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​“Apples and Honey is a remarkable nursery, unlike any other, I have come across. The staff are utterly dedicated to the children and they really know and love them. They are always available to discuss any concerns or to provide advice on your child’s development. The nursery is small and very friendlyfamilies of all faiths and none are welcomed and encouraged to be part of the nursery community and there is a great parent network. Our son has been to Apples and Honey for the past two years and he has blossomed; we feel so lucky to have been part of this and I can honestly say that I cannot think of any negatives about the nursery at all. I could not recommend Apples and Honey highly enough.
Sarah H

“We feel very fortunate to have been part of the Apples and Honey family. It is a really lovely nursery with exceptional teachers who are both caring and educational. Our daughter has really enjoyed going to the nursery and it has been great to see her blossom and develop during her time here. The nursery is fantastic and tailoring activities to individual children's needs and I feel it has been great in preparing us for school.

The nursery has a really varied curriculum and they regularly do field trip outings as well as forest school which our daughter has really enjoyed. There is a faith element to the activities and what is taught. We are not religious, however, our daughter has really enjoyed learning about Judaism and it has been lovely to be part of the Friday Shabbat celebrations with the nursery and other families.

I cannot recommend this nursery enough!

​Lola

“This is a small and friendly nursery. Staff are very accommodating and really supported my twins to settle in very well. The nursery is very clean. There is a very friendly and helpful security staff at the front gate to greet and let parents into the waiting area before nursery starts, to avoid waiting outside in the cold weather. What impressed me about this nursery is how the Early Years curriculum was explained to me as a parent and how I am kept informed of my twins’ development.

The outdoor activities are very good i.e. playground, Forest Walk etc. My twins started in October only saying a few words and they can now form sentences. My daughter can change her clothes and put on her jacket independently! My children are of African origin and Christian faith but their values and culture has been fully embraced by the staff. I feel my children are receiving the best education, not just academically but also practically to help them progress and succeed in life.

Edna

Apples and Honey is a hidden gem. It is an absolutely outstanding nursery. I sent all 4 of my children there and they thrived. I made significant sacrifices to get them there as it was a 20-30 minute car journey away. I can only heap praise on the staff who are so experienced, highly qualified and have such an intelligent and gentle way of approaching everything they do. The facilities are wonderful, the outdoor play space is so unusual and incredibly well-equipped and the indoor space is carefully laid-out. Both areas ensure the children’s physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional development.

My children all look back on their years at Apples and Honey with such fondness. They still have friendships formed there, as do I. This is because the ethos encourages community and lasting relationships. Parental involvement is encouraged without any pressure to working parents and other family members such as Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents are warmly welcomed.”

Camilla
“Having two girls in Apples and Honey, and having had an older daughter at other nurseries. The nursery is like a second family in the community where highly capable teachers provide an environment that children thoroughly enjoy their time. Our previous experience has shown a high turnaround of teachers, hence no long-term relationship can be fostered between children, families and teachers. There is a very reasonable number of children relative to the size of the nursery and there is still capacity. As a result, each child can get a lot of attention. Although we are not Jewish, this has been an irrelevant issue and we are very happy to have our daughters exposed to a rich cultural and religious tradition which they will cherish for the rest of their life. Amazing support and dedication during lockdown through daily Zoom sessions. Access to common and regular visits is another great feature of Apples and Honey.”
Shahriar
An excellent nursery with a family-feel to it . The staff have detailed attention to child development - as a result of teacher/child ratio. The nursery has a wide range of activities and a very full and extensive daily routine. What we like most about the nursery is the intergenerational link, which is great for children with a limited tie to elder members of their family . This nursery has the most experienced and dedicated staff that we have seen compared to other nurseries in the area. Above all, my two little girls absolutely love to go every day .”
​Yekta