My 3 year old child attends Bacup Nursery School and their response to dealing with the pandemic has been outstanding. The headteacher and staff have the children's best interests at heart and they have worked extremely hard to ensure the children are kept safe and the nursery has stayed open. I know that my child is still having all of the magical experiences that my other children had there, an example of this being when Father Christmas came to visit, and the staff ensured each child had their own visit with him, this was planned extremely well and was very safe. Bacup Nursery School is an outstanding setting for children and the level of dedication and care for the children has not been affected by the pandemic. I highly commend the Headteacher and staff for doing such a wonderful job during these difficult times.
Mrs Ridy (Parent)
Both of my children have thrived at Bacup Nursery School during their time there. The nursery is well organised and prepares them well for school. The staff have always been friendly and approachable and really care for the children. During Covid, the nursery has stayed open and been able to provide many activities like before. It was lovely being able to see the children enjoy Christmas events and have some normality. I think all the staff do a fantastic job and I cannot imagine sending my children anywhere else.
Rachel Wilkinson (Parent)
Bacup Nursery School has provided my son with the best start to his learning within an outstanding educational setting. The learning that is provided is beyond anything that any of my other children had at such a young age. He absolutely loves coming to Bacup Nursery School and is always excited for the school day. My son hasn't been able to attend nursery during Lockdown due to my other commitments at home, but the support and exceptional learning packs that have been provided for him are nothing less than exceptional and I am so pleased that his learning has been able to carry on even in these uncertain times. I cannot thank the staff enough for all their hard work and the commitment they show to the children and parents on a daily basis, always going above and beyond whilst doing an outstanding and amazing job with the children, and each and everyone of you should be so proud of the amazing jobs that you do.
Tracey Fox (Parent)
I've been so impressed with how all the staff have worked to make nursery as safe and normal for the children (and parents) in these strange Covid times. The run up to Christmas captured all your hard work perfectly. Somehow, you all managed to maintain this new normal from the filming of Nativities (I loved it!) to the work and creativity that went into making Father Christmas's visit a reality (in his 'special grotage' as my son reliably informed me!). My son didn't see the visors and masks. He was just blown away by Father Christmas taking time out to come and see him! I love the photo I have sent-it captures so much-the attention to Covid safety, the childhood wonder of Christmas, and that special look of encouragement and of sharing in his amazement, that only someone who is passionate about their job can give the umpteenth child that day to see Father Christmas. Thank you to you all.
Vanessa Macnae (Parent)
It has certainly been a year to remember. From the start of this pandemic a scary world appeared for both us and our children. Lots of uncertainty and not knowing what was happening to us. Bacup Nursery School has stood tall and gone above and beyond any of our expectations. Meaning I can still work and provide for my boys but a big weight has been lifted knowing that my son is being looked after. Mrs Cooper is truly an angel from above, not only has she gone above and beyond, she has done her very best for every single parents and child at nursery. She has also gone out of her way to protect all her staff whilst adhering to the strictest policy and procedures and guidelines. She has kept everybody safe and well whilst still ensuring a happy positive place for the children. She gets even better, still managing to book a very busy Father Christmas for the children, social distancing measures still adhered to! She never fails to amaze me! I genuinely feel since my son, Alfie started Bacup Nursery School, I have gained a whole new family. The whole team of lovely ladies show nothing but love, support and dedication for my son and all the other children. I feel us parents and children are truly blessed and very lucky to have these wonderful ladies and this nursery. The love and affection just pours out of the front doors. As a parent, I feel the love that comes from the nursery is as soon as the door is opened. The headteacher Mrs Cooper, has shown such strength, determination and commitment throughout these unprecedented times, not only adhering to all the procedures and Government guidelines but by still maintaining and providing an exceptional service to all parents and children. My son, Alfie runs to nursery everyday, his little legs cannot wait and cannot wait to see his friends and teachers, eager to start playing and learning. My son has learnt so much whilst at nursery. He amazes me everyday. Myself and the other parents would 100% agree Bacup Nursery School deserves the biggest, shiniest trophy for being the best nursery for miles and miles. More importantly each child no matter what their ability, strengths or weaknesses are loved, cared for, nurtured and taught how to grow. For that, the world is a kinder place to grow up in. In Alfies' own words he said "Mummy, do you know who my heroes are?" "I love Mrs Goggins, Mrs Pollitt and Mrs Cooper (She's the big boss) and I love all my friends". Nothing more needed!
Jayne Jordan (Parent)
My daughter has attended Bacup Nursery School since September 2020. I've always been more than happy to send her during the pandemic as I've always felt my child was in safe hands. All the teachers and staff have put more than 100% effort in keeping the nursery safe for the children. They have also kept me updated regularly about the precautions and rules in place and update them when they are required. I really can't write in words how impressed I am with their determination.
Sammie Collier (Parent)
I would highly recommend Bacup Nursery School as I believe they encouraged my son to excel, and were a huge part of his development. My son often struggled in social situations prior to starting nursery, however the support and routine Bacup Nursery School gave him, helped him to feel secure. He was very well prepared for primary school which gave him confidence in his new surroundings. The facilities are outstanding as are the activities the children get to be involved in. Everything is well organised, communication is brilliant and most importantly the staff are amazing. My second child has started now at Bacup Nursery School and is also loving it. Another happy child who is excelling thanks to Bacup Nursery School.
Sally Ogley (Parent)
Firstly, I'd like to thank all the staff at Bacup Nursery School for all their hard work and care towards not only the children but the parents as well. I find this nursery an excellent place, always going above and beyond in everything they do. The teaching here is brilliant and my child has made big improvements from all the time of being here. They always keep parents up to date with every action and event. Secondly, I'm glad all their hard work has paid off to do all they can to keep nursery open. The safety measures in place are incredible which helps my child not miss out on all his learning that he needs especially with going to primary school this year. The actions taken to make sure everyone is safe during the pandemic is outstanding , and followed correctly. Thanks so much.
Rhian Gough (Parent)
My son started Bacup Nursery School in September and he absolutely loves attending. By far it has been the best thing for him as he's been able to attend during the second Lockdown (Nursery is open), not going to lie, I was really nervous at first, nervous about Covid, nervous that my little one wouldn't settle, because all he had known for the past 9 months was being home with his family. I really can't thank the staff enough, every day they open the doors with a smile and positive attitude, my little boy has settled straight away. He is coming home with a smile on his face and I am, as well as knowing that my little one is having some normality and making memories.
Leanne Feeney (Parent)