Parent Reviews

We have now set up a profile on and Pre-School parents are welcome to leave reviews on this site. The reviews can be accessed via the link above or going to the home page and putting in our postcode RH5 4JX or any local postcode and sorting by ‘distance’.

The Good Care Guide (2014-2018)

To see what St Mary’s parents said about us on the “Good Care Guide” (an online independent review website for care providers including childcare) between 2014 and 2018 please click on the following link. [The Good Care Guide has now changed to focus purely on the care of the elderly reviews.]

St Mary’s Pre-School Good Care Guide Reviews 2014-2018

Here is an example review from The Good Care Guide:

“Wonderful Pre-School. St Mary’s Pre-School is an intimate Pre-School with very inclusive and flexible values which appeal to many in the community. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff’s commitment to the children is outstanding.” (Parent review,

Feedback 2023

Thank you to each and every one of you for making X’s first school experience such a great one.
- Thank you all so much for your kindness and patience with X this year! He has loved coming to preschool and seeing him so happy has been fantastic for us! Thank you for all again for being part of X’s journey.
- Thank you for all of your hard work this year and for taking such wonderful care of X.
– Thank you for helping X to settle so well into preschool. She loves every minute of being there and talks about you all very often and wakes up every day asking to go to preschool.
– We just wanted to say a big thank you for the care and support you have given X this year. Your flexibility, empathy and compassion after…………really made us feel safe and comfortable sending her back to preschool.
- We can’t thank you all enough for the care, patience and kindness that you have shown X. He has had such a lovely experience at St Mary’s; all your hard work is truly appreciated.
- Thank you so much for everything you have done for X over the last two years. She’s come so far from that little lockdown toddler and it’s been wonderful to see her confidence grow and be able to make friends.
- Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given me and mummy over the last 2 years. I am going to miss you all so much.
- Seven years has flown by but St Mary’s has been our one constant! Never any doubt that they were always as happy as they could be. Thank you for all your support. St Mary’s will always be very special to us all!
- Thank you for all that you’ve done, taking care of me and making it so fun.
- Thank you for looking after me and helping me grow! Thanks to you all for teaching me school isn’t scary. I have come so far because of St Mary’s. Me and my Mummy will miss each and everyone of you.
- Thank you so much for this last year, you have all helped me grow and develop so that I am ready for school in September. I have loved St Mary’s as have my Mummy and Daddy.
- Thank you all so very much for everything you have all done for X. She has loved her time at St Mary’s.
- What a truly incredible team you all make! You should be so proud of what you achieve with each and every child that comes through those doors. Thank you for being such an unforgettable part of X’s young life. The next chapter has a lot to live up to.
- Thank you for helping X to settle so well into Pre-school. She loves every minute of being there and talks about you all very often and wakes up everyday asking to to Pre-school.
- Thank you for all of your hard work this year and for taking such wonderful care of X.
- Thank you to each and everyone of your for making X’s first school experience such a great one!

2023 SEN Feedback

- Dear Tina, I’ll be honest, we would have been lost without you! What an amazing support you have been in getting X ready for school. I really can’t thank you enough. We will miss you all a lot! (Card received July 2023)

- Dear Tina, Thank you so much for all your help, time and guidance with X and all things SEND. We really appreciate everything you have done to help. (Card received July 2023)

- Thank you for everything you have all done for X. We all know he can have good and bad days and I couldn’t ask for him to have been looked after any better than you all have. Thank you also for the fantastic support you have all been to me as well. (Card received July 2023)

- Thank you so much for looking after the boys so well over the years. And thank you for all your support with everything! I know X will miss you all very much. (Card received July 2023)

-Thank you so much for all your support this year with X. You accepted him at St Mary’s with no issues when no one else would and we can’t thank you enough! You have been absolutely fantastic with us and thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put in this year to helping us with the DLA and EHCP needs assessment. We wouldn’t be more grateful! We know you will have made a different to X’s life, so thank you again so so much!! (Card received July 2023)

Feedback 2022

- thank you for all your care of X as well as your support of our family at this time.
– thank you all for the amazing work you do helping us shape a bright future for our most beloved little friends
- thank you for 2 fantastic years with X. They haven’t been the easiest but you have all made them brilliant for her and all the other children. I can’t believe she is off to school and that our time in your wonderful preschool is now over. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and support in both the children’s early years. St Mary’s will always be remembered in our home for all the wonderful years X & X have enjoyed.
- thank you for taking care of our daughter for your support warmth and great commitment. X spent2 beautiful years under your wings and we will always remember that time with fondness
- thank you for all the adventures i’ve had at pre-school. I’m so excited for my new challenge but will miss lovely St Mary’s.
- Thank you very much for looking after us this past two years! We have had some great time.
- To all you lovely ladies at St mary’s Pre-School, thank you for everything you have done for X at his time in nursery. Each and every one of you are amazing. There isn’t enough words to say how thankful we both are for you all. I will certainly miss you all but not as much as X will. Honestly thank you all so much!
(Cards received July 2022)

Feedback 2021

Thank you so much for being so flexible with timings and extra sessions for X. We are sad that X’s time was so short with you. You really run a fantastic Pre-School. We have been so impressed by the caring staff and stimulating environment you provide for the children. I have no doubt that your Pre-School is outstanding. You go above and beyond and your offer during lockdown was amazing. We are sad to say goodbye but a sincere thank you from all of us to you and your wonderful staff for all you have done for X. (Card received July 2021)

2021 SEN Feedback

What can I say but Thank You!! You’ve helped us through what was a very daunting process and always pushed for the very best outcome for X. We will be forever grateful! He has thrived at St Mary’s and it’s been wonderful to see the progress he’s made. Thank you for everything, we couldn’t have got this far without you. Love from X. (Card received July 2021)

Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family over the past 4 years! We wouldn’t have opened our eyes to the struggles X was having without your support and kindness. You went above and beyond to give X the best support and start to his life. I’m still so grateful for you coming to X’s appointment at hospital. It was something that was not part of your job but you supported us as a family out of the kind ness of your heart. We had no idea what any of the procedures were, what paperwork needed to be filled out, or what the next steps were, but you were there the whole way through. When we were lost in the depths of it all, you were our guiding light. Then the terrible two started their journey with you, and I knew they were in the best hands! The twins came with a lot of stress and paperwork and you never hesitated to take them under your wing. You gave them the opportunity to be able to start sooner than we could afford, and gave them space when the world was struggling, which in turn gave me some space to be a better parent. They have both been given the best start to the rest of their life and I have been given the knowledge and tools from you to be strong enough for them. Our thanks will never be enough for how grateful we are to you. X. (Card received July 2021)

Facebook Feedback 2019

The following testimonials are taken from our closed Facebook page and were posted by July 2019 leavers’ parents (or carers):

“Thank you so much for everything you have done for X, each one of you are amazing, I can really see the effort you put in to develop his early stage of his journey, X will miss you all.”

“Thank you for looking after me, building my confidence and making my ‘Pre-school experience’ over the last 2.5 years a safe, fun, adventurous, exciting, kind, caring and most of all happy one. X will miss you all. Thanks ladies for everything.”

“Thank you everyone at st Mary’s. X has had the best time and will miss you all so much.”
“X will miss you all very much. She’s loved every moment of pre school, and has made so many friends.”
“Thank you to everyone who made X’s 2.5 years at St Mary’s pre school so special. We couldn’t have asked for more. I know he is going to miss you all very much.”
“A massive Thank you to each and every single staff member at St Mary’s. You have all been so amazing with X and we couldn’t have wished for a better pre school. He talks about you individually so much I know he will miss you all.”
“Thank you All for making X’s time at pre school such a happy one! He has learnt so much from all of you ladies and has grown in confidence! I’ve also appreciated the friendly faces and advice! we really will miss you all.”
“Thanks to the whole team for your care and enthusiasm. Hudson is very sad to be leaving but he’s well-prepared for the next stage.”

Facebook Feedback 2018

The following testimonials are taken from our closed Facebook page and were posted by July 2018 leavers’ parents (or carers):

“So today is the end of an era for us, 2 and half years at St Mary’s Preschool comes to an end. I cannot thank the staff enough for everything they have done for X. A huge thank you to J for having such a special bond with him and also T & L for putting up with me and all my questions! Who’d have thought that quiet little boy would end up with a personality larger than life – now to the next chapter “ (Child X’s mum)

“Thank you St Mary’s for making the extra effort helping my little lady settle in. You work hard and I’m happy leaving her with a great team.”

“Thank you MN and all the wonderful staff at St Mary’s for looking after X so fabulously over the last two years, we will miss you all very much xx” (Child X’s Mum)

“Thank you to everyone at St Mary’s X has had the best time with you all especially MB. She has come on leaps and bounds and we will all miss you very much.” (Child X’s Mum)

Facebook Feedback 2017

The following testimonials are taken from our closed Facebook page and were posted by July 2017 leavers’ parents (or carers):

“Thank you so much for everything you have done Child X during her time with you. She genuinely loved every minute and we will miss you all very much.” (Child X’s mum)

“Thank you St. Mary’s for another great (sports) day! I still can’t believe Child X won’t be coming back! We feel very privileged that Child X got to be part of such a special school with all you lovely ladies to look after him! We will miss you!”

“Huge thank you to all the staff at St Mary’s for a wonderful year full of fun! A big thank you to Tina who has worked tirelessly with me to ensure Child X gets the very best support in her new placement. And a particularly large thank you to Jessica who has been a constant source of wonder to Child X( and me!), with her endless enthusiasm and tireless energy! Staff member X, you’ve taken a little girl who was mute at the start of September, and helped her develop into a rather chatty little madam and I honestly can’t thank you enough. I genuinely believe you’ve made the most incredible difference to her future. Child Y is very lucky to have you as his key worker too.”

“Thank you so much to all the staff at St Mary’s making Child X’s time with you one that she will always remember. You all deserve a lovely break and lots of rest.”

“Thank you all for a fab sports day! It was the perfect way to end an amazing time at St Mary’s. Wishing you all a lovely summer break. Thank you all so much.”

“Thank you everyone for a fabulous sports day yesterday! And thank you to all the lovely ladies at St Marys for all their hard work and support for the past couple of years. Child X had a fantastic time and I cannot believe she is ready to start her big school now.”

“I would not change anything at all, Pre-School is just perfect just the way it is. Warm, inviting, friendly and the children love it.”

“I honestly couldn’t think of any changes, it’s such a lovely setting and the staff are so friendly and approachable.”

“Everything in the Pre-School is perfect….”

“Thank you…. for doing a great job with our son.”

“….(child) always full of chatter about St Mary’s and really enjoys it. The staff are always supportive. Thank you for all you do.”

“I cannot thank all the staff enough on settling X in at St. Mary’s and for helping to perfect X’s final stages of toilet training.”

“Fantastic staff, fantastic Pre-School.”

“St Mary’s is a great school, X has never been left with anyone before and has settled in very well, especially with his key person. Everyone is great.”

“I have been very impressed with all the wonderful ideas and learning that is taking place every day.”

“Very impressed with the thoughtful and pro-active way the children are engaged, encouraged and developed, especially having had the chance to compare to another Pre-School. I also appreciate the flexibility shown.”

“We are more than happy with the care our daughter receives at St. Mary’s. X is very happy to go to Pre-School. X’s key worker is very kind and easy to talk to. We are particularly like the variety of activities available every session.”

“I feel that St. Mary’s dealt with the lead up to school brilliantly, and X was well prepared and settled quickly. Brilliant nursery and staff, I highly recommend.”

“The school is just perfect, I love each one of them (staff), so respectable teachers.”

“It’s perfect school, staff are great.”

“Thank you for having so easy an approach, helpful and understanding! Continue your fab work!”

“Delighted with the nursery so far. X has settled in so well and we’ve all been made to feel so welcome.”