Testimonials

Please take a moment to read some of the lovely comments that have been written about Smart Start Day Nursery...

 
It has been an absolute delight to watch Lily develop and grow throughout her time at Smart Start Day Nursery. All the amazing activities, friendships and bonds with staff have helped her become a confident, able and happy child.
Smart Start really is a special place and i'm sure Lily will always look back with fond memories to the time she spent with you and your lovely staff (I know we definately will!). Thank you! Kathryn.
 
Thanks for all the kindness and support through the years! Simi & Toluwani have had a great time with you. We really appreciate it all. Thank you! Femi & Glory.
 

Thank you for everything! We are very grateful for the intellectual developments & knowledge impacted with Joshua at Smart Start. He will miss all the members of staff. Joshua.

 

I found it so hard to leave Isla when I first went back to work and she started nursery. We chose Smart Start because out of all the nurseries we went to see Smart Start was the most welcoming. The staff were open and friendly and the children happy and engaged in lots of different activities. However hard it was to leave Isla it was very reassuring that she was somewhere where people really cared about her and where she was doing things that she loved.
All of her key workers have been wonderful and we've always felt informed on her progress and well being. We've loved visiting the nursery to see the shows and to talk about progress at the open evenings.
Isla has learnt so much at Smart Start both emotionally and academically and although we are looking forward to the next step of her going to school we're ever so sad that her time at Smart Start is coming to an end.
Thank you Shirley for running such a great nursery we really appreciate your and your staffs hard work!

Isla's Mummy.

 


To everyone at the Smart Start Nursery

A big thank you to you all – for all the hard work, care, love, kindness and teaching that you have given our son Joshua since he joined the nursery at 9months old.
We have been really happy with the service that you provide and it has been a real comfort to know that Joshua is in a safe, happy caring environment with friendly staff to look after him.
We are convinced that Joshua could not have received a better start to school and has benefitted tremendously from being with you all. He has made many friends both with the children and also the staff; who are always friendly and encouraging.
Special thank you to Shirley for always being very kind, understanding, flexible and accommodating of all our needs! You truly have a fantastic nursery with fabulous activities & facilities.
We are truly sorry to be leaving the nursery, but very much looking forward to starting our big school! We will miss you very very much! Thank you XX

 

Dear Shirley,

I recently had Olivia’s file home to look through, and thought it was high time I wrote to you to let you know how happy Olivia is at Smart Start and how pleased we are as her parents.
With some trepidation following a previous bad experience of child day care, Olivia started at Smart Start in January. I had shared with Sharon the difficulties that Livi had early on in life, when she started nursery aged 2 ¾ she was still a little bit wobbly on her feet out of doors and hadn’t learned to use a cup without a lid.
Ever since her second settling in session, Livi has looked forward to coming to “school”, she is really attached to Sharon in particular and talks about her, Emma and Amy all the time. It’s great to see her confidence grow and she’s made friends who she looks forward to seeing. What I really like is that all of the staff know her name and are really welcoming. I have caught the staff in off-guard moments when they haven’t realised I am watching and I love the warmth and genuine affection that they show towards the children. Sharon is really great with Livi, and I can see from her file that she has taken time to get to know who Livi is as an individual. Some of the observations in her file made me really laugh, I can see that you get some of the “home “ Livi too !
I am speaking on behalf of Livi’s daddy and myself when I say “thanks”  for all the input you have given Livi. You may not realise it, but even just half a day a week has grown her confidence immensely. She runs like the wind with confidence, she has learned to use a cup without getting a lap full (she came home in nursery issue jeans and T-shirt on her first day because I forgot to mention it) and she is so much more comfortable around other children. So thanks, so much, for the care and attention Livi gets at Smart Start. I definitely feel that it goes beyond “just a job” for the girls, and the little girl who is so special to us is treated like an individual in her own right.

Yours sincerely

A Happy Mummy

 

A Special Leaving Poem

So now I guess it’s my turn
Off to big school I must go.
To follow in Maddie’s footsteps,
She’ll look after me, I know. 

The time has gone so quickly,
I've had so much fun it’s true.
It would take near enough a lifetime
To thank each and every one of you. 

Shirley, you greeted me most mornings,
And always with a smile.
I’ll miss our breakfast times together,
Sometimes I was there for quite a while!! 

Maria, I’ll miss your cuddles,
your kindness, patience too.
I hope when I go to Singlewell
There will be someone just like you!! 

Angelina, you left us for a short while,
now it’s great to have you back.
This time with a new addition,
-of course it’s baby Zac !! 

And Sarah, from splashathons to Christmas plays,
And school trips to the farm,
You were always there when we needed you
-how did you stay so calm !!? 

Tina, thank you so much
For help with writing and my sums.
And thank you too to Catherine
-you taught me how to shake my bum !! 

So as I wave goodbye for the last time
I’ll miss every single one of you.
It’s been fun, big hugs and kisses
-and that goes double from mummy too !!

 

I would like to say thank you for being there for me when I needed you! You have always helped me and listened I have always counted on you for my chidcare and I was never disappointed.Thank you for having Jessica and now she is ready for “Big School”. I was always at peace every time my daughter was at nursery because I knew that she was with people who care and genuinely love children.
Many many thanks and please keep up the good work

Ps : put us on the waiting list for our next child please!!! 

 

Dear Shirley & Terry

I can’t put it into words just how much I have gained from working at Smart Start
I have learnt so much and I have been very happy here  I have also been confident that my children are receiving the best care while I enjoy my work.
BIG BIG Thanks Helen

 

To Shirley and all the staff at Smart Start

A Very Big THANK YOU !!!!

We don't know where to begin to thank you for all you have done for Austen ! He has been very well loved & cared for, stimulated & nourished (Sue!) for 3 wonderful years. In his time at nursery he has grown & learned so much. You run a fantastic nursery that's caring & supportive. We will all miss Smart Start heaps ! You have taught Austen all he needs to be successful at school & beyond ! Best wishes and kind regards 

 

Dear Shirley

We remember when Kai-zhe  started at Smart Start and would like to thank you for your perseverance, without your help he would not be as confident and sociable as he is now!!

We will never forget you!

 

Dear Shirley & Smart Start Staff,

Finding a good nursery is a challenge, but I can truly say that you are a GREAT NURSERY !
You are all so passionate about what you do  and that passion has grown with Gabby.
She will miss you all so much, thanks for all your hard work, leaving your children in someone elses care s quite difficult, but we always felt confident with you.

Keep doing a fantastic job !!!

Lots of love Gabby & Family XX

 

Dear Shirley

We will be eternally grateful for all that you and your staff have done for Harriet, Kristen and Frances. You have provided a fun and happy environment for all of our children. You have indeed been a blessing!
We will miss you all but will be sure to visit. xx

 

Dear Shirley

I found it so hard to leave Isla when I first went back to work and she started nursery. We chose Smart Start because out of all the nurseries that we visited Smart Start was the most welcoming, the staff were open and friendly and the children were  happy and engaged in lots of different activities.
however hard it was to leave Isla it was very reassuring that she was somwhere where people really cared about her and where she was doing things that she loved.
All of her Keyworkers have been wonderful and we've always felt well informed on her progress and well being. We have loved visiting the nursery to see shows and to talk about progress at open evenings.
Isla has learnt so much at Smart Start both emotionally and academically and although we are looking forward to the next step of her going to school we are ever so sad that her time at Smart Start is coming to an end.

Thank you Shirley for running such a great nursery we really appreciate you and your staff's hard work. 

 

Dear Smart Start,

Not only am I overwhelmed by Harry going on to big school but also about how sad I am that he will be leaving you. Thank you for helping me make him a happy, confident and clever little boy. Even through the tough times this year I knew that he was happy and safe with you girls.
A special thank you goes to the ladies in the kitchen, as Harry always says the nursery food is better than mine !!!
Anyway I don’t think you have seen the last of us yet as Caiden will be with you very soon. I would never recommend another nursery more than Smart Start.

Thank you more than words can say!

Harry’s Mummy 

 

To Shirley and all the wonderful staff at Smart Start Day Nursery

Thank you all for the wonderful care and attention you have given to our daughter over the past 2 ½ years. She has had an absolutely wonderful time growing up with you. All the care and support provided when she first started as a shy little toddler (obviously didn’t last long) to the education and assisting her learning Key Skills in her pre-school time; we just can’t imagine a better place for her !! Thank you all so much. Every time I dropped off or collected Phoebe there was always a friendly face who knew who I was and had time to speak with me about Phoebe’s day (the same reception was extended to nans & grandads). We also loved the play evenings organised so that we could find out how Phoebe was progressing and the amazing concerts!! Entertainment value Top Knotch!!

Thank You All once again.

 

To Shirley

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and support during Olivia’s time at Smart Start. I have valued your time and honest, open manner. You have guided us through many a tricky situation and I would thoroughly recommend your nursery to anyone. Livi has grown in confidence this year and it is in no small part down to her time with your team. They are a fantastic group and I wish you every success in the future.  We will miss you all very much. Love Livi & Mummy XX


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7.30am - 1.30pm
7.30am - 12.30pm
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