nurseries in Beckenham

(12 Posts)
user1464441556 Fri 03-Jun-16 13:31:23

Hello, I'm moving to Beckenham & looking at nurseries. So far I haven't really found one I like that had space. The best so far has been Fennies on Kings Hall road but a friend's kids were there and she hated it and said it's an absolute no go. Does anyone have any experiences with this nursery, or other Beckenham nurseries? Little Elms and Bellisima don't have space. I've seen Teddies and St James but neither seemed right. I'm viewing Pickles soon. Thanks.

Louzul Mon 06-Jun-16 15:12:59

I'm also in the same position. Moving in August to central Beckenham Looking at Pixies and Ladybird tomorrow and would love to get peoples thoughts. Also would like to know about Bellisima. We would need something close to Beckenham Junction station ideally. Or Clock House at a push.
I would love to keep my little one (who will be 2 in August) at her current nursery as she loves it, they are amazing staff and I love them! But its just to far. My heart breaks as I cant help thinking how sad and confused she'll be when we dont go back. Any tips on moving house and nursery to help with transitions would be lovely.

Flickstar Thu 16-Jun-16 13:42:45

My two children are at Fennies and we are more than happy with it. My son has been there for two years and been through two rooms (toddlers and pre school) and my daughter has been there a year and also been through two rooms (babies and is currently in toddlers). It used to have a bad reputation but it has been under new management for over two years and has received an outstanding ofsted rating so I think the bad reputation is somewhat outdated.The staff are friendly and professional and my children have good relationships with them all. As with anything, you will hear good and bad stories so have to just go with your own gut feelings about the place. Feel free to PM me if you want to ask specific things.

Mumofmanychores Thu 16-Jun-16 22:24:33

There is a nursery opposite beckenham junction tram stop/train station. I think it's called pixies. They take children from 1.

Louzul Thu 16-Jun-16 22:44:26

Funnily enough I went to see that a week or so ago. I liked it and they have space so I have provisionally registered my daughter there.

Mumofmanychores Fri 24-Jun-16 18:34:14

Louzel what did you think of the nursery. I'm yet to visit it. Are the fees reasonable.

Tralala33 Sat 25-Jun-16 09:12:00

I went to visit Pixies in Feb. It was ok, but there are a couple of fairly recent complains on the OFSTED website and when I bought it up they tried to avoid discussing it.
Pixies is small and the fees are cheap for the area. I would have been happy with the baby room, but the toddler room and outdoor area just seemed too small. We managed to get a place with Little Elms.
Bellisima had a waiting list of about 40 and wanted £50 to join the list. £10 a day more expensive than Pixies.

Louzul Sat 25-Jun-16 10:16:30

I hadn't noticed the complaint. Hum that's rung some warning bells for me.

Louzul Sat 25-Jun-16 10:19:37

Not so concerned about the size as we will have quite a big garden and the nursery she was at previously was quite small. The staff seemed nice and caring and the children happy when I visited but they had been aware I was visiting. Maybe a spot inspection would be worthwhile!!

Louzul Wed 29-Jun-16 21:01:26

So just to update. I asked the staff about the complaint at Pixies and even though the situation was explained I wasn't really happy and thought it didn't really demonstrate a thoroughness and effective leadership. I've since visited little elms and found it great. I've secured a place there instead.

Tralala33 Mon 04-Jul-16 14:26:46

That's great, Louzul. Exactly what we did. Looks like our little ones will both be starting at Little Elms in August.

Louzul Mon 04-Jul-16 14:46:09

How exciting!!!

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