PARENT FEEDBACK taken from Parent Questionnaires & Ofsted Report
During the Coronavirus Lockdown:
"I found it nice to know that there were people thinking about us and how we were coping"
"When we went on holiday and watched the story videos from the nursery blog, my daughter said she wanted to go to nursery instead of on holiday"
"It was great to meet our son's key person and visit the nursery a couple of times before starting back in September. This made transition much easier. We all felt very comfortable and nothing seemed too much trouble and we valued the regular updates"
"The phone calls in lockdown were amazing, especially as they really made us feel supported Our favourite part of the blog were the story videos which were read by the nursery staff"
"The focus on nurturing was across really well; it is clear the children's mental health is of the upmost importance"
"Excellent communication, emails, phone calls and blog all at a tough time when everything was continually changing. I genuinely can't think of a way you could have made it a better experience. So very supportive"
"Having that communication kept my son in touch with his own world of nursery. 6 months is a long time for a 3 year old and the communicating with his key person was a life saver"
"The key person calls were fantastic, it really showed how caring nursery is, even in such difficult circumstances. So supportive of us all and the whole family benefitted"
"Our daughter's key person was always so happy and positive even when we had no idea what was happening. She kept us updated and we always had a well needed laugh"
“Chevening Nursery is amazing and I always feel involved in his early years.”
“Happy, fun and stimulating environment that lets children play.”
“Communication from staff is outstanding and the door is always open, if we want to talk or observe.”
“The staff are all amazing! So helpful, caring and genuinely interested in the children.”
"A relaxed friendly environment where a child is free to explore, have fun and get messy."
"A caring, nurturing environment where staff are caring, inspiring, approachable, informative and most of all they really know my child."
"The outside area and forest school have been my son's favourite activities. He talks about building dens, painting with mud, climbing trees, digging for roots and playing knights!"
"The Unique Story folders are lovely and as a family we have enjoyed reading all the snippets, photos, reports, observations and pictures and will treasure it for ever."
OFSTED REPORT February 2019
“Children are very happy and settled at this welcoming, friendly and nurturing nursery and all children make good progress in their development. Staff respond to the children's developing interests to extend learning. Children have plenty of opportunities to develop their writing skills”
"The manager and her staff team are highly motivated to evaluate the provision and staff are good role models for the children. Staff quickly develop strong attachments with the children and the children's good behaviour demonstrates that they are happy and secure. The children develop strong friendships and play harmoniously together."
"Children learning English as an additional language are well supported and staff work hard to ensure that transitions to school are well supported for all children - they are well prepared for the next stage in their learning, including starting school."
"Parents identify home visits as particularly helpful in building relationships with the staff"