There are quotes from our most recent Ofsted report on other pages of the website but the following comments from parents and children past and present mean even more to us….
'Our little boy has grown in confidence (and speech!) since starting at Elmdon and most of the time forgets to even say goodbye when we drop him off as he can't wait to get through the door. The relationship and trust that you yourself and all your staff show shines through and we as parents knew this would be the perfect place for a very quiet and sensitive boy.'
'Having just sat with Elsie to go through her Autumn workbook and photos, I just wanted to say 'thank you' to you and all the staff for helping Elsie have the most amazing first term at nursery. She has settled in so well, is incredibly happy and enjoying every varied and different session. She has also made some great friendships. As you know she is prone to a tear at the end of the sessions only because she doesn't want to leave!
The nursery really is a 'home from home' environment. Caring, sensitive to the children's needs, but ambitious to give them the encouragement and confidence to explore and learn new things in the run up to school life. I feel confident even now with two terms to go that she will be eager and ready to embark on the next stage of her learning journey with the fantastic support Elmdon is giving her.'
G: 'Am I going to Elmdon? I love my Elmdon and I play on the slide, and making things'
‘Whilst I'm emailing, yet again a massive thank you to everyone with for their hard and tireless work. Every break ourselves (and friends and family) see the amazing difference in Harry's learning. He is just coming on in leaps and bounds. We couldn't be happier with Elmdon!’
‘We have been so impressed by the wide range of activities and especially the caring and loving attitude of your staff….as for your observations and EY Learning Journeys, I have not seen better ones in any other local setting’
Local primary teacher whose child attended Elmdon
Manager of a local Children’s Centre
"It was lovely to see everyone smiling and being happy. You have a fantastic nursery, I can see why you have parents queueing up to get in"
‘I was overwhelmed when looking at Aaron’s end of term book last night. It brought tears to my eyes to see the amount of activities Aaron has been involved with at Elmdon and the fun he must have been having, not to mention the amount he has learned with you all whilst at Elmdon. I have been kept up to date, well informed …. A huge thank you to you and all at Elmdon for your hard work and enthusiasm’
'We have been very impressed with the imaginative methods that Hilary and her staff use to teach numerical and literacy skills. Our daughter always comes home with amazing crafts and she is always excited to explain the topic it was focused on. She truly loves going to Elmdon Preschool and, as a result, we have noticed a significant improvement in her all round development. She is more confident and eager to learn and we feel this is a credit to Elmdon.'
"I couldn't recommend Elmdon highly enough. I feel the care and attention to my son's development both emotionally and educationally are faultless. The classes are small and I'm amazed at the diverse range of activities they manage to do with the children. My son is thriving at Elmdon and I couldn't be happier."
H: 'I can tell Jacky anything. She always helps me. Jacky is my best friend. I really like the fire engine.'
"I've always been so happy sending my daughter to Elmdon. She's flourished and grown in confidence since starting at Elmdon and settled into the routine straightaway as it has such a homely, caring feel about the place."