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Testimonials

We share some of the testimonials kindly contributed by some of the children's parents who are currently attending, or have attended Tiggywinkles Pre-School, or have been in learning environments led by members of our experienced team

Tiggywinkles nursery has offered outstanding care for my son and I could not recommend them highly enough. The environment is always incredibly nurturing and vibrant which has helped my son become much more confident and curious. As a parent you are reluctant to leave your child but Tiggywinkles really is like a second home and that's a credit to the lovely, long-standing staff who have such a wonderful relationship with all of the children. Such a special place and simply the best! 

Mrs Sarah-Jane Murphy [2021]

We're absolutely delighted with Tiggywinkles. Our eldest son loved his 2 years there, and the staff were amazing in preparing him for school.

And now our youngest son attends, and is always so happy and excited to see Miss Julie and the wonderful staff. 

All the staff are so welcoming and have created a perfect environment for the children to thrive in, and making us all feel like part of the family. They really get to know the children, making a warm friendly environment to help them learn and grow.

We cannot recommend Tiggywinkles enough.

Mr and Mrs Rabjohns [2021]

Tiggywinkles is without doubt the reason my daughter loves school and literally skips to the front door each day she attends.

Finding the right preschool filled me with utter dread as I knew it would set the foundation for what will no doubt be years of learning - honestly, I could not be happier that Sienna has been lucky enough to be part of the Tiggywinkles family, oh and by the way, that’s what it is, a jolly happy family! Her days have been filled with joy, laughter and learning and she has completely thrived! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Julie and your fabulous team of brilliant teachers!!

Mrs L Dawnay [2021]

I am so impressed with the level of care my child receives at Tiggywinkles. All the staff are welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic and Adrian has built strong bonds with all the adults and the other children. All the activities are well planned and engaging, and it's also lovely to get details of what my son has done that day. You are amazing Tiggywinkles!

Ms Aldonza Abella [2021]

Tiggywinkles is a truly wonderful place to help your child grow, learn and develop. 

Julie and her team work incredibly hard to provide such a warm and welcoming environment where children feel safe, happy and nurtured.

The activities that are planned for the children are stimulating and engaging and these alongside the Montessori based resources make for an excellent experience for the children in their care.

The staff at Tiggywinkles are caring, compassionate and positive and are a true asset to their profession.

We have been nothing but impressed with Tiggywinkles and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to find a place for their child. A true gem. 
 

parent [2021]

Tiggywinkles is the most wonderful, loving, safe, nurturing and welcoming environment that my little boy is thriving in.

 

Monty joined in January 2021 having never been left anywhere without his Mum, Dad or Grandparents, so despite being a very happy and confident toddler and having attended numerous classes since a baby- Sensory classes, Gym, Swimming, Music, Drama and Dance classes and playgroups he has always had us with him, so we weren’t sure exactly how he would fair being left on his own for the 1st time, but from his settling in session and him running in and not looking back, he has continued to run in shouting ‘Miss Julie’ into her arms every single day and he absolutely loves it!

 

I cannot express how kind, patient, experienced and nurturing each and every member of the staff are, led by the truly magnificent Miss Julie, they all go above and beyond to nurture, support and enrich the children’s educational, social and emotional development.

 

Monty cannot wait to go and he loves it so much we have increased his days.

The detail, time and effort put into the Journals each week is staggering, so informative, full of the best photos and all the fun they are having learning each day.

The effort put into celebrating their Birthdays and all the special events on the Calendar is just glorious.

The extra activity classes included each week are fantastic, Music with lovely Miss Fran, Little Tags PE with wonderful Coach Patrick which Monty adores!

The cooking sessions and Arts and Crafts sessions and all the wonderful ways to engage learning is phenomenal.

I cannot praise Tiggywinkles more highly, its home from home and the most special place.

Monty is very lucky as are we to have him at such a lovely Pre-School and he is thriving each and every day.

Big thanks to Miss Julie and all the lovely staff members and a special big thanks to lovely Miss Sasha who is so amazing with Monty, really looking out for him and guiding him each and every day and thanks to Andrew for keeping all us parents in the loop with School information/Newsletters so efficiently.

Every single member of staff is outstanding.

A unique and truly special place.

Thanks for all you do.

Mrs Kellie Potter [2021]

Hannah is having a wonderful time at Tiggywinkles. She has been coming for 3 weeks now and has already changed so much in this time. Her self confidence has grown, her vocabulary is astounding and she talks about all her teachers and friends on a daily basis. We feel so confident when we drop Hannah, as the staff are so warm and caring and show so much interest in Hannah when she arrives. I never thought I would see Hannah playing Rugby but this is a particular favourite of hers. Thank you for looking after her like she is one of your own.

Mr & Mrs Lindsay [2019]

We couldn’t be luckier to have found Tiggywinkles for our 2 1/2 year old bilingual daughter who started at Tiggywinkles in January 2019.

What we like so much about Tiggywinkles pre-school is that it promotes diversity and as part of that our daughter celebrated her first Chinese New Year which she thoroughly enjoyed.

The lovely Julie and her wonderful team is truly encouraging and caring and 

it’s a joy to see our daughter’s big smile on her face when picking her up after a day full of exciting activities and socialising with all the other lovely children.

Thank you so much for giving her the best learning journey start possible.

Mr and Mrs T. [2019]

Julie has a true passion and love for what she does, which shines through in the happiness of the children who are lucky enough to attend her amazing pre-school. Choosing Tiggywinkles was one of the easiest and best decisions we've made as parents

Mr and Mrs Pattison [2019]

After moving to Bracknell early last year, we were keen to find Elliot a nursery/ preschool in the local area. We had no idea where to start looking, but were luckily given a recommendation to check out Tiggywinkles. We booked a visit and not long after arriving and chatting to Julie and Andrew we knew this was the right place for our son. Julie and Andrew were and are delightful and we are so privileged to have found such an amazing preschool. The team they have are fabulous, they really invest into the children they are working with and this is clear to see from school reports and one to one chats. As parents this totally puts you at ease knowing their sole intention is to help develop and better your child's education/wellbeing amongst teaching them tons of new things too. We are 100 percent pleased with Tiggywinkles and highly recommend this preschool

Mr and Mrs Reeves [2019]

We feel extremely privileged to be sending our very happy son Montgomery to Tiggywinkles, he is so relaxed and cheerful from when he starts his day to when he comes home. We know from visiting Tiggywinkles weekly that this is an excellent pre-school which has a welcoming, loving and nurturing environment. Our son is valued and respected and he is able to thrive and flourish in his friendships and behaviours to become an enthusiastic, independent, lifelong learner.

 

A big thank you to the truly wonderful team that you all are at Tiggywinkles, and for being so welcoming to our family. It is a pleasure to see all your hard work, dedication and passion in creating the most happy precious memories for Montgomery in a safe, engaging and caring environment that will be part of who he is for the rest of his life.

 

Mr and Mrs Campbell [2019]

Tiggywinkles was the first preschool we visited and the last! We enrolled Ella, who was two in Jan 2019, and she absolutely loves it! The whole experience has been very positive and from day one I have felt extremely comfortable leaving Ella with Mrs Julie and her brilliant team. Thank you Tiggywinkles for making Ella’s preschool journey such a smooth one!

Mr and Mrs Clark [2019]

We never ever thought we would find a pre-school that we would all love as much as we do. Both children attend together and they absolutely love it....they have learnt so much and have made friends for life!! Julie, Sasha, Ali, Jo, Fran and the team are INCREDIBLE and they care for our children with such love that the children consider them as family. Getting them dressed in the morning on a school day is so easy (it hasn’t ever been before) because they can’t wait to get there! Honestly we can’t believe how lucky we are to have found Tiggywinkles...we’re just so sad they can’t stay there until university!

Mrs Niaz Quatan [2019] 

Tiggywinkles was such an amazing find. Such a lovely and welcoming Preschool, with such a great team. They have taken the time to really get to know my son, and he is always so excited to go and see Mrs Julie, Mrs Sasha and Mrs Ali đŸ˜Š

Mrs Kate Rabjohns [2019]

We were deeply saddened when the pre-school Rudy was already attending closed down in the Spring term 2018, especially as the one we had moved him from had also closed down earlier at short notice. We were very worried about moving him for a third time as he was still very young and quite sensitive. However, Julie and Andrew were completely engaging and warm right from the offset and couldn’t have been more accommodating. They made sure that the children that came from the previous school had a smooth transition by employing their former teacher for the Summer term (she had another job to go to after that). They held welcome mornings to help ready the children, visited them in the previous school before it officially closed, and included many of the Montessori materials that the children had been used to. On the day Rudy started at Tiggywinkles, he didn’t even look back he was so excited, and he’s been that way ever since. They understand him completely and care for him as we do at home. The school itself is beautiful, clean and well equipped with interesting and considered materials. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly and the children are all very happy. If you are looking for a pre-school, make it Tiggywinkles. We cannot recommend it enough.

Ali and John Elloway [2018]

Nestled amongst the green fields of Winkfield and the village church, you will find the lovely Tiggywinkles, a happy Pre-school, run by Julie and her dedicated team. 
Our daughter, Katherine (4), has made a very smooth transition into this community and was not only nurtured and challenged, but celebrated, as it was evident that the staff all enjoyed being around the children. 
Tiggywinkles offers many options including half day, full day (and if available ad-hoc sessions, by prior arrangement, can be accommodated), varied activities run by specialists like music, French and rugby tots, and very importantly, delicious home made hot lunches!
I would not hesitate to send my child to Tiggywinkles. Thank you Julie and team for giving our daughter the happiest memories of her pre-school years!’

Mrs L - Berkshire [2018]

As both a mother and a child psychologist, I highly recommend Tiggywinkles as a pre-school. My focus when looking for a pre-school for my son and daughter was one which focused on attachment and building my children’s confidence to thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Tiggywinkles is certainly fulfilling that aim and I am so happy to have them! They take a caring and nurturing approach, which I believe is so important at this early age to foster a child’s emotional wellbeing. Alongside this, I have been impressed with how much learning takes place using methods which engages children (as opposed to make them feel stressed). I cannot rate this school highly enough.

Jen Page [2018]

Julie Stephens is the most amazing teacher I could have ever possibly hoped for. My daughter absolutely loves her and still asks when Mrs Stephens can be her teacher again! She makes learning fun and children feel valued, loved and safe. I can highly recommend any parent to entrust their children to Julie's preschool.

Mrs Swanston-Powell [2018]

Daisy blossomed during pre-school and has become a happy confident child. I can’t thank Julie enough for all the things you have done to guide and nurture her through her time at preschool. She loved going everyday!

Jane Borham [2018]

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