In case you think we may not be as good as we say we are take a look at all of these fabulous comments from our customers.
"We initially chose Hopes & Dreams for our child based on really positive feedback we'd had from previous clients, as well as its proximity to my work and our home. Our son has loved it from the outset, and the quality of care provided to him by both the key and support workers has been phenomenal overall - not only for his development, but also his happiness and our peace of mind.
Thank you for continually striving to deliver a top service whilst providing such a wonderfully nurturing environment for our little ones!"
Oriana Hills, Douglas
"Ethan's food allergies can be challenging at times, and when we first made the decision to put him in to childcare, as soon as we came to see Hopes & Dreams we knew this is where Ethan would go. It's home from home, providing a bright and inviting environment filled with caring staff who we know will keep him safe. The effort that has been made to cater for Ethan and include him in food related activities goes above and beyond what we expected, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to anyone."
Carrie Hannah, Douglas
"My eldest daughter attended and loved it, over her time with Hopes & Dreams we got to know everyone well and that helped us make the decision to enrol our twin girls her too."
Terri Canty, Onchan
"Bradley joined H&D aged 2. He settled quickly and continues to thrive. He has such variety of activities and experiences from action kids to regular trips out to different places, even regular gym sessions! Our toddler is lively and boisterous at times and nursery have helped us to ensure we set consistent boundaries at home and nursery in a kind and compassionate way for all the family. We get plenty of daily feedback and I can even look at his antics online with photos and activities posted regularly."
Karen Malone, Glen Vine
"Our son has started recently, as his previous nursery didnt run pre-school education. The reason why we decided to approach Hopes and Dreams was due to the amount people that recommended this nursery. We are happy with our son's progress since three months ago, he settled very well. There is very much a personal approach, all staff are lovely and always provide me with a report at the end of the day. Our son really loved the welcome gift when we came to see the nursery for the first time."
Lucie Pelzmannova, Douglas
"We chose Hopes & Dreams for our daughter due to the homely environment, great staff and planned educational activities. Emily has really blossomed in the year she has been at nursery and has grown from being quite shy into a confident little girl!"
Shirley Callow, Douglas
"We found Hopes & Dreams welcoming from the first time we made contact to arrange a visit. We were moving to the island from Jersey so we had a lot going on and choosing the correct childcare was important. We couldn't be happier with our choice.
We know that Niamh is well cared for and we get good updates on what she has been up to. It has been great to see her develop and she gets involved in a wide variety of activities.
We are looking forward to Sim joining Hopes & Dreams when he turns two."
Jen & Alan Gelling, Ballaugh
"We chose Hopes & Dreams Nursery as we were made to feel secure and confident in the care that our child would receive regarding his multiple allergies, and we have not been disappointed.
The staff are caring, warm and friendly and the nursery is bright and inviting. "
Carrie Hannah, Douglas
"We chose Hopes & Dreams because my niece and nephew had both previously attended the nursery and had a wonderful experience. The staff are very friendly and brilliant with the children.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery. "
"Our daughter was extremely shy around strangers and we were anxious about her starting nursery, but we needn't have worried. We were allowed to ease into it by letting me stay with Emily for as long as it took for her to feel comfortable and the patience and genuine caring nature of the staff really helped. She's now very comfortable at nursery and we couldn't be happier with the care she's had."
Shirley Callow, Douglas
"Hopes & Dreams is a wonderful nursery with caring staff that have excelled in teaching my children with a great balance of fun and education. "
"I feel there are lots of outings which is a massive positive, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. "
Melanie Gribbin, Douglas
"I primarily chose Hopes & Dreams because of the time they have spent learning about allergies in children. Having a child with food intolerances it was especially important to me to know that she will be looked after with the same attention to her needs as I would care for her at home. I feel it also shows that Hopes and Dreams are committed to the wellbeing of all children and incredibly focussed on the individual child and their needs. "
Claire Veale, Douglas
"We looked at lots of nurseries before choosing Hopes & Dreams. Since the beginning they have provided Matilda with the best start in nursery and school life. They offer such a huge variety of things to do and she always comes home buzzing about her day.
I trust Hopes & Dreams 100% with my child's safety and development and they have always kept me informed on her progress allowing us to work together. Matilda loves every minute and we know we couldn't have found a better nursery for her.
We thoroughly recommend Hopes & Dreams to anyone who want's the best for their child."
Damian Bird, Douglas
"Joe has made so much progress at Hopes and Dreams. The nursery provides so many activities and the staff are so attentive, and Joe loves them dearly. He always has so many stories and the staff always find time to speak to you. We trust the nursery completely to look after our precious little man."
Dom and Kev, Ballaugh
"We are delighted with the care and support that the Hopes & Dreams team provides for Kieran. The staff are always ready to spend time with us to discuss Kieran's day and general development and we have enjoyed accompanying Kieran and his friends on trips out."
Dave & Audrey Quaggin, Foxdale
"Is my child happy? That is the only thing that matters to me and the services that Hopes & Dreams provide ensure that the answer is Yes! With hot meals, trips out and activities galore Joshua is always kept busy and is learning through play. The staff care about the children and their individual little personalities are all catered for. As a parent I could not ask for more from the people I trust to look after our son. Thank you!"
Claire Wells, Douglas
"We have been involved with Hopes & Dreams for nearly four years and have been consistently delighted with the service on offer. The staff are bright, fun and approachable and our children both developed very well at Hopes & Dreams which has always offered a nurturing and loving environment, whilst offering the children every opportunity to be challenged and to have fun.
Both children have loved their time at Hopes & Dreams where they have received a perfect balance of love, encouragement and discipline.
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience and will always be grateful for the excellent head start we believe it has given them for primary school."
Helen Helfrich, Douglas
"We chose Hopes & Dreams as they were highly recommended by parents we know. When we went to view the nursery our little girl loved it so much she joined straight in with the dancing class!
We were very impressed with the facilities so it was a very easy decision to place her there. She has fitted in very well and we have now increased her number of visits per week. We have also recommended the nursery to other parents."
Sarah Marshall, Douglas
"Great staff and I feel comfortable leaving my daughter at Hopes & Dreams. My eldest daughter enjoyed her time there. Now the younger one always looks forward to going there every day."
Hina Iqbal, Douglas
"We chose Hopes & Dreams on recommendation from other parents. The staff are extremely caring and thoughful. The educational needs of my child in pre-school are completely fulfilled and I can see each week how much being at pre-school is enhancing his knowledge and skills and preparing him for primary school. He has also grown in confidence and has really developed his social skills so he must feel very comfortable and happy where he is."
Louise Quayle, Cregneash, Port St Mary
"I would heartily recommend Hopes & Dreams. My son has come on so much, he loves his time there and adores all the staff. I am proud of the work they do in preparing my son for school."
Julie Charlton, Douglas
"We chose Hopes & Dreams at first because of its Pre-School unit, after being in a different nursery without one. After that, my other two kids joined the nursery, and it became my only option for a nursery.
I love the permanent staff in every unit, love the enthusiasm and sesitivity they have. All my kids used to and still eat everything Shirley is cooking, love her food! My kids are happy there - most important!"
Gali Ashkenazi, Douglas
"The location of Hopes & Dreams is ideal for us and we like the provision of a hot lunch. We never had any problems with our first child going to Hopes & Dreams which is also why our other child goes there."
F Baxter, Douglas
"The staff are friendly and very helpful. I know both my children have been happy at hopes and dreams because my youngest cannot wait to get there in the morning and my eldest whom is at school wants to go back."
Beverley Burden, Douglas
"The nursery staff (which includes all the staff), have always been fantastic, very friendly and genuinley concerned about our daughter. If we have ever had to comment on any aspects that we would like to be improved then this had been altered the next day."
Lisa Roberts, Douglas
"The staff are all a great and work extremely hard taking care of every child. My child has progressed a lot since being there and loves going. I wouldn't have him anywhere else."
Amy Duxbury, Douglas
"Both ourselves and our son immediately took to the staff and premises. It was an open, friendly and happy place. The staff are very informative and my son comes home with a list of stories everyday. He loves it and so do we as we know or son is happy and in safe hands!"
Marie Skillicorn, Douglas
"It's a home away from home for the children. Great staff, very friendly and always willing to help. I would like to be a child myself so I could attend. A huge amount of activities and trips to keep the kids entertained. Would recommend to all my friends!"
Kim Moyses-Maher, Douglas
"We've been very impressed with the service provided by Hopes & Dreams. Both of my daughters have enjoyed their experiences there."
J Masters, Douglas
"Hopes & Dreams are by far the best nursery in the Isle of Man, the staff are great and the snacks and lunches are always a very healthy option. The kids are taken to so many outside activities which they love and it is not just fun but the learn too."
Claudia Rattray, Douglas
"Hopes & Dreams was recommended by a few people all with very happy memories of their children's time there. From day one I could tell that my daughter really enjoys her time at nursery & it didn't take more than a couple of visits for her to settle in. Will probably look to increase her sessions in the future simply because she likes it so much & is learning lots from being with the other children."
Andrea Nicholl, Onchan
"Hopes & Dreams has an excellent reputation on the island and I've been very happy with my child's placement there. Apart from the developmental elements, which are great, the staff always come across as happy and keen and nothing ever seems too much trouble. Whenever I've been at the nursery and seen little ones in tears, there always seems to be someone taking time to comfort them, which reassures me that if my child were in a similar situation, he'd never feel insecure and without support, which is very important to me."
Julia Pratten, Douglas
"Hopes & Dreams is a professionally run business that hasn't lost the caring touch which is essential when being responsible for our precious little people."
Sandra Moore, Douglas
"My child comes home very happy. When I tell her she is off to nursery she is excited. So that speak volumes to me!!"
"Hopes & Dreams is like a second family to my daughter (& was to my other who has now moved to big school). Jessica wakes up and is instantly excited about going to nursery (or terribly disappointed if its a weekend !)
The scrapbook diaries and daily activity sheets are wonderful and keep us in touch with what has been done, eaten and experienced each day.
The whole nursery has a homely and happy feel about it and the staff are exceptional."
Claire Schreuder, Douglas
"Hopes & Dreams was recommended to me and I have found it to be an excellent nursery. Most importantly lex loves going there."
Emma Johnston, Douglas
"I thought it was a really nice nursery and friendly staff when I visited. My little girl loves it there."
Nicki Brownlow, Douglas
"The service is fantastic. I chose Hopes & Dreams becuase they have great facitilites and they are always doing different activities with the children and my daughter loves the food provided."
Paul Williams, Douglas
"We chose Hopes & Dreams as both our other children went and now attend the holiday club provided? The quality of care and attention is great and nothing is too much trouble, even taking time out to talk to parents on trying to find a way of settling a child in. The staff are friendly and very approachable and quiet often feel like an extended family."
Andie Humphries, Douglas
"When we came for a visit we were immediately put at ease, it was completed in a professional but friendly environment and seeing all of the children looking so happy we didn't hesitate. To be honest, there were groups of children interacting & playing together so nicely that it was heart warming to see, there was a great structure to each day, the scrap books are great to show the time spent at nursery, the facilities are great and the hot meals an added bonus.
I would like to say a big thank you to the fantastic staff, nothing is ever too much trouble."
Emma Qualtrough, Douglas
"We chose to send both our daughters to Hopes & Dreams after making an initial visit which our eldest daughter loved, she loved it that much she actually didn't want to come away. We have been very pleased with the care and support all the staff have shown them and us. The staff are always friendly and put the child's needs at the fore. We would recommend Hopes & Dreams to anyone."
Clare & Gary Cooper, Douglas
"The nursery is safe and secure with its key entry system, but above all is a welcoming environment for our child. We are continually impressed by all the staff who all know our little boy's name and his character whether they are in his group or not.
There are different kinds of daily activities and the staff are genuinely interested in your child and your family and circumstances, so it's like your child is part of a big family. Our son isn't often ill but when he wasn't able to attend becuase he was sick one day, his keyworker took time out to call and ask how he was doing and if we were all ok later that day.
There are lots of 'extras' like contact by e-mail, days out, fresh food, and provision of nappies/wipes and later on help and support with potty training!
Parents evening lets you know where your child is in terms of development but is a nice way to meet your child's keyworker and read their journal which is a photographic record of their time at nursery and is lovely to take home and read with the rest of the family.
Our son loves it and likes telling everyone where he's been with nursery. Our son is genuinely excited to go to nursery and considers it a 'treat'. Thank you."
Allan and Nicola Walkingshaw, Douglas