Our two children are attending Oaklands Crèche, one in the baby room and one has been there since he was a baby and is now in the Afterschool group. Oaklands is a real home from home for the children. The setting has a lovely homely, nurturing atmosphere. Each member of staff truly has the children’s best interest at heart. They are warm and friendly to both the children and the parents and time is taken to find out about the children and to share how the children have been. This communication is so important. Every effort is made to help the children develop and grow. The learning programmes that are in place help to bring the children through each stage of their development. Each room is equipped with lots of toys and equipment to help the children develop and they experience wonderful activities to help them learn to play and grow socially. They benefit each day from the delicious home cooked meals of Rosie, whom the children adore. The playground is a fantastic asset from which the children benefit each day. It is very difficult for parents to leave their children each day and it is a great comfort to know that they are being cared for in a nurturing environment where the staff give them all the attention and care they need to be happy. For this Oaklands definitely ticked all the boxes.