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We looked at several nurseries for our 4-year-old son before picking St Margaret's. It was a real stand out in terms of the learning environments and pleasant atmosphere. I was also impressed that there are qualified primary teachers on staff for pre-schoolers and that, as well as play, there are activities built into the day to prepare wee ones for Primary 1. Letter and number recognition, and having routines for hanging up jackets and eating together are essential skills to make the transition easier.
I have to say, I have never once doubted my decision to send my son there. The staff are friendly and supportive, as well as firm when necessary. Kathryn, Alberto, Alison and Louise are a real credit to the nursery and couldn't do more for our family. Play is often free form, and the outside space is amazing, but there is also a good balance of structured activities. The pre-schoolers visit as old peoples' home every 2 weeks and this is a wonderful mutually beneficial arrangement. The food is planned by a nutritionist and encourages healthy eating.
I cannot recommend highly enough!
The nursery is very spacious and the rooms are great. Very clean and with underfloor heating which is great for crawling babies and kids playing on the floor. My 28 months old boy used to hate going to the nursery but after moving to St Margaret he can't wait to go there.
They have a big garden area to use and an indoor softplay area which is ideal when the weather is horrible.
Great communication with staff and managers. No problems at all.
St Margaret’s Nursery is a haven for children with the loveliest, caring staff. Time is taken with the children when it comes to learning and activities. My granddaughter has been there for 2 years and she has come on in leaps and bounds. It will be a sad day when she leaves to start school.
We have been delighted with all elements of St Margarets. Our son settled very quickly there and every member of staff has been caring and enthusiastic. The management are focused on learning and make a dedicated team.
Great facilities for the children including soft play and a sensory room which are mainly used when the weather is bad and they can’t get into the garden. There is a small car park making drop off and pick up safer than parking on the road. Children are encouraged to be independent and room sizes are small enough that children are always involved and not left on the periphery. They use a secure online learning journal which we find great for allowing Grandparents to see how their grandchild is progressing at nursery.
From the minute you enter the bright, modern and spacious reception area, you feel like this is somewhere that encourages learning, and has been designed and purpose-built to support that. No pokey dark corridors or dodgy conversions, all the rooms are well equipped (with all the essentials neatly packed away out of little ones' reach!) leaving the floorspace free for play. A range of stimulating activities, their own soft play room, plus huge garden area (a real premium in the city centre). The online learning journal means grandparents can login and see our child develop, even from 300+ miles away. They have amazingly varied hot meals so she only ever needs a light tea before bed - perfect for working parents. They are attentive to her every need, notice when she is under the weather, have supported her through many key learning and development stages and keep setting new goals for the staff to work towards with her. I would thoroughly recommend both the building and the staff.
St Margarets Nursery is a fantastic private nursery that provides parents with the peace of mind to leave their child in safe surroundings. The friendly and flexible staff offer great support and development to each child and lots of extra activities means that individual needs and interests are catered for. The reputation and reliability of the most experienced room leader manager gives continuity of care. I cannot recommend this nursery more highly and thank them for taking care of both my daughters. Especially during changes and other challenges in our lives. We appreciate all the help.
Great and helpful staff. It is nice to know that they pay so much attention to every child even though it is sometimes very difficult. Good feedback is provided daily. Outdoor space is brilliant - my son absolutely loves it. Other facilities are excellent too, eg. soft play inside the nursery building. Very approachable management team.
I would recommend all parents to send your children to this nursery, staff are nice here. The facilities excellent, not just a huge outside garden with kids play house, slide, swing...they also have an inside softplay room, which is my son's favorite place. Since I have sent my boy there he has learnt so many things and also met his best friend in there.
My 1 year old has just started at St Margarets and she loves it. She's settled in so well and the staff are amazingly friendly and supportive. The place is so lovely and warm and inviting, with plenty to do and learning seems fun! Thanks for making the first week so easy.
I have two children currently attending, my 3 year old has been there for just over two years and absolutely loves it and my 1 year old has just started and settling in nicely.
All the staff are very friendly and I get daily updates on both children on pick up as well as updates to the learning journal where I can see pictures of what my children have been doing. The staff are very focused on the children's development and I can honestly say my oldest will miss the nursery when he starts school.
Admin is also very good and any emails or queries are answered straight away in my experience. They also welcome suggestions and feedback and hold regular meetings for the parents to discuss any such suggestions.
The facilities are excellent inside and out and include a soft play area. Regular events/parties are arranged and I feel part of a great little community!
I did not think twice about sending my youngest here and would highly recommend to others
I'm grateful every day that we transferred our children from their old nursery to St. Margaret's. The staff are terrific: friendly, enthusiastic, capable, and trustworthy. We are kept very well informed as to our kids' activities, with summaries at the end of the day and photos taken periodically and put up on a website so we can see what projects they've been working on. My children love attending, and whenever I'm there I see them playing, learning, and exploring. I could not ask for more. Whether it regards special needs, particular adventures, or just every day activity, St. Margaret's has repeatedly exceeded my expectations in every respect. I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone.
My son has attended the nursery for the last 9 months. The staff are caring and nurturing and have made sure all transitions have gone smoothly. My son is happy to arrive in the mornings and all members of my family have been made to feel very welcome. The management are professional and accommodating and communication from the nursery is regular and informative. The facilities are attractive, and the outdoor spaces are superb. I would be very happy to recommend the nursery to other parents.