DD (3) attends Abacus and we're very happy with the nursery. Excellent staff and lovely children. Only downside is the limited outside space. Definitely worth visiting the nursery and getting a feel for the place yourself.
I like my childminder and I want to keep her for my baby but my older boy is 18 months and I think he will be more stimulated in a nursery / have more interactions with other children. However, the 2 only close nurseries are Abacus and Rydevale, which are only "satisfactory" according to Ofsted. I would like to have feedback from other parents using these nurseries. Thanks a lot.