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Dear Elaine

It is with immense sadness that we, Duane and Melissa Matthews, parents of Emma Matthews, have to inform you that we have to terminate Emma’s education at Bubbalu Daycare from January 2020. It was our initial intention to keep Emma at Bubbalu up til Grade R, but the primary school of our choice requires scholars to start education from Grade R in order to have a place in Grade 1.

Having said this, we would like to commend you for running such a fantastic pre-school. Since Emma started at Bubbalu in 2016 we have not had any negative issues with the school or with the way you run things. We have always been happy and felt at peace with leaving our daughter in the care of you and your teachers. Emma has always loved going to school and many times didn’t want to go home in the afternoons by running to the playground when we fetch her and not wanting to leave. We are glad we found Bubbalu in 2016 and our hearts are honestly sore to say goodbye, as this stage of a pre-schooler’s life is incredibly influential as it prepares him/her for primary school and the coming schooling years; and these are the years where friendships are made as well as good relationships with teachers.

Thank you for always being involved in the happenings of the classrooms and each child’s incidents and responding well with the necessary tools. Thank you Bubbalu for giving Emma enjoyable pre-schooling years!

Sincerely,

Duane & Melissa Matthews
January 2020
 

 
Hi Elaine en Marc,

Ek wil julle graag weereens bedank vir alles wat julle vir Jinelle doen en dat julle altyd vir ons gehelp het. Ek is vanaf die Vrydag met verlof en gaan dan weg vanaf Sondag. Vrydag 8 Desember gaan dus Jinelle se laaste dag in die skool wees die jaar. Die jaar het baie vinnig verby gegaan en dit is eindelik amper 'n hartseer tyd waar mens weer vir julle moet groet.

Baie dankie vir die onderwyserese wat ook so goed is met die kinders by julle. Jinelle het regtig baie gegroei terwyl sy daar by julle was en ek is baie positief oor volgende jaar in Bastion.

Baie dankie vir alles.

Groete

Martin Denton
5 December 2017
 

 
Hi Elaine en ook Madeleine,

Ek wil net graag vir julle bedank, uit die diepte van my hart vir wat julle vir ons kinders beteken.

Dit is nie maklik in vandag se lewe met werksdruk, familie/huis druk, en dan nou nog skool druk ook nie.

Alles is maar ‘n gejaag en ons kinders word nou gedril soos soldaatjies vir die “groot lewe” en dis al klaar skrikwekkend genoeg vir ons as ouers, wat nog te sê vir ons kinders! Daarom is dit wonderlik en so gemoedsgewend om te weet jou kind is in sulke goeie en fantastiese hande soos julle 2! Alhoewel dinge tikkie senutergend was by tye (laat ons nie praat oor daardie mondelinge nie !!! Hahhaaaaaa), was die wete dat julle daar is en net die beste vir ons kinders wil gee, die balm en die “kalmeer pil” wat my staande gehou het. Onthou, ek is al amper 50, whahahaaaa, so ja, alles met 6 jariges te doen is vir my deesdae senutergend. Ek stress oor alles, so ek kan julle nie genoeg bedank vir wat julle alles vir Isabella gedoen en beteken het nie; regtig dit vat ‘n besonderse spesiale persoonlikheid om met kleintjies te werk en hulle te probeer “mould” vir die toekoms.

Ek haal my hoed af vir julle, deur dit alles het julle nog tyd in gepalm om ‘n konsert te reel, om nie eens te praat van al die ander konserte nie, spesiale geleenthede gereël vir die kinders en ouers, al die ander ekstras wat julle doen om die kinders nog te laat voel hulle is darem nog kinders en dat dit nie net alles gaan oor leer nie; julle het daarmee ook gehelp om die druk te verlig op die kinders want die “fun” tye sal hulle definitief onthou!

Dit bly vir enige ouer stresvol en hartseer wanneer hul kind nie wil creche/daycare/skool toe wil gaan nie, ek is al daardeur met my oudste en wat ‘n verligting en ‘n riem onder my hart dat Izzy (al kan die madam so beduiweld en vol nukke wees) elke dag WOU daycare toe, dat sy uitgesien het na haar dag en wat dit gaan bring. Dit beteken net een ding, julle is uitstekend in wat julle doen en die kinders is so baie lief vir julle; andersins sou hulle nie daar wou wees nie.

Ai, woorde klink maar hol, en ek is nie die beste met woorde nie, so ek kan maar net weereens vir julle dankie sê vir alles wat julle gedoen het en dat ek met verligting weet sy kan instap by Graad 1 en die jaar aanpak! Dankie vir julle geduld, praatjies, gesels, vriendelikheid, ondersteuning, bystand, julle liefde vir ons kinders, julle omgee en bowenal geduld ook met ons ouers (ons is seker erger as die 6 jariges ).

Ongelooflik baie baie dankie Elaine en Madeline – ek waardeer julle verskriklik baie!!!

Liefde

Lisa en Izzy
5 December 2017
 

 
Dear Elaine,

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Zack will no longer be attending Bubbalu in 2018.

I have enrolled him in in his new school where he will, God willing, continue his school education.

I have the highest regard for the way in which you manage your school. I have always had peace of mind when dropping Zack off. Your staff have instilled a biblical foundation which I know are not your responsibilities at all – Zack constantly sings the bible songs taught in class. Thank you for loving and supporting my son during 2016. To sum up, thank you so much for the quality care that you have given.

You may potentially have another little Engelbrecht coming your way towards the end of 2018!

Kindest regards

Waldette Engelbrecht
12 December 2017
 

 
Dear Elaine,

I wanted to do this before the rush of the silly season starts and while I’ve still got the time to give it the attention it deserves…

It is with great trepidation and a bit of sadness that I filled in my form to let you know that Andrew and Cailyn will not be back next year. It was a difficult decision to make for them to leave Bubbalu and even more so becausethere’s nothing wrong

I want to thank you for creating a home away from home for Andrew over the last 9years and for Cailyn in the 7 years that they’ve been there. When your children tell you that Bubbalu’s curry or spaghetti is better than what theyget at home (which is not too bad if I say so myself), then you know they’rehappy. When they want to stay longer when we collect them in the afternoon,to the point of tears when Cailyn was younger, then you know they’rehappy.

Thank you for all the love, hugs, plasters, advice, encouragement, guidance, fun,structure and so much more that they received while they were in your care whenI couldn’t do it for them. Thank you for Christian principles and all theadditional effort you took with homework and exams. Thank you for all theextras like hot chocolate with marshmallows, ice-cream, sprayers on a hot day,Wally and all the other speakers you arranged to teach them about safety.Thank you for creating a healthy and clean environment for them to spend theirdays at – this is what occurred to me the most when I was looking for a daycarecentre many years ago!

From a personal perspective and you being a mom with an older child, I want to say thank you for all the chats, advice and guidance you’ve given me. I’m going to miss you and the teachers that have been with the children over a number of years, your friendly cooks and cleaning staff.

There’s too much to say for walking a path for 9 years with Bubbalu…

It’s most certainly not good-bye as I’m sure I’ll be seeing you in passing.

Kind regards
Barbara
 

 
Hi Elaine

Thank you to you, Lisa and Caronise for the wonderful job you did with Cadon this year.

As you know he was with my mom for 4 years before coming to Bubbalu and I must say it’s amazing all the things he’s learnt this year.

Thank you once again.

A blessed Christmas and happy new year to you, Marc, Lisa, Caronise and the rest of the staff.

Regards
Carmen
 

 
Baie dankie vir alles wat julle gedoen het vir Jaine die afgelope jaar. Jaqui en Nicky was absoluut fantasties en ek het vanoggend persoonlik vir Jaqui dankie gese. Ek sal ongelukkig nie vir Nicky sien nie so dra asseblief my dankboor aan haar.Jaine is absoluut MAL oor Bubbalu en ons kannie vir jou sê wat dit beteken vir ons wetend dat sy gelukkig is en baie mooi na gekyk word terwyl ons by die werk is nie.Bubbalu is nie 'n dagsorg nie - it's a home away from home.

Cheryl and I would like to thank the two of you (Elaine and Mark) and all the staff at Bubbalu for taking care of our princess over the past three years. She has grown from a little “Apie” into a beautiful “Dolphin”. Learning and making new friends along the way. Fond memories, good experiences and friendship bonds that, I’m sure she will carry along with her as she grows. We could not have hoped for a better learning environment for our little girl.

Thank you for everything you’ve done for our princess.

Kindest regards and our most heartfelt gratitude,
Cheryl & Claude Coetzee
Parents of Kirsten Coetzee
 

 
Vrydag 29 Junie 2012

Hi Elaine & Marc,

Baie geluk met die 10de VERJAARSDAG! Op nog baie jare wat kom!!!! Hoop julle het 'n great dag by die Dagsorg.

Baie dankie vir die goeie dienslewering en dat 'n mens weet jou kind word na gekyk.

Weereens baie geluk en baie dankie!

Groete,
Tanya Samuel
 

 
Friday 02/09/2011

Good Day Elaine

This e-mail serves as a one month notice for Amahle Nzimande.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bubbalu Team for the excellent job done from 2009-2011 (3 years).

My children enjoyed and loved the school a lot.I felt comfortable to leave my children on the hands of such loving and caring ladies.

I recall the day I came in , troubled by the fact that my children were coming from rural area where they were staying with their granny and were speaking Zulu. I was concern on how they will adapt and survive on the new environment, but you assured me that I had nothing to worry about as you also have children of your own and you are familiar with how the children’s anxiety.

Because of people like you and your Team, I enjoyed my stay in Cape Town. I felt at home and safe. Thank you so much.

My special thanks go to : You (for being caring , loving and friendly ), Grade R Teachers(for her advises and for striving for the best ), Lisa (Sibulelo and now Amahle’s teacher –she is a sweetheart), Petro, former Amahle’s teachers , Marc (for his patient and professionalism), Cleaning team , catering team and extra mural activities team for bring the best out of the children.

You will always be in our hearts.

Regards
Mpume
 

 
Thu 14/07/2011 13:42

Good Afternoon Elaine

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to introduce SandArt to your pupils at Bubbalu Creche. It was a very rewarding experience watching all the reactions of the kiddies & the way your staff, yourself & family members interacted with the pupils.

Kind Regards,
Nicky
083 796 7690
nickybester@hotmail.com

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Fri 15/07/2011 11:30

Dear Principal Elaine, and teachers Catharine and Elize

Herewith I would just like to say a very special THANK YOU!!

Thank you to Bubbalu and especially teachers Elize and Catharine, I have never seen Hayley happier since she joined your school, she is excited to go school and cannot stop chatting about the day’s events in the evening. Not only do the teachers take exceptional care of the children, but are also approachable and open to concerns from us as parents, and also voice their concerns if they believe it is the best interest of the child, and at the end of the day this is more than parents can hope for.

We are extremely appreciative and grateful that we can say Bubbalu is Hayleys’ ‘Home away from home’ where the kids are nurtured when they do not feel well, praised when they do good and reprimanded when necessary. My only regret is not sending her to Bubbalu from the very beginning!!

Thank you again and enjoy the weekend!!

Warm Regards
Lavona Daniels
 

 
19 APRIL 2011

Hi Elaine,

My husband and I met with Catherine yesterday regarding Matthew's progress. I just thought I would let you know that we are very impressed with Catherine's approach to education and the work she has done. Her effort is commendable and her dedication to her work is obvious in the way she speaks of her learners.

Well done Catherine!

Regards,
Nancy and Alain Hornsby
 

 
Hi Elaine,

Ek wou nou al tydjie lank hierdie email stuur, maar ons is mos maar almal besig. Ek en Charmain was maar senuweeagtig om ons kind creche toe te stuur. Maar vandat Connor by julle is, kan ons sien hy floreer. Wat julle doen is baie harde werk en ‘n groot verantwoordelikheid en ek dink julle doen almal fantastiese werk. Connor is so gelukkig daar en Shireen, Nettie en Henrietta is so geduldig met my en Charmain se vrae en ook wanneer ons met klein versoeke kom oor Connor se slaap en doeke en medisyne wanneer nodig.

Ek wens julle sterkte toe en ons vertel vir ALMAL, met of sonder kinders, oor hoe wonderlik Bubbalu is.

Kind Regards
Quintus van Dyk - Connor Van Dyk in die Pottie klas
 

 
Dankie Elaine. Ek en Gawie praat gisteraand weer oor jou en miskien sê te min mense dit vir jou. Jy is ‘n fantastiese skoolhoof. Jy het ‘n ongelooflike gawe om presies te weet watter grootmense pas by watter kinders, name te onthou en selfs ander detail soos mense se werk, huislike omstandighede, ens. Ons het volle vertroue in jou om ons kind dissipline te leer (ons doen ook ons bes), selfvertroue te gee en soveel liefde as wat jy kan omdat jy verstaan hoe ‘n werkende mamma se hart voel. Dankie dat jy altyd geduldig na my luister en my goeie raad gee. Ek het geen twyfel dat my kind in die regte kleuterskool is nie en as ek soggens vroeg daar verby draf bid ek solank vir jou skool.

Lekker naweek.

Maria
 

 
Hi Elaine.

Net om baie dankie te s dat jy daaraan gedink het om vir Gabbi in die klassie in te deel wat in dieselfde gebou as Mia se nasorgklas is. Deesdae is n mens by die meeste plekke maar net n nommer so baie dankie dat jy nog n punt daarvan maak om elke ouer te ken en elkeen se unieke situasie in ag neem.

Ek sien dit raak en waardeer dit opreg.

Lekker dag en sterkte daar!

Gawie Pistorius
 

 
7 Februarie 2011

Hallihallo Elaine

Ek wou al n maand terug vir jou gemail het & ek kom net nie daar by uit nie,maar nou moet ek net die tyd maak & se VREESLIK BAIE DANKIE vir juffrou Shireen sy is n ster. Ons kon nie vir n beter juffrou gevra het nie.

Groete Lynora
(Roux Groenewald - barney klas 2)
 

 
27 October 2010

Ek kan nie glo dat die tyd so gou verby gegaan het nie en ek wil jou net komplimenteer met ‘n baie goeie skool.Ek was en is nog altyd tevrede met die manier wat julle na my prinsesse kyk. Jou skool sal altyd ‘n goeie woord van my kry!

Sterkte vir die res van die jaar (veral met die konsert wat voorlê). Ek dink Kersfees is vinniger hier as wat ons besef!

Groete
Jonel Kritzinger
 

 
26 November 2010

Hi

Julle hou ons op ons tone die tyd van die jaar. Ek is so bang ek vergeet iets.Julle is besig die tyd van die jaar!

Zoë gaan julle baie mis! Ek sal altyd 'n spesiale plekkie hê vir Bubbalu in my hart en ons gaan darem nog 'n paar jaar betrokke wees met Megs wat nog by julle is.

Ek wil net sê julle almal is sterre. Julle deure altyd oop. En regtig oulike personeel!

Liefde
Yolande
 

 
28 November 2009
Hi Mark & Elaine

Wow! It has been a long journey since we first met the two of you and Bubbalu. You and your staff over the years have played a very important role on our children’s lives and we thank you for doing it with such diligence.

Lisa-Joy is really doing well at the school that she is currently attending and we know that the foundation laid by Bubbalu has a lot to do with that. This is why we know that Daniel also has a wonderful opportunity to do well when he joins his new school next year. They will both now be at Young Eagles Christian Academy in Kuils River

Once again thank you very much and we pray that you will continue to do what God has called you to do !

All the best for 2010 and beyond.

Kind regards
Rudy & Daphne de Jager
 

 
9 Januarie 2009

More Elaine

Wil net sê ek is BAIE tevrede met Nella en haar assistent. Ek kan sien Leandi is gelukkig en hulle doen regtig moeite! Dit gee my groot gemoedsrus dat ek weet daar word mooi na haar gekyk en ek waardeer dit.

Dankie
Corne Kroese
 

 
19 Januarie 2009

Elaine

Ek weet dis nog vroeg in die jaar, maar ek wil vir jou sê ek hou baie van Lisa en Petro. Verlede jaar het ek gedink Alet en Cindy is wonderlik en Mia het heel Desember vakansie gesê hoe baie sy na tannie Alet verlang, maar sy floreer in die Apie-klas. Ek sien uit na die jaar wat voorlê.

Maria
 

 
Desember 2008
Elaine & Marc

Geld het ek dalk nie om duur geskenke aan te dra nie, maar een ding is vir seker, wat ek sê kom uit my hart.

Liebe was bitter bitter bitter gelukkig by julle en dis die tipe vormingsjare wat 'n kind bybly oral waar sy gaan en in alles wat sy doen, kan 'n mens sien sy kom uit 'n ordentlike skool uit.

Daarom wil ek vir jou en Mark baie baie dankie sê vir die voorreg dat sy daar kon wees.

Ek sal julle definitief altyd onthou.

'n Baie lekker feestyd vir julle en julle kinders, en ek weet ek hoef dit nie vir julle te sê nie want julle doen dit anyway: kyk maar dat julle vir Jesus oral saamneem, waar ook al julle gaan...

Baie liefde van 'n dankbare mamma
Adeline
 

 
Hi Elaine,

Ek het vanoggend met Catherine gesels en net vir haar dankie gesê vir die verskil wat ek in Danica sien – sy het groot vordering gemaak die jaar. Haar tekeninge, woordeskat en wiskunde (selfs plus en minus, tellery) is so ‘impressive’. Ek is baie dankbaar vir Catherine en sy word baie waardeer. Ons is baie gelukkig dat sy volgende jaar vir Anrich onder haar leiding gaan neem. Sy is so ‘n pluspunt vir Bubbalu. Dankie Catherine jy is ‘n ster en welgedaan vir Bubbalu.

Dankie dat ek en Erik ons kinders aan julle kan toevertrou. Dit was ‘n moeilike jaar vir ons as familie – julle hulp was so waardevol.

Ons sien baie uit na die graduasie en konsert more. Sterkte met al die reëlings.

Baie groete
Iréne Crafford
Personal / Commercial Assistant
 

 
Good day Elaine ,

Bradley and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and your wonderful team for the years he spent at Bubbalu. It has been an amazing journey to watch him grow (through good and bad times), from year to year. From potty training, to his 1st man drawing (that did not look like a man at all), to now being able to see a body, a face and all that goes with a man drawing. From crying before we get to the front door, to now running ahead.

A very special thanks to Teacher Lisa and Genice, as this, as you know has been the most challenging year. Through all the behaviours they have shown him nothing but love, patience and kindness. It takes a special kind of person to build a relationship like that with a child other than their own, and they are special to both Tyler and us. They will always have a very special place in our hearts.

If it were up to Tyler, he would stay at Bubbalu forever, however we have explained that Bubbalu is for “babies”, and he is a big boy now. 


Once again Thank you for opening your doors and your hearts. May you be Blessed with many more happy years at Bubbalu!

Many Thanks
Sharon January
 

 
Dear Elaine ,

Today is my little boy last day at Bubbalu Day Care. It’s the end of a chapter in his little life and the beginning of a new one. You have no idea the impact that you have had on his life. Let me just highlight a few moments.

When Matthew started he still drank bottle and did not eat very well. Although he was exposed to healthy food only he did not have a good appetite and drank a special formula. He never held his bottle I would have to hold it for him. The first day back from school he held his own bottle. He was taught to be independent. If you look at his first message book out of the 10 meals for the week Matthew only ate 5. The next week he ate 10 meals. He gained 1.5 Kg within the first two months. He learned to eat 3 meals per day.

On Saturdays he would remind us at 9am he needs a snackie . He learnt routine and structure. Matthew was only 19 months old when aunty Henriette decided to potty train him and Zach. She gave me instructions on what to do at home. By November Matthew refused to wear a nappy and he was 1 and 4 months old. The Christian values you have taught my child is immeasurable. The first time we heard him sing with in church he was just over a year and he seemed to know all the words of “No matter what I praise the Lord”. Aunty Jacqui made my boy clever, and taught him manners and to be a real gentleman. Aunty Nicky gave good and bad feedback every single day. I knew exactly what he was up to or not up to. Then came aunty Chantel, a princess he called her. She was loving and gentle and made it so easy for me to leave him for the whole day. Aunty Freda reminded him of his grandma and he even extended breakfast invitations to her ☺ He was ecstatic when aunty Leandre came back. She was a familiar face and his nick name they gave him “Matty – moo “will stick by him forever.

Aunty Renate was there throughout is time at Bubbalu and his face would light up when he tells me Aunty Nate was there today mommy.


The love, care and structure you gave my child made him a confident little boy. I am forever grateful. You have been my partner in laying the foundation and I think Matthew has a very good foundation on which he can build. You and your team will forever be a part of you Matthew is.


I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know that because you and Marc have built your school on God’s foundation you will prosper. I wish you the best of luck.

Regards
Ronelle Arendse
 

 
Dear Elaine,

Thank you for the regular updates about your institution's programmes. But to be precise and vote of appreciation; thank you a lot for the GREAT, METICULOUS AND EXCELLENT service your institution offers to us. Ever since we have put Bohlale at Bubbalu, we have been having excellent service to her and to us as her parents. We truly are thrilled by your management and caring service and Bohlale always look forward to be at Bubbalu all the time. even on holidays, she enjoys going to Bubbalu.

Additionally, we would also like to notify you, sadly, that this is her last year at your institution. It has been a wonderful journey and cooperation between us (as the family) and yourselves. We've witnessed her growing very well in your very good structured institution and she has learnt a lot of valuable lessons in class and about life, e.g. being able 'om Afrikaans taal te praat', 'tel nommers in Afrikaans', etc...etc. She has mingled very well with other kids and yaa, she also possesses our diverse and respective characters as her parents. I'm quiet sad that she'll leave Bubbalu but happy at the same time because Bubbalu is part of her good an valuable stepping stone in her growth. As she goes to Brackenfell, we hope that it is not gonna be difficult for her to cope because Bubbalu equipped her with some of the important elements that can make her life a bit easier! Thank you lot for being a positive impact in her life and our life.

On Saturdays he would remind us at 9am he needs a snackie . He learnt routine and structure. Matthew was only 19 months old when aunty Henriette decided to potty train him and Zach. She gave me instructions on what to do at home. By November Matthew refused to wear a nappy and he was 1 and 4 months old. The Christian values you have taught my child is immeasurable. The first time we heard him sing with in church he was just over a year and he seemed to know all the words of “No matter what I praise the Lord”. Aunty Jacqui made my boy clever, and taught him manners and to be a real gentleman. Aunty Nicky gave good and bad feedback every single day. I knew exactly what he was up to or not up to. Then came aunty Chantel, a princess he called her. She was loving and gentle and made it so easy for me to leave him for the whole day. Aunty Freda reminded him of his grandma and he even extended breakfast invitations to her ☺ He was ecstatic when aunty Leandre came back. She was a familiar face and his nick name they gave him “Matty – moo “will stick by him forever.

We thank you for everything!

Kind Regards,
Tshidiso and Morakane Khahledi
 
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