Why Us

Generations of families from the local area have chosen us as their childcare provider for many years. We have always prided ourselves in delivering quality care for the community where children can play, grow and learn. Information can also be found on our Facebook page – Carleton Childcare.

But don’t just take our word for it; here are some parent’s comments –


Thank you for taking care of ‘John’ for the past 2 years, he will really miss you all. I can’t thank the Aunties enough for all your hard work and helping him get ready for school.

Words can not express the gratitude we feel towards you all. Its good to be able to go to work knowing your precious child is in safe hands.



You have helped develop my son into a happy, confident, clever well behaved little boy.

I can’t think of anything you can improve – my daughter loves it at Preschool

The staff are committed – fantastic!

All staff are approachable, friendly and on board with my wishes for my son.

Ten out of ten

Parents evening February/March 

This year we held two evenings as we now have a baby room. Both were a great success and exceptionally well attended.

The evening began with a short speech on the EYFS and the role of the key person in Nursery. Then there was opportunity to discuss children’s development and progress with the key person and observe the child’s file to see what we get up to in Nursery

These were some of the comments from Parents who attended –

  • I really enjoyed looking through his folder and seeing the things he has done throughout the year and the progress he has made.
  • Absolutely Brilliant
  • My son really loves coming to Preschool, he loves telling us what he has done and showing us what he has made.
  • I thought the file was thorough with well assessed accurate targets highlighted. We have noted the next steps and will work on them at home . Thank you
  • The file is an excellent way of tracking my Daughters progress. We are really happy with the way that all the evidence is documented. The use of pictures and notes is an excellent way of keeping track. We are happy with all that you do!.
  • My son loves nursery and he can not wait to come and adores his key person. The file is great, love the photos and comments – very very happy with his development.
  • the file is amazing! it is so nice to see some of the moments captured especially as we don’t come to nursery very often. its really reassuring to see him having so much fun and learning.


Here is what Ofsted said about us in our last inspection

Ofsted Report

Staff have a well-developed understanding of children’s individual needs, therefore their learning and welfare are successfully promoted.
Children are safe and secure, and robust documentation and procedures are in place to maintain their safety.


Good partnerships with parents and other agencies are significant in making sure that the needs of all children are met, along with any additional needs. This means that the children progress well in relation to their age, ability and starting points.

The management has high aspirations for quality. The staff team are highly qualified and experienced, and good ratios of staff to children are maintained. The staff team share a common sense of purpose and are keen to share innovative ideas and their good practices.

Children thoroughly enjoy their time in the setting and make good progress in their learning and development. Children’s progress is monitored through detailed observations, from which next steps are identified and linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Thank you for looking after me for 3 years. We will miss you lots, I wish you were coming to big school with me.

Evie has loved every second of Nursery. Thank you so much for the last 3 years.

To all the Aunties – Thank you for everything

Recommendations from Day Nursery Website – we have several recommendations from current parents on the independant information site for choosing chikdcare.

Please go to the site and view all comments about our service.