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At Little Green Rascals we have been very fortunate to have had some wonderful testimonials and reviews from our families past and present  - many of which you will find below. For more recent reviews,  please see our home page feed (right hand column) for reviews direct from or click on the link. Thank you.

My son has attended LGR at Bishopthorpe since July 2017 and I can not praise the staff enough! They are absolutely fantastic, they ensured he settled well and he loves going to nursery. He enjoys playing and I have found that the team have really encouraged my son to learn and develop at his pace. I love that the team understand what the kids enjoy and use this for a variety of play based learning. The outdoor learning area is fantastic and the forest school offering is brilliant - my son loves being outdoors and loves going to the woods to play! The additional activities that occur outside of the standard setting also enable parents to enjoy the setting with their child. Activities such as the forest school open day, tree decorating evening and camping are excellent opportunities for our son to show us around his play areas and to meet the many friends he talks about! The staff are fantastic and having recently had another child, when the time comes, we will definitely be sending him to LGR too!

Emma - Dec 18

I cannot recommend LGR Tadcaster Road enough to family and friends.  My eldest, now at school, benefitted from the wide range of activities and experiences on offer at LGR, encouraging her to be independent, individual and to have lots of fun at the same time!  There are so many activities for them to get involved in.  She especially enjoyed forest school, drama classes, science tots, ballet and of course the delicious food (which is far nicer than I can cook at home and super nutritious too!) We can see that this has stood her in good stead for school. My youngest is halfway through his journey at LGR and has settled in really well thanks to the caring support of the practitioners.  He especially loves the natural outdoor space with lots of clever activities to challenge him and develop his physical skills, his trips to the local library/playground/duck pond and learning lots of nursery rhymes.  This is not just a nursery but a big extended family for the children. As they walk around the nursery many of the staff are so friendly and chat to them, helping them feel at home. I feel lucky that my children have had the opportunity to attend in the early years of their life.

Julie - Dec 18

I have put my two boys through LGR at Elvington and it has been a wonderful journey. My eldest started school confidently and ready! My youngest couldn’t be happier there. The daily adventures, the genuine love and care from the staff and the delicious organic home cooked meals make it a fabulous nursery and pre-school. I wouldn’t have them anywhere else.

Lou - Dec 18

What we value above all about LGR is that it manages to find that perfect balance between offering a safe and nurturing space and at the same time encouraging the children to explore the world around them with confidence, to learn, be creative and to thrive. My son came home tonight and told me we live on earth, the earth spins and he was going to live on Jupiter! How great is that?

Gill - Dec 18

Little Green Rascals have literally changed my life! I recently started study at York University as a mature student, and I knew finding my 21 month old a nursery that combined outdoor play, ethical choices, nutritious meals and loving friendly staff was a priority. As soon as I walked through the door I knew LGR was the place for my son. As a sole parent & student,  the management and staff have always supported me and I already feel part of the LGR family. My son, who has always been very attached to me, took to the nursery within a matter of days, and now its hard to pull him away. To watch him thrive and be cared for by the most amazing team, is inspiring to see and gives you absolute peace of mind. Every parent needs a LGR!

Beki - Dec 18

My 15 month old has been going to LGR in Flaxton for almost 3 months now, he settled in straight away and all the girls are so lovely with him.  Even though it’s not the closest nursery, I specifically chose this one as I immediately felt a comforting and calming atmosphere and the home cooked food always smells delicious!  I knew straight away it was the right place for my son.  I love the daily activity report on the Famly app and I get picture updates and a learning progress report which is always reassuring.  It’s hard enough going back to work and leaving him but I know he is getting the very best care.

Hayley - Dec 18

We have been a Little Green Rascals family since 2013 and our 3rd rascal is now in Cheeky Hens. We were drawn to LGR by the outdoor space and forest school and have not been dissapointed with either. All our littles ones have LOVED the forest. Mark and his team are amazing. They have also eaten a far more interesting and varied diet than they would have at home! I'm often jealous of the food they are served! Highly recommended.

Emma - Dec 18

My little girl has attended Flaxton LGR since January 2018 and started in the Wiggly Worms baby room. Sending your baby to nursery is really tough to begin with and I'll never forget Hannah's kind words and gift bag she gave me on our first day. We had 5 weeks or so of tears at each drop and then soon my little one was happy to go to her key workers on a morning. She enjoyed helping with the nursery hamster and role playing looking after the other younger babies. I am pleased the staff take the time to recognise what interests each individual child and that there is an importance of family and what that looks like for the children. The meals and snacks are great and there is good variety and a good balance of food groups. Sleep times are on an individual basis and the children's cues are looked for by the staff, I thought this was great in the baby room as they were not expected to sleep at the same time as staff understood they may have routine at home. My little girl has now gone down to the Cheeky Hens room and she is really enjoying the variety of activities and Indoor and outdoor play. As one of the youngest I feel it is important that she is still receiving lots of input from her key worker which so far seems to be the case. I would recommend Flaxton LGR to other parents. I like the fact that it is small and personal.

Lauren - Dec 18

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