Chestnuts Childcare's Reviews
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Average Rating: (5 from 9 reviews)
Chestnut Childcare are absolutely fabulous! I placed my daughter in full time when she was 6 months old and she truly loves it :)
It is a nursery enviroment with a family ethic, this means that I truly feel like my daughter is getting the time, attention and (most importantly of all) the care that she needs. Chestnut's are so supportive and friendly, nothing is ever too much trouble!
They support their caring and sensitive enviroment with a learning programme so you can be sure that your child is developing and at the right speed.
I really wouldn't consider using anybody else!
We had tried other childcare places in the area, and none met our requirements. We in fact pulled our son out of one because of complaints about his behaviour and him apparently needing "anger management" quite ridiculous he is 3. He and his older brother (after school) have been with Chestnuts for nearly a month now and we have only good things to say about their cheery, good natured but firm approach to childcare. It is clear that this business, focussed at the owner's home in a child-loving atmosphere, provides a stimulating and interesting environment for both our boys.
Im a single parent with two kids working flexible hours and was struggling with childcare, I found chestnuts childcare on line and they have been a true blessing, they have been great caring for my children around the shifts i work and my children love going there and adore chris and all the staff as its like having a home from home experance and everyone if so friendly, i would be more than truely happy to recomend chestnuts to anyone as i dont know were i would be with out them THANK YOU CHESTNUTS X
chestnuts childcare are really simply the best. The staff are all friendly and welcoming and have worked hard to make my child feel included. Christine is absolutely brilliant and all the kids love her. My child comes home informing me of what they have been doing.....the setting constantly strives to meet the needs of my child. Regular reviews are done with my childs keyworker and so much positive is always relayed back about my child learning and development. The setting is always keen for parents input and for me this has help build on our relationships. If you are looking for the best Chris and her team will provide this. Thank you Chestnuts for all your help!!!
My children have really settled with chestnuts childcare. The staff are very friendly and encourage children to develop to their full potential. My children absolutely adore Chris and she always ensures all the children are happy and safe. Thank you chestnuts for everything!!
Chestnuts Childcare Limited has offered my children safety and security in a home from home environment. The children come home everyday talking about all the things they have done. They adore Chris and her team who have done everything they can to make them feel part of the family. My youngest child found chiildcare very difficult to start with as he had never been left with anyone. Chestnuts Childcare spent time getting to know my child and developed strategies to help him cope with the change.
This helped me to feel at ease when at work knowing my child was happy.
Thank you Chestnuts for doing such a marvellous job......so glad I found you.
Chestnuts Childcare are absolutely fantastic, they have mde both of my children very welcome and valued as part of the setting.
Activities are planned for each child with regular reviews with your child's key worker.
Christine is really welcoming and is always willing to listen to any concerns etc and will help where possible. Thank you to a brilliant team who really do give OUTSTANDING childcare.
Response by Chestnuts on 15/12/2011:
September 2010. I was dreading leaving my six month old son to return to work.
Feeling like the worst mother alive leaving her precious baby I went to work. All day I watched my phone, watched the clock and thought of those wonderful months at home with him.
Every possible thought went through my head that day. My mind whirled around in circles, I could concentrate on nothing but selfishness of me being at work and the damage this would cause my son, both emotionally, being abandoned and developmentally, for who could possibly make him into the genius he was going to be, but me.
When I returned to collect him at the end of the day the five minute journey took a life time. It appeared all other cars were intent on traveling at ridiculously slow speeds.
When I approached the door, tears in my eyes, I had made my decision, I was not going back to work tomorrow. However, as I opened the door I saw my son in the arms of one of the staff at Chestnuts Childcare.
He was smiling at her and she was looking at him with such affection it was if she had known him since the moment he was born. He was settled, happy and above all, cared for. This love and care, I have come to find is the essence of Chestnuts Childcare and something which I feel is invaluable and something you do not come across very often.
Every child in Chestnuts Childcare is cared for as an individual. Each member of staff knows every child and does their very best to ensure their needs are met.
Each child is loved and cared for; it is like being part of a family and never a business.
The atmosphere can be felt as soon as you walk in the door; it is something which cannot be described easily, a sense of belonging and welcome, friendship and love.
It is a true testament to how every member of the staff treats my son as in six months of attending he has not once cried as I have left, even the babies can feel how much they are cared for.
My son has attended Chestnuts Childcare every day, throughout term time for the last six months. My daughter who is seven also attends occasionally after school and is equally in love with all the staff as my Son. The range of activities presented to the children I have seen in the past six months is a true credit to Chestnuts Childcare.
Every child is included in a wide range of activities from baking, to arts and craft. Regardless of age and ability activities are planned and conducted to both interest and stimulate the children.
When collecting or leaving my children there is always evidence of structured activities and all children are actively involved. On a regular basis pictures and cakes are sent home which my children have made. I think itâ€™s truly fantastic that a child of my sons age is clearly allowed to take part in such activities which stimulate him and once again feel part if the Chestnuts Childcare family.
In addition children are also made aware of other faiths, cultures and the world around them.
Children are encouraged to play outside and take part in a range of activities in the wider community, for example a sponsored walk into the local village with other childcare providers. Within the setting children are made aware of the cultural calendar with themed days and weeks, for example Chinese New Year.
As a parent I am well informed of every aspect of my childâ€™s development and their day. This communication is fantastic and a â€˜Day bookâ€™ is always completed informing me of the always nutritious meal they have had and other information which is important to their day.
The needs of individual children being met is evident in this book as nap times and meal times are observed, keeping the routine already established at home in place. Also I am made aware of the progress my son makes and the recording of this is shared.
It turns out they are pretty good and bring the genius out too, dare I say better than I could.
Chestnuts Childcare really do care for every child and family. They acknowledge how difficult it is for parents to leave their children and do their utmost to ensure the transition from home, school and their care is as smooth as possible.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff at Chestnuts and their friendly and approachable manner means that parents, including myself feel they can ask for advice and support when it is needed.
When I look back to September 2010 and the feelings I had I could never have imagined that I would feel so happy that my son is happy, settled, cared for and encouraged to develop and experience things around him.
I would recommend Chestnuts Childcare to anyone and fully believe that the care they provide is something unique.
Chestnuts Childcare truly is a childcare provider. Putting the child first, bringing out the best in them all and above all providing the care they need.
thanks Chestnuts Childcare
My son has now been in childcare out of school hours for 21 months, and he has made so much progress i am amazed. he is 9 but has ADHD and other social and emotional difficulties. On entering the setting he was instantly welcomed directly and always given the option to either join in or have quite 'down time' which is so incredibly important to him after a hard day at school.
Chestnuts has always offered me flexible hours as working times can vary for me, have never turned me away due to short notice.
Healthy and interesting meals are always on offer also apealing to all ages.
My son realy does feel like part of their family, involved in ALL activities, even down to family days out if i am required to work.
I am so glad i have found chestnuts, they really have made a monumental difference to both our lives, the change in his emotional wellbeing is greatly down to the hard work by all staff at Chestnuts Childcare.
I would reccomend any parent to check out the truely amazing facilities they have to offer.
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