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Safe Hands Private Day Nursery Ltd Warrington, Cheshire
Posted: 2 hours ago by Tony (Parent)
Just moved into the area. Met with the manager and staff who have been very helpful. The building and grounds are well kept, clean, safe and interesting. The children on site looked happy and engaged. Excellent !

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Over the Rainbow Belfast, County Down
Posted: 2 hours ago by Joan Arndell (Parent)
The Nursery has an Ethos for providing excellent Childcare facilities and Staff. There is a structured routine for all ages and stages of development. As a working Parent I have complete peace of mind in entrusting the care of my Child to Over the Rainbow.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Over the Rainbow Belfast, County Down
Posted: 2 hours ago by Joanna Dougherty (Parent)
Over the Rainbow Day Nursery is an excellent Childcare Facility! The Nursery has highly experienced, caring Staff and is very well run, My Child has been very happy here from six months old. Always very accommodating !

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Over the Rainbow Belfast, County Down
Posted: 2 hours ago by Sinead Magee (Parent)
From the day my first child started at Over the Rainbows' Baby Room, I had peace of mind that the children were well cared for in a loving and caring Nursery. The Staff are exceptional and my Children adore them !

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd Maidenhead, Berkshire
Posted: 3 hours ago by Aman Powar (Mother of child)
I highly recommend Positive Steps nursery. As a first time mother, I was really nervous about whether I would ever find the right place for my little girl. After doing my own research, best choice I ever made. My little girl has been here 7 months now and she loves the nursery and her carers. Childcare is next to none.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kindercare (Cornwall Road) Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Posted: 4 hours ago by Tanya Sipos (Parent)
We chose this nursery because it was a stand out from all others in Harrogate. The reason we felt it was a stand out were (in no particular order): 1. Very bright, felt spacious, clean, colourful and engaging from the environment perspective 2. Great play area outside, again, very colourful and exciting, safe and clean 3. People - amazing team of Ladies. They are very proactive, caring, funny, happy, thinking outside of box and always want to improve our kids environment. Want to make sure that parents are kept in the loop and participated in their kids life. It's generally hard for parents to leave their babies and children for the whole day with other people and for us it was definitely a hard decision to make but everyone in Kindercare Cornwall Rd have made us feel at ease leaving our 1 year old son in their care 4. What we also liked is that the Ladies are of a different culture and Ethnicity which we felt would allow our son to be exposed to the variety of accents and even pick up some on cultural aspects during his vital development stages. Both our families have some Eastern EU connections and we were please to learn that our son is going to retain that connection whilst at nursery 5. I must emphasise on hygiene of the environment as we are particularly strict on this and we were very happy with the way how rooms were cleaned and disinfected, how the policy of indoor and outdoor shoes is enforced and in general how well the hygiene rules are maintained 6. The Ladies are investing a lot into variety of activities which are vital for children development. We feel that everyone is genuinely interested 7. Routine discipline of the food time is really great 8. Food and diet are balanced and well maintained the only thing I would suggest is may be a little less of a processed food and more home cooked but I understand there are challenges with that everywhere and I must say that Kindercare Cornwall have a dependency on the other Kindercare facility who proved their meals, so they have no influence on that

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

St Mary's Pre School Nursery Ltd Southall, London
Posted: 5 hours ago by Amrit (Mother of two year old child)
Staff have been extremely welcoming and supportive in meeting our needs. Sending my child to Nursery was a new experience for me but I have felt reassured knowing that my son has built positive relationships with others and enjoys going to Nursery. As an early years practitioner myself, I have learnt the importance of an empathetic approach with parents.

Overall Standard: Good

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Royal Free Hospital Staff Day Nursery London
Posted: 5 hours ago by Carey (Mum that uses service)
I am so impressed with the setting and environment. The staff are really professional and friendly. My boy has settled in so well and really enjoys his time there. I am very impressed with all the activities and feedback I get from the staff. They are very accommodating and flexible. I feel my son is well cared for.

Overall Standard: Good

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

ABC Treehouse Nursery Blackpool, Lancashire
Posted: 17 hours ago by Mrs J Elliott (Parent)
I can honestly say, this is the best nursery. Our boy is 2 and a half now he has been at ABC since very young, it's home from home. All the staff are great especially our little boy's key worker. Staff are very caring and listen to your child's needs. I always have a happy boy who loves going to nursery. I would strongly recommend the nursery to anyone, all I can say to the nursery girls is thank you, keep up the good work :) x

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Acorns Nursery School Hassocks, East Sussex
Posted: 18 hours ago by Lindsey & Brett (Parents)
Our daughter loves her days at Westmeston! It's the perfect place for her to have the freedom to be a child in the most safe and caring environment. We like it that the philosophy at Westmeston is totally child initiated and the children have lots of space to be active. We like it that the children use the beautiful countryside to explore nature and are encouraged to use their imaginations rather than rely on play equipment. We think that the staff at The Acorns are wonderful and Mrs Irwin is truly passionate about providing the best for the children. The Acorns Nursery School is a unique place and we feel very lucky to have it on our doorstep!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

ARK Alpha Nursery Southsea, Hampshire
Posted: 18 hours ago by c chelton (parent)
My daughter has been at Ark Alpha since she was nine months old and from the start the staff were fantastic the listen to the parent and the child's needs. There are plenty of activities. The outdoor space is large with a variety of activities, messy play, games, and lots of fun there. Inside there are lots of learning activities and learning through play, singing and dancing. My daughter loves visiting the cube and the library. In the main school there is also a water play room. The nursery also does stay and play days which gives you the opportunity to go in and play along with your child to see what they do, the staff are all very friendly and the hand overs you get are in-depth. My daughter loves going to nursery and I know she has grown very close to the staff especially her key worker. I like the choice of school dinners. Ark Alpha is a great nursery, and the safety precautions that are in place (a locked gate and passwords). I know my daughter is safe and happy.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Haven Nursery Portsmouth, Hampshire
Posted: 19 hours ago by Mike (Parent)
The staff are really friendly, and very helpful. The nursery is nice and clean, and has a lovely atmosphere. The children are given a nice choice of healthy snacks, often take part in fun activities, and go for walks when the weather is nice. Overall, my son loves going to this nursery, and he is very happy here.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Haven Nursery Portsmouth, Hampshire
Posted: 22 hours ago by Beth (Parent of a 3 year old)
My son has been going to The Haven for 7 months now and absolutely loves it! He has been made to feel very welcome since we first went to visit. The nursery itself is bright, welcoming, always spotlessly clean and full of posters, photos and children's artwork. The staff are brilliant - approachable and helpful. The variety of activities and snacks is impressive, no two days are the same.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Smarty Pants Day Nursery London
Posted: 24 hours ago by Mumoftwo (Parent)
Very efficient, friendly staff my daughter immediately got along with them, lovely warm atmosphere, good play facilities and two available outdoor areas. Rest room for children very clean. All areas CCTV.

Overall Standard: Good

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School Chertsey, Surrey
Posted: 24 hours ago by Julia Lopez-Spencer (Parent)
I very much recommend Rainbow Nursery. My child had a great time at Rainbow and I always felt safe and happy when leaving my little one there. Also, I had a very good relationship with the management team, particularly Philippa who was always caring, flexible and understanding.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Il Nido Private Day Nursery Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Anna C (Mother of 10 month old)
My son has only been at Il Nido for a few months but his development has come on in leaps and bounds. The staff across the whole nursery are friendly and you feel instantly at ease with them. Can't recommend the staff highly enough for the care and knowledge that they are giving my son.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Maltings Day Nursery Ely, Cambridgeshire
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Mrs Carter (Parent)
My daughter has been attending the nursery for over a year and she absolutely loves her time there. As a parent I feel happy that my daughter is cared for and supported. I'm amazed by the activities she gets to take part in and her development while there is brilliant.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids Allowed Macclesfield Macclesfield, Cheshire
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Jackie (Parent)
My eldest attends the Kids Allowed holiday club. I can't believe how many fun activities they have each day from day trips out, trips to the park, making crafts to making fruit kebabs. There is so much going on each day it's brilliant. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

ARK Alpha Nursery Southsea, Hampshire
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Eileen Baines (Parent)
This nursery is fantastic! My daughter has been going since she was 2 and is now 3. My son who is now 9 also went there. They thrived and really enjoy/ed going, making lots of friends with the other kids and staff alike. It is a safe environment where security is paramount. All the staff are so friendly and make all the children feel welcome and involved. They have a vast range of activities all in line with the child's different development stages. The staff have feedback to parents everyday and very approachable if you have any issues. I highly recommend this nursery to anyone and if I had ten children they would all go to Ark Alpha!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Little Echoes Day Nursery Bagshot, Surrey
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Kimberly C (Parent)
My son started at Little Echoes as an infant, two mornings per week, and is now attending full-time as I've returned to work after his second birthday. They've been very accommodating with his dietary requirements and offer flexible arrangements with part-time, full-time, short days and long days. The rooms are spacious and light and his development is excellent. He's counting, singing, and speaking well. Knowing he's well cared for makes going to work each day bearable!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Little Treasures Pre-School & Day Nursery Caterham, Surrey
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Marina Wegiorek (Mother of 3 year old daughter)
My daughter has been going to Little Treasures since 6 months old. In her early years she had feeding and food intolerances. But the staff at Little Treasures took great care of her and accommodated all my special care instructions. Staff at every section are amazing, caring and a fantastic team. My daughter absolutely loves going there. It's clean and very hygienic with home cooked meals. My daughter has learnt so much from language, craft, singing, drawing to many more skills by going to L T. The art, craft activities they do with children are different, varied and aimed at great learning and skills development. Having visited other nurseries in the area I think L T is the best! I'm absolutely delighted with my choice.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Clever Clogs Day Nursery Norwich, Norfolk
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Danielle B (Mother of 2 1/2 year old daughter)
The staff at Clever Clogs are very friendly and good at their jobs. They have a high level of care too. I would highly recommend!

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Over the Rainbow Belfast, County Down
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Seana Joyce (Mother of 2 year old boy & 4 year old girl)
From day one this nursery has been a second home to my children. They have flourished in the warmth, love and care that this wonderful nursery has provided. Every need is met and both my children have grown into happy confident children here. The staff are wonderful, the rooms entertain and stimulate at appropriate levels and my oldest daughter goes to swimming and football on a weekly basis. Peace of mind for me that my children are both so well looked after.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Nightingale Nurseries Ltd Nottingham, Derbyshire
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Michelle (Parent)
Excellent nursery. My child has been attending this nursery for the last 4 years since they were 3, and currently attends the before and after school service. I highly recommend this nursery to all parents.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Star Child Montessori Day Nursery Thornton Heath, London
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 by Chantelle (Parent)
I know my children are well looked after here and that the staff care about their wellbeing. I get regular updates as to their progress, including photographs. The children are never bored as they have lots to do, including outings to the park and shops.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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