Welcome to our blog, here you will find recent Nursery-wide updates, job prospects, testamonials, photographs and more.
What the parents say
"The staff at Nightingale are helpful and friendly. The staff really know the individual child and remember things they are interested in and what is important to them."
"Nightingale have a lovely size garden for the children so they are getting fresh air, exercise and a different environment to play in. Large selection of toys to play with, each with an educational element and also in good clean condition."
" At Nightingale, they are extremely caring and wonderful with the children but also brilliant interacting with parents too."
"We moved Olivia to Blossom Years Imperial in January- Previously we had a very tired and unhappy little girl, who is now having a fabulous time! She gets involved with so much more, she has learned new songs, games and how to write her name properly. She has learnt more these past few months than she has in her 3 years at her previous setting. Your team knows what my daughter needs and that makes the most difference of all. She is happy, healthy and thriving. We are a much happier family now and we are all very excited for her to start school in September."
C. R. W
"All of my children have been to Blossom Years and loved it, with all making some very special bonds with each of the team. I think the job Rachel has done has been incredible! Oliver will miss everyone, with special mentions to Billie, Elisha and Rosie."
To Dolores, Sally & the whole team at Blossom Years.
Words can't express just how grateful we are to you all for your investment into Eli's life. Moving back from Australia during covid was a massive change for him but being at preschool really helped him rebuild his confidence. He doesn't stop talking about you all at home & every time we pick him up he tells us he's had 'the best day' .
This is a very sad & sore goodbye for us as you've made a big impact on our son. We'll miss you very much!
p.s Thank you all for not just treating what you do as any old job, but putting your heart & passion into it. It makes all the difference & does not go unnoticed.
Darryll, Demi, Eli & Ava xxxx
" I moved to the area in August and actually used google to find preschools close by. Blossom Years on Nightingale Lane came up & the reviews were very good. I booked a visit & knew straight away, literally as soon as we walked in that this was the preschool I wanted Lottie to be in, I got such a warm feeling there. After already making my decision, numerous people from my daughters primary school also spoke very highly of the preschool & either had children that go or had previously went there. Lottie goes in smiling & comes out even more happy & for a mother, what more could I want :-) I am more than happy with the preschool & feel extremely lucky Lottie has a place there. "
Mark and I cannot thank you all enough at Blossom Years St Mary's for the love, kindness and support that you have given Nathan and our family during his time in your fantastic pre-school. When you think of Nathan do it with a smile, he is going to be very loved and very happy. You are all part of his life story, he will have these memories forever.
Love, Ruth & Mark
"When my son started at Blossom Years Nightingale Lane he had yet to be diagnosed with ASD. Right from the start the staff quickly observed the difficulties my son was having at pre-school and were very proactive at obtaining him the funding and help he required.
The staff are very approachable and always make time to discuss any concerns I’ve had and even offered advice on behavioural issues only seen at home. They are also excellent at communicating and keeping me up to date with information regarding nursery including regular discussions and feedback on how my sons SEN are being met.
During the diagnosis process the staff filled in forms very thoroughly and upon receiving the diagnosis rapidly implemented any suggestions made on the report. Each time I drop my son off at pre-school I walk away content in the knowledge that he is safe and happy in the hands of excellent and caring staff. Choosing Blossom Years as my sons pre-school was the best decision I made. HF "
The overall experience of Blossom Years can be summed up in three words " A Beautiful memory". It is the end of a wonderful time in our child's early years. We as parents are extremely pleased we sent our son to this Pre-school of all Pre-schools that were available. He made lots of new friends and the staff were overwhelming exceptional and professional in all events.
Many Many Thanks. S.B & I.B
With three children we have been coming to Blossom Years Nightingale Lane for a very long time, and we have all loved every moment. The team and the setting have gone from strength to strength and the love and care given to each and every child has been amazing. To watch our children learn and grow as individuals has been wonderful, and my only regret is I don't have another baby to entrust to their care.
Thank you so much for everything you have taught all three of my girls, it has been a wonderful start to their journey to adulthood.
Thank you again.
With Love K.R
Dear Maggie, Renee, Julie and everyone at Blossom Years,
Today is Vaanya's last day at preschool. As I Mum, I must say that Vaanya had a GREAT time in the last years here. She enjoyed every moment here. These years are special to her and gave her the right platform to develop and make friends, learn and above all become a very confident girl! Thanks to the staff here for your effort and making her experience a WONDERFUL one.
A BIG THANK YOU and best wishes forever. R.S
Thank you for treating my son so kindly - He has always been shy but Blossom Years has allowed him to flourish and become more confident. I would recommend this nursery to everyone. A.C
Wonderful, caring and warm people. Family like atmosphere and well organised. Lovely environment for our daughter. Thank you A.M
She has loved her time with Blossom Years Nightingale lane, She comes home singing songs she has learnt and telling stories of the fun she has had. Thank you !
You’re most welcome Renee. It’s a pleasure to help you all. You do a wonderful job with our kids. Thank you to the lovely and caring team at Blossom Years Nightingale Lane. They do a wonderful job and my daughter feels incredibly happy and safe there."
I was fortunate to be able to attend a ‘Little Explorers’ session last Wednesday. I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough and detailed the session was. The children learned a number of valuable life skills without realising. Skills such as listening, sharing, patience and awareness. They each contributed to the session and had a very good rapport with Mandy, their Forest School leader.
Mandy was enthusiastic, full of energy and able to hold the attention of the group. I was so pleased to see how engaged my 3 year old daughter was. In the past she has been anxious before attending the sessions but Mandy and her music drum won her over. She now talks very positively about her Little Explorers sessions after nursery on a Wednesday when I collect her.
As a mother of three young children, two of whom are in primary school, I appreciate how important it is for children to experience outdoor learning and to learn about the environment around us.
Thank you so much. Paula, Pauline, Sarah and Joyce has been absolutely amazing with Lilah she will miss them very much. You have some wonderful staff and such a lovely nursery setting. Many thanks
"If you ever need any reviews of the nursery for promotional material or if any prospective new parents I would be happy to recommend Blossom Years. Over the last 5/6 years we have used 5 childcare providers with both of our sons and the only one we have been 100% happy with is yourselves. "
Many thanks, MW
"Rachel and Lillie have been very helpful and have provided me with lots of information regarding my daughter starting Blossom Years in January. They have made me feel comfortable in leaving her in their care."
"All three of my children have attended Blossom Years and we've been delighted how each of them have flourished and learned through play and the attention of the wonderful Nightingale Rd team."
Hello to all the team!
I've come home from Akiras first parents evening and wanted you to know how she is doing. Yet again they asked what pre school she went to as they praised you again. Akira is in the top set for her phonics. She has settled in really well. Enjoys the role play area and doing number work. She can often be found at the writing table doing independent writing of her letters.
I can't thank you enough for providing such an amazing platform for her - she is excelling at school and it's thanks to you all. She misses you all and speaks of you all fondly.
Many Thanks as always.
Just want to say how proud u should be of today's events. It was so lovely esp the graduation etc. I have to say i really am happy with how u r running the play school and the changes u have made. Jack loves school now so much and cries if he isn't going in lol. Plus as u know my baby Frankie is starting in Sept. I totally trust u and your team and that u will look after him. You might not feel it but you have settled in so quickly with the children. (I know you helped out a lot before). But was so impressed today by how u know every child parent and sibling already.and so were a lot of other parents.
Anyway just thought I'd let u know u are doing such a good job and i know a lot of parents are very happy too.