Parent Reviews of our preschool

Below are a few of the comments written by parents.

My 2 year old son absolutely blossomed with the loving care and attention from the staff at Elm Park Baptist Church Playgroup. Each teacher had genuine patience and affection for the children. My son gained valuable social skills as well as independence, his listening to instructions improved a great deal and he began to pay more attention to finishing activities such as craft. Each term there were new and exciting themes and crafts for the children to explore. Parents are kept fully involved, for example with reading certificates. The children gained a real sense of achievement when awarded these certificates and stickers in the playgroup setting. The staff are excellent at recording each child’s progress, and plan together with parents “next steps” to help each child develop. The playgroup helps the children build a sense of community not only with each other, but with their own local and wider area; they worked on flower pots displayed at the local train station, contributed to a poppy artwork at the town hall and put together a food hamper for the harvest festival. Thank you to all of the staff for your diligent hard work and enthusiasm.

Just a little thank you to your wonderful team.  We are sad to leave and will surely miss everyone here.

Thank you for looking after my daughter while she attended.

Thank you so much for your wonderful care of — whilst she has been at pre-school.  Every one of you have made an impact on her growth and development.  She has gained confidence and really has had such a good time making new friends.  She is excited to start school in September but I know she will miss you greatly.

Her first experiences in education have been shaped by you all and the wonderful work you do.

The moment I walked around the preschool with – – – – I knew right away this was the place for her.  The Teachers have been nothing but welcoming and kind.  – – – – has learnt so much from being here and has enjoyed every part of it.  Not only has she had fun playing, but fun learning also.

The Music and Movement Lady is always a hit and I hear all about it from her.  Thank you to all the Teachers for making my first experience of leaving – – – – so easy.

This has been a wonderful preschool since my eldest started until now, my youngest is finishing.  The staff are professional, friendly, approachable and most important of all, caring. 

It has helped build the foundations to prepare my children for their future school years.

Thank you for everything.

I will miss bringing my children here.

I asked my youngest child what you could do to make preschool better – she replied “nothing” (her words!)

I cannot praise Elm Park Baptist Church Playgroup enough.  Five out of seven of my children have attended the preschool and I must say it was probably the happiest time of their lives.  My daughter who attends now loves it so much that she never likes to miss a day and if she ever has, cries and gets very upset.  The Teachers are lovely and go out of their way to get to know the children and make them feel at home.

Every need is met at this preschool.  If ever there is a problem or you need to talk to the staff, you always feel comfortable to approach them.

I am very pleased with the Preschool; the staff are all lovely and approachable at all times.  – – – – loves going to Preschool and is very happy there.

All the staff have been very supportive with his speech problem.  He has come on really well there and I would definitely recommend to others what a great Playgroup this is, we are very pleased with everything there.

He has learned things like experiments, cooking, painting and meeting the Firemen and Police

To all the wonderful Teachers at Elm Park Baptist Church Playgroup.

Thank you so much for providing such a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment for ——- to flourish.  We have seen her come on in leaps and bounds since she joined you and she cannot wait to join her next school thanks to the experience she has had at EPBCP.  We will miss you all.  Thank you!

We are so pleased we chose this pre-school for our children.

The toys both inside and outside are so much fun.  I have enjoyed all the parents’ stay and plays, nativity, sports and party days where I have been able to watch.  I have always felt totally involved through letters, theme charts and parents’ mornings.

Thank you!

We will miss you all so much

I can’t believe the learning chances my child has had at this preschool.  Games with numbers and letters; activities such as making coloured ice melt and mix, or making popcorn dance in fizz.  She’s made cakes and biscuits by weighing ingredients, celebrated festivals, and joined in a fantastic Sports Day at the end of term.  She’s planted seeds to watch grow and hunted bugs in the garden. 

– – – – has done so much.  This is a fantastic place.

I would recommend this programme to any mother.  It is homely, friendly, the staff build up a personal relationship with you and the children learn so much.

Can’t fault it. 

Excellent!

Thank you for helping – – – – learn to share and take turns, neither of which he was very good at when he started here a year ago.

He loves coming to preschool and is ready every preschool morning before me!

He can now take himself to the bathroom, put his own shoes and coats on and even clears away his plate after food.

Well done everyone – a miracle!

Thank you for all being lovely

Thank you for everything you have done over the past four years for both my children

I cannot fault the staff at all; they are very approachable, always keen to listen.  The staff are always happy and greet the children every day with a big smile

The preschool is always clean, very safe; the garden is safe and well equipped.  The staff are very approachable and work well together.

Playgroup is always spotlessly clean and tidy.  – – – – loves the garden. He loves the photos on the walls and when he was able to help put up the numbers.

Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement you have given – – – – over this last year at preschool.   He loves Playgroup and has learned so much.  Hope you all have a lovely summer break

A massive thank you for all your hard work, love and kindness you put in.

Such a lovely nursery – – – – will miss you all.

To all my Preschool Teachers.  Thank you for teaching me this year.  I have had lots of fun.  Have a good summer break.

– – – – is comfortable with all the staff and they interact well with him even though he has several “issues”.  They know him well.  He has always been happy in their presence.  KeyTeacher meetings with

 – – – -, SENDCo meetings with – – – – and the Manager – – – – were always informative, reassuring and valued by me.

– – – – and – – – as Managers and Leaders couldn’t be more on top of things.  Communication is faultless.  I never had to ask for dates or information regarding the Preschool schedule.

Thank you to all of you for every bit of support you have provided to – – – -.  I am forever grateful and he will miss you all.

Thank you for all the fun things.  Thank you for everything.  I’ve really enjoyed using the website and Facebook to follow the activities my daughter has been doing.  It is so up-to-date.  THANK YOU!

Thank you for helping – – – – get ready for school

I can see the staff all enjoy working together and enjoy all the children

What would I change –

                            nothing!

It is perfect!!

– – – – has been on a journey and changed a lot since he moved here 15 months ago.  He has learned a lot and his ability to conform has drastically improved. 

He even has friends!

The preschool is very well structured and managed and the staff are loving and caring.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. 

WELL DONE EPBCP!

Thank you for making me feel welcome.  See you in September

– – – – has always run into preschool happily.  He has been well cared for, educated and assisted.  He has had emotional support; he is kept clean and safe.

Staff are always present and on-hand when entering each session.

– – – – has loved his time at EPBCP.  Some things have been a challenge for him, but we really appreciate your flexibility to adapt things for him, to make him feel safe and so he could enjoy his time here.

Thank you for all your help and support

Now on to the next chapter and hurdle – big school!

Our prospectus is available on request

– details of the Local Offer for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

– our settling-in policy

– how we work with you in Partnership

– information on our nutritious and tasty mid-morning snacks

– a description of our KeyTeacher system and Learning Journey folders

– an explanation of the EYFS framework

– current fees and session times

Contact us through this website or e-mail us at any time.

During term-time, give us a ring and / or pop in with your child any weekday morning to have a look around and receive further information.

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