TESTIMONIALS

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“The Learning Tree is a magical place! The staff are unbelievably caring, warm and so full of fun. Each child is celebrated for their unique personality and is so well looked after there. But above all it is the forest school ethos that makes the nursery so special for us. The staff are passionate about outdoor learning and we love to hear about the campfires, long walks, creating pictures from ice, wood sawing and other activities that they engage in. We have found that our son and daughter have developed independence, confidence and great problem solving skills as a result. What a wonderful place it is!” – Bryony
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“My son has been at The Learning Tree for 2 years and he absolutely loves it. The staff are fun and make every child feel like the most important person in the world, my son has formed really meaningful relationships with them all. Everyday at The Learning Tree is an adventure for him, full of fun, exploration and investigation. I feel that he is equally nurtured and challenged, he has thrived in the environment. My husband and I will be eternally grateful to Mona and the team for filling these precious early years with such wonderful memories for our son.” – Carmel
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“I have had two boys who have attended the Learning Tree Nursery in the past 3 years. We moved into the area and I was looking for a nursery where I felt comfortable leaving my children and it provided a safe and happy environment. It was a very stressful time and such a huge decision to make as you always hear of horror stories about what can happen if you place your child in a new place.

 

At the time our boys were 2 and 3 years old and very well settled where we previously lived. I knew that it was vital to their growth that the nursery provided care and support in all aspects of their individual development as well as supporting us as working parents.

 

We visited the Learning Tree and met with the owner, Mona, which in itself was very unusual as the other nurseries I visited I had only met the Manager. I was instantly put at ease and the boys went off to play as I was shown around. Mona explained that they are a very hands on nursery and that the children have freedom to develop in a structured and safe environment and are allowed to get very messy through play. It was also very important to me that the children had an outdoor space that they could explore as the boys needed to burn off all their excessive energy. Mona also explained that they run a forest programme and take children out into the community to learn road safety and to get to know the local area.

 

The boys started straight away and I knew that they were both very happy. I would pick them up and they would tell me of all the adventures that they had. Imagination and bringing it to life was a big bonus as well as the healthy eating programme that Mona implemented.

 

As parents we were supported through potty changing, speech development, reading and writing and preparing for big school.

 

It was with a very heavy heart that the boys had to leave to start primary School but I knew that they were given the best possible start through the work that the Learning Tree done with them.

 

The only advice I would give to new parents is to make sure that you have good waterproofs as your child will have an adventure of a lifetime and will get very messy… and they will be very happy!” – Maura

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“From the moment we met Mona, the nursery’s owner, we loved her positive energy and it is clearly contagious amongst the staff! As someone who works across a range of nurseries, I am often saddened by the staff that I meet who are clearly bored and not passionate about their roles, but the Learning Tree is full of fun, caring, energetic staff who seem to thoroughly enjoy the challenge of looking after our precious little ones, who is obviously adore them in return! – Emma Hibbert
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“When looking for a nursery for our daughter Maya The Learning Tree was the only nursery, we looked at 6, that talked about the children and what they were trying to achieve with them. It was immediately obvious that this setting was special. The children are loved and cared for while being given so many different opportunities to learn and explore. We were particularly attracted by the Forest Schools philosophy and the outdoor focus generally. Maya has thrived here. There is a real strong sense of family and community and we have all felt part of this wonderful place. I cannot recommend them highly enough. – Joanne McAlroy
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“My 3 year old attends this nursery and has done for a year and a half. We feel very lucky to have found the learning tree. It’s a rare setting, the staff here are a real team and there is a culture of mutual respect and professionalism. All of the preschool staff know and care about each individual child, turnover is very low and there is a family atmosphere. Our priority was to find a nurturing and safe community for our child, which we found at the learning tree. We have also been impressed by the creativity and innovation we see as the setting develops. My son comes home chatting about the flowers he is growing, a bracelet he made and the puppets he saw. He teaches me songs and chats about his friends and teachers. Most tellingly, he often asks to stay longer at pick up time. – Róisín O’Driscoll Wynne
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“I knew as soon as I’d met Mona that this was the right nursery for our curious, inquisitive two-year old! Mona and her team have created such a wonderful culture of creative learning, centred in play and the community, and have an incredible vision that each practitioner helps to manifest with their compassionate dedication to the children. My daughter LOVES being at The Learning Tree and has flourished since she began there this summer. I feel very fortunate to have found such a perfect little nursery and would not hesitate to recommend The Learning Tree to any parents keen for their child to learn through play, exploration and their environment. – Charlotte Bailey
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“My son attended ‘The Learning Tree’ when he was 9 months old. He still speaks of his nursery days fondly and wishes daily that he were back. Now aged 6, I am so proud of the person he is as influenced by The Learning Tree team. They had done a marvellous job taking care of my precious one and for that I am eternally grateful. – Harsha Rama
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“Working at The Learning Tree Childcare has changed my life in more ways than one. Feeling a sense of belonging in our ‘family’ as we like to call it, and knowing exactly where I want to be and what I want to do. I am forever grateful to Mona and Asif for their ongoing support and for opening up opportunities and developments I did not know I was capable of.

 

We all love what we do and it shows in the strong bonds between staff, parents and children. The Learning Tree values staff contributions and in the past 5 years it has been amazing to see the growth and development the setting has gone through; from a small cosy setting in Mona’s home to having our own building, I am so proud to be a part of it.” – Jade Williams

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“I consider it a privilege and a delight to be part of the team at The Learning Tree. The staff are so motivated and always full of joy. Working alongside them is a real pleasure and even though I have been teaching for many years I am often inspired and in awe of their many examples of good practice. I think what makes TLT such a great place to work is the fact that the children are at the heart of everything that happens and each child is celebrated and treated with respect. So whether we are eating porridge round the camp fire, telling stories in the wigwam or reciting poetry in the Library – I know a good time will be had by all! – Bryony Kite / Volunteer Qualified Teacher
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“I worked at the Learning Tree as an Early Years Student Teacher from January-June 2017. I had brilliant support from the team, which culminated in an outstanding grading at the end of my course, and will now be continuing to work at the Learning Tree. The thing I love about the Learning Tree is that ALL practitioners are passionate about the children and their learning, as well as their care. There are several family days, and we take the children on walks to get to know the local community, as well as spending a lot of time outdoors. There is a real family feel to the setting, and we enjoy welcoming new families into this. I am looking forward to continuing to broaden my knowledge and skills at the Learning Tree. – Catherine McHale / Student at UCL Institute of Education
+ WHAT PARENTS SAY
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“The Learning Tree is a magical place! The staff are unbelievably caring, warm and so full of fun. Each child is celebrated for their unique personality and is so well looked after there. But above all it is the forest school ethos that makes the nursery so special for us. The staff are passionate about outdoor learning and we love to hear about the campfires, long walks, creating pictures from ice, wood sawing and other activities that they engage in. We have found that our son and daughter have developed independence, confidence and great problem solving skills as a result. What a wonderful place it is!” – Bryony
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“My son has been at The Learning Tree for 2 years and he absolutely loves it. The staff are fun and make every child feel like the most important person in the world, my son has formed really meaningful relationships with them all. Everyday at The Learning Tree is an adventure for him, full of fun, exploration and investigation. I feel that he is equally nurtured and challenged, he has thrived in the environment. My husband and I will be eternally grateful to Mona and the team for filling these precious early years with such wonderful memories for our son.” – Carmel
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“I have had two boys who have attended the Learning Tree Nursery in the past 3 years. We moved into the area and I was looking for a nursery where I felt comfortable leaving my children and it provided a safe and happy environment. It was a very stressful time and such a huge decision to make as you always hear of horror stories about what can happen if you place your child in a new place.

 

At the time our boys were 2 and 3 years old and very well settled where we previously lived. I knew that it was vital to their growth that the nursery provided care and support in all aspects of their individual development as well as supporting us as working parents.

 

We visited the Learning Tree and met with the owner, Mona, which in itself was very unusual as the other nurseries I visited I had only met the Manager. I was instantly put at ease and the boys went off to play as I was shown around. Mona explained that they are a very hands on nursery and that the children have freedom to develop in a structured and safe environment and are allowed to get very messy through play. It was also very important to me that the children had an outdoor space that they could explore as the boys needed to burn off all their excessive energy. Mona also explained that they run a forest programme and take children out into the community to learn road safety and to get to know the local area.

 

The boys started straight away and I knew that they were both very happy. I would pick them up and they would tell me of all the adventures that they had. Imagination and bringing it to life was a big bonus as well as the healthy eating programme that Mona implemented.

 

As parents we were supported through potty changing, speech development, reading and writing and preparing for big school.

 

It was with a very heavy heart that the boys had to leave to start primary School but I knew that they were given the best possible start through the work that the Learning Tree done with them.

 

The only advice I would give to new parents is to make sure that you have good waterproofs as your child will have an adventure of a lifetime and will get very messy… and they will be very happy!” – Maura

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“From the moment we met Mona, the nursery’s owner, we loved her positive energy and it is clearly contagious amongst the staff! As someone who works across a range of nurseries, I am often saddened by the staff that I meet who are clearly bored and not passionate about their roles, but the Learning Tree is full of fun, caring, energetic staff who seem to thoroughly enjoy the challenge of looking after our precious little ones, who is obviously adore them in return! – Emma Hibbert
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“When looking for a nursery for our daughter Maya The Learning Tree was the only nursery, we looked at 6, that talked about the children and what they were trying to achieve with them. It was immediately obvious that this setting was special. The children are loved and cared for while being given so many different opportunities to learn and explore. We were particularly attracted by the Forest Schools philosophy and the outdoor focus generally. Maya has thrived here. There is a real strong sense of family and community and we have all felt part of this wonderful place. I cannot recommend them highly enough. – Joanne McAlroy
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“My 3 year old attends this nursery and has done for a year and a half. We feel very lucky to have found the learning tree. It’s a rare setting, the staff here are a real team and there is a culture of mutual respect and professionalism. All of the preschool staff know and care about each individual child, turnover is very low and there is a family atmosphere. Our priority was to find a nurturing and safe community for our child, which we found at the learning tree. We have also been impressed by the creativity and innovation we see as the setting develops. My son comes home chatting about the flowers he is growing, a bracelet he made and the puppets he saw. He teaches me songs and chats about his friends and teachers. Most tellingly, he often asks to stay longer at pick up time. – Róisín O’Driscoll Wynne
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“I knew as soon as I’d met Mona that this was the right nursery for our curious, inquisitive two-year old! Mona and her team have created such a wonderful culture of creative learning, centred in play and the community, and have an incredible vision that each practitioner helps to manifest with their compassionate dedication to the children. My daughter LOVES being at The Learning Tree and has flourished since she began there this summer. I feel very fortunate to have found such a perfect little nursery and would not hesitate to recommend The Learning Tree to any parents keen for their child to learn through play, exploration and their environment. – Charlotte Bailey
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“My son attended ‘The Learning Tree’ when he was 9 months old. He still speaks of his nursery days fondly and wishes daily that he were back. Now aged 6, I am so proud of the person he is as influenced by The Learning Tree team. They had done a marvellous job taking care of my precious one and for that I am eternally grateful. – Harsha Rama
+ WHAT OUR STAFF SAY
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“Working at The Learning Tree Childcare has changed my life in more ways than one. Feeling a sense of belonging in our ‘family’ as we like to call it, and knowing exactly where I want to be and what I want to do. I am forever grateful to Mona and Asif for their ongoing support and for opening up opportunities and developments I did not know I was capable of.

 

We all love what we do and it shows in the strong bonds between staff, parents and children. The Learning Tree values staff contributions and in the past 5 years it has been amazing to see the growth and development the setting has gone through; from a small cosy setting in Mona’s home to having our own building, I am so proud to be a part of it.” – Jade Williams

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“I consider it a privilege and a delight to be part of the team at The Learning Tree. The staff are so motivated and always full of joy. Working alongside them is a real pleasure and even though I have been teaching for many years I am often inspired and in awe of their many examples of good practice. I think what makes TLT such a great place to work is the fact that the children are at the heart of everything that happens and each child is celebrated and treated with respect. So whether we are eating porridge round the camp fire, telling stories in the wigwam or reciting poetry in the Library – I know a good time will be had by all! – Bryony Kite / Volunteer Qualified Teacher
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“I worked at the Learning Tree as an Early Years Student Teacher from January-June 2017. I had brilliant support from the team, which culminated in an outstanding grading at the end of my course, and will now be continuing to work at the Learning Tree. The thing I love about the Learning Tree is that ALL practitioners are passionate about the children and their learning, as well as their care. There are several family days, and we take the children on walks to get to know the local community, as well as spending a lot of time outdoors. There is a real family feel to the setting, and we enjoy welcoming new families into this. I am looking forward to continuing to broaden my knowledge and skills at the Learning Tree. – Catherine McHale / Student at UCL Institute of Education