Testimonials

When we moved to the area 5 years ago we looked at a few nurseries in the area. In Toad Hall we found everything that we wanted and needed for our children. Most importantly we wanted to know, not just think, that our children were in safe hands and that no harm would come to them. I cannot think of anything more paramount to a parent. The staff at Toad Hall rose to the occasion and have always, in five years with three children, gone above and beyond in their care for our children.

The staff genuinely care, form strong bonds with the children for whom they care and from this foundation they promote excellent emotional, educational and physical development. Our children blossomed in this environment. We all worry about our children, especially when we are not with them. Yet I know that the peace of mind the staff at Toad Hall gave to us was invaluable in allowing us to perform our duties safely.

I have lost count of the number of times that Toad Hall Nursery saved the day, always been impressed by their diligence and attention to detail, often pleasantly surprised by their patience, kindness and most importantly their safeguarding for those in their care. On the sporadic occasions that I have witnessed their first aid skills they have never been lacking.

I have no hesitation in recommending Toad Hall Nursery to any family that is in need of childcare.

– Dr Aamir Ansari


Deciding to send our two boys to Toad Hall nursery has been one of the best decisions we have made. Both of our boys settled in really quickly and have enjoyed all of the different learning and fun activities created for them. The staff are approachable and go the extra mile when required. Having a large outdoor play area and the animals to look after have made our boys time at the nursery a fun one”.

– Toad Hall customer for 4 years.


My daughter went to Toad Hall just one session 9-2, sometimes stayed for a longer session, for about two years, so I could have easily caught staff ‘off guard’ as arriving at different times, and honestly have never had a single thing to fault them over (and I’m quite fussy!) Would highly recommend them in every way – great activities, food, cleanliness, General safety of staff and children, the staff knew her well and she was always engaged and happy. Staff always seemed very happy and knew their roles well, can’t recommend them enough.

– Shelagh


Having a children’s theatre school business (that also runs classes at Toad Hall), I was particularly stringent when selecting a nursery for my daughter. Not only am I 100% happy with the amazing staff and my daughter’s development I was particularly impressed with the safeguarding checks carried out on myself and my team to be able to carry out classes at the nursery.

– Shelley


Harry first came to Toad Hall at 9 months old. Now coming up to 3 years and 9 months, the time has come to say farewell to his second home.

Right from the start, Toad Hall and all the staff involved with Harry’s care and wellbeing have been fantastic: as parents, we have really appreciated the openness, friendliness, support and flexibility throughout Harry’s development, from Tiddlers to Natterjacks. Harry has made some great friends, both children and staff (“teachers”). And the location is lovely (worth running the gauntlet down Edneys Hill and in/out of the car park on occasion!).

Harry should have the last words: “My favourite thing at Natterjacks is the magic show that has the button and that press the thing up”.
“My favourite thing outside is the blue bike”.
“Teachers tell Natterjacks people they can listen, when they are reading a story”.
“My favourite story is Sleeping Chicken. She goes on a boat and she follows the moon. But only pretend”.

– Harry, Tracey & Paul


I put both my girls in Toad Hall from 12 weeks old full time until a couple of days before they started school because of work commitments.

Oldest now 7 nearly 8 and youngest 5 so both at school full time, and still use the holiday club they offer to this day.

Both have had serious medical problems from (different problems) and spent a lot of time in hospitals but still since starting school have always been working a year above what they should academically.

I cannot fault Toad hall in any way for the care, support they had and do still show my girls and myself when they are there.

I would always highly recommended them to any mum that would want their child to have a great, stable, loving environment to start that will always put the child’s needs first.

– Josey


Toad Hall totally restored my faith in nursery care. The staff are so attentive and take time to get to know each child as an individual. My daughters have blossomed in their care and even though my youngest started school 2 weeks ago she asks to go and see the staff at toad hall every day (I must do that soon!) The setting is idyllic and the kids love the nature walks and animals. Their child protection process is second to none and the range of activities is huge. They do tons of charity work and help support parents going through tough times as a collective. I’m incredibly fussy and critical and I don’t have a bad word to say about them.

– Estelle


Just to say a massive thank you and congratulations for such a fantastic Nativity yesterday for the pre school unit, I was so impressed and couldn’t stop smiling the whole way through! My daughter is still singing the songs and all the children looked fantastic! Well done to all the staff!
But thanks again and well done on such a fabulous Nativity!

– Toad Hall customer


Our daughter attended Toad Hall for a year prior to starting school. We moved her to Toad Hall from another local nursery, where she had been attending for 18 months, after recommendations from a work colleague who’s 2 children attended. We moved our daughter as she was not enjoying the time spent at the previous nursery, and exhibiting behavioural tendencies such as biting her peers. After one month at Toad Hall our daughter settled in really well, and having Rupert and Rosie the donkeys to greet and see each morning really helped. The staff were also excellent in helping my daughter adjust to her new surroundings, and agreed a plan with us to help prevent my daughter from biting her peers. Our daughter became a confident, happy social child enjoying time playing with new friends, going on nature walks and helping to care for the animals. Although our daughter was looking forward to starting school, we knew that she would miss her friends and the staff at Toad Hall. Our daughter has returned to Toad Hall since starting school to attend holiday club and reports that she really enjoyed herself, seeing some of her old friends, the staff and going on a trip to the cinema.
As parents we felt the staff really supported us and helped with stopping the biting, and involved and informed us of our daughters activities and daily time spent at pre-school. Our daughter is looking forward to spending future time at the holiday club and we our happy that she enjoys attending Toad Hall and regard the staff the have previously cared for her, and care for her during holiday club, in the highest esteem.

– Toad Hall customer