Our daughter Gemma has attended Matakids before school care with Julie and her team since her first week of school. 
Julie creates such a welcoming and fun environment and is truely the Mary Poppins of Matakana School!
Gemma enthusiastically waits each morning for Julie's pick up service and our younger kids are on the countdown till its their turn to join them!
As working parents it is such a relief to have a service like Matakids and someone like Julie for reliable and trusting care of our children. 
Julie's service is very accomodating and we can't recommend her highly enough! - Paige & Mike

Matakids has been a wonderful home-from-home for our son over many years, providing a secure, relaxed environment that has allowed him to flourish and have fun after school and during holidays, and us to rest easy knowing he was being cared for by lovely Julie, who is such an exemplary role model for all the children she cares for. The fact that he often preferred going to Matakids instead of staying at home says it all, I think! - Sally

For working parents Matakana kids is the next best alternative to in-home care.  Julie and her team provide a welcoming warm environment where children feel comfortable, relaxed and can make connections with others at the school.  During school holidays she always strives to come up with a great mix of activities to keep the kids entertained.  I would have no hesitations in recommending Julie, the team and Matakids to any parent looking for care outside school hours. - Vicki

I would advise anyone that their child will be extremely well looked after and I cannot express how important it was to have peace of mind that my daughter was in a loving and fun environment – Carol

Julie and the Matakids team provide a wonderful and affordable service for my family, as a working parent I am fortunate to have them available for early morning pick-ups and drop offs.  Julie is always happy and caring and has developed meaningful relationships with my children.  I fully recommend Matakids to other Matakana families - Ann

Julie at Matakids gave me the opportunity to work for a couple of hours a week as the Team Leader of the Youth Development Programme working with the younger Matakana School students to make Afterschool care entertaining. Julie also helped me to get a job at the Matakana Four Square thanks to the experience that I had gained there and also because of the great reference she gave me. She also set me up with babysitting opportunities in the local area. Julie is a kind, caring and selfless person and if you are looking for somebody to look after your kids before or afterschool then I highly recommend choosing Matakids where your child will be well looked after by Julie and the team - Roman