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Testimonials 2023

"We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful start you have given X the past 3 years at nursery. It is a testament to your love, care and support that he runs happily into nursery every day! You have got to know his little personality so well and given him the loveliest learning experiences. We have seen him grow so much in confidence and build lovely friendships in his class thanks to your nurture. I know he is going to moss nursery very much and I wish I could just hit the pause button and keep him there! Thank you so much for everything!"

"Thank you all so much for the last three years! I can’t believe how much my babies have grown. Thank you for helping them become the fabby little men they are now. They and I, we are going to miss Barbies very much."

"We are so grateful to have had such a wonderful setting for our children to spend their first years of education in, and I am so sad that our Barbies journey has come to an end."

"Thank you so much for giving X the amazing support, fun, foundation for starting reception. She has absolutely loved her time with you over the last 12 months!"

"Thank you so much for all of your love and care for us over the years, starting with X then X and X. Our family has been through a lot over these years and you have been nothing but patient and encouraging and comforting. We are so grateful for the safe space you have provided for all 3 kids and their allergies, asthma and eczema etc. They have had a strong start to their early learning and you have laid the foundations for them to thrive . We will miss you all very much!"

"Thank you so much for making X time at Barbies such a happy one. He always wants to come to nursery and he regularly talks about his teacher. From the baby room to toddler class to green class and finally forest! He has been very happy. He still talks about his favourite class-green class and how forest is the best. You have created such a loving and fun environment for them."

"Thank you so much as always for all that you do to make our sons pre-school years so enjoyable and happy. We cannot praise nursery enough!"

"Thank you to the wonderful team for looking after both of our children. They both enjoyed their time at Barbies, learning, playing, making friendships and loving all of the lovely ladies that have cared for them here. We’re sad that X time at Barbies has come to an end X will miss it here so much!"

"Thank you for all of your time and effort with X these last 3.5 years. X started in baby room at 11 months old, a clingy baby and is leaving at 4 years 7 months a loud, confident happy little girl! There are lots of you that have played a huge role in that. X has built so many wonderful relationships with staff at Barbies and speaks so highly of you all. I am extremely grateful that X got to enjoy Barbies for so long and understand why Barbies has such an amazing reputation!"

"Thank you for running such a brilliant nursery. My boys have loved growing up and learning here. The team will be greatly missed by all of us. Thank you for everything."

Testimonials 2022

"We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience that both our children have had at Barbies. They both made very special bonds with the staff in various classrooms through their time with you. You all do over and above to make the children and families happy and we are so so grateful for that."

"Thank you for all your hard work and making nursery a safe, fun and special place to be, especially during the pandemic. Our child has had the best time and had developed into a happy confident girl and we thank you all contributing to that."

"Thank you so much for being the stepping stone of my children's learning over the many years and for that we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you for the many ways you have loved, nurtured, cared and taught over the years. You are an incredible team of fantastic women who have served the community so well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

"We just want to say a big thank you to everyone for supporting, teaching and looking after our children. This is the end of an era and we will be so sad to say goodbye. You are all amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better start."

"We would just like to thank you all for the kindness care, nurture and learning you have given to L this year. He is so happy coming into nursery and that is so reassuring as a parent. We really appreciate all that you do and the lovely environment and experience you provide for the children. We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday!"

"Thank you to all of your lovely staff at Barbie's Selwyn House, for all of your hard work and for making your nursery such a lovely, fun and safe place to be!"

"Thank you so much for giving our girls such a fantastic start at your nursery. They both loved every minute of it and us too! We feel very lucky to have had our girls in such a lovely environment. Thank you again."

"Thank you for all you have done to help T grow and be the confident girl she now is. She has loved her time with you and will miss coming to nursery. We will see you again in the future once her little brother is here and requires a nursery."

"L has had the best time at Barbie's. It truly is the best. Thank you so much for your help and understanding with L and me! I am so grateful for everything you do!"

Testimonials 2021

"Thank you for an amazing job you all do. Joshua's time with you has been wonderful, not just for him but for us to seeing how he has flourished in your care has been lovely. You have all made us all feel so welcome, nothing ever seems too much trouble and all the staff are so friendly. We really will miss you all!"

"Thank you always for all of your hard work in keeping the nursery safe and fun for all!"

"Thank you for all you have done over the last couple of years. It's not been easy but you have kept us all safe and happy. I will miss you all!"

"Thank you for giving Molly such a wonderful start in life. She enjoyed every day at nursery and has always loved going in. You've got such a wonderful team, who will be missed."

"A big thank you Emma, Jenny Jess and Marie who have been absolutely amazing!! And a big thank you to Seri, Verity, Bernadette and Lucy who have done such a wonderful job in bringing Toby out of his shell, his confidence has grown so much in such a short space of time. And thank you too Barbara, Becky and Kelly for running a nursery that makes a mum feel like she's leaving her whole world in the safest, kindest and most nurturing place."

"Thank you for making Violets time at nursery so special. We have seen her grow into a confident outgoing little girl ready for her next chapter at school. This transformation from the shy little girl that started is down to your wonderful team's hard work, dedication and passion for early year's education and we are truly grateful."

"Thank you all for welcoming Jonah into your nursery. He was so shy to start with and it has been wonderful seeing his confidence bloom and to hear him say how much he cannot wait to go to nursery. He will miss you all lots. We can't quite believe he is starting big school!"

"I cannot thank you all enough for the great start you have given Laurie in this first year at nursery. In an unprecedented and turbulent year you have created such a secure, happy environment for Laurie to come in to. He is so happy coming to nursery every day and walks up the path to get there. Thank you for all the nurture, care and happiness you have given him this year."

"Thank you so very much Barbies. It's the most FABULOUS school. Thank you very much for being so kind and accommodating every single time! As parents, we felt happy and stress free. Alysha has loved coming to school and has become confident and has really blossomed under your care. The team at Barbies is amazing. The atmosphere around the school is such a happy one. Alysha was in a wonderful place, being well looked after and growing and developing into a kind, happy, content, confident child under the care of all the staff at Barbies."

Testimonials 2020

"Thank you so much for making Gracie's nursery experiences amazing!"

"Thank you so much for being the best teachers ever! I will miss you lots!"

"Thank you so much for all you and your staff have done to help sonny learn and grow. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Barbies, and we couldn't have chosen a better place for him to have spent his preschool years."

"You have been looking after both of our kids for nearly 3 years now. We want to thank you for all your hard work. You made the kids feel welcome and safe. You are a perfect team. Through your hard work the nursery is constantly improving."

"Thank you for all you have done for Arwen she will miss coming to nursery. You all do a fab job and run an amazing nursery."

"A really BIG thank you to all of you, every single member of staff are so friendly and nurturing. Betsy has loved her time at nursery and it has helped her confidence to grow, especially leaving us! So many of you have cared for both our girls over the last few years. Alana has a huge emotional connection and incredibly fond memories. Both often talk about really special memories e.g. the nativity plays and sports days. It will be really strange not coming to Barbies in September. We will continue to highly recommend Barbies.Thank you for everything!"

Testimonials 2019

"As Henry's time at Barbies comes to an end we want to say the biggest THANK YOU for making his time as wonderful as it has been. The support and love you have shown him has been amazing. We couldn't have chosen a better setting for him! Henry has asked to visit so don't think you are getting rid easily!"

"It is so difficult to find the words to say thank you. It doesn't seem enough. Jonathan would not be the boy he is without all of you. He has grown in confidence throughout the year and he has enjoyed his time so much. Thank you for making it easy for us as parents who don't really have a clue! Thank you for all the wonderful experiences you have given him, particularly visiting Maurice House which Johnathan really enjoyed. Your hard work and care will always be appreciated by all of us."

"Thank you for everything you have done for Neave over the past two and a half years! She has had an amazing time in all her classes. Everyone has brought out the best in her she's really going to miss you all. Hopefully she will pop back now and again with her baby bro!"

"I just want to say a huge thank you for making Dolly's start to education fun and rewarding. She has loved every minute and I couldn't have wished for a better nursery."

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making Olivia so happy during her time at nursery. From the first day, Olivia felt welcome and safe and that's all any parent could hope for. We will miss you all."

"Thank you for everything you have done for Annie and Poppy. We have loved bringing our girls here and they have both loved nursery. You do an amazing job."

"Thank you for providing Mac with a warm, caring, fun, interesting, diverse environment. He has always loved coming in to Barbie's and has flourished in confidence and skills over the past eighteen months in your care! We will miss you."

"Thank you to everyone for looking after me for the last year. Thank you for teaching me new things and helping me grow."

"Thank you for running such a great playschool! I have had a fantastic time here and I know my brother will too when he is big enough!"

"Thank you so much for all you have done. I have loved my time with you. My little brother can't wait to come!"


"I couldn't have had a better start to my school life than having you as my teacher. You've held my hand, dried my tears and made my very first memories of school years. One filled with happiness and laughter. I will miss you so so much. It wont be the same without you. Take care and have a fantastic summer."

"Another term has come to an end and we just wanted to thank-you for taking such excellent care of Charlotte. Your kindest, empathy and warmth has made Charlottes time here so memorable. You have taken the time to get to know her and her obsession with animals and Wingham! She has learnt so much and is really going to miss you all so much".

"Thank you to all the staff. You have all had an impact on both my boys lives at some point. I cannot thank you all enough for your genuine love and care, we will miss seeing all your smiley faces greeting us in the morning. One day I will be telling my boys to bring their children here."

"I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Barbies for the wonderful experience Aimee has had here. All the extras you do make this a very special nursery. We are going to miss coming here".

"Thanks so much for making Fearne's first experiences of nursery such a positive one. She loves coming every week and that is all down to all your hard work and kindness."

"Rose has come to the end of two fabulous years at Barbies. We wanted to thank you and the team for providing exciting opportunities to play and learn and for taking such good care of Rose. She loves you all as do I."

"Just to say a huge thank you for guiding Katy in her Pre-School year. She has grown in confidence and has thoroughly enjoyed nursery. She has learnt absolutely loads! Even teaching me a few things."

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