"I am very glad that my son goes to Langley Gorse nursery. We chose it after my friend's recommendation and fabulous reviews of other parents, which all proved to be true in every sense. Our child was not very social before starting nursery and was unsettled in new surroundings. He needed extensive settling in sessions but Kelly and all the staff at Langley Gorse never gave up. Senco's visits were arranged for him as well. Now he goes to nursery very happily.
His social skills have improved a lot. His speech is progressing well and he enjoys his time there.
A key person for each child is there everyday and I get a complete account of his daily activities, diet and any other developments. We love him being there."

Eram - Mum
 


"Our son has been attending Langley Gorse for 2 years now and loves it, so much so he doesn’t want to come home some days! When we were looking for a nursery, we wanted somewhere with lots of outdoor space as well as indoor, which they have plenty of, and utilise really well for activities all year round. I was really impressed with the food offering – variety, amount of fruit & veg, number of meals, and we now have a toddler who eats pretty much anything! The staff are fantastic and very approachable; I would have no hesitation in recommending Langley Gorse and would urge any prospective parent to go and visit. As soon as I walked in for my first visit, my instinct was that this was the place for us, and it most definitely has been. "

Sophie - Mum
 

 

"I chose Langley Gorse as my daughter’s nursery before she had even been born, as upon visiting it took me less than 5 minutes looking around this fantastic day nursery to see and feel that she would be happy, safe and cared for by the friendly, professional, polite and pleasant staff.  My daughter has settled well, she loves the variety of each day and in particular the girls who take care of her and teach her wonderful things.  The beautiful setting means she gets to see the horses most days and when it comes to home time she is reluctant to leave!
 
I feel confident leaving my daughter in the care of the staff, I know they have her best interests at heart, and on a personal level the support I have received from the nursery has been amazing."

Tina - Mum

 
 
"Langley Gorse Day Nursery is a fantastic place to send your child. The location is amazing and  the outside play area is second to none. It’s a real gem in a rural setting. My son has been coming to this nursery since he was 6 months old and he absolutely loves it. I have seen him develop from a baby to to a very confident and sociable toddler with the support of the staff at Langley Gorse. They are a real credit to Kelly ( Manager), they are all friendly, approachable and do an amazing job.  I could not ask for more from a nursery, i would highly recommend it to anyone." 

Alison - Mum
 
 

"Langley Gorse Nursery is a safe, welcoming and friendly environment with experienced staff who are responsive to my child’s physical and emotional needs. Most importantly, my child is happy and loves all the varied and well organised activities she does each day, as well as the many friends she has made."

Jo - Mum
 
 
 
"The best decision my husband and I ever made regarding the social, emotional and academic development and progress of our children was to send them the Langley Gorse Nursery.  The dedication and commitment of staff is outstanding.   
 
My son left Langley Gorse last year to start school in Reception.  He absolutely loved his time at Langley Gorse.  We thoroughly believe in the instrumental part Langley Gorse played in developing the independent, confident, social and clever little boy that we, as parents, are proud of every day.  We literally cannot thank them enough. The preparation that Langley Gorse provided was second to none with him seamlessly transitioning into school without any problems.  When he left them he was without a doubt 'school ready' and he is going from strength to strength thanks to the wonderful foundation Langley Gorse provided.
 
My daughter has attended the nursery since she was just 9 months old.  She still attends now and  literally cannot wait to go every morning. She loves the staff and environment and above all loves to engage and learn both academically and socially.  The learning environment both indoors and outdoors is amazing and is continually evolving to provide her with the best learning experience we could want for her.  She is continually being supported and challenged.
 
What I love most about Langley Gorse is their ability to enhance and understand every child and parent as an individual.  My children are such different personalities yet the nursery have managed to nurture, support and develop them in such unique ways - not only through targeting them in the setting but also in the time and advice and interaction with us as parents. Being parents is the hardest thing we have had to do - but it's something that, for us, has been made so much easier and more enjoyable through the interaction, guidance and  advice offered by Langley Gorse.  We really do feel like that we work as a team alongside the amazing staff there in providing our children the best possible start in life. For us we couldn't ask for more."

Stephanie - Mum
 
 
 
"We have 2 children at Langley Gorse and can’t praise them enough. From their first date settling in until now, we have felt comfortable and at ease leaving our children in their safe hands.  We get constant progress reports and our children are developing so well, thanks to their hard work.  It’s lovely to hear our eldest talking so happily about her friends and teachers at nursery."

Claire - Mum

 

 

"From the moment my two girls started, all the staff and management made them feel very welcome and part of a family there.
The support I received for my eldest child when she was diagnosed with autism was absolutely amazing.  I cannot thank the staff there enough. My youngest daughter is still there and loved every minute of it."

Clare - Mum

 

 

"I think all the staff are wonderful and they look after my son very well."

John - Dad

 


"Langley Gorse Nursery is friendly and welcoming, the staff are approachable and my daughter enjoys her time here very much."

Jennifer - Mum

 


"Gabriel loves coming to Langley Gorse Day Nursery so much that the only time we have tears is when it's time to go! The staff and facilities are exceptional. Our son could not be happier or better cared for. Thank you."

Charlotte - Mum

 


"Having worked for Birmingham Local Authority advising Early Years settings about best practice, my expectations of nursery for my son are extremely high. As well as being stimulated and having access to lovely resources, my baby enjoys love, care and cuddles from the wonderful staff. Above all, I want my baby to feel loved and safe in his nursery and the staff at Langley Gorse have provided just that. I could not be happier with how he has settled and wholeheartedly recommend this nursery. Thank you so much for making him feel so happy and for putting a very nervous Mummy and Daddy at ease. You are all fabulous!"

Natasha - Mum


"Children enjoy a stimulating and varied range of play and learning experiences in this well organised and inclusive setting. Relationships with parents are very strong and supportive, ensuring children receive individualised care (and) children feel happy and settled. The effective 'key person' system ensures that each child receives close and personal attention helping them to feel safe and re-assured. Children's safety and well being is further promoted through robust risk assessment procedures, which ensure that children can move freely around their designated rooms.

Children are valued as individuals and practice is inclusive (ensuring) that the needs of each child are met. Activity plans are well developed and show how the individual needs of each child are supported and their 'next steps' are clearly identified. Toys, books and picture resources are used effectively to develop children's awareness of diverse communities and lifestyles. As a result, children develop a positive attitude and an active approach towards equality and diversity. Significant investment in good quality resources ensure that children enjoy a bright, stimulating and welcoming environment in which they settle quickly and develop their curiosity and interest.

Highly successful partnerships with parents ensure that children are cared for according to their individual needs. Comments and views received from parents are positive and complimentary. They feel well informed about the nursery developments and educational programmes. This helps them to support their child both within the setting and at home.

Children make good progress towards their early learning goals because they are actively engaged in a well balanced programme of activities which presents good levels of challenge.For example, babies are
inquisitive and curious. They delight in lifting objects in and out of boxes and listening to the sounds of different musical instruments.

They find out how things work as they press buttons and operate action toys. They develop their physical skills as they practice co-ordinated movements between the furniture and smile proudly as they negotiate the steps to slides on the indoor climbing equipment. Toddlers become excited as they experiment with a variety of tools and containers as they play in the sand. They learn to follow instructions for safe behaviour as staff gently guide them. Staff skilfully encourage children to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a variety of ways, such as in the role play corner and during small group discussion times. They value special events in children's lives, offering ideas and support to enhance children's learning at home.

Children take part in planting and growing projects, taking responsibility for watering seeds to grow into flowers and vegetables, and develop a sense of time as they self register their names at the beginning of the day and when they are ready to serve themselves a snack. Children behave well because the staff act as positive role models. They speak kindly to the children, offering positive encouragement to celebrate children's successful achievements!"

OFSTED Report, April 2011



"The induction process for new children at Langley Gorse Day Nursery is second to none. My husband and I viewed a number of nurseries before selecting Langley Gorse for our son to attend and no other one came anywhere close with regard to flexibility of approach offered at the nursery. It is clear that staff are genuinely concerned that all children should settle at their own pace, attending as many sessions as necessary, with or without parents before their official start date. Our son has taken a while to become used to being left at nursery, taking more 'settling sessions' than many children, but being able to have flexible additional sessions helped greatly in alleviating both his and our own anxieties.

We have every faith in the staff who we know take great care or our son in our absence and would highly recommend Langley Gorse. Thank you for all you do!"

Emma - Mum