Reviews

Here are just some of the nice things our parents have to say about Dolphin…

“When I was looking for a nursery for my little boy I knew what I was looking for and when I came to visit The Dolphin I knew they were what I was looking for. The staff are all so lovely, kind and helpful! I know I can put all my trust in them to care for my boy! They get up to a lot of activities indoors and outdoors and you will see this in their ‘all about me book’ which I love!

My boy has only been there a few months now but he loves it when he’s there and I know I don’t have to worry because I know all the staff especially his key worker will see to all his needs and call me if they needed.

100% the best nursery in Exmouth.”

“We chose Dolphin following recommendation from friends and family, this alongside there excellent reputation amongst the local community made it the perfect choice for us. We have been overwhelmed by the exceptional childcare our daughter has received in the 2 years she has attended, the Dolphins team go above and beyond to be flexible and supportive not only of our daughter but us as a family. Nothing is too much.

We love the emphasis on outdoor play, the facilities are fab and provide a variety of learning opportunities for our Daughter who loves to be outside, the mud kitchen being her preferable choice!

For anyone considering sending their child to Dolphin we would whole heartedly recommend them, our Daughter absolutely loves the time she spends here often asking to go on days she doesn’t attend.”

“We chose The Dolphin nursery for Theo because as soon as we walked through the door, it felt like a friendly, welcoming and safe environment and we like the fact it is a family run business. Also the location is perfect as it’s very close to the beach and town centre so they go out regularly to different places.
 
The facilities are really good. The enclosed outdoor play area is ideal and very safe and he always participates in lots of different activities. The “all about me book” is a brilliant record so we can see what Theo has been up to during the day.

Even though Theo only attends once a week, he is learning so much, they taught him some makaton signs so he could sign ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ prior to talking and he learnt how to hold a cup along with various other skills.

In his ‘All about me’ book there are regular links to the EYFS framework to identify if he’s where he should be. Also the parents evenings have been very informative.

We would highly recommend The Dolphin nursery to any parents looking for a nursery, we are so glad we chose it and know Theo is well looked after and safe whilst he is there. It also helps that he loves going and always has a great time!”

“Dolphin has an extremely warm & homely feel to it which was the initial reason for choosing it for our 9month old son.

Dolphin nursery has very much become part of our family & we have seen it go from strength to strength over the last 5 years.

Mel, Paul & the team are always improving & developing. New rooms, new ideas, new activities & play areas for learning. There’s a great team atmosphere.

My son thrived and had all the tools needed ready for him to start school last year.

My daughter is currently in the Dolphin preschool. She absolutely loves her ‘Dolphin days’ often skipping in & out! I am so proud of how she is developing. We enjoy seeing pictures each week showing what she is up to & her early years achievements.

I know that my children are happy & safe when at Dolphin. I have been contacted when needed too & communication is good.

They are often out & about to the beach or park. They have even taken my daughter swimming when she was in little explorers as numbers allowed on a particular day!

Dolphin is a fantastic nursery. I often recommend it to friends & colleagues.”

“The whole team at the Dolphin nursery are amazing and I feel incredibly lucky to have found them to look after my daughter.

Right from the beginning at our first nursery tour they were welcoming and reassuring. They provide a great environment for my daughter to learn, socialise and most importantly play and enjoy her days. She absolutely loves it.

I have every confidence in their ability to provide a safe and engaging environment for her to develop.

They are flexible and always willing to help. I would highly recommended the Dolphin to any parent who is looking for the best nursery for their child in Exmouth.”

“I’m a Dolphin mum with two boys who have been through the Dolphin from babies to preschool and they’ve done nothing but LOVE every minute! The whole of the Dolphin family are a friendly, approachable, kind, loving bunch who always have the children’s best interests at heart, hence I didn’t hesitate in sending my second child there, its home from home.

Each morning you are greeted with nothing but warm smiles and a waft of the home cooked lunches (the boys always want seconds) and each room has a super range of age related toys and equipment and resources for any child, the support is second to none. Our boys come out each day full of stories and usually covered in some kind of outdoor messy play from Bug Hunting, Mud Kitchen Cooking, Body Painting, Gardening, there is always something to do indoors and out. They have day trips, parties, Christmas shows and always involve the families too.

If you are looking for childcare in the local area, we highly recommend the Dolphin and wouldn’t hesitate in sending our children there, a safe loving environment with Mellissa and her Team. Keep up the good work. Xx”

“We chose to send our son to Dolphin because we felt an instant warmness and welcoming feeling the first time we visited and this has never gone away.  All the staff at the Dolphin are happy and kind, we instantly felt like we were entering a ‘home from home’ setting and we knew this was somewhere where our son would be happy, would be loved and would thrive.

Our son is always full of happiness when he returns home, he always has so much to tell us about his day- he is constantly exposed to new experiences, new learning themes and we have seen him constantly improving in all areas of his development. We have also seen him grow in confidence, he surprises us often and he often tells us he learnt that ‘at dolphins’.

The facilities are Dolphin are excellent, it’s a friendly and welcoming setting, so much effort and care goes into the displays and the way everything looks and this creates a great, fun atmosphere for the children.

The team at Dolphin have become an extended part of our family. If you want a home from home setting alongside a modern, vibrant, happy place then Dolphin is the place for you.”

“From the first visit to dolphin i felt at ease, staff presented well, atmosphere felt relaxed and it was clear the team had a family bond and genuinely loved looking after the children. In the hour I was there I could see it was a genuine nursery most places I had visited felt it was a show whilst the visit was taking place. My kids are my world, I’m hard to please when it comes to my kids safety and happiness in another person’s hands.

This wasn’t the case with Dolphin, I felt at ease, and my daughter was happy , I never missed the days events I knew each day what she had been up to verbally and in her own daily diary.

Dolphin have the space and fabulous organisation from indoor to outdoor activities including adventurous days out exploring. Which I think is amazing for the kids to have that space to explore and develop together and  individually.

My girl has definitely developed amazingly in all areas of life. This is a reflection on dolphin and the team, as my girl is in there care all day Mon to Fri, she loves all the team sometimes she doesn’t want to leave! Annoying for me. On the other hand, confirmation Dolphin maintains her happiness and care.

As a extremely  hard to please parent, for me Dolphin ticked all the boxes and more. If you are a parent who feels there isn’t a place out the good enough for ur child …. call Dolphin.”