"My daughter settled in so well at the Pre-School thanks to the wonderful staff who are always there to talk to.
She has learnt all about different festivals and events throughout the year with activities to go with all these.
The outside area is fantastic and her favourite place to be there is always something new to explore."
"Thank you so much to you all for a fabulous year but particular thanks go to Jo who has looked after my little boy with such gentle care and attention. Her bond with him is so special and he loves his three days with her. If only Suffolk had more Jo's!"
"Your Pre-School is such a lovely environment for my little girl to learn. She has learnt so much through play and has made a lot of lovely friends here. Rarely do we have tears at drop off which contrasts greatly with her previous place of care. She is so happy and as a parent I can't ask for any more."
"Well what can I say except a HUGE thank you to you all at Norton Pre-School!
My daughter has flourished in your care over the past two years and will always have such fond memories of her time here, especially playing with her favourite Key Worker Kate Harris.
Kate puts the fun into care and her passion for making my daughter's days as happy as they can be has actually made me emotional on occasions!
Thank you Kate - our family think you're amazing!"
My daughter settled in at Norton very quickly and looked forward to going to pre-school every day. My son also then joined the pre-school and has had a fantastic two and half years there.
I have always been pleased with the care provided for my children at the pre-school. My son had difficulties settling in at first and being left, but the staff worked hard with us to make him feel safe and secure and happy there.
Both my children have thoroughly enjoyed their experience at Norton Pre-school, they have made good friends and, along with the pre-school staff, we have watched them grow in character and confidence from their time at preschool.
I am particularly pleased with the smooth transition between pre-school and "big school" and that their time at the pre-school has fully prepared them for the next major step in their life.
I feel very content knowing that my youngest child will receive the same experience when she is old enough to attend Norton Pre-school.
"So sorry to see my daughter leave Norton Pre-School. She has loved every minute of her time with you all and has developed so many new skills through play and learn. She has gone from being a shy little two year old to a confident four year old. I will miss you all too!"
I was a full time mum so this was my sons first experience of childcare. I appreciated the relaxed attitude towards settling him in and he thrived in their good care.
He is now at Primary school and the close links and excellent transition has been invaluable. He knew most of his classmates from preschool. I wouldn't have it had it any other way! .
My daughter joined the Pre-School shortly after she turned two and has loved every single day since. It is such a warm and welcoming place creating a wonderful nurturing atmosphere for the children.
The staff are incredibly caring and attentive and really get to know the children well to get the most out of their learning. My daughter really enjoys the variety of activities on offer and has really developed her confidence and independence during her time at pre-school.
She will definitely be well prepared for school in September and will be very sad to leave.
"Norton Pre-School is the unknown treasure chest of childcare within Bury St Edmunds. Both my children have loved their time with you and my eldest will be sorry to leave, especially when he realises he won't see his key worker every day!! Thank you for all you have done for my boys and for allowing me to work without the worry of how they are being cared for."
My Son joined Pre-School after lots of change & moving house twice in just over a year. He soon settled in & had a particularly strong bond his brilliant key worker. She made the transition & settling in period so much easier for us all. He enjoyed the free play inside and out & really liked all the outdoor toys - he also appreciated the great setting & being so close to the fields and tractors!
My son attended for 5 months before starting at Norton Primary & it was the perfect way to get him ready for school - it also allowed him to make friends & get to know everyone. Taking the Pre-School children over to the primary for their transition days was a real bonus & definitely helped him get ready for school.
All the staff at Norton Pre-School are lovely - they are friendly, approachable & as they're mums themselves you know you are leaving your little one in safe hands.