Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire

Lavenders Day Nursery is a beautifully converted property retaining much of its original character has created a 112 place day nursery. Large, brightly decorated rooms to provide children with the opportunity to grow and develop through a stimulating and sociable environment.

The children can enjoy the outside in the spacious garden, stocked with a variety of equipment to promote all areas of their development. A self contained separate under two's unit provides spacious airy rooms, fully equipped with a walled decked play area.

A friendly and enthusiastic staff team work closely with the children to provide continuity between nursery and life at home, Lavenders offers high quality day care where every child is treated as an individual.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Juliana Di Niro (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

Number of Staff: 40

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 112

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Punjabi Mirpuri, Italian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Romanian, Urdu

Vacancies

5 Child Vacancies

posted 07 Feb 2016

Now taking registrations

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.7 (9.710)

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Our son has been at Lavenders for just over one year and during that time has grown to love and look forward to going to Lavenders. Throughout this time all the carefully designated key workers assigned to him at each stage have helped him grow form the shy boy he was on his first day into the happy, confident and wonderful boy he now is. All the staff show interest in all he does, both inside and outside the nursery. Their dietary requirements are carefully met and his speaking and ability to communicate is coming on quickly. We are so happy that we chose Lavenders as our nursery. Thank you all!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Likely

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

I am very happy with this nursery. All staff are very friendly, I like the detailed reports about your child. Play room us always clean and so are the toys and all the equipment kids are using during the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Our experience of this nursery is that they are friendly and flexible yet thorough and forward thinking. They consider carefully what the family needs, contacting when necessary and updating us with news, daily updates of activities and necessary information. The team are friendly and clearly have a lovely relationship with our daughter, understanding her personal preferences and needs, despite the fact that she is only with them for a day and a half a week. She has a range of stimuli and activities and is very happy there. We like the range of food she has and the rest, outdoor play and sleep time. Overall this is an excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery which nurture and engage young children. Staff are kind and caring and listen to needs of parents and children.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A wonderful environment for little ones to enjoy. The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic and welcome the children into nursery beautifully. The range of activities and materials they have on offer is excellent and they encourage the children to be independent.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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: Good

Very well presented nursery with many opportunities for learning and play. Hot meals that are far more varied than my daughter's previous nursery. A nice big garden for play and provide wet weather clothing for rainy days. Wish there was a larger place to be able to leave buggy, but that is very minor. Caring staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

My daughter attended this nursery for 1 and a half years. She loved it. When she started she could not speak any English and the nursery nurses helped her to feel comfortable and she can now speak a second language thanks to what she learnt there as at home we only speak Italian. The nursery nurses are all lovely and the manager is amazing. I work shifts and she always helped me to accommodate my daughter even if sometimes at the last minute. None of the other nurseries are so flexible. I would definitely recommend them to anybody and we felt like we were leaving our daughter with a family member which made her and us feel happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Love the nursery as my as my little boy - he has come on leaps and bounds development wise. Very pleased with all the lovely staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Our son has benefited significantly from the experiences/opportunities provided. He seems comfortable with is care providers and interacts with confidence. His eating patterns have improved tremendously. His playing and understanding is advanced for his age. His development is excellent we attribute much of this to the care given at Lavenders. Thank You.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending since March 2015 when he was 9 months old. The staff are so helpful and friendly and I believe he has settled so well because of them. He also has progressed so well, I thoroughly recommend this nursery

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

I could not praise Lavender's Day Nursery highly enough and would certainly recommend it to any parent thinking of putting their child into nursery.

It will be my sons last day next week and I can honestly say that he will miss it very much. The management and staff are very professional and always made my son feel good as he always looked forward to going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I would have no hesitation in recommending Lavenders in Bedford to anyone considering placing a child into nursery care. Both my children have attended since the age of 1. Covering 2009-2015, the management staff are fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Amazing staff and a facilities, they genuinely care about our children and have brought this great staff to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Great staff, children always happy and well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Lavender Day Nursery is an excellent nursery. Our children love attending the nursery, they came on leaps and bounds since attending the nursery. The staff are brilliant and always have time to talk about the children's needs. The preschool/ butterflies have helped my son with his speech and he is doing really well.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

My son started attending Lavenders in January, it was a little difficult for him at the beginning but he settled nicely thanks to the support of the staff and their excellent standard of care. Everybody has been extremely supportive and I feel safe and happy to leave my son here, he loves his days at Lavenders. I am extremely happy with the level of care received here. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

My daughter has been here since she was 14 months (now 3). The facilities are excellent especially the outside space. The staff genuinely care about my daughter and she has built up some excellent relationships, with all staff knowing her name. Hours are very good as well 7.30am-6.30pm with food provided of a very good standard. I cannot recommend their nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Our child will be three now and has been attending Lavenders for almost two years. The care provided by most staff is absolutely second to none. They have been extremely helpful. A special mention of Juliana, who is the nursery manager and in many ways an integral part of the nursery. We would strongly recommend Lavender Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lavenders is excellent in all respects. They have really encouraged our daughter's development and they offer a brilliant range of activities that help learning but are also fun. Our daughter loves going there and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The meals are also very good and varied.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves Lavenders, and has made enormous progress in her time there. She needs additional support at times and all the staff look out for her. She has had some excellent key workers, with whom she has really bonded to the point they are like family. The management team are extremely approachable and responsive, nothing is too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend Lavenders and have done so.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Lavenders staff are very lovely, caring and reliable. Babies are safe and have plenty of stimulation to develop. The environment is friendly and pleasant. I recommend it to everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I would strongly recommend Lavenders Day Nursery to every parent. It is very flexible, the nursery teachers are very nice, especially management who are so understanding. Activities for children are excellent and also learning is excellent, very good nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent setting. Extremely friendly staff. Very informative at all times. Always kept up to date with his progress. Loads of activities of all areas of ideas.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very good nursery, very attentive staff and our child gets a lot of attention. Activities are well organised and we are always kept informed on progress.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Reece really enjoys coming to nursery. All the staff here are really inviting and made both me and my son really welcome. I had worries as Reece was so young when he started, but they soon went away when the staff were so friendly. This is like Reece's second home, and he is always happy here. There is a lot of communication so I always know how Reece's day has been and what he has been getting 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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children have attended Lavenders. I have no qualms about recommending them to any parent. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely care about the children. The nursery is clean with excellent facilities and, most importantly, all the children I see during drop off and pick up look happy and content. I love that all the food is freshly cooked on site and that both my children's dietary requirements were met.

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

Overall a fantastic nursery I am very pleased with all aspects of Lavenders.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Superb nursery

Both of my daughters attended Lavenders. The eldest has now started school and has settled in well which I believe is to do with the education and experiences Lavenders provided to her. My youngest was a challenging little lady but Lavenders has helped her understand the difference between right and wrong. I would totally recommend Lavenders to anyone. The staff and management are superb as is the standard of food and cleanliness of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Like all new parents, we were very apprehensive about leaving our son at nursery. We don't live near family and so he was not used to being looked after by anyone but ourselves, plus he is quite a sensitive little boy and was definitely going through the 9 month 'clingy' stage. However, we shouldn't have worried all the staff at Lavenders have been fantastic and Edison seems very happy there now. We appreciate how they treat each child as an individual and really spend the time to learn likes and dislikes so that they feel happy and safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

We thank the staff in Bumblebees for all the love, care and nurturing they have given our daughter. She has formed a special bond with Olivia, who has been amazing with her. It makes the life of a working mum so much easier!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

Charlie has been at Lavenders since he was 7 months old and we have been delighted with the progress he has made with his independence and confidence. He now thoroughly enjoys going each week.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

My daughter is really happy here. I also have two other daughters who've been here and they loved it too! A really loving, safe environment for young children.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely LIKELY

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

I would recommend Lavenders wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a safe, caring and fun place to send their children to be looked after. The staff are warm and friendly, kind and caring the nursery is run excellently by Juliana and the atmosphere is always inviting and calm.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children attend/have attended Lavenders at Bedford. The care is of the highest standard at all times, it provided my daughter an excellent start and the transition to school was very easy in no small part due to the management and staff at Lavenders. My son had had some serious medical issues which the nurser dealt with, the day to day care needed as well as the medical profession, it has been a great comfort and fills us with the utmost confidence in this nursery.

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

Lavenders really made me and my son feel very welcome. They really helped him settle in at the age of 2 and then moved him up to preschool which they dealt with very well. All the staff are very friendly and both me and my son have made some friends. Would highly recommend this nursery to any one looking for someone to look after their child.

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

Being a first time mum I was really apprehensive when starting my twins at nursery they started when they were 12 months old and i can honestly say I have never looked back. From the moment they started they staff have gone above and beyond to help them settle and to work alongside me to get them them in the best routine to suit them. The development and confidence they have has been down to attending lavenders and even during the transition between rooms the staff have been great.
The management team are brilliant and are really on the ball, when myself or my husband collect the children we get a full insight in to what they have done during the day from meal times to sleep times, activities and more.
I honestly could not recommend lavenders enough for any parent contemplating choosing a nursery if you choose here you will never look back.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am so pleased my child attends Lavenders as he has progressed in so many ways since being there. The staff and Management are all so friendly and very accommodating. The Nursery provides a very safe environment and it's a fun filled day with lots of activities giving your child the very best start in life and you peace of mind that your child is in safe hands. Well done Lavenders 10/10!

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

A very well organised nursery structured days for the children. Excellent food given. Brilliant learning on whiteboards. Very effective learning for early years really lovely garden facility.

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

My 4 year old has attended Lavenders part time since he was 1. He will be leaving a happy, confident and independent child mostly due to the excellent care and stimulating environment of Lavenders. The staff really do care and feedback a detailed account of your child's daily experience. The pre school environment is particularly outstanding with a superbly resourced outside area. The children are active and outside almost all of the time rain or shine! Staff are like family and take a real interest in the children in their care. On the occasion when my child had a bad morning or felt unsettled I have always received a phone call to put my mind at rest to say he is fine. Health and safety procedures are rigorous and I always have peace of mind that he is in a safe, nurturing environment. My son talks about the exciting adventures he has with his friends at Lavenders all of the time as it has become such an important part of his life. Over the last 3 years I would say 90% of the staff body have remained the same. Happy staff equals happy children. Finally, credit must be given to the leadership team who always go above and beyond for the families they serve.

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

My son has attended this nursery for the last 3 years, the service received is outstanding. All the staff are so helpful and friendly and really make you and your child feel welcome. I work for the emergency services and my job involves me doing various shifts which vary week to week, Lavenders have always been so flexible and understanding with this and are always willing to accommodate to my needs, sometimes at very short notice. My son thoroughly enjoys going to nursery and has learnt so much in the last 3 years, i can highly recommend lavenders to any parent. The dinners are also amazing along with the staff and service received.

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

I have found the nursery to be nothing but outstanding. All staff bend over backwards to help with anything! The nursery staff are all like an extended part of my family. When I hear people asking for recommendations for childcare, I can't praise Lavenders enough. Whatever I write or say it won't do justice to how fantastic Lavenders is!

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: Good

Lavenders has provided a kind safe environment for my son in the past 1 1/2 years. During this time I was unwell needing time in hospital, at which time the team at Lavenders were always supportive and kind. I know I could ring at any time to see how my little man's day was going. My son has great fun each visit.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Albert has attended Lavenders for over three years and we have been really pleased by the care he has received. The staff are fantastic and are always lovely to Albert.

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

My eldest daughter attended Lavenders several years ago and it was great for her so we sent Maddie (youngest) there also. Maddie has been since she was very young and her development, educationally and socially is quite outstanding. Her speech development is very advanced and we believe that Lavenders has played a large role in this.

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: Good

I highly recommend Lavenders. My son had real difficulty settling in our local preschool, but has settled at Lavenders within only a few visits. He loves it. The staff are excellent, very professional, very friendly, supportive and lots of fun! The management team are exceptionally helpful and welcoming. The facilities are spotless and homely.

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

Amazing nursery - great staff and facilities.

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

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