Here is what the parents have to say about employees who voted for the employee of the quarter at Manchester Road Swinton.

“As much as we would like to choose only one of them, the impact that Anna, Jasmine and Emily have on Luke is unbelievable.

They’re always so friendly, and seem genuinely pleased to see myself or Kim, and enjoy seeing Luke too. All three of them show a genuine interest in our lives away from Nursery too, and always give us a detailed breakdown of how Luke is doing and what he’s been up to.

I know they’ve worked really hard with him this term on his words, and eating, and even took onboard a discussion I had with Anna. I had mentioned that Luke tended to only use a fork at home, as he didn’t seem comfortable with a spoon. They gave him a fork, and he has since made great strides with feeding himself.

All in all, Luke couldn’t ask for a better set of girls looking after him, and for us they all deserve a medal for putting up with him all day!

(Anna does deserve an additional medal for her Skydive though).”


“I think I would be in trouble off Niamh if we didn’t vote for Laura Shaw to be employee of the quarter. Laura has been instrumental in settling Niamh in at your nursery. We couldn’t be happier with how Niamh has settled in and that we feel she’s improving each day she is there. There are also many occasions where I get called Laura at home! ?

Leaving Niamh with “strangers” was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but the fact that Niamh runs up the steps each day knocking on your door and cannot wait to get up to the pre-school room really is testament to the fact that she loves your setting, her new friends and all the staff. We thank Laura particularly as Niamh really has taken a shine to her.

Good luck to all employees!”

Kind regards
Susan Gratrix

Manchester Road Testimonials

“To everyone at Kidzrus, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you have done for Harvey over the last 3 years. We couldn’t have wished for a better start for him, and we have loved watching him grow. That has been down to the love, care and support he has received from yourselves at Kidzrus. Thank you. Harvey’s Parents”. 20thJuly 2018.

“To all at Kidzrus, you have helped my Redgie in more ways than you can imagine. I never thought I would see the day when he was so settled in such a happy and fun surrounding. Thank you for everything. Love Redgie’s family” 20th July 2018

“To all at Kidzrus, Thank you for helping me to grow into such a confident, sociable, intelligent, well mannered, cheeky little boy. I will miss you all. Lots of love Ben and family” July 2018

“To Natalie and all the team, thank you for such great care and for helping Eliza to find herself in her new place and with new people. Also a special thank you to Kalina for helping Eliza with her language barrier, and for teaching her to speak and understand in both languages. You are wonderful. Eliza’s mum.” July 2018.

“To Natalie and the team, Thank you for all the love and care you have for our little girl Matilda. She has enjoyed every minute. Keep up the good work. We know she is ready for big school. From Matilda’s parents.” July 2018.

“To all the staff at Kidzrus that have looked after me through the years, Thank you so much for being so nice and teaching me lots of new things. I’ll miss you all very much. Love from Hudson and family” July 2018.

“Loved everything and thank you sp much to each n every person my sone Abdul-Hadi from Manchester road nursery enjoyed so much n after going to this nursery he much more confident” July 2019

Media City

“The nursery has played a huge part of our lives from Imogen being 10 months old and the care both her and George have received has been nothing short of incredible. I cannot thank you enough for being like a second home for them and caring for them both.”. Shelly Keen – July 2019.

The Lodge

“Layla`s last day in the nursery today, i really can not thank kidzrus nursery The Lodge enough. Absolutely amazing nursery and staff. Both me and Layla are going to miss this nursery. Ready for her next chapter in her little life”. Nicola – July 2019.

“A special thank you to each and every one of you. Emily has attended The Lodge for over 3 years and the love and support that she has received during this time has been nothing but exceptional.” September 2019

“Thank you so much for taking care of William over the last 3 years and giving him the best possible start that any parent could ask for. William is sad to leave all of you behind but is very excited about starting his new adventure. Hopefully we will be seeing you all again soon. love mum dad & William”  (August 2020)

“For all you patience day to day
For every tear you wipe away
For little hands you gently hold
And all the stories you have told
For silly songs and quiet times
For peaceful naps & nursery rhymes
For teaching William how to share
How to be kind and how to be fair
For every shoe that you have tied
And thoughtful words that instil pride
For all the sweet things that you do
To teach children all year through
For being there in place of us
Were both grateful
And we’ll always be”  (August 2020)

“To all staff at Kidzrus the lodge I want to say a huge thank you for the most amazing 2 years You have helped me grow, built my confidence, Cuddled me when i needed it and made me feel like family. I will miss you all so so much the most amazing staff and nursery ever. Lots of love Reggie, mum dad and Lorrayah” xxxxx  (August 2020)

“To all the wonderful staff at the lodge Thank you so much for teaching and helping and supporting me over the past 3 years! I have grown into such a confident, chatty and curious little girl, ready to take on big school! I will miss you all so much lots of love Prudence” xxxxxx  (August 2020)

“Everyone at Kidzrus the lodge, from the moment i came to look around I knew Georgina would be very happy and settle at your nursery. I just wanted to say Thank You to each and every teacher who has helped Georgina grow in confidence, looked after her and been part of her journey at nursery. I have dropped her of at nursery nearly every single day for the last 4 years and i will miss you all to. Georgina is ready to start her next chapter of school enabled with life skills and education from a fantastic nursery. Love from Claire Joe and Georgina” (August 2020)

“To all my lovely nursery ladies I just wanted to say a big thank you for making my time at nursery such a happy and enjoyable one. Thanks for all your time and patience especially in the early days helping me to settle in. Thanks to you i have grown in confidence and i am ready for the next part of my journey. I will miss you all so very much. Lots of love Jack” (September 2020)

“A massive thank you to everyone at the lodge. Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly and put us straight at ease from the day Cora started, She has absolutely loved her time at pre school, and we have loved any other activities you have put on, Cora is sad to be leaving but again loved her journey and time with you” (July 2020)

“To all the staff at the lodge thank you so much for looking after Joshua these last few years A big thanks for giving him all those big cuddles in the mornings when he wouldn’t stop crying. He has had an amazing time with you and learnt so much, he cant wait to start school now! Big Thanks Joshua & Family” xxx  (September 2020)

Kidz R Us Testimonials

“The staff have been amazing, they have welcomed Coen back with open arms and despite the changes to the way things work it hasn’t made any difference to Coen’s experience at nursery.
Coen has absolutely loved being back at nursery .The girls in his room have been so professional and have made me feel so comfortable that they are as always loving the children and cuddling them when they need it.
The staff have been amazing at still exchanging information with me about Coen and ensuring his safety and wellbeing has been at the forefront of everything they do.
Coen has settled back into nursery very quickly and is extremely happy to come in, it’s like he has never been away and that’s testament to how well the staff have adapted and continued to provide an extremely high quality of care for the children.”

SEPT 2020

“We couldn’t be happier about how well Ronnie has been settled back in to nursery. We were worried at first about how he would settle but the staff have been amazing and Ronnie loves every second at nursery! He’s come on even more since he came back and we have all of you to thank for that.”

SEPT 2020

“We think Leo has settled in really well considering he had been at home with us solely for 11 weeks due to lockdown. He quickly went from getting upset when we left him, to being ready to be passed over at the door without much fuss. This is down to Sally, Anna and the other nursery staff who he obviously feels very comfortable with. We love receiving the pictures of Leo enjoying himself at nursery. He seems to eat and sleep really well and we’re really pleased with how Leo has settled. Thank you so much for making him so welcome. X”

SEPT 2020

“To all the staff at holiday club, Thankyou so very much for giving Noah such a great few weeks!. We’re so glad we found you guys! We’ll miss you all (and the animals!) lots. Jen, Grant, Noah & Arthur”

SEPT 2020

“Honestly we couldn’t be happier with the support Evelyn has received from you all since she started in July. Evelyn hadnt had much time with other people for the first 12 months of her life and I was unsure about leaving her but I needn’t have been. She LOVES nursery and it’s all because of the care and attention she’s given.

The updates are so so reassuring. Seeing her happy and having fun and seeing her development every day makes our day so much easier without her.

She’s at the point now where she waves goodbye to me at the door which says just how safe and comfortable she is with you all and how happy she is. She’s definitely grown in confidence and communication from being with you.

Courtney, Kate, Julia and Ainsley seem to be the ones looking after her mainly and they are always so helpful, smiley and reassuring. They seem to have a really good relationship with Evelyn and seem to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together and that is so wonderful to see. I can’t thank them enough.

Gemma the communication from yourself and your team from the beginning has been brilliant and I always feel really supported when I have questions. The nursery seems to be run so well and we feel safe and secure with your leadership. Big thanks to you and to your whole team.”

SEPT 2020

“I would really recommend, I think all the staff are lovely and caring. I feel relaxed with jack coming to nursery knowing he is safe and being well looked after. I can’t thank the girls enough especially sally as jack has really bonded with her and adores her!”

SEPT 2020

“Thankyou so much for all you have done for Eliza over the years!. You have helped shape her into strong , confident, happy and clever little girl!. We couldn’t of done it without you!. Thankyou so much from the bottom of our hearts! Love from Adam, Vicky and Eliza xxx”

SEPT 2020

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