan
Jimmy Phan
2017-05-02T12:33:01+0000
Jade Mary Cooper
Jade Mary Cooper
2017-05-02T04:07:09+0000
Shaya Bugallo
Shaya Bugallo
2017-03-30T06:16:47+0000
A wonderful centre with lovely educators who are fantastic with the kids. We investigated all the centres in town and this was the only one where my baby daughter relaxed, smiled and interacted with the staff. On picking her up after her first day, I came in to hear her laughing, not to mention the lovely little photo collage. Can't rate this place highly enough!
Andrew Hooper-Nguyen
Andrew Hooper-Nguyen
2017-02-24T07:15:50+0000
The Parkside staff are great. They really love the kids and care. Learning languages is fun and a terrific educational experience for the kids.
James Butt
James Butt
2017-02-23T00:20:44+0000
The smiles on the kids faces say it all! Andrew, Carolin and all of the teaching staff put their heart and soul into this place on a daily basis and it definitely shows. Whilst having healthy meals prepared for the kids definitely takes a weight off my mind.
Pete Holmes
Pete Holmes
2017-02-19T00:14:55+0000
This place is fantastic. So much to offer and great staff. Personally, I love having the meals done for me and my kid loves the music program!
Chris Lisa Ring
Chris Lisa Ring
2017-02-18T06:16:39+0000
This is a great family and learning centre. Love the sports and language programs. Definitely a great development centre for children!
Rowena Gibbs
Rowena Gibbs
2017-02-17T04:27:11+0000
Great family owned centre. Always upgrading centre and creatively working with the kids. Great friendly safe feel. Meals provided which is so easy and great music program which is awesome.
Viv Burke
Viv Burke
2017-02-17T04:24:15+0000
We love this centre. They have kind caring teachers and we love that they teach foreign languages. We also love the way that Mr Andrew and Miss Carolin are excited to be teaching young children, with their own children in mind.
Charmaine Catlin
Charmaine Catlin
2017-01-10T02:36:08+0000
I can't sing the praises of this centre loud enough. After my son was having a rough time at a different centre we moved to Parkside in August last year. My son is no angel and I'm the first to admit that, but they are working wonders with him. If there is an issue with his behaviour or if he tells me he is having issues with anything the team address it quickly and professionally and we work TOGETHER to help resolve any issues. I have tried to teach him to write and spell his name and he just isn't interested in sitting still and listening to me. Imagine my surpise and how much my heart swelled with pride when out of no where he wrote his name on a piece of paper. It was legible and I instantly knew exactly what it was. I nearly burst out in tears in the middle of a restaurant! He can write and spell his name now with ease. He only just turned 4! The staff know that he's a kid that would rather be climbing trees and kicking a soccer ball instead of sitting and reading and writing and they work with him to give him the best of both worlds. He recently came home and showed me his breathing/meditation exercises and I'm blown away at how he can control himself to not only do them but to gently lead me through them as well. He thinks that Mr Andrew is the best thing since sliced bread and gets excited when he sees his car is there and starts squealing before we are even in the parking lot. 6 months ago I had a boy that cried at the mere mention of going to daycare and now he gets upset when its not a daycare day. I'm excited to work with them over the next 12 months as my son takes part in their preparing for school program! And I haven't even begun to tell you about my 2 year old daughter who HAD separation anxiety but now waves good bye to me as she plays happily with her little friends and teachers. Oh! Did I mention she can speak full sentences and is nearly fully toilet trained? The real question is... why aren't your kids going here yet? Ring up and make an appointment for a viewing today! And tell them I sent ya. ;)
Casey Nigel
Casey Nigel
2016-11-02T10:31:47+0000
Tessa Palmer Ross
Tessa Palmer Ross
2016-09-05T11:19:03+0000
I've had 2 my children in this day care center my daughter Jayelle who is now 7 yrs and I now have my son chase here for more than 5 yrs my kids have been here ova them yrs I've seen it change hands 3 times and seen kids parents and staff come and go my kids have made some wonderful friends during there education. .. I my self have made new and great friends with kids, parents and the staff every time I've seen the center change and development in to a safe and happy environment for the children to learn through play and develop friendships and them selfs ... All my children even my 7 yr old still goes in the holidays to catch up the friends that she went with yrs ago and to make new ones ..its great to see that your kids look forward to seeing their friends and the staff .... And I my self have made great friends past and present . Thanks for your wonderful friendship and help guiding our children to be them selfs and love life .xxx
Hayley Vick
Hayley Vick
2016-09-01T09:02:20+0000
When my son 1st started at parkside we both cried, it was our 1st day away from one another!! The Teachers were amazing!! They managed to settle my than two year old down like magic and to my surprise he wanted to keep coming back!! My son has leant so much since signing up at parkside!! His ABC being a proud moment � but... most importantly he has endless fun with friends and staff in a friendly, safe environment. I absolutely love all the painting, crafts and photos he brings home just for mum and dad, they melt our hearts. The new free healthy breakfast/lunches are great too even for my little fussy eater. Definitely give parkside a go you won't regret it!!
Susan Clough
Susan Clough
2016-08-26T10:31:42+0000
I work at Parkside as the Early Childhood Teacher and never been happier..I am passionate about teaching young children but I know Carolin and Andrew the owners are more passionate along with all the staff who share their days with the children in their care.