Garden Cottage Nursery
and Forest School
What Our Parents Say
Lucy and Simon H
“The experiences our children had at Garden Cottage Nursery have been nothing short of incredible. It is evident that their time spent there has been filled with joy and growth, as they have each thrived in their own unique way. We have witnessed their progression first hand, and it brings us great joy to see how well they adapted to the first stages of their education.”
“There aren’t really enough words to express how grateful I am to the Garden Cottage Nursery team for the care and attention they have given to my daughter. She has flourished under thier care and has learned so much about so many things. We are going to miss Garden Cottage being part of our lives on a daily basis!”
“The nursery is based on a farm in the South Downs national park and there is a big emphasis on outdoor playing and learning. There are farm animals which the children get to visit, a forest school and a walled garden for vegetable growing. The staff are excellent and I’m confident in their ability to care for my children. I’m so pleased that my children have had the opportunity to attend such a special place in their early years of development.”
“Garden Cottage is quite simply the best nursery around. I couldn’t be happier with the care they provide for my daughter and the facilities are incredible, from the chickens and walled garden to the forest school. There are so many occasions to enjoy with your child too – sports days, summer concerns, easter egg hunts, bonfire nights, all in the beautiful setting of Windlesham school. I couldn’t recommend it more.”
“I couldn’t ask for a better place to send my children to nursery. They have loved every second and learned so much. My eldest started school quite far ahead of his peers and I give Garden Cottage full credit for that. The care is second to none and the facilities first class, especially the outdoor space. They spend their days feeding the donkeys, collecting eggs from the chickens, at Forest School, walking up on the farm (and feeding lambs in the Spring), growing/picking mint and veg in the walled garden. Who could ask for more? I will be very sad to not be part of it when my youngest starts school.”
“Without exception, the staff have been amazing, nurturing and caring for the children as if they were their own. There is never a day when our daughter does not want to go to Nursery but for those that are a bit more hesitant, there is always a reassuring member of staff on hand for the children (and parents).
The activities the children do are hugely varied (inside and outside) and there is plenty of opportunity to learn whilst having an enormous amount of fun. I would not hesitate to recommend this Nursery.”
“Our daughter joined Garden Cottage from 8 months old. She is now 2 1/2 years old and thriving. She has learnt and developed so much and we credit the time that she has spent with all the team at nursery, as well as the fantastic facilities. The farm animals are just a dream. I love having chats with her to find out what she’s been up to at the end of the day; it’s always so different, insightful and always so educational.”
“Thank you for accommodating Hugo when his previous nursery closed. You guided us through this stressful time and made it that much smoother for us all. I really appreciated your flexibility and getting Hugo in the fold so quickly. Fate is a wonderful thing as it turned out this was worth it many times over as Hugo has come on massively in such a short period of time. He is so excited about starting school and you have got him in the best position for this.”
“Garden Cottage nursery is a unique and outstanding childcare setting – for us, there isn’t any other nursery that even comes close in comparison. Our children have had so many opportunities through their time here and have enjoyed every single minute. The environment and setting is absolutely amazing, including having two Forest schools on site, the walled garden, the farm and being able to just walk into the countryside- our boys have absolutely thrived here and love coming home and telling us about their adventures, like collecting the eggs, sitting on the donkey or their latest makings in Forest school.”
Emma J P
“I couldn’t think of a better start for my boys than GCN. The girls are so lovely and have treated my children like family. Both my boys have been so happy and GCN, learning so much and experiencing so many different things. Lovely events are put on each year for parents to enjoy too, great to experience a bit of what your children are experiencing and see all the opportunities they have to develop, with great outside space like the farm and forest schools.”
“I wouldn’t dream of sending my children anywhere else. With their forest schools, vegetable patch, gardens and animals my son has the best time! It’s clear the staff really care about the children and their wellbeing.”
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