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Registering for September 2018

We are registering for children for January 2018 and September 2018. We invite you to look at our Outstanding pre-school.

Parent questionnaire results 2017

The parent questionnaire took place during January/February 2017.  We received 36 completed questionnaires.  So thank you to everyone who took the time to complete them.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to provide parents with an opportunity to provide us with feedback on a variety of issues so we can improve the services we offer to you and your child.  The questionnaire also helps us with our Self Evaluation Form (SEF) which is a requirement from Ofsted which we must complete each year .

Key to Results – SA = Strongly Agree    A = Agree    Neither Agree/Disagree = NAD   Disagree = D  Strongly Disagree = SD

Questions & feedback:


  • My child is happy at pre-school
    SA = 90%   A= 10%
  • My child enjoys the activities at Ide Hill Pre-school
    SA = 88%    A = 12%
  • I am happy with the quality of care my child receives
    SA = 90%  A= 10%
  • My child talks positively about their day at pre-school
    SA=84%    A=16%
  • My ideas and skills are valued in the setting
    SA= 82%  A=18%
  • My child is supported to fully meet their potential
    SA=91% A=9% 
  • Children’s interests are taken into account
    SA=84%  A=16%
  • There are a wide range of activities available to meet children’s needs
    SA=90%  A=10%
  • My child is encouraged to be healthy
    SA=91% A=9%
  • I feel happy approaching staff for help and support
    SA=91%  A =9%
  • I feel comfortable appoaching my key person to tak about my child’s needs
    SA=90%  A=10%
  • Ide Hill Pre-school is a safe place for children to attend
    SA=85%   A= 15%
  • The setting is stimulating for children
    SA=94%   A= 6%
  • I like the idea of a small allotment in the garden for the children to grow fruit and vegetables in
  • I can see the benefits of my child attending Forest School regularly
    SA= 90%  A= 10%
  • Staff treat children well
  • Staff are approachable and make time to listen to my concerns
    SA=91% A=9%
  • I am confident that staff are well qualitifed
  • I know if my child is struggling they are being helped appropriately
    SA 91%  A= 9%
  • Staff deal with my concerns appropriately
    SA=88%  A=12% 
  • The Manager is approachable and helpful
    SA=94% A = 6%
  • The pre-school team is lead well and work well together
    SA=97%  A=3%
  • I am given the oppportunity to speak openly about anything that concerns me
    SA=72%  A= 28%

Comments received from parents:

“The hard work from you all and how much you care about all the children always shines through and I know from my other child, you hold a special place in his memories and in his future. Thank you for the hard work.”
“Absolutely brilliant pre-school. Really happy and the fact my child loves going everyday is testament to that too.”
“My child has settled in very well since September. I am really happy with his key person, finding her extremely supportive and she takes such good care of my child.”
“The girls’ are thriving here. Your hard work is paying off. I’m so glad we found you. Every teacher observes, listens and enthusiastically joins in with ALL the rapidly changing conversations, behaviours and interests the girls’ have at any time of the day or week. Thank you for caring.”
“Fantastic team of teachers, we could not ask for a more supportive and stimulating environment, you are all fabulous. Thank you.”
“An amazing pre-school due to the skill and dedication of the staff.”
“We would like to thank you all so much for all your dedication and hard work. We couldn’t have asked for a better pre-school.”
“I have found Ide Hill quite refreshing in comparison to my child’s previous setting. He is really happy and he really loves his key person and all the staff are lovely.”
“The amount of activities available to the children is fantastic. Wouldn’t consider ever going anywhere else. It was really important to me that my younger children had a chance to attend here.”
“I absolutely love this school. Everyone is so friendly and there is so much for the children to do.”
“We are so happy with the service provided by Ide Hill pre-school. We can’t thank you enough for all you do.”
“We feel that the quality of care provided by the staff is outstanding. Communication is excellent and all staff very approachable.”
“Both my children have done so well at the pre-school, great preparation for school – thank you.”
We have been welcomed into the pre-school community like nowhere else. We are very happy with our child’s progress and look forward to the rest of the year. Everyone is so hardworking and we really do appreciate it.”
“All very approachable and a fantastic team, managed by Liz, well done.”
“You should be very proud of all that you have achieved. As a young family who has fresh eyes to the organisation, I cannot recommend it enough.”
“We just think it is a fabulous pre-school, which means it’s exceptionally well run by Liz and exeptionally well staffed by the whole team.”
“I honestly think the service that you provide is excellent and would struggle to think of a way that it could be improved.”
“The staff make the pre-school.”

Thank you to everybody involved in our questionnaire.  Our next major project is to use Tapestry online journals.   All ideas, suggestions as always very welcome.