These are testinmonials and feed back from the parents who already use the setting.
'We as a family are really happy with the service provided by Footsteps Day Nursery. The staff are outstanding with my child, he loves all of them. My child is always happy to see the staff each day. The setting is fabulous for all children, new, bright & colourful. Outstanding support for myself & my son'
'The staff are friendly & welcoming. They are very supportive and made us feel so welcome'
'My child enjoys the lovely snacks and meals. He gets plenty of fresh air in the outdoor area'
'Good communication, as an ad-hoc parent I was worried about this but all emails have been responded to efficiently and quickly. The management team team put me at ease straight away, very smart & professional'
'All the staff are fantastic with my child. There are always lots of activities to do and the parents are fully involved'
'No improvemets are necessary, I feel they have a very well organised system'
'The sleep / quiet room is perfect for my baby to settle down and go to sleep and the garden provides a lovely outdoor area too'
'Myself & my child have settled in really well, we have been made to feel very welcome'
'The staff have been so welcoming and supportive, helping both me and my son to settle in'
'We always have great support from the staff, any information is given clearly, any questions we have are answered, the staff always accomodate our needs'
'The staff gave my child so much support & encouragement when he was starting to walk'
'The activities stimulate all the senses ensuring progression emotionally, physically & mentally'
'The setting is amazing, so much to see & do, the play area is bright & colourful, the sleep area is quiet & peaceful'
'I can relax at work knowing my child is at Footsteps as I know the care & fun he has are outstanding. I would like to thank you all'
'I love that I get a sheet at the end of the day filled with whatever my child has been doing'
'My daughter loves the nursery and talks about you all alot'
'We are really happy with everything the nursery does, my son enjoys the healthy food, he loves nursery and wants to stay longer. The staff have supported his speech & language development'
'May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the Healthy Choice Award, and on the great team at Hollingbury. My daughter loves her daily sessions and we are happy with the professionalism, care & attention provided'
Positive feedback during the Healthy Eating Module from the local council
The food & nutrition policy shows clarity & strongly reflects the ethos of the setting
They positively embrace difference & diversity
The provide the children with fun role play activities, visits & work effectively with parents
'My child has settled in very well, he has a wonderful time. The staff are brilliant with him'
' We get a warm welcome & I feel comfortable sending my child in to this nursery'
'The staff really have the children's needs at heart, they have helped my son with his speech'
'Educational trips to the library are fantastic'
My son comes out very happy & enjoys every session at nursery'
'Friendly, approachable, infomative staff who are always willing to help & answer questions'
'My child has settled with ease. The settling sessions were a great way to begin'
'The written materials are quick & easy to read & contain all the information you could want or need'
Positive Feedback from Physical Activity module
'Through your plans & observations you show a range of stimulating & creative physical activities. Visits to the library & park, indoor movement area & forest school activities, You involve the youngest children in stimulating activities.'
'Parent are ecouraged to take part in fun community events such as the Hop Around The Park & Scoot to School Week'
'Staff are well aware of the milestones in physical activity and current guidlelines on healthy levels of physical play'
'We are very satisfied with our child's development since she started at the nursery'
'The staff are excellent, they all take a positive interest in my child & her well-being'
'The nursery has exceeded our expectations, we are very happy with the care she receives'
'They offer a good range of meals & snacks covering dietary requirements'
'Daily feedback is very usefull, the use of online learning journals is lovely'
'There is a good range of both indoor & otdoor activitiesto meet my child's developmental needs'
'Very good leadership & management, good communication, they are flexible & know what is going on'
'The quality of the setting feels good, staff who engage meaningfully with the children'
'Nice, light environment with a mix of activities and dietary requirements supported'
'The nursery is really effective, lots of physical activity, good range of food meeting dietary requirements and positive relationships fostered with both the staff & other children'
'Excellent nursery, we are so happy that our child is attending here'
'The nursery have been so supportive through all our challenges & changes'
'It's a great nursery, lots of space & resources'
'The nursery is a warm, friendly environment, my child is encouraged to develop at his own pace'
'The nursery staff have been so supportive towards both my child & myself'
'The settling sessions were brilliant, we were welcomed and made to feel so comfortable right away'
'The staff are absolutely wonderful, we can't fault them, so lovely, friendly & polite'
'I love the newsletters, they have special dates of visitors & special events'
There is a big variety of things for the children to do, my child always seems happy with the activites at nursery'
'When I collect I am always greeted by a happy child and a polite member of staff who fills me in on my daughters day.'
'Tne staff are great, they really listened to me and asked all the right questions when we started, my children seem very taken with the staff'
'A wide range of activities are offered, the online learning journals are great for seeing what they have been up to and examples of educational play'
'I am so happy that my children are so happy when we drop them off'
'The ad-hoc sessions are so convienient'
'The staff are all so freindly, welcoming us like we've known them for a long time'
'The food is excellent, the staff are happy to help my son to try new foods'
'We cannot fault the staff.......they are always there for advice'
'There are a lot of activities for my son to enjoy.....he never seems to get bored'
'I am so pleased with the way my son has settled in'
'The nursery is very clean & fresh with lots of room for the children to play'
'Staff are welcoming & polite'
'There is a variety of activities on offer and a decent sized garden'
'End of session handover is always very informative & it's nice to have a handover sheet to take away'
'The flexibility around how many hours we book has been great'
'Staff are pleasant, attentive & very easy to talk to'
Feedback from the moderation of the Brighton And Hove Equalities Quality Mark
Strong commitment to the whole staff continued professional development to develop the depth of staff awareness about equalities.
Giving staff the confidence to challenge stereotypes & reflect on practice
The care you have taken to welcome all families into the setting through face to face liaison, ensuring images & photos reflect the children & families in the group and that celebrations are suitable for all.
The strong link you have made with externl agencies & equalities in the wider sense, including the SENCO network
'We feel that our child has settled in the nursery and enjoys coming. The welcome is alwasy friendly, the staff are happy & always smiling. I love seeing what food she enjoys at nursery as it gives me inspiration for cooking at home, We really love the end of day sheet & seeing what she has been up to, The staff always do a good handover and we love the range of activities offered and the outings to the library & park'
'Great Facebook page & daily communication sheets :)'
'My child loves the nursery, she is eating foods she has never previously eaten before & the staff are freindly & helpful'
'We love the Tapestry online journals.....we can share photos with famly who live away'
'Thank you to the key person looking after my child, I think you are all doing a good job....thank you everyone'
' My child is always happy to come to nursery, the staff are happy, polite & professional. I m always welcomed by a member of staff'
'My child has settled into nursery well and is always happy to be there, we are very happy with how he is getting on'
'Staff are very welcoming and they are always happy to see us, they are very helpful. The food & snacks are healthy & varied and there are lots of resources for him to play with'
'We are so happy with how friendly the staff are and seeing how happy our son is to be with them, we also love how flesible the sessions are'
'I am so happy that my child takes part in so many activities. the staff are always friendly and interested, it is comfoting to know that my child is in good hands every day. The staff obviously do a great job of looking after the children'
'The food is varied, the staff make such an effort to ensure my child eats what everyone else eats and that he is included'
'I would like to say a big thank you, your staff have been really great and helped so much with this tricky transition, they have been so friendly & welcoming. You have out my mind at ease as it's the first time I have been away from my daughter, I really appreciate it'
'My child absolutely loves coming to nursery, he's settled so well, so quickly. From day one he was happy & comfortable'
'My son and I feel very at ease in the nursery setting'
'I just love how friendly & welcoming it is'
'I just want to say how lovely the garden is and what a positive impact it has had on the children. The staff did an excellent job keeping the children occupied while the garden was being done'
'We have loved the nursery and have been so pleased to see our child thrive and grow in confidence over the last year or so. We are really grateful to the wonderful staff who have nurtured and cared for him with kindness & professionalism. We are so grateful for everything that he has experienced with you and we will recommend you to others in future'
'The staff do an amazing job, they are so caring. Footsteps was recommended to me, I will definately recommend it in the future'
'Thank you so much for the halloween party yesterday, my chld had so much fun'
My child has settled in really well, the staff are always really friendly and welcoming. There is a great variety of food and my child seems to eat everything'
'I loved the settling sessions, I was made to feel very welcome and it reassured me that my child would be ok'
'Staff are very friendly and knowledgable'
'Great range of toys, books & activities'
Feedback from termly parent survey
freindly, helpful, caring staff
Indoor & outdoor rations maintained
Children well looked after
any incidents are dealt with well
Lots of trips & outings - my child loves these
The food - good menu
Good access on foot and parking available
clean & well equipped
'I feel very calm leaving my child which is a real testament to the team and the positivity and confidence they exude'
'I have just visited your footsteps in Hollingbury. First of all I would like to say how brilliant it was being there and being shown around. The staff were outstanding, I could not fault anything'
'We've been extremely happy with our child at Footsteps. The flexibility of hours and early starts are so helpful'
'The staff are informative and approachable, everyone is very welcoming'
'The baby staff have been wonderful, they are all so enthusiastic and always give us a big welcome when we come in'
'We feel known and valued even though we only attend one afternoon a week'
'Staff are knowledgable and confident - they come accross as real experts, which puts me at ease'
'There is a good mix of indoor and outdoor activities - we were really impressed with the hatching chicks'
'We are most satisfied with the warmth shown towards the children'
'We appreciate all the care and support given to our children during their time at Footsteps, they will miss their frieds and the staff. Special metion to the staff in the baby & toddler rooms for thier support with feeding and potty training'