My once shy toddler is now confident and independent, her development has soared since joining."
We especially like that it's a small, 'home from home' environment, with a quieter feel than some of the big local nurseries we saw, and the children are involved in activities like cooking. When we originally looked we wondered if it would be ok for our lively daughter as it had only a small-ish outside space - I would say, don't be concerned about this at all - they use the space brilliantly and the activities are really engaging for the children."
Duchess Nursery has been absolutely brilliant throughout the pandemic. We are both key worker parents therefore childcare was essential during the lockdown. During the closure of the nursery, the head of nursery Soni maintained a really good line of communication with us, keeping us posted with the nursery and head office's plan in re-opening for key worker's children. The staff sent daily activities/lesson plans for parents which was very helpful. We also really appreciated their efforts in smoothing our child's transition back to nursery by organising a videocall beforehand. The nursery was able to offer flexibility in terms of the days which childcare was needed, depending on our work rota which was unpredictable. A detailed risk assessment process was undertaken which reassured us."
We would like to thank Soni, Jennifer and Kayleigh for all their help throughout this crisis and for the care they have given to our child. He has loved being back at Duchess. We wouldn't have been able to continue working if it hadn't been for Duchess."
The nursery is great - it feels more like a family than a school. The staff are lovely and super warm and the activities for the kids really empower their confidence and life skills. Our daughter is excited to go to the nursery every morning and we are at ease as we know she is in good, caring hands."
Duchess Nursery is a truly wonderful learning environment. It is nurturing and loving as well as constantly providing new challenges for my child. He has come on leaps and bounds under the instruction of their brilliant teachers and he is always so excited to go to nursery. The space is creative and safe and the covered garden area is perfect for London rainy days. We couldn’t be happier at Duchess. Thank you to all the amazing team."