REVIEWS

See our reviews and find out why parents and children alike love Pickles.

Sam, Phonics Stars™️ Owner

Phonics Stars™️ have been working with children and early years professionals at Pickles Nursery for around 2 years. The environment is safe, stimulating and has a warm and friendly atmosphere. I can honestly say that every single week I witness children who are happy and well cared for. The children are encouraged to join in, listen, play and most of all have fun!

The progress in class has been fantastic. The children respond really well to the Phonics Stars™️ classes, their memory and listening skills are very high for their age. The class is inclusive for all children of all abilities and they enjoy taking part at their own pace.

Everything in the nursery is well thought out and extremely well organised and maintained, from super displays which are visually stimulating and also beneficial, clear and child friendly visual timetables that make sense and even little doorbells next to toilets for children to call for help should they need it. Colourful, safe and interesting role play, mini world and sensory playful areas.

The staff are fantastic, they obviously care about the children and their educational and cosy setting, keeping it clean and well organised. I am really impressed with Pickles, and this is not a one off. We have been working with them for around 2 years and they are consistently amazing!

Keep up the good work Pickles, we salute you!

Tejinder, Parent of Jeevan

Sending my daughter to Pickles Day Nursery was one of the best decisions I made, in regard to my child’s well-being and my piece of mind. I have had previous experience of another nursery, where it was run as a business only. This is not the case at Pickles Day Nursery. All the staff are so welcoming and friendly, they put my mind ease, knowing that my child would be well looked after by a team who enjoy and interact well with young children. I found The Pickles team to be flexible and supportive around my needs and helped my daughter to blossom into school ready child.

Sabrina, Phonics Stars

Thank you so much for having me over the Easter holidays, it was an absolute pleasure to work with all the little Pickles. They were amazing! I was a little worried at first thinking they were so tiny, but to my joy – and I am sure your staff will back me up – they were so focused and engaged in all the activities. You really do have such well behaved and friendly children. You must be so proud!

Sara, parent of Isabella and Nicholas

We have been very appreciative of all the support that you have given to us as a family – Isabella still raves about her time at pickles and loves to visit occasionally.

Your service has been 5 stars and I cannot express how sad we are to leave.

Jade and Dave, parents of Daisy

Our 2-year-old has been with the Pickles family for just over a year now (she was 9 months when she started) and she absolutely loves it. She adores the staff and her friends so much. Her development has come on leaps and bounds. We love hearing stories about her day, listening to her sing the songs she’s learnt, and receiving the pictures she’s made. The staff are fab, and we have a great relationship with all of them. We also know that our little girl is very much part of the Pickles family and is loved by all the staff. She is well looked after and is getting the best educational start in life.

Liz, parent of Imogen and Thomas

We moved to the area just over a year ago with my pre-school daughter and 8-month-old son. They both settled into Pickles without any problems, the staff are just lovely, very professional, which really helped them feel welcome and at ease.

I have never had any concerns in the time we’ve been there, and the best thing is how invested the staff are in the children and their development. The baby room staff, who we have known the most, seem to have a genuine affection for all the children, are always happy and enthusiastic and are very sensible in their approach to ill health, which as working parents is hugely appreciated.

Would highly recommend Pickles to any prospective parents

Suzy, parent of Ruby

Our daughter loves Pickles and we would not hesitate in recommending this nursery.  The staff are friendly, fun and cannot do enough for the children, our daughter loves every day and always comes home happy, chatting and sometimes even singing!

Gail, parent of Alfie

Alfie loves going to Pickles, the staff are so welcoming. It’s such a lovely feeling when he runs excitedly in the morning and doesn’t look back.

Stacey, parent of Myiah

Pickles always accommodated our needs as best as they could, as I only needed them on a part time basis of 3 days a week. I couldn’t get this anywhere else as other nurseries I applied to were full time only. I am so glad now that was the case! As soon as I walked into Pickles I knew it was where I wanted my daughter to go. I found it hard to have to go back to work when my child was only 8 months old but Pickles helped me so much with that and kept me up to date and made me feel like I wasn’t missing out on anything. My daughter was always happy to go into nursery and formed beautiful bonds with her teachers and peers.

The staff are all caring, loving and taught my daughter so well, with trips to the park to feed the ducks, baking, Pro Stars (which my daughter loved!) and even ducklings being born on the premises for her to see!

My daughter had only just turned 4 when she moved on to full time school. She was so ready to start, and I believe Pickles played a huge part in that. We both miss Pickles terribly and if I had to do it all again Pickles would be my number 1 choice.

Kelly, parent of Esmai

My daughter has settled well at the pickles preschool centre. Having moved from the other side of the world we were worried our daughter would struggle with such a big change. A new country and a new preschool is such a big challenge for a four-year-old, however the transition was fine. The staff were lovely, caring and professional and helped our daughter to settle in well. So happy and would recommend Pickles every time.

Sam, parent of Lennie

Our new normal might not have gone so smoothly if it were not for the lovely team at Pickles. My son has been attending from six months old and they have been key in his development. He has built wonderful relationships with children and staff who have also been a great source of support for my husband and I as new parents! We really are very grateful at having found Pickles, they are an important part of our family life.

Louise, parent of Charlotte

My Daughter has been at Pickles since she was six months old and she has blossomed in confidence.  The staff from babies to tots through to pre-school are so loving and care about each child within their care, they take their time to get to know the children individually and understand their individual needs. I am so happy that I chose to send my daughter to Pickles and will be sad when she leaves to go to primary school in September.

Clare, parent of Barney

We were delighted with the care our son received at Pickles. He joined at age 1, and for the year he attended we were thoroughly confident that he would have fun every day and be well cared for and loved. He used to run in each morning with a smile on his face and often he didn’t want to come home! He formed such a bond with his keyworker and all the staff, and he built so much confidence during his time at Pickles. We were so sad to have to take him out of Pickles when we moved away from the area, and we still miss all the team there!

Rubina, parent of Yasin

Pickles is my favourite nursery in the area, although it’s not very close to where I live it’s the perfect choice for my son. It is spacious and clean, the food is from the best kids’ catering company available, they always provide new toys for the kids and the staff are so friendly, helpful and caring. Thank you for always seeking feedback and taking the parents’ comments and ideas into consideration.

Jude, parent of Emma

As new parents we were daunted by the prospect of finding reliable, homely and stimulating childcare for our 10-month-old daughter. From our first show around it was clear that the staff at Pickles enjoy their jobs, respect their colleagues and love children. Happy adults make happy children. Our daughter has settled easily and quickly into the Pickles family. She looks forward to seeing her friends and the staff each morning and is happy when we collect her. We know that she is being nurtured by her keyworker, given engaging play and learning opportunities and eats lovely food every day! I’m so happy with Pickles and would highly recommend it!

Sophie, parent of Harvey

My son was at Pickles last year and was diagnosed with autism while he was there. The staff were fantastic with my little boy, he is an absolute handful and they were so great and understanding with him. I could not fault them at all, they tried in every single way they could to help him.

He loved going.

Rosie, parent of Benedict and Meredith

Pickles has been brilliant for our son; the staff really care about the children and we love that it’s family run and super friendly. It’s been so good that our daughter has just started in the baby room too!

Jenner, parent of Callan

The way the Pickles team continue to develop the learning spaces and play facilities for the benefit of the children is wonderful. In the couple of years that my child has been attending, Pickles has gone from strength to strength. He has just moved to the preschool and I can see that it has been developed to include engaging and motivating activities focusing on all areas of learning. The Pickles team are approachable, nurturing and always have time for the parents.