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Dorking Nursery School and Family Centre

Some kind words from people who have used our services...

This course has been fantastic – my ‘children’ will benefit from your teaching of me – thank you on their behalf. I feel empowered and excited. Thank you Anna ('Planning in the Moment to Maximise Learning: Child-Initiated Play', Anna Ephgrave)

Really lovely environment and room, super friendly staff. Amazing lunch and refreshments. I have been given so much useful information that I can take back to my setting (Supporting Children with Additional Languages', Sunita Shah)

Sunita was excellent, engaging and interesting, would highly recommend course ('Supporting Children with Additional Languages', Sunita Shah)

Thank you very much. Jacqui is very inspiring and I appreciate all of the ideas and handouts. The resources were amazing. ('Here Come the Boys: Inspiring Boys to become Marvellous Mark-Makers', Jacqui Hardie)

A great centre with excellent facilities. The course content was excellent and very relevant. All of it helpful, so inspiring and so many fantastic ideas; the resources were exceptional, so helpful to see ‘real’ resources and how they have been implemented ('Here Come the Boys: Inspiring Boys to become Marvellous Mark-Makers' - Jacqui Hardie)

Thanks so much for the training today it was brilliant - pitched really well, engaging, inspiring and given me lots of tools. You're a brilliant presenter and managed the whole day fantastically ('New to Early Years', Donna Harwood-Duffy)

Brilliant - lots of relevance to our setting post-Ofsted. Full of ideas of what we can do to support and develop NQTs/less confident staff.

Brilliant! So helpful and so much I'd like to try out.

Staff have always raved about Donna’s inspirational work – it was great to witness it first hand.

Staff are like a second family.

My children have thrived coming to Goodwyns Road three times a week.

I am very impressed with the Stay and Play sessions. My son loves them.

It’s already brilliant so not sure I suggest anything.

I think the facilities are excellent and feel the environment is very supportive.

Great group, friendly staff, great variety of toys and the garden is huge, my little one loved it.

Visitor morning - As a teaching assistant taking on a new role as nursery leader, the information especially regarding planning and assessment was hugely beneficial.

I was very inspired by all Jan White shared about physical development in children. I have returned to my setting and I am already making changes to how we have our outside environment set up. Many thanks indeed for this training opportunity.

Extremely happy my daughter is at this nursery. Staff are very enthusiastic!

The evening was very informative and had lots of ideas how I can help at home.

Visitor morning - excellent session – thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. Really inspiring practice, such happy children, all on task and so focused. Amazing setting! So refreshing to hear your approach to planning, observation &assessment