Our Community Says
Ever since we first saw the shelters and outside spaces of Rachel McMillan Nursery, we knew our son would be happy there, but the devotion and expertise from the staff completely exceeded our expectations.
From the start they showed so much care for him, and they had the expertise to see that our journey was going to involve special educational needs. The additional therapies and interventions that the staff integrated into our son’s day at nursery made all the difference to his confidence and development, and the advice and support that we received whenever we needed it was phenomenal.
When the time came for our son to transition to primary school, there was a strong partnership between his Rachel McMillan team and the primary school’s team, all of whom really cared about understanding and communicating his needs to make him feel comfortable and confident, and they helped us to continue the preparation over the summer holidays at home. When September came, all the thought that had been put into his transition paid off and from his first day he was absolutely fine and made a beautifully settled start to his primary school life.
Thank you to all at Rachel McMillan Nursery School, we feel incredibly fortunate that you are here.
A final thank you from L and family for the wonderful care and education and fun and social development that you have provided to L during his time with you all. A specific thanks to the team in Shelter 2 for the wonderful book he received as a gift on his last day. It was a perfect choice for a boy who loves to read and to allow his imagination run wild! We have read it many times already. I have also taken the time to read through L's personal folder= it is a joy to have this treasured record of little moments in his life and development that I would otherwise be unaware of. I appreciate the time and dedication it takes from the whole team, to produce this folder and am truly grateful. All the best to you all.
With fond memories and sincere gratitude
Thank you all, my time here at nursery will leave an everlasting impact on my life!
Thank you for your help and support throughout my nursery days!
Dear Shelter 6 Team ,
Thank you so much for your endless love and support! Each and everyone of you have made a tremendous impact on me for the better and that is something I will carry through life with me! You have taught me valuable life lessons and helped me be the most confident I can be! I have spent half of my life time at Rachel McMillan, with all of you fantastic adults and it has been absolutely perfect!
I am going to miss you millions!
If a child could create their Nursery, this is what they would create
Thank you for all your hard work, support and encouragement that you have given C since he started. He has loved being here and it is lovely to see how much he is learning and how confident he is becoming. it was a daunting process having to change C's nursery, but am so pleased I chose Rachel McMillan. So from C and myself, thank you all so much!
Thank you all for being a second home! It was a wonderful time at nursery and will stay in my heart forever!
We want to thank you for all your help, support and kindness you have shown not only to H, but to his siblings too! H has come so far since starting nursery and he will go even further thanks to all the wonderful staff at Rachel McMillan.
A unique feature of the school is the care and support offered to parents and carers, as well as children. One parent described how school staff supported her to get through a difficult period in her life. Stories of this nature were common among the parents whom I spoke to during the inspection.
All in all, I could not have wished for a better place to care for my child, and I cannot recommend Rachel McMillan enough to parents looking for a nursery place for their 3-year olds!
I would like to give Rachel McMillan Nursery all of my thanks, from the bottom of my heart. Your doors are always open, even when your children don't go there anymore! Both of my children went here, I wish all schools could give the support the nursery gives!
Teaching and learning at Rachel McMillan Nursery school is underpinned by warm and caring relationships between staff and children. Even more inspiring are the relationships children have with each other. Within days of settling into the nursery, children are respectful to each other and they learn to take turns and be polite. As one parent put it, 'the kids all help each other and look after each other here!'
R is very happy to go to nursery everyday. She has made progress in her language development in English and also in Mandarin. She has become more active and independent. She is well cared for by all her teachers and I am pleased with her learning!
Firstly I would like to say a very big thank you to all Shelter 2 staff for being so caring, Kind and a lovely group of people. A has gained so much from the whole team an I am really glad that A has spent 2 years at Rachel McMillan. When A first came to the nursery she was very shy with speech. Now she is confident, independent and she can talk to the moon and back. Thank You for your love and support.
I am so grateful for E's nursery experience, which has taught him the joy of free play and incredible learning through that! I am a very happy mum. Thank you Shelter 4
Very pleased with the way M has developed whilst being at Rachel McMillan. Best nursery in South East London!