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Parents' comments

We recently asked our parents for some feedback via a parent questionnaire.  Thank you to all of you who replied.  It was great to have such a good response and for so many of you to take the time to fill in the questionnaire.

We asked what was most important when choosing a preschool.  Here are some of the responses...


  •     Location, happy, secure and friendly learning environment
  •     Whether our child would be happy there combined with flexibility and convenience
  •     Friendly open family feel and relaxing place my children can develop
  •     How friendly and welcoming the environment was
  •     How the other children were whilst visiting
  •     Facilities on offer i.e. the garden and how well equipped with toys, books, computer etc.
  •     Caring environment that a shy child would feel comfortable in
  •     Plenty of craft activities and outside play
  •     That is wasn't too big and overwhelming.  Hedgehogs is a lovely size
  •     Friendly and feel like home surroundings
  •     That is was a place I could see my child happy in
  •     That there was a nice outside area
  •     That the staff were caring and have my child's best interest at heart
  •     Able to give care to individual needs and giving the child the feeling of security
  •     Knowledgeable staff
  •     A small friendly place that was like home to my child
  •     Emotional well being and safety
  •     My child's happiness
  •     Small, friendly, understanding, helpful and supportive


We then asked what parents like best about Hedgehogs and here are some of these responses...

  •     My child really enjoys the company of all carers and children there
  •     The caring and nurturing my daughter receives
  •     Different rooms allowing smaller groups
  •     Garden and garden learning
  •     The daily bulletin on the window (what we have done today)
  •     I feel relaxed and know both the boys have felt the same
  •     My daughter sees her key worker as her friend
  •     The care given by the staff and willingness to take on additional knowledge and work to help individual children
  •     Absolutely everything!
  •     The staff are amazing with each and every child - now all three of my youngest children have attended
  •     Caring staff who clearly love children
  •     I feel my child is comfortable and safe.  She is happy to attend and talks about her friends
  •     The great communication from the preschool about how my child is settling in
  •     It isn't too big and it's always so welcoming
  •     Always something for the children to do
  •     Always thinking of new activities to do with the children
  •     Children go outside a lot
  •     Everyone who works there knows my child and will help me or talk to me if I need it
  •     Always willing to speak to me about my child
  •     100% the staff
  •     Great setting - good half way house between childminder/at home and school
  •     How much my children love going
  •     Good reputation

We asked our parents whether based on their experience, they would recommend Hedgehogs to another parent. 

  • We were delighted that 100% of responses were yes.