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Testimonials

Testimonials

I love you Max, Inga & Dan. I’ll miss you Inga and Max and Dan and Virginia and John and Michelle and Lottie. I love playing with the big monster truck, and the wedding at Forest School. I love building the fire at Forest School and James’ Sporty Stars. Please can you look after my football kit? I’d really like you to bring the Space books to my school. Please can I come and visit for two days? Can we do woodwork when I’m here? I love the play hoses, can we get them out? Please can you look after my bears? Please can you come to my school and visit me.
Freddie Parton
Thank you all so incredibly much for your love, kindness, patience and guidance since I started at Oaklands. You have made my first 4 years the most happy and memorable ever, I can’t express my gratitude towards you enough nor how much I am going to miss you all.
Lauren (and Mummy)
A massive THANK YOU for everything that you have done for Teddy & James over the past 6 years. We are so grateful for the care, kindness, discipline, love and laughter you have given to the boys and us to as a family. Some of you, who have seen us regularly over the years, have been instrumental in helping Teddy & James develop from 1 year old babies, through the toddler stage to the school boys they have now become. We, as a family, are indebted to you all – you do a fantastic job and make a real difference!
The Campbell’s
Thank you so much for all of you hard work, enthusiasm, cheerfulness and smiles that have made Henry’s time at Oaklands so happy. He has loved every day he has spent at the nursery and leaves with happy memories and the skills he needs to start school.
The Sangsters
Thank you so much for everything you have done for my two boys over the years. You are like family! We will miss you and can’t wait for Megan to be part of this fantastic nursery.
The McCloud’s
Thank you so much for looking after Max and Freddie so wonderfully well over the past 3 years. They have really enjoyed their time with you and improved massively under your care and guidance.  Thank you also for the personal support you offered us as a family over the past 3 years. It’s greatly appreciated.
Max & Freddie
I just wanted to say a separate thank you as I feel you are the people who have influenced Reuben’s nursery career the most. Oaklands felt “right” from Day 1, and it has never disappointed. John and I often comment on the fact it’s the staff who make a setting so great – and you are all an excellent example of this. Thank you so much for your dedication, hard work, thought, care and affection. Reuben has learnt so much and loves Oaklands. I could write pages, but I’ll sign off with the fact that you are each a SUPERSTAR!
Reuben & Vanessa
Thank you ever-so much for everything you have done for Harriet over the past few years. It’s been amazing watching her grow and develop during her time with you. We’ll miss you all and wish you many more years of success.
Natasha, Chris, Olivia & Harriet
Thank you for all the nurturing care and attention that you have given to Freddie over the least 3 years. Even though he is a summer born boy, we feel he has been well prepared for school and is certainly ready for the next chapter in his education. We’ll miss the abstract art works, even more abstract woodwork and all of you – until January 2019!!
Colin, George, Freddie & William
Thank you so much for making Oaklands an amazing place for little ones to grow and develop. Lenny has had an amazing few years and we will all miss you. Best wishes for the future
Lenny, Sam, Ian Kington
We just wanted to say thank you for all the care you have given Nieve since she joined you in September 2016. Watching her grow and flourish has made us so proud. I’m sure it may be a bit quieter after she has left !! She is so excited about starting school but I know she will miss coming to Oaklands very much. Enjoy the chocolate!
Hayley, Shawn, Nieve & Hugh
Thank you all for the positive influence you have had in Archie’s life. Words simply cannot express the appreciation I have for you all. You have always shown kindness and support particularly when we lost the boys Daddy. I will remember you all fondly as will Archie & Charlie. Archie has had a wonderful 3.5 years at Oaklands, and with your support, patience and encouragement you have helped shape my little boy. We will keep in touch. PS. I would like to write so much more they don’t make cards big enough.
Steph, Charlie & Archie Jackson
We wanted to thank you so very much for all that you have done for Max & Polly. Oaklands is an amazing place and you have truly given them a wonderful start in life. We can’t thank you enough for all the fun, adventures, care and love that you have shown them. It made leaving our precious children and going to work, so much easier. After nearly 6 years of coming to Oaklands every week, it is time to say goodbye. Thank you for everything, we will miss you very much.
Sam, Emma, Max & Polly
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me during my time in pre-school. I can’t wait to come back and visit.
Isla Shaw
I would just like to say how amazing the nursery has been for Todd, from his time in the robins room to now- the last 9 months have been so enjoyable for him. He has really grown in confidence and speech and all the staff are a credit to you. We will really miss Oakland's and all the staff so basically a massive thank you from all of us and we hope to find a nursery in Devon that's is half as good as you all have been!
Sarah Pierce 15th May 2018
Isla has not stopped raving about forest school! I wanted to say thank you for taking her yesterday, she had such a wonderful day! There was a lot of excitement about the "frogtoad" and the worm with lots of legs at bath time, as well as asking me if we could sleep out in the forest tonight. Thank you - and what a wonderful site you have found for it.
Annie Denny 17th May 2018
We’ve been totally happy with the experience both our children have had at Oaklands, we love the setting, the activities and trips and the care and attention of the staff. One thing I particularly value is the longevity of many of the staff; those that cared for James have also cared for Edward and I know many of the team are long-serving which speaks volumes I think. We find you all to be flexible, helpful and overall fantastic. Thank you so much for everything.
Isabelle Campbell 7th February 2018
I think all the staff are great and I would definitely recommend Oaklands to other parents on that basis.  I think Zac has been cared for really well, he’s had fun, made friends, had lots of great experiences and also learnt a lot.  I know he really enjoyed the phonics, in particular and this has given him a great base for starting at school.  Thank you again, for everything!
Vicki Weinberg, 16th October 2017
I just wanted to say that Becky and Carys have been absolutely lovely the last two weeks, I've also been hugely impressed that the majority of the members of staff within the whole nursery know that I have been there with Poppy, each person that has answered the door has known who I am. Thank you to all of them for being so friendly and for making it feel like home.
Kate Ellinor, 12th October 2017
We cannot praise you enough. We wouldn’t have recommended you to family and friends otherwise.
James Everett, 11th October 2017
We appreciate every effort you and the team go to for us and the children that attend Oaklands.
John Dove, 10th October 2017
All the people in the nursery that have looked after our children daily have made us feel that our children are lovely and special to them, which is so brilliant to hear as a parent.
Emma Norris, 10th October 2017
I am delighted with the care Henry received at Oaklands, he loved it and didn't want to leave, I only wish I had taken the decision to start him sooner, so he would have benefited from more time with you. I would always recommend Oaklands to anyone (and frequently do!).
Lisa MacGregor, 9th October 2017
Thank you to all the staff who have made the last seven years so pleasurable. Both Robbie and I are so grateful for the expert care our boys have received; we would not change a thing if we did it again.
Simon Foster, 11th September 2017
Oakland Nursery Stars (Is how they should be known)! I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Oaklands Day nursery, with a special thanks to John and Michelle. At a time when everything is sent to try you, the community at Oaklands stepped up above the call of duty to help us as a family. Not only is the care for your child fantastic but being a big part of the community makes them more than human too. Thank you all for all your help and kindness.
Mark Reed, June 28, 2017
We were so impressed by the SEN provision at Oaklands. Inga (SENCO) has a wealth of exerience and works harmoniously alongside the other staff to help ensure all children have access to everything that Oaklands has to offer. Her personalised plans were quickly taken on board by the staff and integrated into our child's daily routine. They were effective and had visible results and we were continually involved in the process too. The support was personalised, effective and discreet and helped to ensure that our child achieved his potential while very much being part of his age group. Inga provided a very valuable link between us and outside agencies too which has been so successful we still have links with them now (two years later). We had no idea that a nursery could or would be so pro-active. Once a school place was offered, Oaklands also established a good link between themselves and that school to help reassure our child, ensure he would be able to access all areas of school life and to prepare him emotionally for it. We are very grateful for all the support which helped our child develop to his full potential and there is no doubt that this is why his transition to primary school was such a success. Thank you!
Bethan Harris, 10th July 2017
Thank you for taking good care of George and Benjamin over the past 18 months. They have both had such a lovely time, made great friends and learned a lot. I’m sure they will miss Oaklands and have many good memories.
Mr and Mrs Connolly, 25th August 2016
Thank you all so much for looking after Meg so wonderfully for the last few years. I know that she has had a wonderful time and made countless memories with all her friends and the staff here. Many, many thanks from us all.
Mr and Mrs Thistlewood, 19th August 2016
…………….Finley has loved every part of nursery and enjoyed finding his independence. We couldn’t be prouder of him starting school or more grateful to you for all you have done in preparing him for the road ahead. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Mr and Mrs Cameron, 20th July 2016
To all the fabulous and amazing staff at Oaklands Nursery The biggest thank you to you all …….. You’ve all been brilliant and I couldn’t have wanted anything better for Lily; she always comes home happy and excited for another day at nursery. The past 2 years have flown by but they’ve been great. Many, many thanks.
Jess Fairclough and Dan Batchelor, 12th July 2016
Thank you for all your hard work, care and affection for Caleb and Eve during their time at Oaklands. You have been a huge part of their lives and both they and we will have fond memories of their time there. We hope to keep in touch and will let you know how Caleb settles in at school.
Mr and Mrs Tinker, 12th August 2016