"Our daughter Keira has attended Westgate nursery for the past three years and we cannot fault her care during this time. The staff have natured Keira into a bright, happy and confident young lady. She loves attending nursery and it really has a 'family feel'.
She has a great understanding of letters/numbers and attending nursery has really setup her up ready for school.
The communication within nursery is excellent. All the staff are positive and happy, and we really cannot thank them enough for everything they do. WE LOVE YOU WESTGATE!"
Hannah and Paul Sutton Ė August 2017
"I really feel since Charlie has been at Westgate you have really brought out the best in her and that you have given her the best start in her education. I felt very well informed as a parent and communication is key to making things successful.
I felt myself and the staff have a very good relationship and that the staff could approach me about anything good or bad and they were all very easy to talk to. I feel the curriculum is very well balanced and I feel that Charlie has always been tested. I expect you don't hear this very often but I feel the nursery operates excellent value for money, comparing it to her time at her previous childminder, the standard of care is so much higher at a relatively similar cost.
I would like to thank you for making mine and Charlie's time with Westgate so enjoyable. I canít commend the staff highly enough and itís probably the hardest age group to work with. I will continue to recommend Westgate as a childcare provision and it would be always my first port of call.
Nik Butler Ė August 2017
"I knew from the first visit to Westgate Nursery that this was where I wanted Bertie to go, nearly two years later and our nursery journey is over but what an amazing journey it has been.... Every morning I drop him off I know he is in superb care and will have really fun time with his friends and all the Westgate team.
The huge garden and forest area give the children such an amazing space to explore, learn & develop skills way beyond our expectations. Each room at Westgate feels homely and the onsite cook makes delicious homemade food, which always smell amazing.
Everyone you meet at Westgate are always very friendly and welcoming and they all have a fantastic relationships with all the kids, it's like a second family.
Throughout Bertie's time at Westgate the team have provided excellent care and a huge range of activities, supporting Bertie through his key stages. The nursery also actively involve parents into not only your own child's journey but everyday nursery life, working together to engage your child and make the nursery the best it can be.
It has been a great pleasure to see Bertie develop from the shy new boy on day one to a confident 'ready for school' boy today.
We cannot thank the Westgate team enough!"
Daisy and Garry Jordan - July 2017
"Georgie has really developed over the last six months or so. She is a happy and contented little girl and is very much her own person. This is due a lot to the wonderful times she has had at Nursery and the help she has received in times of need.
She has a big transition now moving on to big school and I am sure she will be fine. We have had books from the library and discussed different forms of transport in addition to the role play received at Nursery. I would like to say how lucky Georgie has beenattending such a caring and supporting and fun Nursery. Thank- you."
Mrs E Stayt - July 2017
"We would like to say a massive thanks to everyone at Westgate especially those in the Ladybird room who have looked after Jedd so well. So much so, that he runs in the opposite direction when I come to pick him up, as he wants to stay! Even after 3 weeks off in the summer (due to chicken pox and holiday) I mentioned nursery on our first day back, and he was trying to get out of the door of our house to go to nursery. We have been so impressed with the care and love shown by all of the staff, to all of the children, which is one of the reasons I think he loves coming. We also love feeling involved in his day by receiving the daily feedback sheet and knowing what heís been up to.
As you know Jedd has a number of dietary requirements, and so we were nervous about leaving him when I went back to work, but we neednít have been. Not once have we felt that it has been a burden or even difficult for you to cater for him. Jedd absolutely loves coming, which I think is testament to how great Westgate is. We would highly recommend the nursery to everyone."
Jonny and Beth Thorman - October 2016
"I want to express how wonderful the Westgate Family is! From day one, everyone has been extremely helpful, welcoming and very informative.
Owen loves his time at Preschool and openly talks about the children and carers each time I pick him up. He is excited to attend (if not a little shy at first), and we are over the moon that we have such lovely, kind and caring ladies to look after him and help him develop.
We are kept informed daily of any issues that Owen has (developed an allergy rash and was called to make me aware) - along with the adventures/learning which he has undertaken on a daily basis.
I'm really happy with the variety of food which is offered - it's made Owen open up and try new things (which is great as he is such a fussy eater).
We honestly cannot fault the service and learning programme!
A massive thank you to you and all the lovely ladies at Westgate."
Samantha and Martyn Cottrell - September 2016
"We would like to say a massive thanks to everyone at Westgate especially those in the Ladybird room who have looked after Jedd so well. So much so, that he runs in the opposite direction when I come to pick him up, as he wants to stay! Even after 3 weeks off in the summer (due to chicken pox and holiday) I mentioned nursery on our first day back, and he was trying to get out of the door of our house to go to nursery. We have been so impressed with the care and love shown by all of the staff, to all of the children, which is one of the reasons I think he loves coming. We also love feeling involved in his day by receiving the daily feedback sheet and knowing what he's been up to.
As you know Jedd has a number of dietary requirements, and so we were nervous about leaving him when I went back to work, but we needn't have been. Not once have we felt that it has been a burden or even difficult for you to cater for him. Jedd absolutely loves coming, which I think is testament to how great Westgate is. We would highly recommend the nursery to everyone."
Jonny and Beth Thorman - October 2016
"Thank you for all the care you have provided for Isabel in the past 19+ months. I remember first dropping Isabel off and how emotional it was for me, but after a little time it got easier and Isabel settled in and has made some great friends!
The whole team always make a fuss about Isabel and always take the time to talk to me, helping answer questions about walking/potty training and everything in between!
I can't thank you enough for everything you have done and the help you have given Isabel in the start of her life and also helping her meet her 'BFF' Nisha.
Please don't stop what you do, Shelley you should be VERY proud of your team!"
Tina and Lee Morrison- March 2016
A Thank You To Westgate Nursery
A big thank-you for my time at Westgate,
I have loved it all, it's been great!
I arrived as a tiny one year old,
And from the start, I was sold.
Mummy and Daddy said it was like a family,
As I settled in so happily.
Although my early art, is something of a mystery,
You all always celebrate it with joy and glee.
I grew up and began to chatter and talk,
I've loved exploring the garden and the nature walk.
I have made lots of pals and friends,
We like to play Dr's and build big dens!
I've dressed up many a time; from tiger to a fireman,
You have helped me, and given me confidence to say, 'Yes, I can'
I like listening to Jackie tell wonderful stories,
And playing on the mat with the cars and lorries.
I ran as fast as I could on my first Sports Day,
Although everyone got a medal, that's just the Westgate way.
The Christmas Concert was enjoyed by all,
Everyone joined in, all people big and small.
I enjoyed sitting in a police car,
Starting at Westgate will for sure, take me far.
We have raised money for Children in Need,
I came in my P.J's, a funny sight indeed!
We've had lots of fun, but some sad times too,
As over one Easter, the flames of fire blew.
Westgate Spirit though, did not fail,
And into a new building the nursery did sail.
And now we are back where we belong,
Although for me the return has not been long,
Because now I have to say Good-bye,
As off to big school I must fly.
At Westgate Nursery, I've learnt and had fun,
From Bumblebee to Butterfly, Westgate is second to none.
Thank-you for everything and all that you've done.
In my opinion, Westgate is number one!
From Ryan Chapman - July 2015
"With Isaac's time in the ladybird room coming to an end, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and all the team for everything you have done for us so far.
Michelle and Kirsty have been amazing and made me feel like Isaac is important and truly loved there and we couldn't have asked for any more care and attention.
We hope that with the move to the next room we continue to feel this way and Isaac's speech improves."
Hannah & Andy Mobbs - January 2015
"We have had to move a lot with my husband's job so Westgate is my daughter's fifth nursery and she is only just 4. We feel quite experienced when choosing a nursery for our two children!
Westgate is simply home from home for them both. They have settled in so well and are extremely happy. Molly talks constantly about her friends, her 'teachers' and the things she has learnt. She has particularly enjoyed learning some sign language with Kerry and also Sharon's lunches! Both Beth and Michelle, their key workers, are amazing and the manager Shelley is so friendly and approachable.
The staff are a wonderful team and treat my children with genuine care and affection. Even the staff who aren't in my children's rooms know them by name and always stop to talk to us! We feel lucky to be part of the Westgate family, and as we embark on a house move to our 'forever home', I am so glad my children will see the remainder of their nursery years at Westgate. Thank you all!"
Emily Shipman - January 2015
"Westgate Nursery has a positive, caring atmosphere, where every child is recognised as an individual. Our child has always been happy to go and has flourished under the care and guidance of the staff, who are all dedicated and hardworking.
What we have noticed the most, is how his individuality has been nurtured and how he has matured; becoming more independent and confident - a great stepping stone into 'big' school. Thank you to each and everyone of you, you make a great team!"
Kate and Mark Le Masurier - July 2014
"It is without hesitation that we would recommend Westgate Nursery School and Creche. This Nursery is indeed a gem, providing an environment that has strong family values supported by a professional framework.
Our children aged 22 months and 3.5 years have loved their time at Westgate. We have found the carers to be consistently attentive to the children and have valued their feedback on both our girls beyond the daily report that is provided. Their learning activities such as colour of the week, provided much enjoyment and excitement for our girls as they looked for an item to take in each week.
It is always a pleasure to talk to the team at the nursery. This is definitely a Nursery where the team do care and nurture the children in an environment that is fun and engaging. Again, would we recommend them - Absolutely!"
Nadine and Matthew Azavedo - June 2013
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for playing such a positive and significant part of Daniel's development in his early years.
Daniel started at Westgate when he was 8 months old and from that day you have been like his extended family. You have taught him so much not only on an educational level but also about life in general which has been invaluable to him.
You have helped him develop into a confident and happy boy who will miss you all lots but is ready to start his life in school."
Matt, Janette and Daniel (French) - August 2012
"We have found Westgate Nursery to be a really enriching and positive environment for our child. Thanks for all the support and care you have shown during her time at nursery."
Mrs K Addison - June 2012
"Westgate Nursery was the only choice for me when selecting daycare for my daughter - as soon as I walked in I had a good feeling. My daughter settled in quickly and is extremely happy. The staff are friendly, welcoming and she loves spending time with them. The activities they carry out are very varied and my daughter has come on quickly in her learning. I would not hesitate to recommend Westgate to anyone - it is wonderful!"
L Underwood - August 2011