I wanted to also thank you for the time she spent at Fastrackids.
Zoe started when she was one year two months and would come for part time programs once a week. I remember she was doing sign language. I saw how this helped her communicate her needs as she was still young and preverbal but it really helped alleviate her frustrations and helped me meet her physical and emotional needs. This meant a lot to me as a parent. I lived in Roodepoort at the time but this experience made me realize this was the right space for us and my daughter’s development.
I also want to mention how I left my daughter for full day at Tots play. She loved it. I loved seeing her so happy. It made my day and showed me I was leaving my daughter in a safe environment. The teachers did more than take care of my daughter. I felt held and supported by the teachers as a working mother through my own anxieties and feelings of guilt about working and being a mother. Fastrackids was there for my daughter in a most meaningful way. I observed my daughter grow in confidence and would greet her friends and their parents as if they were her siblings and aunts. The school gave her a big family and it truly was home from another home for her. The attention and emotional sensitivity teachers showed is truly amazing. My daughter always requested a sandwich or whatever they were eating at school when we went home. Initially I felt bad and thought she liked the food and I tried to make her the same at home but she did not show same interest. I realised that it was an emotional and psychological attachment. It had a symbolic meaning for my daughter. It was her way of saying see you tomorrow to her school and that she was going to hold on to what the school represented for her. It represented nurturing and its where she was fed also emotionally.
She is now in big school and adjusted well. I am also proud to say she learnt so much and is ahead really. The name Fastrackids is truly resonant. She can read and write. She is confident and does not shy away from challenge. Thanks very much once again Fastrackids Sandton from the welcome at the gate, teachers and food maker.
You are the best to me as a mother and to my daughter. A special thanks to you Bernadine for making this possible. Thank you.