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St Edmunds Pre-School Kindergarten

Type: Nursery & Group Childcare

Area: Kent

 

5.0 out of 5 - Excellent

5.0 Quality of care and staff
4.9 Facilities and cleanliness
5.0 Value for money
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St Edmunds Church Hall
9 Village Way
BECKENHAM
Bromley
BR3 3NA

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St Edmunds Pre-School Kindergarten

Heart and soul of pre-school

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The wonderful St Edmunds

Having worked in Early Years Education for many years before having my first child, I found the prospect of choosing a preschool for my daughter very daunting to say the least and ended up touring most of the preschools in Beckenham in search of the perfect one!...Well that's until I found the truly wonderful St Edmunds! As a parent you tend to go with your gut instinct when selecting the right preschool for your child and St Edmunds certainly ticked all of the boxes for us. Tricia Noad and her wonderful team provide a calm, organised, stimulating & safe learning environment for all the children to thrive in and you certainly feel like part of the family as soon as you walk through the doors. I remember feeling very emotional when the time came to hand over my precious daughter to enter the first stage of her educational journey, but the staff at St Edmunds were so reassuring and supportive which made the transition so much easier. Sadly my daughter will be leaving this September to start primary school but thanks to the wonderful team, she will be more than school ready! It's so lovely to see the progress she has made in the short time in all areas but especially with her writing and general knowledge & understanding of the world. Thank you lovely ladies for providing a happy home from home environment. I'll definitely be signing my Son up to join you very soon! Thank you! X

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We absolutely in love with our preschool

We've been through quite few nurseries in this area but our son could not settle in any of them until we were recommended to visit St Edmunds Preschool. I've never hear of them and was a bit sceptical but as soon as I met Mrs Noad I realised that this is the preschool I want my child to attend. My child settled very quickly and this year he is graduating. But my baby girl is joining them in October. I am so happy we found highly professional childcare provider with lovely staff and family-like environment.

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This pre-school is 'just brilliant Mummy'

This is a fantastic pre school, having visited four other pre schools St Edmunds stood firmly above the others and I'm so grateful to say that from my initial visit to 6months in my instinct was right and we continue to be very happy with our choice. So why St Edmunds?
Outstanding care/wellbeing: each member of the team clearly cares and interacts with our daughter as an individual-our daughter talks about every single one of her teachers in such a positive way. A nurturing environment is fostered here and this is has enabled our daughter to flourish. I'm also a strong advocate of a firm but fair approach to discipline and this is apparent with every teachers approach. We was impressed with how all the teachers are able to maintain strong positive standards of behaviour, each are consistent in their approach, it's also not for show as was the clearly the case when visiting other pre schools.
Outstanding Teaching and Learning: each teacher is outstanding in delivering a learning through play approach. As said they get to know the individual child and encourage them to enjoy learning which is clear from how inquisitive our daughter is and I believe this has not just been from us at home but also from each member of the team also encouraging our daughter to ask questions and support her in answering the many she has on a range of topics! Again our daughter will relay what she has learnt or what skills she has been encouraged to develop with each of the teachers, this is excellent as this shows the impact that her interactions with each of them is having on her development.
The above is of course is important but the true barometer for us was our initial visit, when we had finished talking with Mrs Noad after an hour or so and told our daughter it was time to go she said ' when can I go back, it's just brilliant' the seal of approval continues from our 3yr old each day and that for us as I said makes us feel very grateful that we chose St Edmunds.
Thank you StEds

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Lovely and caring Preschool

Both my children have attended St Edmunds preschool and we will miss it when our daughter starts big school this September. From the morning greetings from Mrs Green that makes everyone feels welcome every day, from the sense of family and community that St Edmunds bring. Both my kids have thrive, have fun, learn and make friends at preschool, we will be very sad saying goodbye to all the lovely and very caring teachers this year. Highly recommended, one of the best preschool in Beckenham (if not the best).

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Love this preschool

I've sent all my children to St Edmunds. The teachers are lovely and experienced. My daughters have learned so many key skills like putting coat and shoes on by themselves, recognising their names and writing their names which has really prepared them for school. My girls love the preschool and all the additional perks like dance classes. I feel my youngest is ready for big school in September thanks for the love and kindness of Mrs Noad, Mrs Green, Ms Green, Ms Lorden, Ms Hemmingson and we will miss them all very much once my baby starts big school. I would highly recommend this preschool.

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Great, friendly and caring preschool

My son has had a fantastic time at St Edmunds and we will be sorry to leave in September. I was very impressed from my first visit, how happy and well behaved the children were, how warm and friendly the teachers were, and how much fun the children were having playing and learning together. My son attended from age 2 and a half, and we have slowly increased his hours to prepare him for preschool. I've been amazed by how well he has progressed with writing and numbers. He is always happy to go and is proud of the paintings and drawings he brings home and loves his teachers. At Christmas, they put on an amazing nativity performance- was amazing to see so many children at such a young age attentive and joining in! It has always been great value for money, but even more so after we were able to apply for funding once our son turned 3. I believe St Edmunds has given him a great start and he is excited about the idea of school (though I know he will miss his teachers and the great friends he has made).

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Fantastic pre school in Beckenham.

As a primary school Deputy Head, I spent AGES looking for a pre school for my son. As soon as I met the team at St Edmunds, I knew it was the only place I could ever send my son. The care children receive is phenomenal. The staff have all been there for years and know the children so well. My son even calls Mrs Noad, 'Nanny Noad'. Highly recommend.

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Absolutely wonderful

I have nothing but praise for the staff at St. Edmunds. They are warm, approachable and genuinely care about the children they look after. Their communication with parents is excellent and they are always happy to answer any questions you have.
My daughter adores 'going to school' and I can be sure that she is learning and interacting in a fun, caring, secure environment.
I am so impressed with them that I have already signed up my youngest, even though she won't be old enough to attend for another eight months. I would happily and confidently recommend St. Edmunds to any parent.

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Excellent preschool

Mrs Noad and her staff are the ultimate dream team when it comes to preparing children for primary school. I have sent all 3 of my children to St Edmunds, even though we have moved I still make the journey to send my 3rd here. I have found that Mrs Noad and the team are great at preparing children academically but also help build confidence and independence. The most important thing for me is that they show genuine love and kindness towards the children. I really couldn't fault St Edmunds!

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Fantastic Pre-School

My daughter has been incredibly happy at St Edmunds Preschool. Mrs Tricia Noad and her staff are amazing, caring and accommodating.The standard of learning is great,we have noticed such a improvement in our child, she has gained so much confidence whilst at the Pre-school and all the
Teachers are a credit to my daughter development.Highly recommend !

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Nurturing & Caring Preschool.

Our Children have attended St Edmunds since we moved to Beckenham last Spring amd they love it. Mrs Noad, Mrs Green,Ms Hemmingsen, Miss Lordan and Miss Green are experienced and knowledgeable but also very caring, nurturing and fun. They know every single child indvidually and there has been no changes in staff since we have been there. They always go the extra mile and organise a Nativity, School Plays and even Dance classes. Our children always come home exhausted and happy. It has been a great preparation for starting Reception in September, we will be very sorry to leave. If you are looking for a preschool with people who genuinely care about your children we would highly recommend St Edmunds.

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Best preschool ever!

Just about to see my second (and youngest) child leave the preschool and so sad to be leaving. I can never thank the team enough for the love, nurturing and brilliant things that they have taught my little boys. The preschool has high (and great) expectations of behaviour...strict but like a parent on their A game as opposed to anything more harsh! I'm going to miss the family spirit that oozes from everything they do. If you manage to get a place you won't regret it for a second. Thank you Mrs Noad and team xx

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My daughters favourite place in the world!

My daughter has loved every moment at this preschool, it is her favourite place to be. Mrs. Noad, Mrs. Green, Miss. Lordan, Ms. Hemmingsen and Miss. Green have given our daughter the best start in the education system we could have wished for. We viewed the main preschools in Beckenham, and St. Edmunds was by far the most outstanding of all of them. All of the children are so calm and happy, and excited to see each other, there is never anyone crying or not wanting to go in, they can't wait for the door to open! My daughter has in the past suffered from holding breath syndrome, and this has left me extremely nervous to leave her with anyone. Not only did Mrs. Noad know about it, she has experience of it, you can not imagine the relief that gave us, as other preschool's didn't even know what it was, and it isn't that uncommon. The children don't just play either, they do learn. My daughter's vocabulary surprises me so much sometimes, they have helped mould our little girl into a confident, kind little person, who thinks about others and is egar to know about everything and do everything for herself. She comes home with some amazing works of art, that she has such pride in, and we have to keep them all. From the excitement of exchanging her library book to deciding which fruit she wants to take in, and planing her latest works of art and treasure maps with her friends, I have no doubt my daughter has the best time while she is there. And we get to see some of it to, with the nativity play, and the end of term dance shows,it's wonderful how they get all of the children to do the whole show, so calmly and in time. This really is a really lovely positive preschool, the best sign for me was that my daughter never looks back for me, and I never look back myself, I have the peace of mind that she is going to be happy and safe and cared for by some very lovely ladies. We are going to miss you all very much. Thank you all for your care and kindness, and of course fun! xxx

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Superb Pre-School!

Our daughter has been attending St Edmunds for over a year now. It is a wonderful place and Mrs Noad and her team make create a warm and caring environment. They are always making things and bringing their creations and paintings home. The end of term shows are a treat to watch and we have loved going to them.

I would recommend this preschool to anyone!

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Simply wonderful preschool

This is such a wonderful pre-school! My son attended and now my daughter finishes this term- I'm a bit sad I don't have any more toddlers to send here! Mrs Noad and her team are so nurturing, kind and supportive - you can tell they love their jobs and enjoy teaching the little ones. My daughter particularly enjoys the dance lessons! We love all the paintings, drawings and stories the kids come home with, they are very happy spending time there. I can't recommend this wonderful little place enough- please pay them a visit to see for yourself. Thanks for everything Mrs Noad and team! x

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A wonderful pre school- our son has loved going...

Having read so many wonderful reviews about this pre school and Mrs Noad and her team, we were so pleased to find out that every word was true!
The teachers offer an incredibly happy, stable and nurturing environment for your child. They deal really with the initial separation from you and your little one and comfort you as well as your child!
Our son has loved his time at St Edmunds and has always been excited and happy when he goes and when he leaves. They really do something magical.
We are so grateful for the wealth of experience and commitment of the teachers. They have done a fantastic job in preparing our son for his his next step at Primary school.
We will all be very sad to say our goodbyes.

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Fantastic pre school in Beckenham

My three children ages 4, 9 and 11 years have all attended St Edmunds Pre School in Beckenham. Even though we moved away from Beckenham, we decided to drive 10 mins + to continue at the pre school as the quality of teaching, care and warm environment is of the highest standard. My children have loved going to the school and have been made to feel part of the school by all of the teachers. Throughout the years, a multitude of arts and crafts have been brought home, the school has its own personal library and the children choose a book of their choice each week, also during the year each child gets to take the school's bear/doll home to spend some special time together. The school is very friendly, personal, warm and loving. An ideal start to a child's education.

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Happy child and Mummy!

A perfect introduction to early learning for our daughter. Amazing and caring staff in a nurturing environment . We have been extremely pleased with St Edmunds over the last two years. We will be sad to say goodbye this summer as our daughter will be starting big school in September . We cannot be happier and nor can our daughter . She has always been excited to go and even asks if she can go to nursery at weekends! Would highly recommend ?'?

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Excellent pre school

With my wife being seriously and away from home, St Edmunds provided me with a lifeline for the care and education of my son. They have done a superb job with him and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

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Excellent Pre-school

No that my younger daughter is leaving St Edmund's preschool this term, I will dearly miss this outstanding preschool! It has given my both girls an excellent start and preparation for the primary school and it has been a home away from home. All the staff, with Mrs Noad in charge, are outstanding and super kind and they have excellent approach to every child who is treated as an individual character. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience we have had and we will be ever so grateful for the educational (both school and life skills) preparation that our daughters have received at St Edmund's Preschool.

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Promoting independence and the best preparation...

The staff are so wonderful. The preschool is well structured and though independence is highly encouraged, the staff have a individual approach to the children.

Each child is recognised for their uniqueness. My second child has gone through the preschool and I'll definitely be sending my third child. I feel both my girls are more prepared for attending big school after attending St Edmunds Preschool and kindergarten.

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Excellent pre school

Staff are incredibly caring, nurturing and fun and friendly. They cannot do enough to help and encourage children. I highly recommend this Pre school. Both my children have attended over the years and both have developed brilliantly and totally enjoyed going to their sessions.

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A brilliant pre-school!

I cannot speak highly enough of St Edmunds, my son has just finished at the pre-school and has had a fantastic time over the last 18 months. His development in a short space of time has been incredible and I credit that to Mrs Noad and her wonderful team. To start with he was shy and unsure but with the support, kindness and guidance of the teachers he is now so much more confident, coming out of the sessions with a big smile on his face along with his latest masterpiece. He has learnt to write his own name along with doing simple calculations and I feel that the teachers have prepared him for starting school later this year.

When the time came to look at pre-schools I was nervous and didn't like the idea of sending him. Then I met Mrs Noad my concerns were completely relieved, so much so that I didn't even visit any of the other schools on my list. Mrs Noad is warm, caring, kind, supportive (to the tearful parents as well as the children) and for me very importantly, always there. I can't think of a single time that I have taken my son to pre-school and she along with Mrs Green hasn't been on the door to welcome the children and again on the door to see them out at the end of the session. I know that she has a wonderful team supporting her and I know my son adores them all.

Mrs Green, Ms Hemmingsen, Miss Lordan, Miss Green and Miss Varney are absolutely wonderful and bring a great combination of knowledge, experience and youthful enthusiasm. I must also mention dance class with Mrs Higgin's on a Thursday morning, this has always been a highlight for my son and I have greatly enjoyed watching all the children grow in confidence as they perform in their end of term dance shows.

I would be devastated that my son had to leave for primary school but luckily for me my younger son will start at St Edmunds in September so I get to go through the experience again, I would not consider for a moment sending him anywhere else!

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Brilliant preschool

Brilliant preschool! I chose this preschool for my son having taught lots of children from this preschool and having visited it in a professional capacity.

I couldn't have made a better choice for my son. He has flourished and thrived in this setting. He really struggled socially before starting here but the teachers were patient, kind and nurturing towards him. He has always been happy here and he is totally ready for school, thanks to their input.

With a well rounded and loving approach to educating children. St Edmunds is one of the best decisions you can make for your child. The teachers really do go above and beyond.

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