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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 27 reviews)

Our daughter has been attending ZooZoo for almost 2 years now. When she first started she was shy and hadn’t mixed a lot with other children so I was worried how she would take to it but I needn’t have. Victoria and Gareth are simply amazing, they encouraged and gently built Hattie’s confidence. After just a couple of times she was asking to go every day!

The activities are brilliant and varied, they are always up to something be it a summer walk and picnic or messy play, singing and story times. ZooZoobury festival has to be seen to be appreciated - it is Hattie’s (and our!) most favourite time of the year they have flags, music tents and even make their own tie dye t-shirts! They dance and play and Victoria and Gareth put so much thought and work into it it’s a triumph.

At ZooZoo they are passionate about nature and the environment - they have a vegetable garden where they grow and eat their own food, they do nature walks and care for animals and they even grew and released their own butterflies 🦋

Hattie’s confidence and development have soared since she started going, she absolutely loves her ‘ZooZoo friends’ and they are a huge part of her life. I can’t praise Victoria and Gareth enough. They are kind and fun and the genuine love they have for the children shines through! They see every child as an individual and foster their own little personalities. They have become like family to our daughter and to us and I’m so happy she goes there!

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by about ZooZoo on 04/07/2019

When I accepted a new job I had to look for some childcare for my daughter in addition to that which is provided by my family. I was amazed by the reviews of ZooZoo and happy that they had space to take my daughter in their setting.

My daughter struggled so much being away from her familiar adults but Victoria and Gareth worked so hard to support her (and us!) through this. She had some wobbles early on but absolutely loves going to ZooZoo now! She often asked on a Sunday if it is a "Victoria and Gareth day!"

Her development has been amazing since she started at ZooZoo. The programme of activities and celebration of focussed weeks (such as 'pie week' and nature) mean that Robyn often comes home with a new interest in something. She tells us all about her day every evening with so much enthusiasm, and her speech is fantastic.

Robyn talks about her friends at ZooZoo all the time and looks forward to seeing them. It's really reassuring to know I'm leaving her in capable hands with people that she loves. Victoria and Gareth (and the other children) are supportive of helping Robyn to branch out and try new foods.

Victoria and Gareth provide frequent updates via the app which means I never feel far away. both have been supportive of our endeavours in potty training too! All processes and policies and extremely professional.

Thank you so much. We feel really lucky to have found you.

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by about ZooZoo on 27/03/2019

Excellent setting and care. Daisy absolutely loves Zoo Zoo. She quickly became part of the ‘Zoo Zoo family’. I cannot recommend Victoria and Gareth enough. Daisy’s confidence and speech has come on amazingly!

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by about ZooZoo on 07/02/2018

Our daugher struggled to settle down in the nursery for 2 months. After long searches we have contacted ZooZoo and booked the appointment to come and have a look around. Myself and my wife were amazed from the first time we walked in. Cleanliness of the place, food and comunication was on top level. Never experienced same with other childminders and nurseries. It felt strait away that Victoria and Gareth are treating all children like their own, withing couple of days our daughter settled down and started asking about going back to ZooZoo. We saw huge progress in daughter development from the day she started ZooZoo. She improved her language (as english is her second language) and social skills. We saw big difference in building relationships with other children. We can't imagine better place for our daughter. Will recomend to everyone.

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by about ZooZoo on 30/01/2018

Since starting at Zoo Zoos in September due to a recommendation from a colleague, my 3 year old has come on so much in such a short amount of time. Gareth and Victoria are so friendly and made us both feel welcome during our first visit. We felt so comfortable we didn’t visit anywhere else!
The setting is very welcoming and bright with a variety of enriching learning opportunities. In particular, the outdoor area is very impressive and can be accessed throughout the day (covered area).
It is always lovely hearing from Gareth/Victoria about the day and the apps used are excellent. It’s great seeing pictures, videos and updates. My daughter regularly comes home with art and craft work, and loves going out on adventures and walks.
Both Gareth and Victoria have been extremely supportive with outside agencies involved and are pro-active in supporting my daughter’s needs.
I cannot fault the care that my daughter receives. Gareth and Victoria are kind and nurturing people who work hard to look after and support the children in their care. It’s lovely seeing lots of familiar faces who drop their children off and hearing lots of wonderful things about the amazing care their children also receive. I would highly recommend Zoo Zoos to anybody wanting the best for their children.

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by about ZooZoo on 29/01/2018

My child struggled to settle into nursery after nearly 9 months there and I made the decision to remove him from the nursery. I was unsure about settling him somewhere else but lots of people suggested Zoo Zoo. We arranged an appointment and had a look around. My son settled there straight away and loved the “at home” feel. Gareth and Victoria are fantastic and my son loves them both as if they were family. They can not do enough to help and managing my sons gluten free diet is no issue to them. They keep me updated all day at work on what fun activities they are doing and how Jacob is. He comes home tired and you can always tell he’s has a fun and busy day. We honestly can not fault Zoo Zoo and so happy we found them and they had space to accommodate our son.

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by about ZooZoo on 29/01/2018

Zoozoo has always been great we’ve known Victoria and Gearth for 7 years on and off they’ve had all 3 of my children at some point in the 7 years they’ve always been great try to accommodate when can
It’s like a home from home they treat each child as if they was one of their own children my youngest was upset at leaving but now she’s no problem at all they are both caring and genuine people and I wouldn’t trust anybody else

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by about ZooZoo on 11/12/2017

My son was 2 when he went to victoria and gareth, as soon as i walked in i knew he would love it and he did! Its like one big family and he settled in straight away.
His confidence grew so much as did his speech! I wish id of took him sooner. the activities they do with the children are fantastic! And you are constantly undated on what they have been up to through the day which i found brillant i could just log onto the app and id know everything it makes a big differnece. He was always so happy to go hes going to be gutted when he realises he is going to school instead of zoozoo after the summer!

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by about ZooZoo on 21/08/2017

After meeting Victoria and Gareth for the first time and seeing their setting, we knew this was the place for us!!
Our 5 month old baby (now 13 months old) took to them straight away. They have everything imaginable too entertain!
Evie loves spending time with Victoria and Gareth and all the children, she happily trots off and does not look back!!
Evie is always coming home with arts and crafts that she has been creating at Zoozoo. She loves bringing home her book bag and cuddle toy for the week, recording her own little adventure to take back to tell Zoozoo all about!
We receive updates throughout the day letting us know what she is up to, when she has eaten, slept and even pooped! Evie loves the camera which is a good thing as we get picture and video updates all day long. It is very comforting to be able to see and watch what she has been up to.
Victoria and Gareth are a lovely family oriantated couple and we really could not wish for a better place for our Evie.
5 stars all round!!!
We can not fault the care and love that Evie receives :) thank you for taking our precious little one :)

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by about ZooZoo on 11/07/2017

Leaving my little boy when I went back to work was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do and I can honestly say that I probably couldn't have done it without the help of Victoria and Gareth at ZooZoo. Theo started at ZooZoo when he had just turned one, last September (2016). He took a little while to settle which was to be expected at his age and Victoria and Gareth were so patient with me and Theo allowing us all the time we both needed to get used to the idea (me more than Theo!). Theo took a shine to Gareth straight away and has always looked to him for reassurance - Gareth is always so upbeat and plays with the children all day long and Theo absolutely adores him!
The children do tons of art and craft which Theo has always enjoyed and he always gets stuck in with the messy play activities. The children are kept busy with all sorts of activities and I am always impressed by the thought and creativity which goes into planning their days.
The children get out and about as often as possible which I Iove to see, they visit play group and the library regularly and explore the local area - feeding the ducks, going to the park and exploring Sankey Valley which is a great area right next door.
Victoria keeps us updated all day long with photos and messages about Theo what is up to, how he is feeling, what he has eaten and how he has slept via a great app and I found this particularly comforting in the first few months and I still love looking at the little photos whenever I get a break at work. Theo's progress and development is also tracked through another web based site which is regularly updated and very informative.
Nothing is too much trouble for Victoria and Gareth when it comes to the children's happiness and care. They are flexible, super friendly and welcoming and consequently all the children are always so happy in their care.
I am thrilled to have found a childcare setting that I am 100% happy (I never thought it would be possible!) and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend ZooZoo to anyone looking for five star childcare for their little ones.

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