What others say
Fabulous Journey

Penny & Scott Wheeler (Parents)

Our son attended the preschool for a little over 16 months prior to starting school this coming September (2022)
There isn’t enough time or words to describe just how fabulous his journey has been. From the staff to the setting the whole environment is just perfect.
There was so much love and care from the staff to not only him but to our wider family. He wasn’t just a pupil, he was part of the pre school family.
The tapestry account was great, we have two older boys and have never had use of tapestry before. To be able to see his day and read about his adventures was great. His account was regularly updated allowing us to enjoy seeing, and hearing from him all about his day.
Regular walks in the local area, enjoying the park,  trips, sports day, seasonal events…. you name it, pre school had it covered and made a real effort each time! They are great at involving parents too!!!
We will sincerely miss being part of pre school.
Be reassured that if you choose to become part of the sidemoor pre school family that your child will have the best fun, making fabulous memories surrounded by staff that become more than just staff.
Penny & Scott Wheeler
10 years of care


After 10 years of doing the school runs to Sidemoor Pre-school, The staff and Preschool will be very sadly missed.

All staff past and present have been a huge help to all 4 of my children over the years and all of them have loved going there. Everyday they have come out they have loved telling me about all the activities and little trips out that they have done with huge smiles on their faces.

A huge thank you and a very sad goodbye.

Sarah Grazier – mum to Libby, Caleb, Natalie and Grace

Thank you so much


Thank you so much for giving my daughter all the support she has needed over the time she has been with you. Couldn’t ask for better staff to look after her. So sad she is leaving.


G. Halfpenny

Fantastic Preschool


Fantastic preschool. All of the staff are wonderful and very attentive. They made my son feel welcome and I always felt he was safe with them. My son has learnt so much during his time there and has loved every minute of it, could not recommend Sidemoor preschool enough!


S. Hodgkiss

Wonderful for my little man


Sidemoor Pre-school has been wonderful for my little man, all the staff go above and beyond for not all the children but families too.

When my little man first joined he was so painfully shy, and to see how much they have worked with him to bring him out of his shell is amazing.

Due to his lack of hearing his speech was behind Pre-school referred him to speech and language and worked beside speech and language to help encourage him, he has come on leaps and bounds because of the staff.

I can’t thank all the staff enough for what they have done.

Eliza-Jane Smith July 2021


The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills


Managers clearly understand their responsibility to safeguard children.  The pre-school is clean, secure and well organised.  A range of documents, policies and procedures is effectively implemented to support the good practice.

Staff get to know the children and their families very well.  They are sensitive and responsive to their emerging needs. Children are settled, happy and content.

Staff are good teachers. They provide a broad and exciting curriculum targeted towards meeting children’s individual needs.  Children make good progress in their learning.

The pre-school is bright, welcoming and stimulating.  A wide range of activities and experiences is accessible to children, indoors and outside.  They are keen to play and explore and demonstrate that they are motivated to learn.

Partnership working is very good.  A two-way flow of information is shared with parents, professionals and other providers.  Children benefit from continuity in their care and education between all those involved in their lives.

Ofsted report 16th February 2017




All the staff at Sidemoor Pre-School go above and beyond what they are set out to do as childcare providers. All the staff are very approachable and if there are any issues you can always find someone who will try to help you out and resolve your problem. It is very much like a big family environment where all the children are cared for well yet treated as individuals, with their needs met through talking and reassurance (not just to the child but also to the parents as well).

Claire & Richard



Thank you so much for giving our son a wonderful 3 years. You have helped him grow as a little person in so many ways. Thank you for being so flexible and helpful whenever we have needed or asked. We will all miss being part of the pre-school.

John & Paula



Just wanted to express our gratitude for the 3 years of care and compassion you have shown towards our son. We are so proud of how he has developed under your care and we are very sad to see him leave such a caring setting.




My son went to Sidemoor Pre-School for two years. It is a lovely place, the staff are all brilliant. He really enjoyed it. They go on regular trips to the park and library and do a varied programme of activities. Staff let you know exactly what your child has been doing and always keep you up to date with what has been happening. I would highly recommend this pre-school to anybody. Keep up the good work!