Nursery Testimonials

Read our testimonial in the South Wales Echo (October 2013)

“We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for everything The Hollies has done not only for son but also his brother when he used to attend. The care and support all your staff have shown our boys over the years has been amazing and we will always be grateful for all the opportunities you provided for our children. All your advice regarding the boys' development has been so helpful and gratefully received.

We are sad to say goodbye to The Hollies family, but we leave with many fond memories and wish you all the very best for the future.”
“We have been so grateful and thankful to everyone at The Hollies for the flexibility shown for our ever changing situation personally and the wonderful care shown to our son throughout the pandemic. Despite the crazy world around him he always runs into The Hollies with a big smile and always leaves smiling too.”
“We are absolutely devastated he’ll be leaving Hollie’s as we have felt so comfortable leaving him with you knowing how well looked after he is, we know that he’s going to be gutted too. He clearly loves his nursery days and comes home so happy. All your staff are absolutely brilliant, so welcoming and friendly and we’re really going to miss the drop off and pick up times!”
“From the moment we left our Son in the baby room to all his progressions, potty training and through Covid, the staff have been truly wonderful and are a credit to you. We feel as at ease taking him to nursery as we do leaving him with family, that’s how good you guys are.”
“An opportunity for us to say a big thank you to the whole team at the Hollies. This has been a tremendously difficult year for both adults and children. Yet yours and Kim’s amazing team have stepped up and created a consistent and as ‘normal’ , safe and loving environment for the children as possible. In turn, Helping to maintain positive mental health and well-being for all.”
“Our Daughter is becoming quite the comedian. I joked with Kim that it’s the Hollies that have helped her to become such a confident and outgoing little lady. She certainly knows her own mind!”
“What I need you to understand is that your nursery is incredibly special and very rare. Far too often, near enough is good enough, and many don’t strive for as close to perfection as possible, as you and your team do every day! The model you have there, and the amazing staff you have, is just brilliant. All those tiny details are considered. You’re always striving to be the best you can be, with the children at the centre of it. Far too many nurseries aren’t up to scratch and don’t maintain those high standards as the Hollies does (and so effortlessly too!!).”
“Thank you to the Hollies @ Rougemont team!!”
“Excellent care for my young children. Many activities going on and educational. My girls love the people who work there and always happy to help with anything I need! Wide range of food which my children enjoy. Nothing too big or small to deal with always giving their best. Lovely nursery :)”
“My daughter can't wait to get in the door when she arrives and is beaming, and the staff always welcome her with the biggest smile. They have amazing activities and events, and she never wants to come home at the end of the day.”
“A lovely friendly nursery, nothing too big or small for them very accommodating :) lots of new/fun and educating things for the children to get involved in.”
“A very caring nursery with a good variety of planned activities and time for creative and imaginative play”
“Such a friendly and caring nursery. The staff always go the extra mile.”
“The friendliest and most genuine staff in Wales!”
“My daughter loves the nursery. Her keyworker is brilliant with her. I couldn't ask for a better carer”
“The Hollies is amazing, my son's been there for 3 years & is so happy. The management & staff are really accommodating, it's like a big loving family...we'll really miss it when he starts school!”
“All the staff are extremely caring and they keep the children constantly entertained with a range of activities and outings every day. ”
“Fresh food is fantastic and they manage to get my son to eat quantities and variety of food I can never achieve at home. ”
“Would recommend The Hollies Nursery to anyone.”
“I send my 2 year old to the hollies, she enjoys every day she is there. The nursery is very well organised and I'm confident my child is given plenty of opportunity for learning”
“Fantastic staff, fantastic food, very welcoming. Our son has thrived there and I'm excited to be sending my baby girl there in the summer. I am so reassured every time I talk to the staff and feel like they know the children so well and cater to all their needs whilst proving a stimulating caring environment.”
“My daughters had attended another nursery for two year before we moved them to The Hollies, so we were a little apprehensive about putting them somewhere new. However, since the move both kids have loved every minute and are thriving! The staff are bright, caring, incredibly competent and communicative, not just with the children but with us as parents as well. The Hollies is a tightly run ship which nurtures its passengers, keeping them safe and happy - not just in English, but in Welsh as well - brilliant!”
“The Hollies provides us as parents with the most securing and rewarding environment for our daughter. She has been a part of that warm and friendly family since she was nine months old and I credit them for a huge part of her development. The staff are caring and delightful and I look forward to seeing everyone there every day. I also look forward to seeing the smile on my daughter’s face as she arrives and leaves each day knowing she has many great friends there. I cannot put in to words how satisfying it is to have a nursery of such high quality to trust with the day to day care of our child. Thanks all at the Hollies!”
“Hollies is an excellent nursery on all accounts. Nothing is too much trouble and the childrens wellbeing is foremost. This is executed in a caring, friendly and fun environment.... Our daughter asks to go to Hollies every day and is thriving under their care. The use of Welsh and English is important to us, and we thank the staff for helping our daughter to be bilingual and comfortable conversing in both languages. Every member gives a 101% and this is why Hollies is an excellent nursery! Ardderchog!”
“Lovely nursery, it's like a little school very well organised and my daughter loves it there.”
“A lovely nursery with friendly & competent staff. Most of all my little boy is very happy there which says a lot. I love the parents evenings and the little shows they put on.”
“'Hollies', along with 'park', 'forest', 'museum' and various family members' names, is one of the activities my eldest states he wants to do at the weekend. This is a very positive sign. The food, cleanliness, activities and interest of the staff in the wellbeing and personality of my children is always good. I'm really glad we chose Hollies.”
“I am so impressed with the variety of activities my son does every day. He comes home every day a different amazing art, craft or things he's cooked or made. They think of engaging and different activities to do each day and I love that it is all documented in my son's book with a picture of him everyday. My son loves the home cooked food and the variety in the menu-he eats everything always! All the staff are really friendly and I feel that they really know my son well and his personality, likes and dislikes. Would highly recommend the nursery.”
“Hollies provide amazing childcare. We have been using them for the past four years and my two children love going there. They have also helped greatly when we needed extra childcare at short notice, making everything easier.”
“Fantastic nursery. My son is very happy here. Staff always positive and caring. Feel like they know my son and I feel very assured that the staff take great care of him.”
“My 3 children have loved attending the Hollies. The setting is bright and welcoming and I have always felt reassured that my children are in very safe hands. The staff at the Hollies are brilliant and have taken time to get to know my children and help to settle them in.”
“Our daughter has been in Hollies for 15 months. The care and attention that she gets from all members of staff is exceptional. Every day she comes home she will have learnt something new. As first time parents we could not be happier with any nursery.”
“My daughter has settled into nursery life amazingly thanks to the friendly caring staff. I’ve worked in nurseries myself and this is by far the best.”
“Ever since we walked into the Hollies, our daughter has been so welcomed and cared for throughout the various rooms she has been in. All staff members are very competent, friendly, kind and loving with the children. The range of activities offered on a daily basis is well prepared and geared for the childrens age. Food is the upmost healthy and fresh. Special activities are organised very regularly to entertain the children and get them discovering new things and languages. This is the best environment for my child, who running to the door every morning, to be brought up and open her mind to the rest of the world. I would not have it differently.”
“We have been using this nursery for many years and their facilities and staff are fantastic.”
“Hollies is a wonderful nursery and I knew from the first visit that is was going to be the best choice for us. The staff are all very committed and personable and I have complete confidence in their abilities to care for my precious girl. I cannot fault a thing! The activities arranged for the children are wonderful and I often wish I could stay for the day and have fun too instead of going to work!!”
“Exceptional quality of service, staff are always friendly and approachable. My daughter has thrived through her attendance, she engages in various stimulating and educating play exercises and this is evident in her progress. Most importantly, she enjoys going to the Hollies and who can blame her? I feel reassured that she is in such a caring environment and in 'safe hands'. The nursery also offers a bilingual service which is important to us as a family. So pleased this service was recommended to me by others.”
“Without a doubt the Hollies provides fantastic care for our little boy Oscar, nothing is too much trouble and all of the staff treat all the children in their rooms with real affection. We would highly recommend the Hollies to any parent looking for some where you know they are going to be well looked after and in safe hands.”
“Smiling and caring staff make happy children.”
“My daughter is running to the nursery door every morning and asking to go there on the week end.”
“As a parent the staff are always there to help and accommodate. The level of care is high, the food is healthy, the number of activities brilliant. I can wish any other place for my daughter to be while I'm at work.”
“So pleased that we chose The Hollies for our son's childcare. The staff are so attentive, personable and helpful and the facilities and activities are amazing :-)”
“The best nursery we could find in the area for our grandchildren. Total care both physical (healthy food etc) and mental (bilingual stimulating environment and daily organisation).”
“My vote for the Hollies Day Nursery is almost entirely based on the energy, enthusiasm, care and affection of the staff. The team work so hard to create a welcoming, happy and creative environment for my son and his class. There is a really good variety of themes and activities through-out the day/week and as a parent I feel informed about what my son has being doing and the general goings on day-to-day in the nursery and his room in particular. I am really happy with the care and opportunities to learn the team provide. The nursery is professional, clean and organised. They provide regular and clear communication with parents and is quick to respond to any requests or queries.”
“Cannot recommend the Hollies enough. The way they care for my son follows my 'gentle' parenting style and he loves the staff and the range of activities they offer. Will continue his place right up until school age and any siblings that follow will also attend.”
“Both my two sons, aged 6 and 3, have had the pleasure of attending daycare at The Hollies. I have every confidence that the nursery is providing a supportive and nurturing environment which has allowed my two little characters to thrive. They have been/are happy and comfortable in the care of all the staff and developed strong relationships with their key workers. My youngest looks forward to his 'Hollies days' and one of the first things he asks each day is "Is it a Hollies day?" ”
“As parents we are kept informed about any news or developments about the provision and the nursery is constantly improving the provision it offers eg recent extension of opening hours, additional bilingual provision. All in all, we are extremely happy to have chosen The Hollies for our sons and would not hesitate in recommending the nursery to anyone looking for fantastic daycare in Cardiff.”
“My (nearly 4 year old) son has only attended the nursery since September but he has settled very quickly thanks to the staff who have got to know him as an individual. Everyone is always friendly and helpful and the fact that my son skips in happily to nursery every morning says it all!”
“Both my boys have been going to Hollies since they were1, some 4 years ago now. I knew that it was the right nursery after my first visit. The staff are very hard working and caring and I know the two people that I love more than anything in the world are in safe hands. I think Hollies is the best and, more importantly, so do my boys!”
“The Hollies has provided an invaluable service of a high standard which is always friendly and professional. My daughter looks forward to her days in the nursery.”
“A professionally run nursery that also adds a personal touch in how they approach children and feedback to parents.”
“The Hollies have been wonderful with both our children - welcoming, warm, and flexible. Most importantly, the girls love going there!”
“My daughters love going to Hollies. They are always happy to go in, they love the staff, and have loads of fun.”
“It’s really quite hard to put into words how much I appreciate the care 'The Hollies' have given our daughters. They have played an integral part in their development.”
“I couldn't recommend it enough as a safe and loving place for parents to choose as a nursery for their child”
“The Hollies daycare nursery is a wonderful, friendly and caring nursery. My second child is now going through the Hollies wonderful nursery care and she adores all the staff. Activities provided in each base room, to suit each stage of a child's development, are varied, inspiring, educational and engaging. The range of wonderful resources and activities the Hollies provides for pre school children equips them with wonderful skills and understanding for a great start to school life once they reach 4. My daughter happily leaves me every morning and comes home full of stories, enthusiasm and singing every evening, what more could a parent ask for in a nursery. The management are friendly, warm, supportive and approachable as are all the carefully recruited staff. A wonderful nursery offering fantastic pre-school provision within Cardiff.”
“Excellent nursery with personal touch staff really friendly to children and parents.”
“Exceptionally good nursery - both my daughters love their time there.”
“Lovely happy nursery”
“Hollies is a warm, caring nursery that nurture their children. All the staff are friendly and have helped nurture my daughter into a confident and happy little girl”
“This place is great. They are great with the children and great with the parents. Great all round.”
“Both our children have attended this nursery since age 1 year; we have seen a great improvement in their social and personal development because of the work the nursery does.”
“My daughter has been attending the hollies for over two years. The wonderful staff have helped develop her into a confident, happy, chatty, funny little girls who asks to go to nursery every day!”
“Brilliant nursery. My 16 month old daughter really loves it there, especially her key worker.”
“We love the Hollies!”
“The Hollies are a fantastic nursery and our daughter has learnt and developed far more than we could have ever anticipated since joining The Hollies in February 2013.”
“Every member of staff are very professional and vastly experienced and we've never been in any doubt that Phoebe is having the best care possible at Hollies.”
“Well done to all the members of staff who make The Hollies such a wonderful nursery.”
“My daughter has been going to the Hollies for a year and a half now and in that time I don't have a single negative thing to say – she absolutely loves it there which means I love it too. The staff are fantastic, the building is lovely, clean and inviting. I can really relax when I leave her in their care knowing I have made the best possible choice and for us busy mums knowing our precious children are in safe hands is worth its weight in gold!! :) x”
“The Hollies is a great nursery where all the staff are very friendly. The activities for the children are wide and varied and the information feedback to parents is exceptional. The main testament to the nursery is how much my son loves to attend and how sad he is on days when he not there.”
“The Hollies is a fantastic nursery - the staff are friendly caring and very committed. The daily activities organised by the team are great and really involve the children and parents - the community as a whole - From book week to celebrating the Chinese new year, I am constantly pleasantly surprised by how much my son is learning, experiencing and developing. It's also lovely it is to see such enthusiasm - the whole nursery getting involved - a real family. My son loves it there! It makes me so happy to know that I'm leaving him in such a caring but exciting environment.”
“Brilliant staff & nursery, my daughter loves going, wonderful selection of food & snacks. Very pleased. Clean & tidy.”
“We are already dreading the day when he has to leave nursery for school - we'd like him to stay forever!!”
“My son has a wonderful time at this fantastic nursery - the staff are caring, fun, lovely and above all brilliant. He's learnt so much being at Hollies and he always has a smile on his face when we take him there and when we pick him up. Marvellous”
“The Hollies provide outstanding day care in a positive and safe environment. The quality of care is exceptional and the activities are first rate. I cannot recommend more highly”
“My children have been going to The Hollies since 2011 and they have both absolutely loved it, the staff are so professional yet so loving with the children. They are always looking for new way to stimulate the children (such as pet chickens). I couldn't ask for a better way for my children to spend their day and I genuinely couldn't do it better myself. I recommend them to everyone and I will be very sad when my son leaves.”
“My son (aged 3) really enjoys going to Hollies. He's made some good friends over that time. The staff have been great and he enjoys all the different activities they think of especially the events days such as Birthday Week, Heidi Ho and dressing up days. The development books and portfolios they keep show he is happy - so we are happy. Keep up the good work!”
“The Hollies is an excellent nursery and my daughter loves to go there. I can rely on them to follow any ad hoc instructions I give in the mornings and they always keep an eye on the random items / toys my daughter decides to take to nursery with her! They take her from The Hollies to her school nursery in the afternoons and she loves to travel in The Hollies Car. The staff are warm and caring and also very responsive to calls and emails - nothing is too much trouble. They are also very flexible with the extra dates I need to book my daughter in now that my work has become freelance. I would highly recommend them.”
“I am so pleased that my son attends Hollies, he has an amazing time. My eldest son had also attended Hollies a few years ago so he has also benefited from being part of such a high quality service of care. What stands out the most for me, is the staff. I feel very welcomed, supported and I know that my child is in safe hands. I have recommended Hollies to many of my friends, and I know they agree that Hollies provides an outstanding provision of care, quality and education. Hollies has a family feel, and I as a parent feel part of this 'happy family'.”
“A wonderful caring and friendly nursery. The staff are fabulous with the children and are very supportive with parents too. My son has developed so much since starting at The Hollies nursery. I would recommend the nursery to any parent who is looking for amazing care and to develop their child. This nursery has the child's best interest at all times and are very warming and caring to every child's individual needs”
“Excellent nursery. My daughter has come on so much since going to the hollies she has learnt so much.”
“I think the Hollies Day nursery is fantastic and whole heartily recommend it to other parents.”
“Our son has attended hollies for 3 years & he has been very happy there. They have met all our expectations. The staff are warm & caring & they have met his every need. Our son will miss hollies when he leaves in sept & miss the delicious food!”
“Great nursery we always trust”
“Hollies always, ALWAYS goes the extra mile for all the children in their care.”
“Every single nursery assistant wears a smile on their face, even at the end of the day. I have no idea how they do it...”
“I will always vote for them, and always recommend them to anyone in need of nursery care or wrap-around care.”
“They are FANTASTIC !!”
“The staff at The Hollies create a warm, family atmosphere, where every child in their care is as important as the next. Our daughter simply loves going there, which is surely all you can ask for from your nursery!”
“Great nursery, been a massive part of our first child's development that there was no question they were the ones to do it all again with our second little man.”
“The Hollies is a great nursery - very welcoming and caring.”
“Our daughter loves visiting Hollies because the staff are so welcoming and friendly. Keep up the good work! Gwasanaeth ardderchog!”
“My son loves his time at the Hollies. The staff are so friendly and really get to know the needs of son, his likes, dislikes, what he enjoys doing etc. the range of activities are so varied and help his development. He loves the chicken in the garden and playing with the variety of toys available. I feel he is rely being stimulated every day. Would highly recommend the Hollies!”
“My daughter (and son before her) is loving her time at the hollies, she is forever talking about the fun things she gets up to. She loves taking about her keyworker and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. We are happy with all aspects of her care whilst at the hollies.”
“Such a loving, caring and supportive environment for the children. We couldn't be happier with Hollies!”
“Fantastic all-rounders. X”
“Happy, safe environment, loads of great activities, fantastic staff. Both my boys have been very happy at Hollies. It feels like a big family! X”
“Great nursery. I now have my 2nd child here and can really say I have been very happy with how both my children have developed.”
“Now they are offering reception year support this is a great help and reassurance of continued care.”
“We are very happy with the care and attention both our kids have and are having in Hollies. They always look forward to going there is the morning and still smiling when we pick them up at the end of the day!”
“Fantastic staff, with a wonderful approach and attitude who couldn't do more for the children and also help the parents with additional care days.”
“Great nursery.”
“The Hollies has given our son great opportunities to learn while he plays, making loads of mess with a lovely group of friends in a safe and caring environment.”
“Excellent staff. Great place”
“Great nursery! Our daughter loves it there”
“I have one happy little girl who really enjoys going to The Hollies Day Nursery. Couldn't be happier with the care and support they give.”
“I love that the staff at the Hollies seem to really enjoy being at work! They are always friendly, helpful and take a genuine interest in the children. All the staff know my daughter's name, even if she's never been in their room. That makes her feel at home.”
“Cheerful staff, very cheerful children! Thanks to all the team at the Hollies.”
“The hollies are fab, they give the children and stimulating fun place to play and respond very quickly to any suggestions and feedback”
“Great nursery, brilliant staff!”
“I am so pleased with the care my daughter receives at the hollies. She settled in brilliantly and quickly due to the kind, warm and engaging staff members. She is stimulated every day with a variety of different arts, crafts, activities. I am particularly impressed by the number of 'outside' people they bring in to provide different activities for the children-magicians, singing classes etc. I feel my daughter has an enjoyable and educational time at the Hollies and I feel comforted and reassured that I am leaving her in their care.”
“The Hollies Day Nursery has been instrumental in supporting my two daughters in their learning and social development. ”
“Whilst my 5 year old is now in school, my 3 year old is still there, and both have developed into happy, healthy and confident children with a love of learning and a happy outlook on life. ”
“When my eldest daughter first attended at the age of 2.5 she was incredibly shy and timid, but it did not take long for her to settle at the Hollies, to come to love being there, to enjoy the company of the teachers and the other children and for her confidence and learning to really race along. She is now excelling in school.”
“Children at the Hollies are happy, healthy and engaged. They eat well and have opportunities to discover and play, encouraging friendships to form that will take them into their school years and beyond.”
“Hollies has welcomed are daughter since our visit when she was 6 months old. They have taken every opportunity to give me updates on her progression above and beyond what is required. Our daughter enjoys their indoor activities and loves the outdoor play time and their mud kitchen and chick pen. Their staff are well-organized, friendly and welcoming and I find the integration of the welsh language quite beneficial for my daughter and myself. She uses words at home now.”
“A great nursery. Our son is very happy there.”
“We have been using The Hollies since December 2008 - all at Hollies is fantastic. Lisa the owner/manager knows all the parents and children by their first name, all the staff team are professional, caring and polite. Our boys now age 7 and 4 have loved attending Hollies. It will be a very sad in July when it will be our youngest sons very last day there.”
“I know that my two sons are well cared for, and educated at The Hollies. They provide excellent menus and snacks. My son eats their curry what can I say it’s a miracle! ! The staff are lovely and friendly which makes the experience a daily pleasure. I can say without a doubt my sons are very lucky to go to such a great nursery. And they also have chickens!!”
“I feel confident in leaving my daughter somewhere I know she is going to be looked after well and have a great time. All the staff are so friendly and always go out of their way to help both the children and parents. I could not feel any happier about leaving my daughter anywhere. She is able to experience so many different things in a safe and caring environment and thoroughly enjoys each day. This means a lot when you have to go to work each day!”
“I couldn't be happier with the care given to my daughter. Brilliant Staff!”
“Fantastic nursery and are lovely with the children and parents”
“Fantastic nursery with the attentive, caring and supportive staff. I feel privileged my children spend time here.”
“Caring staff, great wraparound provision, my daughter has forged real bonds with those who look after her and always comes home happy - what more could I ask for?”
“Our son has been in Hollies for just under three years. From the beginning my wife and I have been hugely impressed by the quality of care offered and the warmth of the staff. It has been a fantastic experience for our son providing not just care but also a stimulating learning environment - we are frequently taken aback as he reveals a new skill we had no idea he possessed.”
“Excellent childcare provider”
“great nursery with brilliant staff”
“Great nursery, my granddaughter has a lovely time with the children and staff.”
“My son loves going to the Hollies. He has made lots of friends in his class and has a great time there. The staff are really good with him and the range of activities they organise for him is fantastic.”
“A great friendly nursery with amazing staff. Both of my children have been very happy at the Hollies. They love it. I never have to worry about my kids when they are there as I know they're safe.”
“The Hollies Day nursery school is making a great impact to my daughters development.”
“Brilliant nursery kind and supportrive to the children”
“The Hollies provides a safe and nurturing environment for my daughter that is consistently inventive and fun. I could ask for anything more. We love you The Hollies xxx”
“So glad to be a part of this wonderful nursery. With my two boys currently attending Hollies Nursery I could not have hoped for a better environment to send them to and the results so far have been great.”
“The Hollies is a magnificent Nursery that has been looking after my two children for the last 3 years.”
“My eldest is now 4 and a half and thoroughly enjoys his time at the Hollies. He's in nursery school in the afternoon, and the Hollies provide a valuable wrap-around service that takes him to and from school. The Hollies provide lots of interesting events for him and they put on an excellent Christmas show that included all Children that the parents were invited too.”
“My daughter who is 2 is also at the Hollies and has settled there very quickly because the care that she receives there is so exceptional and comforting. She is always talking about her key worker and how fond she is of her.”
“The Nursery has a very clear staff structure, and up-date the parents regularly on staff changes, or upcoming events with information via newsletters. All the staff at the Hollies are always very pleasant, friendly and helpful.”
“The food at the Hollies is also prepared on site, which is a massive bonus and very important. ”
“The Hollies in my opinion is an exceptional Nursery which thoroughly deserves further recognition for its hard work and its dedicated team of staff”
“Very friendly and welcoming staff.”
“Hollies is providing our daughter with all we could hope for and more in terms of Childcare”
“Hollies is the best pre-school environment we have experienced and the staff are wonderful with the kids and parents alike.”
“The Hollies have never failed to impress. Both our children have been well looked after by the wonderful staff. They are very caring, the children love them and they listen when we ask them to cater for certain dietary needs. I always recommend The Hollies to friends and would never recommend anywhere else.”
“The care and attention that all the team at the Hollies provides to my son is fantastic. My wife and I can say that we feel there is a partnership between ourselves and the nursery which has truly fostered my son's development. The nursery is integral to our local community, and we have as much affection for the hollies team as they display to my son. It is a great place to be, and we are grateful for what they do!”
“The team have looked after both our boys and given them the best care we could wish for. Our youngest son is currently in The Hollies and he comes home happy every night. If he's happy, we're happy. Well done to you all.”
“My nephew loves The Hollies. His speech and language is very developed. A perfect platform to start school from.”
“Our daughter has enjoyed every moment at The Hollies and I know it will be a real wrench for her to move on. The staff have a friendly and professional manner, and the attention to detail is phenomenal. Our daughter is bright, confident and mischievous. I am sure The Hollies has played a major role in developing at least two of those three attributes!”
“The staff at the nursery are so helpful and caring. My son been there nearly a year and he loves it there and all of his teachers and key worker. I appreciate all what they have done for my son and would always recommend this nursery to anyone.”
“Wonderful setting with amazing caring staff. Low turnover of careers which I think is down to the excellent management and attention to detail. The wrap around service is fantastic as are the food options. Ten out of ten.”
“Wonderful and welcoming atmosphere, great staff, kind and patient. Our daughter is blossoming in their care and we are truly thankful.”
“My daughter thinks it is fantastic and is very happy when she goes. The staff are amazing.”
“Thank you for everything over the last three years. Mali and Tomos have loved the time they have spent with you and will miss attending.”
“Just a little note to say a big thank you for looking after Noah for the last two years and for playing such a big part in his development. He often talks about his friends at the Hollies and he has really enjoyed his time with you.”
“Both our boys have loved every day at The Hollies and have grown very fond of the staff. You’ve all given them a wonderful start to their education and have boosted the boys’ confidence in many ways. The Hollies will always be full of happy memories for us as a family. We shall all miss the nursery and its staff!”
“Thank you all for taking such good care of me over the past three years. I have learned so much, made lots of friends and enjoyed every minute of my time at The Hollies. I’m excited to be starting school but sad to be leaving.”
“To the wonderful ladies at Hollies – and especially Lisa ! You should all be so proud of yourselves. You run such a fun, safe, kind, friendly, clean ship and we think you’re great. Isaac has NEVER been so happy and confident in a place that isn’t home and that is down to you. I will be recommending you to all that will listen.”
“Thank you to each one of you for all your dedication, commitment, warmth and support. Ioan and Maria had a fantastic time at Hollies, they both developed their skills and grew into confident little people. It has been a pleasure to deal with all of you, always helpful, accommodating and understanding. Excellence in childcare!”
“The Hollies is an excellent nursery – keep up the good work.”
“The girls have benefitted hugely from the care they have received from you – socially and educationally. I knew from my very first visit to the Hollies that the nursery was a happy and welcoming place, with a strong structure and organisation, and that is what I have seen on every visit since. You should all be proud of the excellent service that you provide to children and parents, and proud of yourselves, as staff members, for ensuring that the high standard of service that you offer never seems to falter.”
“Soffia will miss you tremendously! She will never forget your kindness, warmth and love you showed her. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
“You have a wonderful facility and wonderful staff. You have made our day care experience a great one!”
“I have had lots of wonderful experiences here at Hollies and memories I will treasure forever!”
“She has thoroughly enjoyed coming to nursery due to the caring and nurturing environment you have provided!”
“I am glad that Faith has spent these important and influential early years at Hollies.”
“We could say so many positive things but sum it up by saying You’re Simply The Best!”
“My time with you has been like a dream. From my first steps into your doors, unsure and shy to the world, to my present confident and social self, it has all been so enjoyable. I know my parents will be telling all about the quality provision given by all your staff.”
“Thanks to you he’s flying with his language and development. We love everything about The Hollies so thank you!”
“Each of you who have cared for our girls along the way have done so with more than is expected and we know how important you have been in helping to bring up our girls.”
“How quickly did that six years go?! We have loved coming to Hollies to play, learn and make friends – its soooo much more than a crèche. Thank you for making it that little bit easier to go to work in the morning knowing they were being cared for.”
“…. The only pictorial evidence I have of my early years are a few dog eared snap shots – no digital cameras and the storage capabilities of electronic media back then.
The yawning technological gap between the era of father and daughter was brought into sharp focus this week, when Elinor’s nursery presented us with a scrapbook filled with almost two years of precious memories and pictures that charted her progression.
I can barely remember my earliest days at nursery let alone have any evidence of those bygone days. That’s why Elinor’s mummy and daddy were thrilled with this gift from the unstintingly brilliant Hollies nursery in Canton.
Elinor has been attending this lovely seat of learning since she was nine months old, when as tearful parents we first entrusted others with our precious charge, and to say she loves it would be an understatement.
That’s why her scrapbook, revealing the side of her life that we seldom see, was such a wonderful gift – a beautifully revealing insight into a secret world of hand paintings and nursery rhymes, sand pits and play time.”
Dave Owens, Cardiff Dad, South Wales Echo.
“with so much gratitude for the wonderful care you have given…”
“we cannot thank you enough for all the hard work, patience and dedication you have all given to making Rhys the boy he is now. We have seen Rhys develop so much during this time and are so impressed with the nursery itself and can’t recommend it enough.”
Dear Lisa and all the lovely girls who have cuddled and loved our babies and helped to turn them into the happy, independent, clever young creatures they are today…”
“… she’s come on so well with large thanks to everyone’s kind, dedicated and fun approach, she will miss you all.”
"Thanks for the great care you have given Amara. She has enjoyed her time with you."
"We would like to thank you all for everything you’ve done for our sons over the past six years. They have had the best care possible, having lots of fun, learnt so much and made some amazing friends. Really, we can’t thank you enough for helping Owen & Ryan on their wonderful adventure of childhood."
"We have truly appreciated your care and development of Kate. She has loved every moment of her time with you. We have felt we could place complete faith in you."
"Thank you for looking after me – I’ve had lots of fun"
"A big thank you for giving Daniel the best start in life and helping him grow into the lovely boy he is now"
"Thanks so much for looking after me and helping me settle into The Hollies"
"Mali has developed into a confident and happy child thanks to all your care and attention. Thank you so much for all your hard work, we will all miss you very much"
"We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking care of Theo. We wish you all the luck in the world with the fantastic Hollies"
"Thank you all for your work, care and kindness"
"Thank you for looking after Efan over the years. He has loved being part of The Hollies family"
"I can’t thank you enough for being so lovely and making Lucas feel special and cared for. He has learned so much from you and he said himself - I love Hollies !"
"Thank you – every effort was made to ensure Aron was happy and well looked after at all times. I will have no hesitation in recommending Hollies to friends in future"
"We wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic care Patrick has received and all the fun he has had during his time with you"
"Thank you for providing such a happy, nurturing and fun environment these last 2 years for Charlie"
"We’re very grateful for the service you provide - a caring, reliable place to leave our children"
"A big thanks to everybody who has cared for Ava over the last year. We cannot thank you all enough for everything you have done for her"
"Just a little note to thank you all so much for the love, nurturing and care you’ve given to Ellie over the past 3 years ! You’re a wonderful team of people and Ellie has loved every minute of her time with you"
"Just a little note to thank you all so much for the love, nurturing and care you’ve given to Ellie over the past 3 years ! You’re a wonderful team of people and Ellie has loved every minute of her time with you"
"There are so many positive things we could say about Samuel’s time at The Hollies – it’s impossible to list them all"
"Thank you for making the relinquishing of our children into your care such a wonderful and much appreciated experience – we could not have wished for more"
"Thank you all for being such a wonderful team. We’ve never worried for a moment and know that she’s had fun every day, made wonderful friends and learned so much. We’ll be forever grateful for your care and professionalism – thanks for everything"
"It has given us such peace of mind to know that Archie has been looked after so well by you all – he absolutely loved every minute!"
"I am sure that she will come to see that her future development had such a strong foundation, for which a great deal of the thanks goes to you. We are very grateful for all that you have done"
"In particular we are very grateful for the attention and diligence that was taken over his diet in the early years"
"We would like to thank you all for the great support and input that Caleb has received from all the staff during his time with you, and I know that he is very fond of you all and will miss you all a great deal, and the friends he has made.

We would like to wish you all the best for the future and we're sure you will continue to deliver great support for all future children that attend, and win more awards for doing so.

Thank you again."
Pete, Jade and Caleb
"I can’t thank you enough for being so lovely and making Lucas feel so special and cared for. He has learned so much from you and as he said himself 'I love Hollies'"
"Thank you so much for looking after me so well and for making every day enjoyable – I’ve had a great time!"
Lots of love from Tomos xx
"Thank you very much for looking after Anya and making her feel secure and cared for."
“We have absolutely loved The Hollies during our time with you, and you've gone from strength to strength since Samuel started in 2009. There are so many things that we love about The Hollies; the amazing staff, great facilities, wonderful food and just the all round high standards of care. You can tell when you walk into the nursery that the staff are happy and the children are happy, which is a sure sign that the nursery is really well managed by people who really care.
I think our greatest accolade for the Hollies comes from my 3 year old son. He refers to the carers at The Hollies as "Nursery Mummies" if he can't remember someone's name. These are his words not mine! It gives me great peace of mind when I'm at work that he thinks of your nannies in such fond and loving terms."
Jo Broaders
“Llongyfarchiadau. It all sounds great and I know that you are all working hard to develop the use of Welsh. Diolch !
I am really pleased to see such a great effort by all staff. Diolch !”
Liz Esau
“This all looks amazing, well done! It's nice to know that Gwen will still be having Welsh as well as English at The Hollies. Thanks.”
Meleri Davies
“Fantastic! I was talking to some other parents with children at the Hollies at the weekend and we were all saying how brilliant all this was, and that we are already seeing a difference - seeing and hearing a lot more incidental Welsh being used with the children. Keep up the good work!”
Heledd Bebb
“We’ve got two very happy boys at The Hollies”
Yvonne Williams
“Good luck The Hollies – the best nursery in Cardiff”
Mr Owens
“The Hollies is a great nursery and the staff are lovely. You can tell the children look forward to going there.”
Miss Morris
“The Hollies is a wonderful nursery”.
Miss Davies
“My granddaughter Kate attends The Hollies Day Nursery and she just loves it. The nursery staff are lovely and she learns and does loads.”
Mrs Lockwood
“Our 3 year old loves his time at The Hollies and now his 9 month old sister is joining him :). We couldn’t be happier with the care and support they give.”
Mrs Extence
“Our son has just started at The Hollies and loves it. Brilliant nursery, quality staff.”
Mr Holloway
“Our son Theo has been going to The Hollies Day Nursery since he was 4 months old and he is now 3 years old. He totally loves going and I know that he is in safe hands. All the children are so well cared for and they all come home smiling after a fun day.”
Miss Perry
“The Hollies is amazing – my daughter Kate loves it.”
Mrs McAuliffe
“Fantastic nursery and I drop off two very happy girls every morning – amazing!”
Mrs Reardon-Smith
“The Hollies is a fantastic nursery and my daughter always comes home with a smile on her face.”
Mr Jones
“The Hollies Nursery is fantastic ! My daughter Ava loves it!!”
Miss Podd
“The most fantastic nursery with friendly and caring staff. Couldn’t ask for better.!"
Mrs Bebb
"I would like to thank you and all of the staff at The Hollies for looking after Noa so well. I feel that every effort was made to ensure that Noa was happy and well looked after at all times. I will also treasure all the craftwork he has made whilst there. I will have no hesitation in recommending The Hollies to friends in the future. I wish you and your staff all the best for the future."
Rhian Jones
"May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff within The Hollies for their exemplary care of both Morgan and Evie. I have always been made to feel welcome and included in the decisions made on a daily basis for my children, which is much appreciated. The staff in direct contact with Morgan and Evie have been amazing and really helped Morgan come along with his talking and social skills."
Kathryn O'Sullivan
"I would like to say thank you for all the care you and your staff have provided our two children over the past seven years. In particular, your senior nursery staff have been wonderful to the children and supportive to us as a family. One of the reasons we have recommended The Hollies to so many of our friends over the years is due to the quality of your staff throughout the nursery and how you have developed and managed to maintain the same core staff group. Wishing you every success in the future."
Naomi Meredith
"We are extremely pleased to have chosen the Hollies as a childcare provider. Our eldest two currently attend the nursery, and the third will hopefully be starting there in 2011. The very fact that they go through the door with a smile on their faces in the morning, to be greeted by more smiles, says it all, and the smiles are still there at the end of the day, despite what must be a certain degree of tiredness after the many and varied activities undertaken throughout the day, fuelled by good food. The nursery premises is a colorful, stimulating and welcoming environment, and our children feel most at home in the care of the committed staff who have contributed enormously to their personal, social and educational development. We are very grateful to the Hollies for all its help and support over the years."
Lisa a Sion
"Over the last year Hollies has made the hard decision to return to work so much easier for me. I have been really impressed with their friendly and accommodating service and have found all communication with staff and management refreshingly positive and personal. Most importantly for me as a parent is knowing how much my two boys enjoy their time at Hollies and how fond they are of all the staff who are looking after them.
Diolch yn fawr iawn.”
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at the nursery for ensuring that Nanw has developed and flourished whilst in your care. Nanw has been very happy at the Hollies and talks affectionately about your staff, which has always reassured me.
Could you please thank all your team for ensuring Nanw has had a very positive and happy two and a half years at the Hollies. I’m sure that she will be sad to leave and will miss you all. Many thanks.”
Mared Llwyd
"We have two children attending the Hollies and are very happy with the level of care received. Our boys are happy and occupied throughout the day and have benefited greatly from the activities and interaction they receive. The staff are always friendly and courteous and I would highly recommend the Hollies to any parent. We have never been less than 100% satisfied with the outstanding service provided.”
“My two daughters have received excellent care from The Hollies since they were nine months old. We have benefited from full time care, wrap around care and after school care and have been very impressed by the levels of pastoral care provided by the staff of The Hollies. I am more than happy to recommend The Hollies to any parent. The Hollies is like a mini school. There is a varied calendar of seasonal activities and events to keep the children stimulated and entertained.”
Mari Gooberman
“The Hollies has exceeded our expections, from the friendliness of the staff to the warmth of the care that our son receives. He has developed so much since starting at The Hollies, learning through play each day. As parents we are most pleased with our choice of care for our son. Diolch and kind regards.”
Claire Roberts
“It is six years since our eldest son first started at The Hollies as a young baby. His sister joined him there three years later. We chose The Hollies because of the friendly atmosphere and happy children we saw when visiting and from the very first day we have felt confident that we were leaving our children in a safe environment where they would be well cared for. We have always been extremely impressed with the level of care, the friendly helpful staff and the range of activities provided. It feels like a home from home for our children. Thank you for looking after them so well.”
Nia Percy