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Hilltop Day Nursery Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Lovely friendly staff, flexible and helpful. My son loves attending HillTop and never wants to come home! They keep you well updated on progress and stages of development . Help to set goals.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Hilltop Day Nursery? Likely

Submitted by Racheal S (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015.

Beechwood Nursery School Tunbridge Wells, Kent
My daughter loves her time at her nursery. The atmosphere is lovely. Just love the staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Manpreet M (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015.

Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End) Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
This nursery is staffed by people who genuinely care about the development and happiness of the children in their care. Both of my children have loved their time there. They regularly go the extra mile and offer a wide range of activities (forest schools, swimming, excursions, languages) that my son sorely missed when he graduated. I love the setting and the atmosphere, and it is great to see my fees being regularly spent on exciting and engaging new play equipment. 100% recommended

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? Extremely likely

Submitted by Rob (Father of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Good Buddies Daycare Sale, Greater Manchester
Excellent with my daughter. All the children seem very happy and always playing.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Andrew M (Father of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015.

Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery Cheadle, Greater Manchester
My daughter started at Tiny Toes when she turned 1 and now she is just over 2. She looks forward to going to nursery and often mentions her carers when we are talking at home which I feel is a positive indication of her happiness there. Her confidence has blossomed over the 12 months not to mention her speech and understanding. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. I look forward to reading her daily reports when she comes home.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by U Wong (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Happy Child Harrow Harrow, London
We were looking for an all round nursery that offered a good foundation for learning with staff to match. Happy Child Nursery has demonstrated this with the care and nurture they have shown our granddaughter for just over a year now. We have built up a very good relationship and it has helped our granddaughter to develop out of her shell! There is a good mix of personnel who are more than willing to make you and your child's experience a positive one.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Child Harrow? Extremely likely

Submitted by Dennis Grandison (Grandfather of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015.

Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery Cheadle, Greater Manchester
Great nursery, lovely staff, both my boys have a ball and their development is amazing! Feel totally happy to leave my precious bundles in their care! Boys love the range of activities and the way they move around the different areas of the nursery, highly recommended!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by Cheadle hulme mummy (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

St Ives Nursery St Ives, Cambridgeshire
What a lovely nursery! I can't speak highly enough about it. My child thrives there. The staff are just wonderful and I trust them implicitly with my little one. My child's confidence has grown dramatically since joining and the staff are fantastic at developing her skills further.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by Melanie Bryce (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery Cheadle, Greater Manchester
Tiny Toes has been fabulous for my son. He thoroughly enjoys his time there and the staff who have worked with him are fantastic. There is a genuine atmosphere of care, nurture and love for the children. They have recently been very supportive when I have needed emergency childcare for my youngest son and the staff have been wonderful in helping him get settled and very supportive of our needs as a family.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by Jen (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Ladybirds Nursery St Albans, Hertfordshire
In autumn 2014 my husband and me went for a few months to England for study and work. Our little boy (then 9 months old) joined us on our adventure abroad. We were very lucky to find such a friendly and warm welcome at Ladybirds for our son. It took him some time to adjust to the new environment and the staff of Ladybirds really worked hard to make him feel at home. Every day there was a trip outside through the park and new, fun and educational activities during the day.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food/Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Likely

Submitted by Renske (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to December 2014.

Asquith Kirkby Day Nursery Liverpool, Merseyside
I love all of the staff team at the nursery, and I feel confident leaving my son in their care. He has progressed so much and has become confident! He is also served a well balanced diet of food each day.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Kirkby Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by Laura (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor Windsor, Berkshire
A really friendly welcoming environment that my little one looks forward to going to. My daughter has been going for six months and the staff are all extremely caring and know my daughter well; she is dropped off in the morning with a cuddle from Mummy,and then when I hand her across she has a cuddle from whoever is taking her in as they know this makes my leaving much easier (for both of us!). My daughter really likes the food and I look forward to seeing in the daily report what new tastes and textures she has eaten! I love the fact that a fair amount of time seems to be spent outside in the lovely play area they have, in addition to the numerous varied activities that seem to be going on inside including quiet time reading books and messy play. This is my first experience of a day nursery and I could not have asked for a better one.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? Extremely likely

Submitted by saraho (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery Cheadle, Greater Manchester
Absolutely fantastic staff who know and understand each and every child. They've been extremely accomodating in dealing with my child's food intolerances and worked closely with us to resolve these. Each day is an adventure and my child loves telling me about the day and all about the staff. The facilities are fabulous and it has been great for my child to not be confined to just seeing his own age group. Overall a very knowledgeable, helpful, trustworthy, caring and happy team who I always speak highly of.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by KW (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery York, North Yorkshire
My son attends the new Little Green Rascals Nursery in York and he is flourishing there. He only goes part-time but his confidence with other children and adults has grown immensely and his eating habits are also much improved. He is now really happy trying new foods and different flavours and uses his cutlery much more proficiently. The team are really caring and take time to discuss how the day has been at pick-up time as well as completing the daily information section of my son's book. The rooms are light, bright, welcoming and well stocked with everything that a child needs. The garden and the organic ethos give the children a valuable experience and a fantastic start that complements their home life. The management team provide regular updates and information are always approachable. The communication is always excellent.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by Rachel Robinson (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Busy Bees in Woking Woking, Surrey
I had my older daughter who went to Baby Bees and then Busy Bees (she is now 8 years old.) My youngest daughter did the same & now she is in Busy Bees. The best environment I can think of. It is safe, happy & helps my daughter to be confident, eloquent and a well behaved little person. She built beautiful relationships with her friends & loves and trusts her carers. Would definitely recommend the nursery. Mrs Roy & her team are great!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Nawale M (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon Kenley, London
My 2 year old has been stimulated, happy and brimming with confidence thanks to his time at this well run nursery. Alll the staff are attentive and caring and the fascilities are great. Highly recommended.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon? Extremely likely

Submitted by Philip Jones (Father of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Singleton Day Nursery Swansea
My daughter is always very happy going to nursery and is exhausted when she gets home after all the fun activities she has taken part in.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Singleton Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by A Nicholas (Father of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to January 2015.

Paintpots Sale Road Nursery Manchester, Greater Manchester
My daughter has been coming to Paintpots Sale Road Nursery for 8 months. She really enjoys going to nursery and has good bonds with all the staff there. All nursery staff, management and the chef are very friendly and always happy to help. When I bring my daughter to nursery I know she is happy and well cared for. She always tells me the new things she has been learning.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

How likely would you be to recommend Paintpots Sale Road Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by C.W (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Taunton) Taunton, Somerset
We are really happy with the nursery. My son settled in very easily aged 2; very rarely has he ever cried at drop-off. He is now in the preschool room, and enjoys going to nursery and is always enthusiastic in talking about nursery at home. Staff are excellent. Having been a little apprehensive about sending him to nursery, we are very happy with our choice.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Taunton)? Extremely likely

Submitted by S T (Mother of Child) on Friday 27 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Kids' Country Day Nursery Knutsford, Cheshire
I was struggling to find a nursery where my very outdoorsy daughter could go, and was beginning to lose hope of finding anywhere until I spotted an advert for the nursery before it was built and after speaking to the owners and the manager I immediately booked a slot and it was the best thing I ever did. Not only do they have the animals that my daughter loves, but they are outside doing kids stuff all the time and its just fantastic. My daughter runs in with excitement every morning and I struggle to get her out when I pick her up. Her keyworker is everything I could hope for me and her meaning we all sing form the same hymn sheet. They went on great trips at Christmas, and continue to amaze me everyday with creative ideas and play that they do. My daughter has never been happier and I would guarantee it would be the best thing for your child too. From learning to playing they have it absolutely spot on and I have no doubt it will stay that way.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Kids' Country Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Submitted by Kristin Williamson (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon Kenley, London
My son began nursery here mid January. My husband and I only visited the one nursery and knew this was the place to send our son. The staff are extremely accommodating, welcoming and helpful. They respond to questions and queries immediately and always put your mind at rest. The staff are supportive and my son really enjoys his mornings there. I can't wait for the warmer weather so he can play in the amazing outside space!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon? Extremely likely

Submitted by Mrs Harkness (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon Kenley, London
Abbey Wood Grange is an excellent nursery, Both my children are at/have attended the nursery over the past four years and they both love going. All the staff are friendly and know and care for all the children. The facilities are excellent, with two playgrounds and in the summer they spend a lot of time outside. The nursery also has a soft play room with ball pit that the children love. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon? Extremely likely

Submitted by Nicola (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon Kenley, London
To anyone considering private childcare, Without doubt I would recommend this amazing nursery, firstly for the amazing and supportive management and staff who run it day to day, the first class facilities and perfect location for me and my children. I only wish I had found it sooner, due to health problems with my youngest I became more particular with my child care, the team have never let me down and have exceeded all my expectations... They love my boys nearly as much as me, and honestly.. It shows!! Look no further, you have found the perfect nursery. Going to miss you all when Dylan starts school in September. Ps the clue is in happy children which shows every day success of this nursery.... Mine love to go every day.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Wood Grange Nursery South Croydon? Extremely likely

Submitted by Gina (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton Newark, Nottinghamshire
I drive past three other nurseries to get my children to Serendipitys. They are simply the best in the area. It is a home from home environment. The staff all clearly love their job and the children. They are genuinely interested in every child and delight in their progress. The nursery is always thinking up new ideas for the children so every time the children come home full of chatter about what they've been up to!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? Extremely likely

Submitted by Serendipitys Day Nursery Balderton (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton Newark, Nottinghamshire
My baby has settled into nursey very well after attending for a couple of months. She is always very content when I drop her off and pick her up! We are always warmly welcomed in the morning and my baby is always content when I leave (no tears). She takes part in some fantastic activities appropriate her age range and development. She loves trying all the different meals on offer, and always has a smile for the ladies looking after her and the other children, which shows me she has already built some fantastic relationships.I have nothing negative to say about this nursery and would defiantly recommend to other parents.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? Extremely likely

Submitted by Abi Wyer (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 February 2015. Review relates to February 2015.

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