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My little girl loves coming to nursery. The staff are so friendly and I love the stay and plays, and the events they plan for parents to come along too. We attend the Christmas fete every year and it is so festive and lovely. The toys and resources are mainly wooden and look so nice and clean. The forest school and the outdoor area they have is amazing. So pleased with my little girl's progress, and I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Footsteps Nursery & Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

We are delighted with the care that our child receives at Abbot's Hill. Our daughter absolutely loves it there and the team are all fantastic. Her development and progress in the time she has been there, has been amazing and a lot of this is down to the attention and care she receives.

The room she is in is light and spacious with plenty of space to play and lots of things to engage and interact with. We are very happy with our choice of nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbot's Hill Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

The staff at Abbot's Hill Nursery are brilliant! The nursery manager has created a great environment with a great bunch of people that work in her team. A special shout out to a carer in Tiny Toes and another in Stepping up for their excellent commitment - always wearing a smile and engaging with the children!
We’re in no doubt that we’ll be bringing our second child to the nursery next year. Please ensure you invest in your current staff to retain them - they really deserve it and are the differentiator with other nurseries in the area.
Only minor negative is the infrastructure/support that the nursery gets from the school - parking has been terrible recently, but hopefully that’s just a blip and will be quickly addressed - don’t let it put you off!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbot's Hill Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Denbigh couldn't have been a better start for my son. I was anxious about leaving him on the 1st day, fearing tears but the only tears he shed were when I picked him up to take him home! The manageress who runs the nursery has a special gift for looking after children - the love she feels for them is clear to see on her face, and she is infinitely kind and calm. My son adored his time there and even now, years later still remembers it vividly. I was impressed with the learning that my young son received as well, which stood him in good stead when he started Primary school - he was able to write his name and some numbers and had learnt some Spanish from songs they sang. The report I was handed when he left was extremely comprehensive and far more than I expected. Couldn't praise it more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Group? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

The nursery setting and the staff are very welcoming. My daughter has so much fun here and is extremely happy. Meals are nutritious and my daughter loves the food (she has never refused the food here!). The team here always keeps parents well informed and engaged in what is going on and welcome visits anytime.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Davyhulme? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Jenii Bridge, Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Davyhulme responded to this review on 22 Sep 2017:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very glad that you are all very happy here at Banana Moon Davyhulme.

My daughter has been going to the nursery since April 2017 - with this being my first child, I was very apprehensive returning to work and leaving my daughter at nursery. All the team at Jemima House have been wonderful, I feel my daughter is very well looked after when in their care. My daughter has settled in very well and I can see that attending the nursery has supported her development.

How likely would you be to recommend Jemima House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Absolutely lovely place. Staff give you a full update every time you pick your child up. My child loves going every morning and has come on so much these past few months. Staff and management doing a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? Extremely Likely

Learning: Good

Care: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

We found Denbigh through a recommendation from friends and sent our daughter there. She loved everyone and we still pop in for a cup of tea and a hug. My son who was older when we moved here loves the manageress and has adopted Denbigh into his heart. The staff are welcoming, loving, funny, kind and so caring. At a time when we were having various problems, Denbigh became a second home for both the children.
My daughter still sings the songs she learnt in many languages, and three years later is still best friends with her classmate.
Denbigh is a safe haven for children of all backgrounds, full of love and joy.
They taught my daughter to write her letters beautifully, have impeccable table manners, share her toys, always to put stuff away and take off shoes and coats, and installed in her a passion for trying new foods from around the world. She still talks about the noodles.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Group? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Our daughter went to Paintpots for about fifteen months before starting school and had a great time and came on loads. She made an amazing bond with her key workers. We were sad to leave.

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

Learning: Good

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Good

Cleanliness: Good

My son has now left for school, however, he enjoyed his two and a half years at Paintpots immensely and I would recommend them to any local parent. We have another on the way now, and no doubt will be using Paintpots again.

How likely would you be to recommend Paintpots Newall Green? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

My three-year-old daughter has been at Elmdon Daycare five days a week since she was six months old. We received daily forms advising of nap times, the food she had eaten, and the activities she had done during her day until she moved out of the baby room. We are so pleased with how confident she is, the daycare has definitely helped her throughout all of her milestones.
The garden is spacious with loads of toys for the children to play with. My three year old has come home with so many pictures and cards for me and my husband. Her scrapbook is full and we have parents evening to look at her book and discuss her progress.
My husband and I are very grateful for all of the support and help we and my daughter have been given. The team at Elmdon Daycare are brilliant, attentive, friendly and readily available if you want to chat about anything. They made the transition for me returning to work easier because my daughter was so happy at daycare. Her little sister will be joining full time in January as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Elmdon Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Tracey Deol, Owner / Manager at Elmdon Day Nursery responded to this review on 22 Sep 2017:

Thanks Emma for your great review. Your daughter is such a chatterbox and so friendly with all the staff, we think we may employ her! Daughter number 2 is soon to join us so we are looking forward to giving her the Elmdon experience!!

Our son has been attending Abbot's Nursery now for over six months and he has never once resisted being left with the lovely staff there. I have full confidence in his well-being and safety, and I absolutely love the online updates that we receive each week with his developmental milestones. The food is probably better than I can make at home and my son is cared for with the utmost expertise at all times. I've recommended this nursery already to my peers and I continue to speak glowingly about our experiences. The nursery is always incredibly clean and tidy - and each day I'm given a full update on our son's experiences. Highly recommended. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbot's Hill Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

My daughter has been at Bright Horizons from being seven months old and she is now three. The nursery and the staff have played a key part in her development and have helped to raise a confident and outgoing little girl.

The nursery is at the top end price wise but you can understand why. The staff and the facilities justify the price and the outside space is far superior to any of the other nurseries in the area.

It isn't just the facilities, the staff make the nursery what it is.

How likely would you be to recommend Crouch End Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

This is a lovely nursery in a great location with attentive staff. At the end of my child's day, there is a thorough appraisal and I feel as if any concerns I have are well listened to. My son seems to be very happy - he especially loves his key worker, the food and the daily activities. I would not hesitate to recommend it. One more bonus - it never ever smells like a nursery - it is always clean and fresh!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbot's Hill Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

We feel extremely lucky to have found Abbot's Hill Nursery and to have secured places for both our daughters. The facilities are excellent and that it is set in extensive private grounds is a real bonus. However, the thing that sets Abbot's Hill apart is the calibre and dedication of the staff. Whilst the team has expanded and changed during the eighteen months my eldest has been attending, the management clearly takes time and care over recruitment decisions and we are delighted with the care our child receives.
The breadth of activities is very impressive and my daughter is always excited to attend. Communication between the staff and parents is very good. Updates on my child's progress via the 'Tapestry' system are both informative and the highlight of my working day!
My youngest daughter starts at Abbot's Hill Nursery in a couple of months and I'm confident she will also thrive there.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbot's Hill Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

It's such a nice feeling in the morning when we can drop off our two-year-old son at nursery and he confidently goes off happily with the carers in Tigerfish.
This is due to their hard work and caring attitude towards the children. We have been highly impressed with the nursery since day one and this standard hasn't dropped over the last nine months we have been here.
All the staff are so open and welcoming.
Our son really enjoys his time at nursery and has created a special bond with lots of the team.
Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Starfish Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

My granddaughter attends this nursery and loves it! She often talks about her friends and the staff. The staff are always happy and always help when needed. Thank you for looking after her so well.

How likely would you be to recommend Flower Pots Day Nursery (Adeyfield)? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Our two children attended Acorns, between July 2010 and July 2017. The standard of care and attention to the children is very high. The setting is quite small and therefore feels personal. We felt that the staff really got to know our children and our children both very much enjoyed their days at Acorns as a consequence. The management team leads the staff very well and there exists an open line of communication for parents - there are regular open evenings/afternoons and newsletters, and the end of day feedback is detailed.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorns-in-Adel Private Day Nursery, Adel? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough. My son attended from eleven months - four years and left when it was time to start school. During this time, there was never a single occasion where I felt concerned about anything. Every member of the care staff was exceptionally good at their jobs and were always cheerful and positive and enthusiastic about their work. The nursery is also very well managed and communication with parents is very good. My son has also been very well prepared for the learning and skills needed for school. The nursery has helped him to develop confidence and social skills and he just had a really happy time there. I am grateful to the nursery for giving him valuable experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Young Sussex Nursery (Brighton)? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

From the minute we walked through the doors, I knew this was the nursery for my daughter. All the staff has been exceptional. I was really worried about how my daughter and I would cope with this new phase but it's been so easy and I couldn't fault anything.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bear Corner? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Leaving Denbigh was an extremely difficult thing to do because it was like a home from home for my daughter and myself and her father. It is a warm, cosy place that has a family feel. The children are taught key values, good manners and feel safe. Everything you could want for your child is here and we will always miss the staff and the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Group? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

I highly recommend Hazebrouck nursery - The staff are very caring, friendly, funny and a little crazy.
The activities they do are engaging - My daughter LOVES French lessons with Madam and really enjoys forest school especially since they have chickens!!

How likely would you be to recommend Hazebrouck Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

My niece has just left this nursery after being there since just before her first birthday, she was happy throughout her whole time at the nursery which made life for the family a lot easier! Now that she is at school, it is clear how good the nursery was for her, especially with her social skills as well as all the other bits that they have taught to her including writing her name!
The food that is prepared for the children is at a very high standard, with a good variety of foods to encourage the children to have a varied healthy diet!

How likely would you be to recommend Flower Pots Day Nursery (Adeyfield)? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

My little girl has settled in really well at this nursery. The staff are so lovely and caring. Every day I get told positive things about my daughter's progress and you can see the staff are really excited to see her develop. My daughter has dietary requirements which the staff are all aware of, and she has adapted meals so that she doesn't miss out on what her friends are having. Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a friendly, family orientated nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Davyhulme? Extremely Likely

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Jenii Bridge, Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Davyhulme responded to this review on 21 Sep 2017:

Thank you so much for this very kind and thoughtful review. I will be passing this onto our team. Thank you.

Our son was at Waterside for three years and greatly enjoyed his time there. We appreciated the dedication and experience of his key workers, helping him to make friends and making education fun. One nice touch was how they gave the preschoolers pretend school afternoons, with practice at sports kits and carrying trays. A thoughtful way to help prepare them for a school setting. I'd recommend Waterside to any parent as a place you can trust and rely on for your children.

How likely would you be to recommend Waterside Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Learning: Good

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Activities: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall Standard: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent