TESTIMONIALS

“My children thrived at Oatlands Pre-school which provided the perfect first step for them away from home and helped to prepare them for school. It is a very nurturing environment for young children and the care and kindness of all the staff is second to none. Lois, who manages the school, is compassionate towards the needs of every child and is very professional in her running of Oatlands. I would highly recommend as a gentle transition between home and school, where the children are encouraged and supported in a happy and caring setting” 

Parent to children in Seahorses/Turtles

(Summer Term 2021)

“Our Grandson has been attending Oatlands pre-school for just over a year and it is truly the most wonderful environment, full of care and compassion, with everything focused on the child. Freddie is growing into a kind and caring little boy and his confidence is building which is as a direct result of the fabulous staff who care for him each morning. Lois and her team have made me feel relaxed and comfortable and nothing is too much trouble, I would highly recommend the pre-school and count ourselves very lucky to have found it”  

Grandparent of child in turtles

(Summer Term 2021)

“Our son has attended Oatlands Preschool for the past two years and has had the most wonderful time. What a warm, caring environment in which to play and learn. The staff at Oatlands are thoughtful and nurturing and have enriched and enhanced his understanding of the world, how to play, and more recently how to prepare for school life. He has made such wonderful friends and has skipped happily into preschool every time he has gone. He will miss his lovely teachers so much when he starts school. We are incredibly grateful to all the wonderful staff at Oatlands for giving him such a great start. Thank you.” 

Esther Biddle

Mother to Huck – Seahorses Class

(Summer Term 2021)

“Our twins have attended Oatlands Pre-School for over a year now and we are so incredibly happy with the fun and nurturing environment that they are lucky enough to experience every day. Starting something new like pre-school was a challenge for our two due to their very shy nature. However, I am so pleased we chose Oatlands for their first big step in life as the teachers were just wonderful in making them comfortable and happy, and they soon settled perfectly. They absolutely love their pre-school and their faces light up when we say it’s a pre-school day! Both our twins have such close relationships with their teachers which we are so thankful for. They are so caring and happy to be around which makes us as parents so reassured and with no doubt in our minds that our children are being cared for beautifully. Oatlands are also great with treating each child individually, which as a parent of identical twins is so very important. I could not recommend Oatlands Pre-School enough, it is a wonderful place for any child!” 

Parents of children in Turtles

(Summer Term 2021)

“My son started at Oatlands pre-school in January 2019 when he had just turned two. He had no problems settling in right from the very start and having met his key worker and Lois before he started, I felt very much at ease. From the day he started up until this point (two and a half years later), he has always met me with a huge smile when I pick him up which shows me he has enjoyed his morning there. He loves going in and even asks about it during the holidays saying he misses it. He has made lots of lovely little friends and has very much enjoyed all the activities he has done at pre-school. It is clear to see how much he has learnt too. His key workers have been brilliant and my son speaks very fondly of them. I can’t recommend Oatlands pre-school highly enough and the staff are all doing a brilliant job.”

Dominique Lloyd-Walter

Mother to Dexter – Seahorses Class

(Summer Term 2021)

Lois and her team have provided a wonderfully supportive, stimulating and safe environment for our daughter as she has taken her first tentative steps in life without parents at her side. I will always be immensely grateful for all that Oatland’s pre-school has been able to offer our daughter at this challenging time with the arrival of Covid, when life has been otherwise so socially restricted for the little ones. Thank you! 

Mother to Lydia in Seahorses Class

(Summer Term 2021)

“This year has been an unusual year to say the least. Oatlands Preschool has continued to provide a caring and supportive environment that has enabled my daughter to flourish. She has happily gone to Pre-School every day and has enjoyed the variety of activities on offer. The staff are amazing and the Pre-School’s biggest asset. My younger daughter is already looking forward to starting next year! ”

Parent to child in Seahorses Class

(Summer Term 2021)

“My girls have grown so much since starting at Oatlands Pre School.  The nurturing atmosphere has helped them to learn new things every day, make friends and they are so excited to go to school every day. It has been such a pleasure to watch them grow and learn in the last two years since starting at the pre school. What a great start to their learning journey.”

Selena Docherty

Mother to children in Seahorses Class

(Summer Term 2021)

“We love Oatlands preschool! What a friendly, nurturing, caring place where my daughter has made lots of friends, had lots of fun and learned lots of new things. The teachers are amazing, always have a smile on their faces and really get to know the children as individuals. The preschool went above and beyond my expectations helping us to settle our daughter and ensured she always had a fabulous day. I always felt total confidence and in safe hands with Lois and the team especially throughout the ups and downs of the pandemic. Thank you so much for everything you do and for having such a positive impact on my little girl.”

Parent to child in Seahorses Class

(September 2021)

“My daughter absolutely loved her time at Oatlands Pre-School, she settled in so well from day one. As parents we were blown away by the environment, facilities and the caring nature of every single member of staff. There are so many different themes, activities and learning experiences each week and my daughter comes out every day with a big smile on her face ready to tell me what she has learnt or made. It was a joy to be part of such a lovely community.”

Kate

(September 2021)

“It is the second year that our little boy is going to Oatlands Pre-School, and we all love it. Everyday he’s really happy to join his friends and can’t wait to see which activities or crafts will be planned. I always felt very confident there and I never had any doubt about anything. I know he will have a great day, will be safe and will be with very kind and lovely staff. They do a great job by providing a safe, caring and learning environment for the children. They simply love kids and you really feel it. Communication is also very easy between staff and parents, which makes it also very reassuring for those parents who would be worried to leave their child for the first time.The place is very welcoming and the multicultural environment is a great benefit for the children. Loved it !” 

Anne-Sophie, September 2018

“Our little boy attended Lions Room at Oatlands preschool when we moved out of London to Weybridge. I can quite happily say, he utterly adored the preschool, as did we! The staff are caring and nurturing, the children take part in loads of amazing activities to keep them entertained, and our son made some lovely friends who he now goes to school with every day. I would recommend the preschool to anyone in a heartbeat, and only wish we had been able to use it for more than one year.”  

Hannah, June 2018

“Both my children have been lucky enough to attend Oatlands Preschool - M in 2016/17 and J started in 2017, and is still there. The loving, nurturing, creative and supportive environment created by Lois and her team is truly outstanding! Each child is gently encouraged to be the best they can be with a keen focus on learning through enjoyment and play. My daughter started big school a happy, confident and eager learner thanks to Oatlands preschool.” 

Rhonwen, October 2018

“The care of the staff and the nurturing environment of the pre-school has always been it's greatest quality. All three of my children loved going where they were encouraged to enjoy to the full and participate every day. They each have made friendships that have continued through the years and that is why Oatlands Pre-school plays a very special role within the Oatlands community. The staff deal so kindly and professionally with the children, they always promote independence and individuality by giving the children scope to explore and inquire about the world around them and themselves. They choose exciting activities every day that keep the children engaged and interested. We have always thought it like winning the jackpot of pre-schools when our children went there!”

Aoife, July 2018

“The first day our daughter arrived at Oatlands, she bounded in to Tigers Room. A year on and she is flourishing now in Lions. Not only are the staff kind and caring. They are fun, nurturing and have been extremely thorough, especially with the odd incident which cropped up. Children are encouraged, love the activities and have a structured morning with focused learning and play. The staff are extremely welcoming and help nurture confident and happy children. It’s always a joy picking our daughter up to see what fun times she has been having. I have no hesitation in recommending Oatlands Pre-school.”

Jonathan, October 2018

I cannot speak highly enough of Oatlands Pre-School. All the staff and management are so gentle, kind and genuinely caring. Since my daughter joined the Tigers room it has been wonderful to see how much she has learnt and developed through the playful approach to learning provided. We certainly will miss it when the time comes to go to school - luckily we have another daughter who will attend so we get to enjoy the fun for another two years! 

Gemma, September 2018

“My daughter attended Oatlands Preschool for two years leading up to Reception. Our experience was wonderful in every way. The preschool staff genuinely care for the children unlike any preschool my older children ever attended. They also kept the children very safe with strict security protocol during drop off and pick up. I also loved that the snacks were donated each week by the parents so it was a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. My daughter made some great friendships and they really prepared the children to make it an easy transition to big kid school!”

Monica, July 2018

“We have had a great experience with Oatlands Pre-School. My son settled really easily, the staff are so caring, it’s like leaving him with family. My son is excited to go to preschool each day and can’t wait to find out what activities he’ll be doing, the activities are varied and well thought out. He’s progressing so weIl, we would definitely recommend this nursery and have done to friends.”

Dominique, October 2018