Looking Glass Nursery Tooting and Baby Rooms Balham(6 Posts)
I wanted to give some positive feedback on Looking Glass Nursery as I feel it gets bad press on this site.
My daughter, aged 20 months has been attending full time since the start of May this year. She is naturally a social child, as she has 3 older brothers, so the slightly bigger room intake did not bother me at all. (I also think the larger room sizes prepare children for the increased pupil-teacher ratio at primary schools). I have seen her blossom in the last 3 months, both in her language development and her interaction with both other children and the everyone that works there.
I find all members of staff friendly, responsive and efficient with a real apparent love of their work. My daughter has had a list ailments over the last few weeks including eczema and conjunctivitis for which she has needed various creams and eye drops and administration of these has been prompt and thorough as I have assessed from her quick recovery times. And I should know, as I am a registered nurse.
There is plenty of stimulating activities for the children - My daughter loves the yoga classes and weekly theatre bugs session. My only, very slight grumble, would be that I would love there to be a foreign language added to the weekly rota.
The garden is fantastic and I do not think there is another to match it, comparing to some other nursuries I have viewed in the area. In the recent hot weather, as well as applying the sun tan cream and dishing out sun hats, the staff have sectioned off the gardens so that the children only play in the shade. It is real pleasure to see them all eating their tea in the cool shade of the beautiful overhanging trees, when I go to collect her.
We love it and feel we have made the best choice for our daughter.
That's really helpful thank you so much. Just out of interest was this recently as just wondering if looking glass has changed following new management?
Thank you for offering to send me the details of the nursery that your CM set up but unfortunately it is too far away but thank you.
I paid the deposit at looking glass but after the settling in sessions didn't put DS there and lost the money. The rooms were staffed with young teenagers who were chatting amongst themselves and didn't seem interested in DS. I went to pick him up and he was just sitting on his own. He was only 7 months so I cancelled and put him with a lovely CM.
My lovely CM has now set up her own nursery in Raynes park (I think - I've moved) if you'd like the details.
That's helpful thank you very much for your feedback
Anyone else know of anyone at looking glass nursery in tooting and have any recent feedback on this? Thanks very much
Hi my DD is at Baby Room (not Balham though) and she loves it. She only started this month but has settled really well. I had a look at another nursery in the area but went with Baby Room as they have a small number of children in each room which I much prefer.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
Just wondering if any of you have any feedback / experiences on the above nurseries - Looking Glass is so close to where I live but have heard negative reports on this nursery and I like Baby Rooms.
Need to make a decision pretty quickly so any help would be much appreciated.
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