Testimonials from parents

"My family and I are currently living in Shanghai and returned to Sydney for our holidays. As we were here for an extended period of time, it was important that my 2 sons, aged 5 yrs and 3 yrs keep up with their Mandarin language. I wanted a fun and immersive learning environment for them and found that in Mandarin For Kidz. They both attended the Winter Holiday Camp and loved it, particularly the different themes each day. They continue to attend 1-2 classes a week and look forward to each class. The teachers have been great and very welcoming from the outset. Credit to them for their enthusiasm, warmth but most of all their ability to teach through play, particularly impressive that they are able to maintain this over a 90 min class! The other thing I love about Mandarin for Kidz is that both Kensington and Crows Nest locations are very convenient and parking in the area is easy (and free!)."

Tina, February 2016

"My daughter joined Mandarin For Kidz (Kensington) from another Mandarin school after a trial class. I was impressed not only by the venue, but also with the programs and teachers as well. The fun and welcoming environment made it easy for my daughter to learn. There’s plenty of free parking too. Thanks Richard."

Michelle, October 2015

"We come from a Chinese background, however we tend to speak English to our 5-year old because it’s more convenient for us and also out of habit. Your weekly lessons have encouraged us to be more pro-active and practice being more bilingual with Audrey at home. Thanks for the new words and songs."

Jac, September 2015

"Hi Richard, we are wrapping things up here for our move to New York. I would like to say that we've really enjoyed coming in for lessons and it’s a real shame we won't be able to join in next term. We hope to find another school as good as yours!"

Patricia, July 2015

"Thanks so much for the lovely classes, we enjoyed it immensely. I must say that I really like Mandarin For Kidz especially we've been to all the other ones in the area over the last few years. I do have another son so when's he's big enough he will be able to join too. I've also since referred to you my friend who I believe just tried out a class on Saturday and was very impressed."

Joyce, May 2014

"Our 2.5 year old son Jayden has been attending Mandarin For Kidz for 2 terms now, and he's loving it more and more each time! Through the classes and also with the help of the take home CDs, Jayden is now able to sing a few songs and say many words in Mandarin. So, a big thank you must go to Richard and his lively staff for always making sure that the classes are fun and yet informative."

Kelen, April 2014

"Our 2-year old loves going to Chinese school as we call it. She can now sing the songs which is really amazing. Well done to the teachers. They are enthusiastic and really know how to interact with children and make the program really fun for the kids."

Felicia, January 2013

"I enjoy reading your newsletters. It's also a good way for me to keep abreast of what's happening at your playgroup. Thank you for the x'mas CD in Mandarin. Jasmine likes the songs very much and is singing "ding ding dang" already (with the help of your translation in pinyin)."

Cynthia, December 2013

"Hi Richard, I like to say you’ve done a good job setting up Mandarin For Kidz. I like to also comment on the venue. Not only do you have a great program, the venue is also equally impressive. Lots of playrooms to choose from and we often try to get there early so Matty can play with all the toys. The lessons are well structured and it’s a great way for kids to learn Mandarin, including myself! There’s lots of variety of activities in the class to keep the children interested. And the teachers are great!"

Glenda, November 2012

"Hi Richard, I do think that you have a lovely school set up for the kids. Sophia quite enjoyed the class we attended and we have been singing the song that we learnt."

Jane, September 2012

"The location is so convenient and easy to park.
 The venue and facilities are "child friendly" and creates a fun and playful learning environment for the children. The staff are fantastic - they are friendly and they connect well with the kids. The ratio of staff to kids is great as it allows the kids to get more involved with all the activities. The program is great and the activities are fun and varied and thanks for the supplementary "take home" material. It's a great idea."

Dave, August 2011