Hektor, 4 and Felix, 3

Hektor and Felix joined us for the Summer of 2015 when their mother, Julie, found herself suddenly let down by her usual childcare provider. Julie knew about First Steps as she works at Chichester College and drives past the Brinsbury nursery each morning.

“First Steps responded to my query immediately and really focused on how they could support me and my children, meeting my needs as a working mother. After visiting and meeting the team, I had no doubts about choosing the nursery as I was impressed with the facilities, immediately trusted the team and expertise on offer and believed my  boys would really enjoy themselves at a nursery that had a very fun and friendly feel to it.”

Hektor and Felix love nothing more than playing outdoors and getting involved with nature and building camps. First Steps at Brinsbury is set in 500 acres of countryside so there was no shortage of this for these two here. They also loved the messy play, frequently getting wet, muddy and covered in paint, things many parents are reluctant to do in their own homes but we love it!

Julie found the upheaval of moving childcare arrangements hard for the whole family but we helped the boys settle in and they formed a close bond to their carers really early on which reassured Julie when she had to leave them each morning. Our team kept in touch with Julie letting her know how the boys were doing and updating her fully when she arrived to pick them up at the end of the day.

As Julie was working full time the boys were with us five days a week for two months so we got to know them well. They still frequently talk about the fun time they had here and pop in to visit every now and then and Julie speaks very highly of her experience too:

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Steps at Brinsbury. They did a fantastic job looking after Hektor and Felix and the experience was an extremely positive one for our whole family.”