What do people say about us?

I just wanted to send you a message of 'thanks' for your attention and support with my daughter having fallen from the swing today at Hedgehog Park. I really appreciate you going above and beyond. Know that your skills, kindness and professionalism supported us when needed and we are truly grateful.

Mrs B 27th February 2020

“There is a strong focus on all children developing effective communication and language skills”.

OFSTED 23rd January 2020

“All staff form positive and caring relationships with children, which help children feel safe and secure”.

OFSTED 23rd January 2020

“Strong and effective partnerships are formed with parents, carers and professionals. This promotes a consistent approach to supporting and meeting children's individual needs”.

OFSTED 23rd January 2020

“Staff are committed and enthusiastic about their work”.

OFSTED 23rd January 2020

"The staff are amazing," 

Parent: Marie F (January 2020). 

"We love South Hill Park nursery, everyone does an amazing job".

Parent: Ludmila V (January 2020).

"Our daughter LOVES her [keyperson] and I appreciate that she gives us so much time and attention. She works on potty training with us, I don’t think there is anymore she could do". 

Parent: Marianne W (January 2020).

"Our daughter is always learning and telling us all about her day. She has made great progress since starting nursery". 

Parent: Charlotte L (January 2020)

"Amazing, I can't thank our son’s key person enough for how well she communicates with us and had formed a bond with him. I can share everything with her, worries, concerns, pleasure and she could not be more supportive, understanding and helpful". 

Parent: Emily N (January 2020).

"I was an emotional state when I dropped my son off for his first session and to hear and see him so happy from day one is more than I could have hoped for. I’m so happy I chose SHP pre-school for him. He has made amazing progress while under your care and we are extremely grateful to you for taking on board the advice from the speech therapist and teacher of the deaf, as well as our requests to work on signed communication and visual boards with him. Thank you. We are thrilled with our key worker and her relationship with our child. She is so thoughtful and fantastic with communicating" 

Parent: Magdalena (January 2020)

"I think you are doing fantastic work. I could not ask for a better pre-school for my daughter". 

Parent: Agnieszka T (January 2020)

I definitely feel like we work as a team [with child's key person]. Mrs S 2019

Our daughter loves preschool and is very happy there, she speaks fondly of all members of staff and activities that you do. She has had an amazing foundation and I believe she will be fully prepared for primary school come September. Thank you to all of you for your continued hard work, effort and amazing interaction with the children.

Mrs L 2019

I'm very happy with the preschool, staff commitment and friendliness; there is enough information and not too much paperwork. As a parent I feel my daughter is in very safe hands and in very secure environment. She makes a great progress which I observe daily. I cannot praise the preschool enough for everything the staff has done so far in upbringing 3 of my children.

Mrs A 2019

I think the fundraising events such as the Xmas and Halloween events were excellent. Mrs R 2019

I have always found the staff both professional and caring. They have always been willing to discuss any queries or development needs of my child.
As a parent they not only settled in my very shy daughter when she was aged two, but supported me with her transition into school too. Making sure the whole family was put at ease.
They have also been very supportive with my daughters medical needs and allergies. I cannot thank the staff enough for the help and support given over the last two years and highly recommend this Pre school to everyone. They most certainly deserve the Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’ and I look forward to the next two years where my son gets to experience it.

Mrs J Stevens, 30/08/18

My eldest son has just completed 2 years at South Hill Park Preschool. From the 1st day he absolutely loved it and never looked back. The care, attention and support from all of the staff is second to none. We still have 2 more children to either complete or start their time at this wonderful little preschool. I look forward to many more years of being involved.

Mrs D Boothman, 29/08/18

We were lucky enough to have both our daughters attend SHP preschool. They have both loved their time there. I cannot stress how wonderful a setting this is. The staff are dedicated, caring and kind and go out of their way to make both children and parents at ease.

Mrs N Thorndale, 29/08/18

Thank you to Lisa and her team of dedicated ladies for making our daughters experience of preschool so fun and enjoyable! She started a very shy 2 year old and left a very bubbly, intelligent, outgoing and happy 4 year old.  Lisa was always at the end of an email or phone call, no matter how small your query may be.  We can’t thank the school enough for the last two years and we are looking forward to returning with our youngest.

Mrs A Wright, 28/08/18

I can honestly say sending my daughter to SHP preschool is the best decision I could of made.  My daughter was a very shy child with a very anxious mum.  Well not now.  All the staff at the preschool where amazing helping her to settle and kept me so well informed on everything.  My daughter could not be more ready for big school now thanks to all the support, help and encouragement she has been given.  I love the preschool so much that my little boy is about to start. I am so pleased I found this preschool for them.  I can't recommend it highly enough.  Amazing.

Miss C Edgar, 28/08/18

My 2 year old son is due to start at this wonderful Pre school this September. I can already tell you that it is wonderful because it has been a part of my family’s life for the last 2 years. When I chose this Pre school for my older son two and a half years ago, I had an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report, a bit of intuition and not much else to base my decision on; this time round for my youngest son, I have first hand experience of the genuine love, kindness, enthusiasm, patience, knowledge, energy and care that each and every staff member gives to each and every child. I know that I will be leaving him in the best hands possible and that feeling is priceless!  

Mrs L Frost, 28/08/18

I would 100% recommend South Hill Park Pre-school, it’s a really fun environment and I felt I could really trust the teachers there. They have given my daughter so much more confidence and she can now socialise with other kids and has made best friends. We will miss all the teachers and I am gutted she has to leave.

Miss S Faulkner, 28/08/18

I would thoroughly recommend South hill park Preschool to any parent. Both my children enjoyed two wonderful years with the School. The staff understand each child as an individual and help them to reach their potential. We can not thank them enough for all the support they have give us over a four year period.

Miss N Pottinger, 28/08/18

My daughter really loved it at Southill Park Pre School. Although anxious to start, the staff were excellent at settling her in. I found her confidence and maturity improved as the year went on. It really has prepared her for primary school. Would definitely recommend this pre school to other parents!

Mrs J Owen, 28/08/18

We highly recommend SHP pre school. Our daughter had a very positive experience and loved going school every day. The process was made very easy, especially for us as nervous new parents and any concerns or queries were always addressed thoroughly and speedily. The staff showed great commitment and concern and show obvious enjoyment in what they are doing, sharing their joy and enthusiasm with the children. 

Clodagh and Derek Bieniek, 28/08/18

Outstanding! We 100% agree with Ofsted. Having sent our two children there for a total of four years, we would happily recommend this pre-school to anyone. We feel blessed to have had such a lovely environment for our children to learn through play and interact with others. Lisa leads the team very well and there is a close relationship with parents and the staff. They produce a record of the child’s development with photos and quotes of the child’s own words for us to look at and keep at the end.

Mrs C Anderson, 28/08/18

I cannot believe our son’s time at South Hill Park Pre-school has come to an end. He has loved every minute and grown so much. He was a shy timid boy when he joined at just 2 years old. The development he’s been though is staggering. He will now say hello back to people and is much more confident. He’s made some amazing friends and I will never forget his time at South Hill Park Pre-school. The staff are beyond amazing; they are so passionate about what they do. I am so pleased we found you and would choose you over and over. Thank you again for everything you’ve done over the last two years.

Mrs A Kennelly, 28/08/18

My son has just finished two years at South Hill Park pre-school and we wished he could have stayed longer. From the first contact we had with the pre-school before he started we were impressed, the thought put into how they could help the children settle was amazing. 
Throughout his two years there has been nothing but support to any query/worry/question we have had. 
The staff are always welcoming and approachable and the contact should you need it, amazing. 
We can’t recommend South Hill Park Pre-school enough!

Mrs B Edgar - 28/08/18

It was a privilege to watch my son grow in his own confidence, his ability to learn, his manual dexterity, politeness, mannerisms of a caring little person and his budding sense of humour.  This was mainly due to the hard work and caring, the safe atmosphere and daily structure provided by the SHP staff. I would strongly recommend this Pre-school and thank them for the first grade start to my Son's education.

Mr SM O'Pray - 26/08/18

Thank you for making our son's first term at school enjoyable and fun, he really does love coming to you and we are so happy that he loves it so much and with all the care he receives when he is with you! We love his notes, it is lovely to read about what he has been up to at pre-school and see some pictures of him doing different things.

V. McCracken – 31/10/17

Our daughter is very happy to go to pre-school every single day! She talks about her friends from pre-school. I’m so pleased as her behaviour changed so well since she started the pre-school… she’s more patient and talks more. She’s doing amazing work and we’re thankful to you, your lovely and always smiling staff.

A. Liepinskaite – 05/10/17

My son is coming on in leaps and bounds thanks to all the lovely staff and kids at South Hill Park Pre-school. He loves coming to pre-school... I know South Hill Park Pre-school covers lots of all-round topics and learning to reach their goals.

H. Lawes – 02/10/17

Congratulations on your outstanding result, you deserve it!! As parents  we are so happy with the progress S has made since she has been attending South Hill Park Pre-school . She has flourished under the good guidance and nurturing of you and your staff . I was nervous to send my baby off to nursery for the first back in September but it did not take me or her long  to settle into the nursery environment. S enjoys all aspects of play at nursery and has never come home in tears or disappointed with the time she spends there. 

S will miss attending South Hill Park Pre-school when she begins school in September. Being at Pre-school has given her the confident  start she needed when making those first steps in to a pre school environment. As a mum I feel confident that S will continue to use all the good knowledge and experiences she has had with you and use these positively in her future. I feel this is because she has had such a positive "outstanding" start in her early years. We hope our son will also experience this too. 
Many thanks for all your hard work and commitment 

Mercedes Zaph – 29/04/15

It's a fantastic pre-school, with the most wonderful and dedicated staff. My eldest thoroughly enjoyed her two years there, and my youngest was very excited to follow in her footsteps this year. 

Mrs Corless – 09/10/14

My daughter has recently started south hill park and has settled in brilliantly, much better than I ever expected. She feels very comfortable with her key worker which is so important and always looks forward to going to school. The staff have been very good at communicating with me and helping where needed.

Charlie Turner – 05/10/14

My son loves preschool and never wants to come home. The staff are so warm and friendly; they have a real winning formula.

Nicola Pottinger – 05/10/14

South Hill Park Pre-school is truly a child orientated environment. The staff are an absolute credit to the pre - school and offer the local and wider community peace of mind to know that they sincerely care about every aspect of every individual child and also the child's 'wider' community of parents, carers, family, friends, interests and hobbies. Children feel safe and secure in a positive person to person, friendly and enabling environment which is calm, focused and full of opportunity. The values of the pre school permeate through the beaming enthusiasm of the children who attend. We as parents couldn't wish for a more dedicated team who we are confident in to care and supportively educate our child through the most important years of her childhood.

Finnola and Carl Brady – Eldridge – 05/10/14


We cannot speak highly enough about SHP. We have both our children attending at the moment & towards them the staff are caring, considerate & we feel, inspirational. As parents we are always kept well informed & it seems nothing is too much trouble. We can easily see why this beautifully run preschool has an outstanding award.

Nikki & Alec Cumes – 13/10/14

These comments are taken from the 2011 / 2012 'Haven Fun and Fitness' campaign'

Mr Rutherford -  29 March 2012

My Grandson has a really great time at Pre-School. It is just the right environment for a young boy to learn and have fun.There is also support for the Mums and Dads .

Mrs Butler -  27 March 2012

The children love this school, everyone works so hard x

Mrs Bonache -  19 November 2011

South Hill park is great! My son has enjoyed every single minute since he started in September!

Mrs Ayer -  06 November 2011

My two boys have recently started at south hill park, all i can say is what a fantastic pre school, the staff are great and have helped my boys settle in ... Huge thanks to you all!!!

Mrs Voyce -  03 November 2011

Absolutely wonderful staff. My children have really excelled at this preschool.

Mrs Green -  03 November 2011

South Hill Park Pre-School is really great!! They make such an effort to make the children have fun and learn at the same time!!

Miss Jones -  01 November 2011

fantastic preschool, my daughter enjoys her time there and has progressed very well!

Miss Wibberley -  01 November 2011

Fantastic Preschool with some of the lovliest staff we've met. well done you guys!

Miss Birrell -  30 October 2011

I attended the pre school when I was little as did my brother, my daughter went here 3 years ago and progressed fantastically. My son started here in September and i can already see how much he is improving in all aspects of his learning and skills!

Miss Dent -  25 October 2011

My Daughter attends the Pre-School and really enjoys it. I am hoping to send my son there when he reaches two. Excellent Pre-School highly recommended forgot to say that I also attended but that was over 30 years ago!

Mrs McBride -  25 October 2011

My son has attended SHP Pre School & loved it. My daughter now attends & has a fantastic time. The staff are very friendly and supportive. A wonderful environment for my little one :)

Mrs Shaw -  25 October 2011

My daughter attends the preschool and absolutly loves going.

Miss gates -  04 October 2011

Fantastic pre-school and equally fantastic staff.

Mrs Carrannante -  27 September 2011

A fabulous pre-school run by the kindest, most caring people you could imagine! The kids always come first. A very warm and welcoming environment with lots of happy children!!!

 Kerrigan -  22 September 2011

Such a brilliant supportive pre-school, it definitely has my support!

Mrs Whiteside -  14 September 2011

Its a great pre school my daughter has been there for a year and she loves it.She has come on so much.

Mrs Cherrington -  12 September 2011

A fantastic preschool, all my three children attended and loved every second of their time there.