We are now registering new children for September 2015. To avoid disappointment please come and visit our Outstanding pre-school and complete the registration forms to secure your child's place for September 2015.

Parent questionnaire results

The parent questionnaire took place during February 2014.  We received 28 completed questionnaires.  So thank you to everyone who took the time to complete them.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to provide parents with an opportunity to provide us with feedback on a variety of issues so we can improve the services we offer to you and your child.  The questionnaire also helps us with our Self Evaluation Form (SEF) which is a requirement from Ofsted which we must complete each year .

Key to Results – SA = Strongly Agree    A = Agree    Neither Agree/Disagree = NAD   Disagree = D  Strongly Disagree = SD

Questions & feedback:


  • My child is happy at pre-school
    SA = 79%   A= 21%
  • My child enjoys the activities at Ide Hill Pre-school
    SA = 89%    A = 11%
  • I am happy with the quality of care my child receives
    SA = 93%  A= 7%
  • My child talks positively about their day at pre-school
    SA=71%    A=29%
  • My ideas and skills are valued in the setting
    SA= 71%  A=29%
  • My child is supported to fully meet their potential
    SA=89% A=11% 
  • Children’s interests are taken into account
    SA=86%  A=14%
  • There are a wide range of activities available to meet children’s needs
    SA=89%  A=11%
  • My child is encouraged to be healthy
    SA=75% A=25%
  • I feel happy approaching staff for help and support
    SA=93%  A =7%
  • I feel comfortable appoaching my key person to tak about my child’s needs
    SA=93%  A=7%
  • Ide Hill Pre-school is a safe place for children to attend
    SA=75%   A= 25%
  • The setting is stimulating for children
    SA=68%   A= 32%
  • I like the idea of a small allotment in the garden for the children to grow fruit and vegetables in
    SA=89%  A=11%
  • I can see the benefits of my child attending Forest School regularly
    SA= 86%  A= 14%
  • Staff treat children well
    SA=89%  A=11%
  • Staff are approachable and make time to listen to my concerns
    SA=86% A=14%
  • I am confident that staff are well qualitifed
    SA=82% A=18%
  • I know if my child is struggling they are being helped appropriately
    SA 86%  A= 14%
  • Staff deal with my concerns appropriately
    SA=82%  A=18% 
  • The Manager is approachable and helpful
    SA=86% A = 14%
  • The pre-school team is lead well and work well together
    SA=71%  A=29%
  • I am given the oppportunity to speak openly about anything that concerns me
    SA=82%  A= 18%

Comments received from parents:

“Ide Hill pre-school is a wonderful place for our children, we are so lucky that they come here.”
“The communication and stream of information is fantastic and means we can talk about what is in store/has happened at pre-school, the activity information is especially helpful.”
“We really couldn’t ask for more caring, dedicated and hard working staff to look after our boys.”
“You can see how much all the staff love the children.”
“It is a high quality pre-school with an effective staff team. It is well led by the Manager under the guidance of an energetic management committee.”
“I love the Forest School and really appreciate how the school strives to ensure children play outside everyday regardless of the weather.”
“Super management.”
“Really pleased with how it is working out. Thanks for having us. I think you are doing a great job.”
“Caring staff, diverse equipment and lovely setting – couldn’t wish for anything more.”
“Thoughtful staff and brilliantly matched key persons.”
“The staff at the pre-school provide an excellent environment for my son and you can tell that they genuinely care, it is not just a job but a vocation.”
“I honestly think the service that you provide is excellent and would struggle to think of a way that it could be improved.”
“I feel very lucky that my son has the opportunity of attending such a lovely well run pre-school which is giving him such a good start to his schooling.”
“The staff make the pre-school.”

Thank you to everybody involved in our questionnaire.  Our next major project is to fund an outdoor shelter for the children.  All ideas, suggestions as always very welcome.