“She loves the staff who look after her and is always happy when we pick her up. The activities put on during the day to stimulate and occupy her are of a very high standard. I would recommend this nursery to anyone”
At eighteen months old I sent my granddaughter Isabelle to Rafles day nursery for one day a week, from the very first day she loved it.As her grandparents we are at present, we are full-time carers of Isabelle. She is not without problems having being diagnosed with special needs, poor eyesight, and global delay.
Six months later and attending most days of the week we have a happy, balanced little girl whoâ€™s the first word every morning is â€˜carâ€™. She says ‘car’ because she cannot wait to go to the nursery where the staff is all attentive, caring and kind as well as very professional and the day is full of lots of fun both indoors and outside on the playground or the surrounding fields. The atmosphere at the nursery is always happy, and the staff will always run you through your childâ€™s day, so you have a clear picture of daily events. Due to our circumstances we are continually changing Isabelleâ€™s timetable and at all times the nursery has accommodated our erratic schedule.
Dawn, the cook, prepares and serves the most delicious home cooked food to all the children, so on a full day, I donâ€™t have to feed Isabelle any other food this is also a bonus. Our biggest problem at the moment is Saturday morning when the nursery is closed as Isabelle will hang on the front door with her coat on stamping her feet and demanding that we take her to the nursery. This sayâ€™s it all really, and I am only sorry that Rafles is not open for seven days a week as it is of great benefit to parents and children alike.
I could go on and on praising the benefits of Rafles because the best thing we did for our granddaughter was sending her there. With regards to her educational problems the staff is making every effort to help Isabelle achieve the highest possible goals within her capabilities and improvements are being noticed daily.
We looked at 12 nurseryâ€™s in total and only got â€˜the feelingâ€™ from Rafels Day nursery. Our daughter has learnt so much since coming to Rafels. She attends four days a week and participates in baby ballet, stretch and grow and Jo Jingles. These activities are more than any other nursery offered. We are happy because our daughter is happy.
Rafles Nursery has been the ideal home away from home environment for our children. They have thrived in every aspect of their development through play with an educational angle while learning to interact with their peers. The Nursery Staff, who are highly professional, are caring and nurturing towards the children, and this is displayed in the level of childcare they provide. Our children speak for themselves and us when I collect them in the afternoon â€“ â€˜No home Mummy !â€™ we think this explains how we as a family are happy we chose Rafles Nursery.
Could not be happier with the way Jack has settled into the nursery and developed. Raffles is a lovely kind environment, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! I visited a lot of nurseryâ€™s before returning to work, and I knew immediately when I visited Raffles that it was right for my little boy. Jack has grown in confidence and come on leaps and bounds; he gets up to all sorts during the time he spends here â€“ painting, sticking, playing in the garden, making cakes, messy play, etc. and the food here is always very well received by him! A big thank you to all the staff for making my little man comfortable, settled and happy and me a very relieved mum for finding a wonderful nursery.