Parent Feedback

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on 31st January 2017

My child has settled in very well and loves the Nursery.  This is all because of the wonderful staff and care that is given to the children.  The girls in the room are great.  I am very grateful to all the staff and her key worker Sharon, who has been amazing.

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on 31st January 2017

All staff have been very kind and have helped my child settle in to nursery.  The daily sheets are great.  It is always nice to see what he has been doing during the day.  There is good communication between home and nursery, both written and verbal feedback being very useful.

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on 22nd October 2014

My son has flown since starting at Ark Alpha.
In September 2014, I moved my 21 month old son to Ark Alpha from another nursery where he had been full time since the age of 9 months. I was moving him due to concerns with the previous nursery, however I was worried about how he would deal with the change of setting. Ark was reassuring and supportive throughout the whole process. Since starting at Ark he has flown beyond my hopes. Within the first week he came home happier, noisier and more exhausted than he had ever been. Within 3 weeks he is walking having never even stood unaided before. The staff have listened and responded to us and they are always happy and bright - you can tell that there is a great working relationship between the staff in his room. Communication is regular, immediate, effective and professional; activities are varied and have really promoted my son's speech and understanding. They have recently employed a cook and her food is delicious, fresh and healthy - he loves it! Overall, this nursery is a caring environment where my son is flourishing. I could not recommend it more.

 

 

Review of Ark Alpha Nursery on Thursday 7 August 2014 by Marquita (Parent of 23 month old daughter)     

I love this nursery and since my daughter started at 16 months old I was nervous as she had been with a child minder beforehand.  My worries were soon cleared up, as on my daughters' first day she came home happy. Her speech is amazing and this is also due to the nursery, she has also been signing using makaton which is useful if she doesn't fancy talking or is too tired.  She looks forward to going to nursery. All the activities she does are well planned to help with development.  Her confidence has increased with adults and other children and she has made friends and is always talking about nursery, it's also lovely to get details of what my daughter has done that day and she hates leaving and when she sees nursery gets so excited, you can also tell child safety is important and makes you feel safe knowing your child is in safe hands and everyone is so welcoming I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS NURSERY TO ANY PARENT OR CARER.

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Monday 7 July 2014 by Frances G (Mother of child)

Since my two year old son started Ark Alpha he has come on in leaps and bounds, his speech has improved and his confidence has grown. The nursery staff are caring and friendly and the atmosphere and environment at the nursery is always happy. My two year old goes to nursery with a smile on his face and when I pick him up his smile is still there.

Overall Standard: Excellent Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent
Care: Excellent Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent
Activities: Excellent Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent
Safeguarding: Excellent Value for Money: Excellent  

 

 

I am so impressed with the level of care my child receives at Ark Alpha Nursery. All the staff are welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic. and William has built strong bonds with all the adults. All the activities are well planned and engaging and sometimes it's difficult to tear William away at the end of the day! They are attentive to his needs and give thorough feedback. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ark Alpha! Thank you for all you do!

Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent Care: Excellent
Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent Activities: Excellent
Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Good Safeguarding: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent    

 

 

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Monday 30 June 2014 by Sarah J (Mother of child)

I'm very happy with this nursery. The staff offer a friendly, caring approach to looking after my daughter. The daily activities help to develop my daughter's learning as well as lots of free playtime. My daughter is always happy to be dropped off.

Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent Care: Excellent
Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent Activities: Excellent
Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent Safeguarding: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent    

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Monday 30 June 2014 by Helen (Parent)

My son has been at Ark Alpha since October 2013, when he was 6 months old. The staff have been brilliant and I felt very confident leaving him there when I returned to work. The staff give excellent feedback every day about his activities and encourage parent feedback and involvement with the nursery, which makes you feel that you and your child/ren are very valued by the nursery. My son always smiles as we go through the gates each morning, which is enough proof for me that he enjoys his time here. Very well deserved 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating !!

Overall Standard: Excellent Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent
Care: Excellent Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent
Activities: Excellent Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent
Safeguarding: Excellent Value for Money: Excellent  
     
     

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Tuesday 20 May 2014 by Caroline B (Mother of 15 month old son)

An absolutely delightful nursery, full of fun, life and colour. Brilliantly friendly and committed staff. Lots of engaging activities for the children. A perfect nursery choice for my son. Love the atmosphere and the outdoor space. Thoroughly recommend it!

Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent Care: Excellent
Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent Activities: Excellent
Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent Safeguarding: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent    
     
     

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Thursday 8 May 2014 by Amanda P (Parent to a 12 month old)

My daughter started Ark Alpha at 8 months old, she loves going to the nursery and is always so happy there. Nursery gives excellent feedback on my daughter informing me of her day, what she's played with, mood she's been in, eaten etc.  Staff are friendly and approachable, would highly recommend Ark Alpha.

Overall Standard: Excellent Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent
Care: Excellent Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent
Activities: Excellent Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent
Safeguarding: Excellent Value for Money: Excellent  

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Tuesday 22 April 2014 by Charlotte C (parent)

My daughter has been at Ark Alpha since she was nine months old and from the start the staff were fantastic.  They listen to the parent and the child's needs. There are plenty of activities. The outdoor space is large with a variety of activities, messy play, games, and lots of fun there. Inside there are lots of learning activities and learning through play, singing and dancing. My daughter loves visiting the cube and the library. In the main school there is also a water play room. The nursery also does stay and play days which gives you the opportunity to go in and play along with your child to see what they do, the staff are all very friendly and the hand overs you get are in-depth. My daughter loves going to nursery and I know she has grown very close to the staff especially her key worker. I like the choice of school dinners. Ark Alpha is a great nursery, and the safety precautions that are in place (a locked gate and passwords). I know my daughter is safe and happy.

Overall Standard: Excellent Learning: Good Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent
Care: Excellent Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good Staff: Excellent
Activities: Excellent Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Good
Safeguarding: Excellent Value for Money: Good  

 

 

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Tuesday 22 April 2014 by Eileen B (Parent)

This nursery is fantastic! My daughter has been going since she was 2 and is now 3. My son who is now 9 also went there. They thrived and really enjoy/ed going, making lots of friends with the other kids and staff alike. It is a safe environment where security is paramount. All the staff are so friendly and make all the children feel welcome and involved. They have a vast range of activities all in line with the child's different development stages. The staff have feedback to parents everyday and very approachable if you have any issues. I highly recommend this nursery to anyone and if I had ten children they would all go to Ark Alpha!

Overall Standard: Excellent Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent
Care: Excellent Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent
Activities: Excellent Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent
Safeguarding: Excellent Value for Money: Excellent  

 

 

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Monday 28 October 2013 by G O (Mother of 2 boys)

Friendly staff and a nurturing atmosphere. Our boys have been really happy and engaged during their time here. Thank you!

Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent Care: Excellent
Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent Activities: Excellent
Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent Safeguarding: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent    
     
     

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Monday 5 August 2013 by Lucy R (mother of 2 year old boy)

The nursery are always very caring, thorough and communication is excellent. The facilities are impressive as is the care and attention the staff give both our son and ourselves, and Sammy is brilliant, we love her!

Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent Care: Excellent
Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent Activities: Excellent
Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent Safeguarding: Excellent
Value for Money: Good    
     
     

 

Review of ARK Alpha Nursery on Friday 4 January 2013 by Lisa T (Mother of 5 year old girl & 3 year old boy)

Excellent educational standards, variety of experiential learning opportunities. Caring staff who consistently go the extra mile for the children. As a mum of a 3 year old boy, there are many opportunities for outdoor play which I think is crucial to a childs health, well being and development.

Learning: Excellent Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent Care: Excellent
Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent Staff: Excellent Activities: Excellent
Management: Excellent Food/Nutrition: Excellent Safeguarding: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent