North Lodge, Queens Road, Maidstone ME16 0JN
Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool offers premium quality childcare in a safe and warm environment for children age three months to five-years-old.
The Bright Horizons portfolio has received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) in April 2018.
The team of enthusiastic childcare professionals is well-qualified in providing stimulating care with a wide range of play equipment and activities that are age-specific and crucial for pre-school learning.
Bright Horizons' Growing Programme includes Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians, has been designed to prepare children for their transition to school. It builds the foundations for growing confident learners, who leave the nursery happy and with a love of learning.
Children also have access to a well-resourced outdoor space in all weathers. A nutritionally-balanced menu, prepared by the on-site chef, has been carefully planned with professional nutritionists and offers children many opportunities to experience different types of flavours.
Person in charge: Lisa Beaney (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council
Number of Staff: 14
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 54
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1830
When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas
From Maidstone East, up Buckland Hill, right onto London Road, turn left onto Queens Road. From Maidstone West turn left from train station, up Tonbridge Road, until you reach Cherry Tree Pub, turn right onto Queens Road.
The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 48 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.
a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.
The Average Rating of 4.849 for Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (492 Excellents x 5) + (79 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 575 Ratings = 4.849
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'
The 5 points available are broken down as follows:
4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 4.833 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4
Target of 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.833
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.682)
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Clare P (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My daughter started as a 1-year-old and is now 18 months. She enjoys her time and has excelled in her talking and learning. She eats very well from having a mixture of foods. The baby group room is changed each day so a variety of toys available and activities carried out. the staff can update/call on requests. I get an update in my daughter's diary each day to review. All staff care for the children and my daughter is very settled.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jenna L (Mother of Child) on Sunday 4 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My son has been at the nursery since September and the setting has been brilliant for him. The staff are very involved and knowledgeable and obviously provide the highest standard of care for their children. My son has completed lots of fun activities and learnt a lot. I would recommend to other parents.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kirsty F (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
I am very happy with the care my daughter receives here. The staff are all very welcoming and it feels like one big family. My daughter has learnt a lot and I am often updated on her progress and told what is being planned to further her development.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Marta G (Mother of Child) on Monday 29 January 2018. Relates to January 2018.
My son attends nursery full time and he is very happy. He loves every minute spent at the nursery. The staff is very good, offering him different activities, spending time in the garden and look after him when he was a bit poorly. I can see a lot of change in my son every day with how he grows and develops and all that is down to the lovely people at the nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Anneka G (Mother of Child) on Saturday 18 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
Ever since my two children have been at the nursery I have been thrilled with everything. All the staff are friendly, approachable, well informed and professional. They all have excellent rapport with the children and they take such time and effort in looking after my children and in their development.
The food is fantastic and so too are the extracurricular activities the nursery arranges. I cannot thank the nursery enough for the excellent care they provide my children and the contribution they have made to their development. I cannot recommend the nursery highly enough.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by E B (Father of Child) on Friday 10 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
Our child has been attending for a few years now and we are all very happy with the nursery and the staff. We joined after a friend's recommendation and would recommend to others too.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sarah (Mother of Child) on Thursday 26 October 2017. Relates to October 2017.
Bright Horizons has a colourful and vibrant learning environment. Each room is structured really well and creates a great space for my little girl to play and learn.
The staff are lovely and they keep you in the loop really well, through daily updates with her key worker and emails. There is always something going on, they have zoo lab and Halloween activities coming up, and have photos and haircuts on offer for the kids.
I have been really pleased with the progress my three-year-old has made there and I think they will really support her in the buildup to going to school next year.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Carrie M (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Relates to October 2017.
My twin girls attend here and started in little learners and now are in preschool. They absolutely love it here and loved each room they’ve been in. The staff are so nice and the school has helped them educational wise so much. The management team and the cook are all brilliant too. Couldn’t recommend this school enough!!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Suzannah (Mother of Child) on Friday 1 September 2017. Relates to August 2017.
We wanted to express our sincere thanks for providing our son with such a high level of childcare since he started just after his first birthday. Over the last four years, throughout his journey through nursery, we have felt consistently supported and reassured that he was in very safe hands. The staff have taught him to put his shoes and coat on, eat with cutlery, develop his speech, assisted with potty training and taught him to have care and compassion when playing with his friends – they have helped to shape his personality into the wonderful little boy he is. We cannot thank the staff enough for all the love, care and attention, the new adventures he has every day, all that he has been taught and the never ending supply of crafts materials! As I’m sure every parent says, it's hard leaving your child and going to work but to be able to know that his every need is catered for and that he is having such a wonderful time makes it ever so much easier!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Claire (Mother of Child) on Thursday 6 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
Our son has been attending Teddies Maidstone for two mornings a week since August. We chose the nursery based on a recommendation from a neighbour, and are very pleased that we followed their suggestion. My son is 2 and a half and settled into his group very quickly, which I feel is a huge reflection on how welcoming, friendly and fun the team are who look after him. We are so pleased with how the nursery looks after and nurtures him, that we have recently decided to increase his attendance to 2 full days per week. The ladies in the toddler room are all brilliant and he loves them all!
We also like that the food is all cooked fresh and healthily onsite by the chef, and menus are shared with parents in advance.
The biggest downside is the parking - but the key is to go slightly before/after peak drop off/collect times if you can!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Mary M (Mother of Child) on Thursday 29 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
Both my children started attending Teddies from about 10 months I returned to work. As you can imagine it's a really difficult time returning back to work and leaving your baby with strangers. However, I really didn't need to worry as the team reassured me in every way with total empathy and an understanding of deprecation. My son has been there for 3 years now & my daughter is going into her second year.
The team are long serving staff, attentive to the children, knowing each child, their likes, dislikes, sleep patterns and individual little characters, even little quirks that they develop!!! Carers follow every parent's directions especially in relation to dietary requirements. All meals are freshly prepared by an amazing lady with a wide variety of dishes made lovingly with her own hands (My son especially loves her good old fashioned Rice Pudding and Flapjacks)!
The nursery hosts a wide variety of activities to stimulate the children including French lessons for preschoolers.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nicola C (Mother of Child) on Thursday 29 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
My daughter attended Teddies Maidstone from 6 months old until she recently left to got to school. Her nursery experience has been amazing and the Teddies Team have been an integral part of her early year's development. Their caring approach to a child's care and development second to none. The meals prepared on site are healthy and varied. I would recommend Teddies nursery to anyone as an outstanding nursery. Thank you.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ann M (Grandmother of Child) on Thursday 29 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
My granddaughter loves Teddies Maidstone, she can't wait to go and runs to the door when we say we're going to nursery! The staff are fantastic and have such a caring way about them! I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone that is looking to send their children to a nursery!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Aaron C (Father of Child) on Thursday 29 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
I couldn't wish for a better place for my daughter to go. The staff are so loving and caring and have a great way with the children! My little girl always comes out with a smile on her face and tells me what she has been doing that day! They have great family events which are great so you can meet other parents and join in with the fun activities!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Paul W (Father of Child) on Thursday 29 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
Very pleased with the care my daughter received at Teddies Maidstone, the staff are so committed to the job they do, they show so much passion in their role and look after each child's individual needs. I am so grateful for the care and support my daughter received. I would recommend the nursery to anyone looking.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kathy W (Grandmother of Child) on Wednesday 28 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
I have been taking my grandchildren to Teddies Nursery for quite a few years. My eldest is now at school but my youngest is two and a half and attends Teddies.
I have always found the staff to be cheerful and helpful at all times. I have attended Christmas parties and family bbq's on many occasions which always show how hard all the staff work to make these occasions happy and enjoyable.
The managers do an excellent job at managing this nursery. It always looks welcoming and the children are happy and enjoying their activities. Any questions or queries are always dealt with quickly and thoroughly.
Both my grandchildren have and are enjoying their time at teddies and have both had fun as well as learning a lot. The garden is well equipped, colourful and safe
I would highly recommend Teddies Maidstone for excellent child care.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Heidi S (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 27 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
After myself working in early years, I was delighted, as a mum to stumble across Teddies nursery.
My 2 year old had previously been to other local nurseries, but I could sense he was not overly happy, and I felt guilty dropping him. He LOVES Teddies!
Please be assured, this, to my mind is the happiest and best nursery in Maidstone. My son loves going, every member of staff that I have encountered is polite, cheerful and happy to talk over any concerns, they are diligent and caring too.
I have not sampled the food, but it smells delicious! It's healthy and cooked from scratch on site, also paying attention to allergies and dislikes.
You should also know, in my opinion the safeguarding is of the highest quality, with very obvious measures in place. It's very secure in my mind.
As a former early years worker, and a mum I have no hesitation in recommending this nursery to all prospective parents.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Eve (Mother of Child) on Monday 26 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
My daughter attends two afternoon sessions. She has made so many news friends and is cared for wonderfully by the Teddies team. She is always full of beans when she comes home with lots of news to tell us. She is looking forward to moving up to the pre-school soon and is having a phased start which is working well.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Solene D (Mother of Child) on Monday 26 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
My little girl has been at Teddies since she was 5 months old and has just moved into Preschool. My boy started at 4 months old and has been enjoying baby care for 4 and half months. Both kids are very happy and enjoy spending time at Teddies. They have been fantastic at accommodating our various needs and making sure that the children kept the same pattern as what we do at home.
The staff embrace the differences in children and help their integration. My little ones speak French as a second language and never elsewhere I have felt such a strong support: it is very often that in the morning management or carers would welcome us with a "bonjour" or "merci", staff members will try a few songs and really show interest. Such little things but for us, it goes a long way.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jason B (Father of Child) on Thursday 18 August 2016. Relates to August 2016.
My daughter only attends nursery once a week but she absolutely loves it. She talks about her friends and the staff that look after her. My eldest daughter used to attend the nursery four days a week and she also had an amazing time. She is seven years old now and still wants to go to nursery in the school holidays. I used to think it was best for my daughters to stay at home with their Mum but with them to going to nursery I have totally changed my mind, going to nursery gives the children totally different experiences in life. They learn so much at nursery, they do lots of activities they may not do at home, interact with other children of their own age and also other age groups as well as make friends they may go to school with. I would definitely recommend this nursery because the staff are so caring and genuinely have an interest in the children and look after them so well it makes the children feel secure, safe and they have fun too!
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Liz W (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 August 2016. Relates to August 2016.
My daughter went up to pre-school in April and since then has grown in confidence. In August, we attended the annual BBQ and found it fantastically well organised, relaxed and great for the children and adults alike, with a wealth of entertainment and a positive, happy atmosphere. The staff at Teddies have always been efficient, caring and happy which is such an important mix to get right. I couldn't praise them highly enough.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Katie C (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 12 April 2016. Relates to April 2016.
My little girl has been coming to Teddies for over two years now. All the staff are so welcoming and always have smiles on there faces. My daughter loves going and always tells me what she has been up to. She is always talks about her key carer and how much she loves her. My daughter has learnt so much from coming to teddies as they provide a fun learning environment for all the children in there care! I would highly recommend Teddies Maidstone to anyone who is looking for excellent childcare!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Donna C (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 12 April 2016. Relates to April 2016.
When we started looking for a nursery for our then 11 month old we had no idea what sort of childcare we wanted or where or how it worked. After visiting a few nurseries, we didn't get a feel for any of them until we went to teddies. The only way I can describe it is like home. That feeling you get when you've been away on holiday and you come through the front door and feel relaxed and relieved to be back. That's just like the atmosphere at teddies Maidstone. The staff are all so lovely and have great friendships with each other too so the chemistry and atmosphere is positive. Our daughter cannot wait to attend her two days here and gets upset when it's time to leave! The food is fab too and her development has been amazing, safeguarding is so important here and we were impressed with the system in place. We really cannot fault this nursery!!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Danielle C (Mother of Child) on Thursday 31 March 2016. Relates to March 2016.
All staff are welcoming friendly have great potential to meet every child's needs I would highly recommend to any parent looking for childcare my two children have come on leaps and bounds since attending and will carry on using Teddies nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Anthony A (Father of Child) on Tuesday 8 March 2016. Relates to August 2015.
My son attended Teddies Maidstone leading up to starting school and the staff really prepared him for this transition. All of the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and did a fantastic job to settle my son into the nursery and meet all of his needs. The staff are very efficient and always give parents a full handover at the end of the day so I always knew what activities my son had done during the day and what he had eaten too.
The menus available to the children are great, very nutritious and all home cooked meals.
The nursery facilities are very nice too, it has a very homely feel to it and all of the children have a wide variety of resources, toys and equipment to choose from.
Overall we are extremely happy with the service of care provided by Teddies Maidstone and cannot thank the staff enough! We would definitely recommend the nursery to all of our family and friends.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sharon & Paul K (Mother of Child) on Saturday 5 March 2016. Relates to March 2016.
Our daughter is very happy at Teddies Nursery. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. We thank you for all your hard work. We would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family. They provide a first class service.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Susi M (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 2 March 2016. Relates to March 2016.
My little girl has been going to Teddies since she was about 9 months old. The baby care unit was was brilliant and help me with achieving all her milestones.
Now my girl is in little learners and she loves it! She never wants to leave when I pick her up at the end of the day.
I'm so happy with my choice of nurseries! I visited about 4/5 and picked this one, it is a bit pricier then the others and I travel for about 25 minutes each way but my girl comes first! It's well worth the money and time!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Claire D (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Relates to March 2016.
Our older son attended Teddies from 9 months until 3 years old when we moved away from the area. We all loved Teddies nursery and were very sad to leave. He started in baby care and left when in preschool.
When we first started looking for a nursery we were not sure what to look out for when visiting but Teddies really stood out as the staff were so friendly and the children were happy. In all rooms the children carry out lots of different activities. Everyday they spend time outside getting some fresh air and in the summer activities such as reading and drawing are also taken outside. Everyday we got a great handover of what he had done and eaten during the day as well as regular more complex reviews. Our son wasn't a great eater when he first started and the staff worked very hard with us to improve this and he soon started to eat a large variety of food. The menus are varied and all food is freshly cooked.
The staff genuinely cared for our son and his happiness. Would recommend!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Claire P (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My son has been attending Teddies since July 2015 and we can not fault the care that he receives. From the moment he started, all the staff made him (and us) feel very welcome. They always keep us fully updated on his daily activities. Since attending the nursery, my son's confidence has grown and grown. He absolutely loves it and now doesn't want to come home!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Shelly A (Mother of Child) on Monday 29 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
I have had 2 children use the nursery and between them have been in all 3 rooms. I have used another nursery before and also child minders but none compare to Teddies. The range of things that they get to do is brilliant. All of the equipment and activities. My daughter started school and is much further ahead than a lot of other children. To top it off the staff are so friendly, welcoming and caring. You can tell they really do care about the children. My school age child still wants to go back and see them all the time.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Amir M (Father of Child) on Monday 29 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My son has been attending Teddies since he turned one. He's generally very happy there. Staff are very friendly and capable and they organise lots of indoor and outdoor activities. It's a great place and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a decent nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Simone W (Mother of Child) on Saturday 27 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My daughter attends the nursery several times a week and loves it she has taken a while to settle but has lots of friends and looks forward to coming everyday she does French and drama while she is there too, the staff are very friendly and welcoming and are happy to help with any problems to make your child settle.
Overall a great nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nicola W (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 24 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
This is a fantastic nursery, the staff are incredible and always show such dedication in the work they do, my daughter loves going to the nursery and is excited to see the staff and tell them what she has been doing at home. My daughter was very attached to me when she started and now she runs in and cannot wait to start her day. I am very thankful for the care they have shown her and would recommend this nursery to anyone looking.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Katie (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 24 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
I cannot recommend this nursery enough, all staff are helpful and friendly and really helped my daughter settle into nursery. I'm always pleased with the activities that are offered at the nursery, she always seems to have had a busy day. I'm extremely happy with all the meals that are provided for my daughter, she always seems to have eaten well, a big variety given.
i was very impressed that the nursery offer seasonal tea party's/events for the parents to attend with their child, it's lovely to have the chance to speak to the staff and also see the children playing.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Thereesa H (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
Both my children attend Teddies in Maidstone. One in pre-school and the other in Baby care.
My eldest loves going and looks forward to her days there. She is learning French, and enjoys playing, dressing up while learning.
My youngest, being in baby care has brought her interaction with other children and adults on leaps and bounds. She is also starting to come out with her own individuality. She also loves going and gets excited when we pull up in the car park.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Caroline P (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My son has been at Teddies since he was 9 months old and he is now 4 years old. I can't remember ever having any complaints at all.
The staff are amazing with the children, it really feels like a home from home. As with many small children, my son isn't keen on changes to routine but the transitions between different stages have been well managed so that he has settled in really well at each stage. Facilities are great as is quality and variety of the food.
I was recommended this nursery by a number of friends and have since recommended it myself to other friends.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Karen L (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
We first started using the nursery a couple of years ago for our eldest daughter. She had speech difficulties & the nursery and in particular her key carer were nothing short of incredible. They went above & beyond & without their help we wouldn't have had the additional help needed to assist our daughters needs. Hours of help, paperwork & additional support by the nursery got our daughter additional funding to help gain one on one care & they were a massive help in her recent transition into primary school. We've another daughter currently in the nursery & she has received fantastic care & support also, with regular full updates (in addition the the daily ones) she's happy, settled & can't wait to go. The staff are all caring, friendly & can't do enough for you. I've every respect for each & every one of them and the personal support that her key carer has shown to both us & our daughter is a rare find. We can't recommend this nursery enough. The staff are what make it so incredible
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Helen S (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
A great nursery. Both our children have been very happy here and there are some wonderful staff who we feel very happy leaving them with. Would highly recommend Teddies to other parents and will be sad when the time comes for our youngest to leave for school.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jo C (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My family moved across the county a year ago and the move was made so much smoother by the care my children received at Teddies. My son (then 4) and daughter (then 18 months) both settled so well and it was clear that the staff genuinely had warmth and affection for all the children.
The staff in the baby care room were outstanding. My daughter took 6 months to be left without sobbing in her previous nursery, and at Teddies had stopped within a week because she was so attached to her key carer. My daughter has now moved in to the next group and is happier than ever. Her key carer is fantastic. My son loved pre-school and the environment really helped him to prepare for school.
We weren't too sure about sending our children to a large/branded nursery at first for some reason, but I'm so glad I didn't listen to my preconceptions and went to have a look. It's very comforting to know our kids are not only safe, but cared for and engaged in activities they love throughout the day.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ben J (Father of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
We sent our daughter to Teddies when she turned one in 2012 as this was the most conveniently located nursery to our home. We had no frame of reference for a nursery but found all of the staff at Teddies to be very approachable and friendly. The baby care team looked after our daughter magnificently and she was at home in her new surroundings within weeks. Our daughter stayed at Teddies all the way to starting school and enjoyed every moment there - this gave us the assurance to put our son in to Teddies when he turned one in 2014. He has been through baby care and is now a 'little learner' and he thoroughly enjoys the 2 days per week he attends... so much so that he regularly gets his shoes on in the mornings that he doesn't attend and says 'Go Teddies today?'.
Although some of the staff have moved on, we have always felt the team ethos at Teddies is fantastic and allows our children to be themselves no matter who their key carer has been.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Lisa B (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
I chose Teddies Maidstone for my children because the staff are so caring and welcoming. Right from the start they made me feel comfortable leaving my children at the nursery. The staff are engaged with the children and you can see they genuinely care about them. My eldest daughter has left the nursery now and is at school but she always wants to visit the nursery to see the staff as they were such an important part of her life. She had a great transition from school to nursery and this was all down to the standard of care and education the nursery gave her. My second daughter really enjoys going to nursery as she has so much fun and gets excited when we arrive at the nursery door each morning. I would definitely recommend this nursery (anyone I have recommended it to has started and has had a great experience in the same way I have). The staff really support the parents to settle in as well as the children!!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jane E (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 16 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My child currently attends Teddies and he absolutely loves it. He tells me that he loves his key worker and various other staff too. Occasionally he has a wobble and may be upset at drop off but I feel totally confident that he will get lots of cuddles and attention and quickly get over it. If I've ever looked concerned the staff offer to ring me to let me know how he is doing. I've never been worried that I'm a working mum because I know that he very well cared for and he gets a full and varied day. The staff are all very approachable and enthusiastic. I've never seen bored or unhappy staff, ever (I have at other nurseries I viewed!). My son loves being outdoors and they seem to regularly get the children outside (in their age appropriate areas) regularly including in winter. I would highly recommend this nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Estelle T (Mother of Child) on Monday 15 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
Our two daughters, one in preschool and the other in baby care, adore Teddies, as do we! Everything we can say about the place is positive. Whilst one is nurturing new skills the other is being prepared for school by a staff team who go above and beyond at every opportunity. Every face is friendly, each day new experiences are had.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Claire G (Mother of Child) on Monday 15 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
My son has been attending the nursery for over a year, he always has a good time, his language skills have grown and so has his confidence.
The nursery offers the early drop off which has proved to be invaluable for my husband and myself.
The staff are all very thorough when detailing what has happened in the day in terms of learning and pastoral needs such as food, sleeps and nappies. We are sending our next son in a few months as we are so happy with the environment. The chef does an amazing job and I'm always envious of what my little one has eaten. I have never been concerned about the care and I would recommend this nursery to anyone. An acquaintance of mine recommended it to me. The staff do a great job and are so caring. I am the parent of one happy boy at nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Gemma P (Mother of Child) on Monday 15 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
I currently have 2 children attending Teddies Nursery, a 2 year old and a 4 year old. They both love it!!
I have 2 older children who previously attended Teddies and they loved it too...because of this I wanted my younger two also to attend. My older two came on leaps and bounds, by the time they left they were able to count in English and French and were ready to attend school and this was purely down to Teddies nurturing!! My children and I have had a relationship with Teddies for 11 years and my boys love popping in to collect their brothers and see their old nursery and familiar faces!!
My 2 year old runs to the door in the morning! The staff are all very lovely and caring, the perfect environment for my children.
My 4 year old has only been attending for about a month, he also attends a pre school setting too. I decided to send him to Teddies too and have noticed a change in him! He is so pleased to see me to show and tell me what he has made and done! He loves his teachers!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Annie A (Mother of Child) on Monday 15 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
I absolutely love the nursery and the care they provide - I was always a little anti nurseries until the time arrived when it was a necessity - I have completely changed my opinion and love that both my children are happy and well cared for - they love all the staff and so do I! They are both developing so well and have learnt things that I never imagined - I would recommend this setting to anyone and thank them all for their hard work and commitment
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Vikki C (Mother of Child) on Monday 8 February 2016. Relates to August 2015.
My little boy attended Teddies Maidstone before starting school and the staff went above and beyond to prepare him for the transition from nursery to school.
The staff team are truly amazing and extremely dedicated to providing a high standard of care and education to the children at all times. They ensured that my son was happy and settled at nursery and met all of his needs.
The layout of the nursery is very nice and there is always a wide variety of toys and equipment available to the children as well as lots of fun activities taking place!
The menu is very varied and the food is all cooked fresh on site with lots of nutritious meals as well as plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. My son always commented on how yummy the food was at nursery!!
My son loves spending time playing outside too, so this nursery was perfect for him, as all of the children have access to lovely outdoor play areas.
The nursery also makes an extra special effort to maintain parent partnership and has a very friendly approach. I always felt very comfortable talking to the staff.
I would definitely recommend this nursery!!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nicola B (Mother of Child) on Friday 21 August 2015. Relates to August 2015.
A truly awesome nursery! The staff team are amazing; the care and attention they have for the children is wonderful. The staff team are skilled in providing lots of learning opportunities for the children every day and providing all the love and care each child needs. My three year old comes home every day having learned new skills, tried new experiences and raves about his day. My baby girl is nurtured and cared for in a way that makes me very happy with my choice of nursery. Thanks to an amazing team for looking after my children so well and preparing my three year old for school next year.