Testimonials 

 

"Bardykes Farm provides a wonderful home from home environment for children as well as providing a truly unique and magical nursery experience. Children have an opportunity to be hands-on with all of the different animals, have lunch by the fire outside, play by the river and have an enormous amount of land to play on and use their imagination. The staff are all incredibly friendly, patient and approachable and take such a genuine interest in each individual child and their needs. The nursery is always striving to improve and have an open-door policy with parents which ensures each child’s individual experience is as enriched as it can be. The fact that the nursery is Eco friendly and teaches the children all about the environment is extremely important to me. 
I genuinely couldn’t recommend this nursery enough and feel as though my children have benefitted hugely from attending here. It’s given them memories to last a lifetime." 
- Rachel, Parent.

"Both my grandchildren attended Bardykes Nursery and it was a great experience for both of them and our family. Both still talk about the staff, key workers and the horses. I do not know any other nursery where children have so much access to nature, farm animals, newborn lambs, the chickens and the in-door pets. All of the staff provided a very nurturing environment and not only looked after the children's emotional health but also their physical health, snacks, being active etc. This all created a safe learning environment for the children. We were kept up to date with their progress but were also told if there were any issues with behaviour or if they had a wee fall out with another child. I firmly believe that due to their experience in Bardykes both of them made a smooth transition to school. We all miss the Christmas Nativity and the summer fun days. I have no hesitation in recommending Bardykes nursery." - Mary C, Grandmother

"Bardykes Nursery is truly a wonderful and unique learning experience for young children. After looking for an outdoor nursery for our little explorer who loved being outdoors we came across Bardykes and on Anna turning 2 years old she began attending for 2 half days a week. From day 1 all the staff were very supportive and understanding. Kerry put us at ease and Anna took to her straight away! The horses, rabbits, ducks, cats, dogs, lambs are just one part of the experience. Anna also loved being in the gardens, painting outdoors, story time and of course snack time too! 

The experiences Anna has had over the past year have been invaluable to her development. The farm environment is perfect for children to explore and learn from. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better place for Anna to attend."
 Marisa Hunter, Parent

"I chose this nursery for its amazing outdoor space and the great reviews I had heard. My son started this nursery in August 2020 and has settled in very well. All staff were very friendly and helped my son settle in confidently. This was very reassuring for myself and my wife. 
The children get to experience lots of different outdoor learning and activities which is perfect as my son loves being outdoors. He always comes home very happy."
- Mark, Parent

"I have 2 young children and both of them have been pupils at Bardykes, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! The facilities at Bardykes are brilliant, with vast outdoor spaces and access to a variety of animals. The experienced staff are nurturing, inclusive and responsive, and ensure broad learning experiences for all of the children at nursery. There is a family atmosphere at Bardykes and each child is treated as an individual, with their needs carefully considered. Management staff at Bardykes are approachable and keen to include parents and families in developments and decision making within the nursery. 
Choosing an early years setting for your child is a difficult decision. For my family, there was no doubt that Bardykes was the right choice!"
- Katie M, Parent

"We absolutely love the nursery and so does our daughter! The outdoor style of play and learning is absolutely wonderful and is something we are very pleased to have found. 
The experience the children get from the farm style setting with animals to care for and learn about is top class. Having experienced a nursery with limited time outdoors, it really is amazing for the children to have this style of development. The staff are very genuine, friendly, invested and respected at the nursery. It is also extremely well run. The nursery is very family-friendly and this shines through in their approaches and quality of care. The staffing ratios to children are fantastic and it is a very safe, loving environment. 
It is absolutely worth every penny, balanced against opportunities at other styles of nursery I would say hands down worth the extra."
- Lisa H, Parent

"Bardykes Farm Nursery has a lovely, cosy informal family feel to it. The staff team are incredible and have been there for years with experience by the bucket load! Each member brings different talents to help support, challenge and stimulate the children’s learning. The nursery is based on a small family farm with lots of outdoor space that the children use daily for play and learning. From the large fields, orchard, secret garden, river to baking in the farmhouse kitchen there is always a ‘buzz’ with many different experiences on offer. The nursery also has horses, rabbits, ducks, cats, bees, dogs and has lambs and chicks in spring, which is amazing for the children who attend. Overall a lovely nursery where children are encouraged to explore their surroundings, be creative, make friends and develop at their own pace!" - E M, Parent

"My little boy loves this nursery! The children spend most of their time outdoors playing in the Secret Garden, doing the gardening, feeding the animals, and generally having a ball! There are great indoor facilities also for days of adverse weather. The staff are all fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. The children learn through play, stories and activities at this nursery, who won the national Best Outdoor Learning Environment 2020! Their efforts throughout Covid have been fantastic, they have been transparent throughout and kept everyone up to date. The staff have been engaging with the children during this lockdown by putting up videos, sending activities and doing online catch-ups! They have also ensured the areas the children use, inside and out, have been professionally cleaned and fogged throughout the pandemic. Fantastic place." - Lisa D, Parent

"Bardykes is a fantastic nursery. Our family has had six children attend this nursery, and every single child loved their time here. The staff are amazing and have been there for years. They are really friendly and really take the time to get to know each family. I have felt at ease leaving both my children in the safe hands of the staff. The nursery is based on a farm with lots of outdoor learning and animals, and lots of fun. I would really recommend Bardykes Nursery." - Lynsey M, Parent