Whilst we are proud to tell you what we are about and the childcare we can provide for your child, we think that our parents are best placed to tell you about their experiences in their own words.
With my return to work looming I started looking into childcare options for my son. I looked at four different nurseries in the local area and for me Oaks Park stood out head and shoulders above the rest for the following reasons:
- beautiful setting with large grounds giving the children lots of space to run around and explore
- enthusiastic, caring, competent staff who I felt comfortable leaving my child with
- small child numbers ensuring no child is overlooked and there is a lot of staff/ child interaction
- package incl all food, nappies, waterproofs, boots and they even wash dirty clothes for you!
- a safe environment both inside and out with daily activities.
- home cooked meals and snacks served at a children's dinning table.
- your child's own web page mapping their progress and showing pictures of what they've been up to.
Having been reluctant at first to leave my son at Oaks Park for more than one day he now goes three full days and absolutely loves it. He has developed considerably since joining and can't wait to tell me what he's been doing that day. A happy child means a happy mum!
With another baby on the way I won't need to look anywhere else for their childcare arrangements.
Mrs. & Mrs. H (Woolaston)
We have been really pleased with how quickly our daughter has settled into Oaks Park. It's obvious how much she enjoys her time there, by how much she wants to climb the stairs to the nursery as soon as we arrive. The staff have always been really friendly and approachable, and have been very helpful and reliable regarding our daughter's dietary requirements.
It has made returning to work much easier, knowing she is in such a kind, nurturing and professional environment.
Mr. and Mrs. K (Shirenewton)
Our son started at Oaks Park at 9 months of age. He was settled in quickly and easily by Jenny and her team who we had been given the opportunity to meet on a number of occasions prior to my return to work. He seemed to settle in well with no problems reported from any of the Oaks Park staff. Our son is very happy when dropped off and picked up from Oaks Park and is clearly well entertained, well fed and well cared for throughout the day.
We love the location of the nursery and the fact that the children make full use of it - by spending lots of time exploring, learning and play outside. It has also been brilliant to have everything provided including meals, nappies, outdoor clothes and spare clothing as it takes any pressure off our preparations. We have all been made to feel very much at home with Jenny and the team.
Jenny has always been very approachable and accommodating, and has taken into consideration our individual family requirements. She has been supportive of us in assisting with introducing better sleeping habits for our son during the day.
We are so pleased that our son has been made to feel like part of the family and has had the opportunity to learn and play in such a beautifully prepared and equipped environment.
Mr. and Mrs. W (Chepstow)
Our youngest daughter has attended Oaks Park for almost one year, and we continue to be extremely satisfied with all aspects of the nursery. With two older children we have some experience of other nurseries and we personally feel that Oaks Park excels in the care and attention it provides to its children. Our daughter runs happily into the arms of the nursery workers in the morning with barely a backwards glance!
One of the first things that struck us was the beautiful surroundings in which our daughter would be spending her days, especially given the welcome emphasis on outdoor activities. Our daughter continues to come on in leaps and bounds developmentally, some it surely down to the encouragement and teaching of the montessori staff.
The staff are friendly and engaging, and really get to know the individual children. We have also found the nursery accommodating and flexible, and were grateful for the wrap around care they provided for our older two girls during one term. I also love to be able to log on to the parent's portal to see what my daughter has been doing during the day, with all the photos that are uploaded.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery - my husband and I are delighted with the choice we made for our daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. W (Hewelsfield)
Our daughter 19 month old daughter was an early attendees of Oaks Park. We feel blessed that she has had the opportunity to be part of this amazing childcare setting. The outdoor space is a huge attraction and for us the experienced and warm team made this a home from home for our daughter and also us. As working parents the approach to minimal fuss in terms of gear to bring with your child every day was one less thing to do on an already demanding morning trying to get out of the house. A particular favourite was the messy and muddy clothes delivered back to me clean the following day!
When you do chose to leave your child with another carer, who will help shape and develop who they are, it’s a big deal. I can honestly say that Oaks Park takes this responsibility very seriously and we have had the pleasure of watching our daughter become an independent, happy, confident and secure little girl.
Mr. and Mrs. K (Portskewett)