St Michaels Nursery - E5(5 Posts)
Just wondering if anyone sends or has in the past sent their little ones to St Michaels Nursery on Blurton Road, E5?
Would be great to hear from you if you have. I've recently registered my son to attend and it seems fine; staff are friendly, small groups of children; relaxed atmosphere etc. But would be good to hear of other people's experience as I can't help but feel guilty about leaving him there and wonder if there is a better alternative?
Just read your post as i am about to send my son there this month.
How has your experience been? I looked around and it was the most decent one among what was available, especially the head teacher, but like you i feel very insecure about leaving him.
Hi, for parents wishing to send the toddlers/children to St. Michael's nursery in lower clapton E5 ensure you get a viewing first before registering your child. I recently called to request a viewing and was told that they do not have a viewing policy in place. That they would put my interest on a list and call me when they have a place available. I explain that I am checking out nurseries in the area to be able to make an informed decision before registering my child at any nursery. St Michael's nursery were very unaccommodating, showed no sensitivity and were damn right evasive. as a compromise i suggested, they let me know when it would be possible in the next few months for a visit only to be called by and be told by on of the joint owners that they would not accommodate my request nor want me to register my child there.
I will not want to register my child in an environment that want to be dictator and nor allow a mom to ask questions in relation to her child.
My advice for any parent wanting to send their child to St. Michael's is to request a viewing as it is your right as a parent to see the environment they propose to send their child.
I sent my daughter to see Micheal's and also became friendly with a member of staff the people actually caring for the children are lovely but the management are vile, they charged me for a uniform that never appeared and were never friendly. I saw the owner bringing bags of food from her car into the nursery and it was filled with tins of Asda value tinned fruit. I asked my friend who by then had left and she told me to remove my daughter they never give them any fresh food and they even watered the milk down. I removed my daughter straight away. I know this is an old post but thought I would give my experience in case anyone else was interested
Are you sure you have the right nursery @tiredalways? Our daughter attends St Michael's in E5 and none of the children wear uniforms. I have not met anyone "vile" at the nursery (staff, parent or child) and I know the "management" would be extremely upset to hear themselves described in this way. Anyone who knows the nursery knows that the managers are one of its best features. Our daughter loves the nursery and when I talk to other parent friends they are always jealous to hear about the great communication, consistent key-worker contact and all the exciting activities my daughter participates in which aren't offered by some other local nurseries. According to the daily diary entries I receive, there is plenty of fresh fruit and veg on offer to the children (although whether my daughter actually eats it is another question entirely). We are very, very happy with our choice of nursery and I would suggest any parent considering sending their child to St Michael's reads the most recent Ofsted report (Feb 2017) which in my view hits the nail on the head when it says "Staff are extra caring and establish extremely positive, warm bonds with children, supporting their emotional well-being superbly."
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