"A gem of a nursery"
review of CPNS - Nursery in Surbiton
A gem of a nursery
I don't typically write reviews, but I wanted to take the time to do so for Child's Play. My daughter has attended the nursery since she was 2 years old - 2 years now! We immediately felt that it was a home away from home, and my daughter took to the environment immediately. We love that it is located in a quiet residential street, in a converted house. Pick up and drop offs are quick and easy (our first nursery in Putney was a nightmare with parking).
The facilities are great, especially with the upgraded outdoor play area. Clearly Mel meticulously planned this wonderland with the children in mind. So much to explore, with imaginative play and exercise. There is also a 'bicycle' garden, and my daughter loves riding the bikes and the 'bus' with her friends. The resident bunny, Smudge, is also quite special, and the children do a great job at looking after him. It is quite cute how he hops around and just goes with the flow of the nursery.
The food is all made in the nursery kitchen by the amazing Trish. Although I haven't tried myself, it must be excellent as my daughter regularly wants seconds. I know they cater for many dietary needs, and I love that the new kitchen and children's dining area is integrated - making it feel homely, but also letting the children see the cook in action.
Our daughter has clearly learned a lot during her time at Child's Play. The latest was counting in German! She clearly thrives there. I had thoughts before she started of moving her to a 'pre-school' but I know that she is learning well at nursery and she will now stay until she starts big school next year.
What really stands out for us though is the nursery staff. There is hardly ever changeover, and each and every worker shows genuine care for the children. Through a difficult time personally, the staff were very supportive and helped by bringing our daughter home while I was in hospital, and extra days were always accommodated if humanly possible to make it work. It really does feel like an extension of family.
I would not hesitate to recommend Child's Play, and already have my unborn child on the list :)
Response from CPNS
I cannot thank you enough for all of the wonderful things that you have said about your experience at Child's Play.
I am so glad that you are happy with us & that you see your small person thriving