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The staff at Bowen were open and welcoming and we were consistently amazed that all of the teachers seemed to know what our son had been up to all day. The outdoor space is excellent and the whole centre has a warm, fun atmosphere. J. Van Hattum


Bowen staff are affectionate and caring. It has an excellent environment for children, which involve all types of activities. We have had two children at Bowen and can not speak highly enough of the centre and its staff. H. Bockett-Smith 


I believe that Bowen provides our two boys with the best day-care in Wellington. Unlike the big commercial chains, Bowen is a small, friendly, non-profit community centre that is run by a well organised parent committee in close relationship with its exceptional team of staff. At Bowen you don’t just drop your kids off in the morning, you become part of the Bowen family, and we have formed great relationships with all the staff and other parents. I can’t imagine sending our boys anywhere else! S. Pope


All three of our gorgeous boys have attended Bowen over the last 8 years – you could say that the Bowen team are part of our family!! The love and attention given to my boys by the team has always been outstanding. I’ve never found it easy to leave my wee people so that I can work …but it’s made much easier by feeling so safe in the knowledge that they are loved, cared for and happy! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bowen to any family! R. Simpson


I was really nervous about the decision to send my kids to a daycare centre. The thing that attracted me to Bowen was the feeling that we were part of a small daycare that had a strong connection with it’s families.  This is still the case, and we are so pleased we chose Bowen. We now send both our kids here, and I love that Bowen doesn’t separate kids by age group – this means that our kids can interact with each other throughout the day if they want to – and it really adds to that overall sense of family that Bowen projects. B. Smith


Going back to work when our daughter was 8 months old was a hard decision to make, as is choosing a centre where your child will spend so much of their time. But we have had absolutely no regrets with joining the Bowen family. From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by the teachers, children and other parents you feel welcome. The teachers are excellent at spending time with the children to identify their interests and provide them with opportunities to learn and explore. We have seen leaps and bounds in our daughter’s development and really like that she is learning to interact with other children and adults. We would absolutely recommend Bowen to others. K. Uerata