One key strength is the quality of interactions between staff and children. All staff are well aware of the differing needs of the children and the interactions I have seen are considered and of quality. They scaffold children’s learning in a way that is a pleasure to watch. Staff are keen to build good relationships with parents, having an open door policy.

“Our experience at Playpen has been nothing but positive, better that I could ever have hoped.   I am so glad we found this gem of a pre-school when we moved to the area. We were made to feel very welcome.  All staff have been very helpful and caring and gone out of their  way to help my son.”

“We as a family are so thrilled and grateful that both of our children have had  a wonderful time at Playpen.  You have exceeded our expectations in every way and we are delighted that we have sent our children to you.  Thank you for caring for our girls and helping them to learn through play.  We acknowledge the time and effort that goes into running a structured setting and appreciate parameters that it gives our children in which to learn and help them (and us!) make the transition to infant school. Totally brilliant, Thank you.”

“From the first time I spoke to a member of staff on the phone about viewing Playpen, to the first visit until now, I have felt nothing but content about choosing Playpen as my son’s introduction to any formal schooling.  Playpen is amazing, my son speaks highly of every single one of the ladies and as a parent that is so reassuring to hear from your child. He would go to Playpen everyday if he could!”

“A secure, happy and safe environment for my daughter to develop and gain confidence in the community.  She has formed strong friendships at Playpen. We are very grateful to the Managers and staff for their hard work creating a happy place for our children.  It is the best childcare environment I have ever experienced in my 24 years of motherhood. “

“I want to thank you for  giving my daughter a place at Playpen, she was so unsettled and unhappy at her previous nursery.  Making the change was a concern but it was the best decision I made; she is honestly like a different child with you, confident to leave me, happy and she always wants to come.  Thank you for making her enjoy a pre-school setting again, I would 100% recommend your pre-school.”