What our Parents and Partners think
Here are just a few recent comments from partners and parents with children at our Portico Kindergarten nursery...
"All the children from Portico have enjoyed their visits to class again this year. We look forward to seeing them every Friday afternoon when they come to play. They are familiar with all our staff, the classroom environment and our routines so are prepared and ready for September! At our transition meeting in July staff from the nursery shared the children's transition reports which are vital for our Baseline assessments. The nursery staff know the children and their families so well and the information they share with us gives us an insight into the children's needs and interests which helps us to plan the first few weeks of term. Thanks again for a great year! We look forward to sharing the children's experiences with you as they start at 'big school!'"
"Wow Wow Wow…… can I say a huge thank you to you and the girls for the fantastic graduation ceremony, I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I cried through the presentation! I thought it was such a perfect way to show us how well out little ones have progressed, I cant wait to see it again through dry eyes though this time hopefully, would you be able to send it to my email so I can treasure it forever!"
"We would like to thank you and all the Staff at Portico kindergarten Aughton for everything you have done for our children. Our daughter started nursery in 2013 she has come on so much from starting in the baby room to now being in pre school room we can not thank you all enough. She loves nursery and knows all the staff by there name. She has come on in all aspects of her development while she has attended your nursery.... in her interactions with other children and adults, in her speech and has even learnt Spanish while at your nursery. She is really excited and ready to start school in September. In 2015 our son started your nursery he has a medical condition and you were able to maintain his health whilst at nursery with his underlining medical condition. You asked me his routine at home and worked with me through this to maintain it while he is at nursery. Sandra the cook also worked with me on his food so he was able to have the same food as the other children and have a wide choice of meals. He is doing really well and loves going to nursery. I cant thank you all enough for everything you have done for my 2 children and my family you are a very welcoming and friendly nursery and I know my children are in very safe hands when I leave my children to nursery each day. I have always been greeted with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from yourself and your staff. We love the diversity of your staff whilst all working together and I love that my daughter is happy to approach any staff if she is upset with anything. She runs in every day and loves to see everyone. She comes home everyday and learns me songs she has been singing in nursery that day she knows all her alphabet and is fantastic with numbers we are so proud of her and what she has achieved with you all. Thank you all so very much we are all going to miss you all. "
"We are so happy we chose portico kindergarten in Aughton. We had been around a few other nurserys but when we came to see Portico Kindergarten it was the feel of the place and the staff are very approachable and friendly and answered a lot of our questions in all aspects of our child attending nursery." We just knew it felt right""
"My son was a bit unsettled when he started nursery as was i leaving him but the staff where great in helping us both feel welcome, he now loves the Baby room and goes in there with a smile which make me happy"
"I cannot fault the staff! Excellent attitude, friendly, caring and genuinely interested in my child. I am delighted with the standard of care, my child’s body language says it all the way he runs in to his key worker and other staff. I feel as though the staff care, are enthusiastic and importantly listen to me. I am ALWAYS left reassured that my child receives the best possible care and attention"
"My child seems to be above and beyond her years due to the staff which encourages her at home, many comments have been passed on about her abilities. I am very happy with Portico, the staff, children and parents are lovely. Very friendly atmoshphere. I am very happy with my child’s skills through nursery"
"I think the choice of food is fantastic, my girls eat better at nursery than at home! It is always varied but always healthy. We are extremely happy with the childcare our girls receive, they are happy and settled. We have recommended the nursery to friends and we are thankful to the staff for the love and care they give our girls"
"Portico Kindergarten is a very inclusive setting. Staff are welcoming, will always ask for advice when it is needed and work to implement any strategies and support provided. Jane is committed to ensuring that her team helps each child develop and make progress whatever their needs, and any changes or available training in Special Educational Needs is accessed and put into practice as appropriate. "
"I have been working along Portico Kindergarten staff for over 12 months now, I have always found the setting tho be welcoming and have a professional attitude, all the staff are very knowledgeable and are always will to further their professional development"