Testimonials

Happy children mean happy parents. See what our parents have to say about us.

“I was very nervous about leaving my son at nursery when going back to work. I was worried that practitioners wouldn’t tend to his individual needs and that they wouldn’t understand him. The Old Barn has wiped all my fears away. This is a fabulous nursery and the practitioners are outstanding. It didn’t take long for my son to settle in and it’s evident that he enjoys being there and loves his key worker and other staff. They clearly understand his character and differences with other children, and his likes and dislikes. In addition, the meals and snacks he gets are amazing and very healthy. I also love hearing about all the activities he does during the day, and the various observations the staff make about his development progress. I would definitely recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery!”

Erica van Rooyen

“Fantastic nursery, the staff are all so lovely and welcoming. My 10 month old started in February and is doing really well there. They have excellent attention to detail, including the diary which contains so much information for parents to read on how their child is doing each day, great choice of food and a real personal touch with each baby.”

“My daughter has been at The Old Barn since October 2017. After returning to work earlier than expected and my daughter being so young, I was extremely anxious about leaving her at nursery and I found myself doubting whether I had made the right decision or not. The staff members in my daughter’s room have been amazing and she has settled in so well and loves coming to nursery, with nothing but smiles at drop off in the mornings.

The nursery has a very homely feel and the staff are very friendly and welcoming throughout the setting and show great love and care for the children.”

“My daughter goes on regular outings to the local park or library and takes part in event days to support charities such as ‘Children in Need’ as well as daily activities to support her learning and development.

We would highly recommend The Old Barn to friends/family and we are very happy and believe we made the right choice.”

“I chose The Old Barn Day Nursery over 5 years ago for our first-born daughter, who’s now at school. Two years later our second daughter came along and there were no second thoughts that she would also go to this nursery. Being a busy working mum involves a lot of hard work and being constantly on the go. The Old Barn have provided me the security and ability to go to work and give me the reassurance that my child is in a safe and friendly environment where the staff are second to none and the learning gets better as they grow. My daughter loves the team of girls that look after her and is very confident with the surroundings at nursery. She enjoys Sporty Tots every Tuesday, loves messy play and really likes going for walks to the park with her group.”

“We have two children at the Old Barn Day Nursery, one in Pre-School and one in the Baby Room. We chose the Nursery because of a recommendation from a friend plus the Nursery Manager did a great introduction when my wife and I came to visit. We really liked her, the setting and the ethos of the nursery. The staff are a real credit to the nursery.”

“We would highly recommend The Old Barn to friends/family and we are very happy and believe we made the right choice.”

“My daughter has been attending the Old Barn Day Nursery for over a year and she absolutely loves it. The staff are so welcoming and there are fresh meals prepared every day. My daughter settled really easily here and I would definitely recommend anyone to this nursery.”

Faye Hilburn

“A lovely nursery with a family feel, completely happy and confident leaving my child in their care.

Friendly, professional, caring and understanding staff who go the extra mile. I have been treated with respect and kindness by all the staff who truly care about my personal circumstances and needs. My one year old absolutely loves being there.”

“My daughter loves attending this nursery. It is set up as a ‘home from home’ with friendly staff, helpful management and excellent facilities.”

“We viewed around 5 or 6 nurseries before choosing The Old Barn. None of them were quite right, but as soon as we came to The Old Barn we really liked the homely atmosphere. The children looked very happy and we felt that the staff really cared about the children. Our son is very happy here and it gives us real peace of mind that he is being well taken care of when we are at work. I would thoroughly recommend the Old Barn to any parents.”

“A lovely nursery with a family feel, completely happy and confident leaving my child in their care. Friendly, professional, caring and understanding staff who go the extra mile. I have been treated with respect and kindness by all the staff who truly care about my personal circumstances and needs. My one year old absolutely loves being there.”

“My daughter has been at The Old Barn since October 2017. After returning to work earlier than expected and my daughter being so young, I was extremely anxious about leaving her at nursery and I found myself doubting whether I had made the right decision or not. The staff members in my daughter’s room have been amazing and she has settled in so well and loves coming to nursery, with nothing but smiles at drop off in the mornings.”

“The Old Barn Day Nursery is a warm and caring environment for children to play and learn. The staff are caring and positive and help the children to reach their full potential. My son loves coming to nursery and often has a smile on his face when I collect him.”

“Our little guy has been going to the Old Barn Nursery since he was 1 1/2. We didn’t know whether putting him in nursery was the right thing to do at the start, but from the very first moment everyone at The Old Barn Nursery made us welcome and him feel very special.

He has been at the nursery for 2 years and every morning he looks forward to going. He loves gardening on Tuesday, exercise and the trips out. The huge garden is a great bonus as he is a boy that loves being outside. The Old Barn Nursery has lots of outside toys to stimulate.

Inside, they are always making something new and he constantly astounds us with the things he has learnt, new words, maths and practical knowledge. They embrace themes, which he then wants to continue to learn about at home.

Sending our little boy to the Old Barn Nursery, Banstead was the best move we made and allowed him to progress so much from physical activity to mental ability. We will be sad the day he has to move on to bigger school.”

Danny Stanzl

“A very warm and friendly environment. The lovely staff all ensured our daughter settled in quickly which was a relief. The amount of activities they do is brilliant, including cooking, visits out, making things and learning with play. The food choices are good, and it is excellent to be able to see in our child’s diary each day what she has done. Would recommend.”

“The Old Barn Day Nursery is a warm and caring environment for children to play and learn. The staff are caring and positive and help the children to reach their full potential. My son loves coming to nursery and often has a smile on his face when I collect him.”

“I chose the Old Barn Day Nursery after a recommendation from another parent. She spoke about how well her son had developed since joining the nursery and the great staff team. The reason my husband and I took up this recommendation over other nurseries we visited, on top of what I have mentioned, was the friendly family feel and approach we experienced on our visit. The layout, room sizes, transition programme and the method of getting the children ready for school really impressed us.”

“My daughter loves attending this nursery. It is set up as a ‘home from home’ with friendly staff, helpful management and excellent facilities.”

“The nursery has a very homely feel and the staff are very friendly and welcoming throughout the setting and show great love and care for the children. My daughter goes on regular outings to the local park or library and takes part in event days to support charities such as ‘Children in Need’ as well as daily activities to support her learning and development.”

“A very warm and friendly environment. The lovely staff all ensured our daughter settled in quickly which was a relief. The amount of activities they do is brilliant, including cooking, visits out, making things and learning with play.”