Parent/Guardian Testimonials

Viv – July 2022

My twins have just finished their last term at WUFA as they will be moving onto school in September. I can not recommend WUFA highly enough: the team are engaged, kind and wonderful with the kids and we have seen our children progress in leaps and bounds since they have been there. There is a wide variety of activities, and individual needs and interests are taken into account in a very thoughtful way. From their settling in process right through to their graduation they have been really keen to get to nursery in the morning and sad to leave at the end of the day! They have been given the best possible start to school in September and we will all miss the whole team. Thank you!

Sally – January 2022

WUFA is a well established setting where my youngest child flourished. The staff create a safe fun environment where the children can learn and play. I love the online app where I could see photos and updates of my child’s day along with any formal information required. I cannot recommend this setting enough, it was a real wrench to leave.

Dan – January 2022

Wufa has cared for our three children over the years and we have always been impressed by their warm welcome and tailored support for each child. The team really get to know the children and share key moments with them. We have found it to be a creative and nurturing environment, and a fantastic start to their education. We would thoroughly recommend Wufa.

Kira – July 2021

Wufa is an incredible charity-run preschool which has been the source of the most wonderful memories for two of our children. They go above and beyond for every single one of the children in their care, and the staff form the most special bonds and relationships with the children.  It’s more like a Wufa family than a business!

My son had various sensory processing issues when he was younger, the staff came to our house to see him in his own environment to see what they could do to help him enjoy his time at Wufa. It’s a charity and they took that time for us…I was blown away and so grateful. They take the children’s mental well-being incredibly seriously and have so many different areas and activities to cater to all children’s personalities.

My daughter loves her Wufa sessions and yelps with joy every time I say she’s got Wufa today. She’s made some wonderful friends and memories. She doesn’t look back at the gates, just happily strolls right in. Always a good sign!

Our third will definitely be attending when he’s old enough (as long as there’s space 😬)

Kylie – July 2021

Our 3 & 1/2 year old started WUFA in April 2021 after us choosing to delay his start due to covid.
I was really anxious about him starting somewhere new after only being with me for a whole year but after 2 phone calls with his key worker I was instantly put at ease, all of my questions and worries were answered and I felt far more relaxed.

Logan started and walked in without a care in the world, he settled straight away and that is down to the amazing staff making him feel safe and secure. There isn’t lots of children at WUFA, it’s a smaller number and that’s why it works, the children have more one to one time and they aren’t just a number.

The activities, games, arts and crafts that they do with the children are amazing and Logan has come out smiling every single session and always talks about when he can go back.

I am so glad we have this amazing pre school on our doorstep and thank the wonderful staff for all their wonderful work.

Claire – Dec 2020

WUFA is a great learning/play setting for little ones starting out and my daughter has loved every minute of it and made good friends.

Elaine – Feb 2020

Our daughter absolutely loves going to breakfast club and after-school club at Wufa, she hates when I pick her up! The staff are all very warm, caring and have a great relationship the kids. I really appreciate having this amazing child care on my doorstep in Woodstock – I can’t believe how lucky we are and I really thank everyone who is involved both past and present!

Rachel Atkins, Student Nurse, Oxford Brookes University – June 2019

Thank you so much for allowing me to work with your team today, I had a brilliant day and really enjoyed every minute I was with you. I have written a few words about my experience, please feel free to use this as you wish and I would be happy for you to post this online. 

I would like to say a big thank you to the WUFA team for allowing me the opportunity to spend time with you today. I had a wonderful day meeting the children and finding out about the fantastic work you do. It was inspiring to see the dedication of the team and the atmosphere in the nursery which was full of laughter and smiles of happy children was a pleasure to witness. It was also great to see such a range of engaging and creative activities and it was obvious that the variety of activities was met with delight by the children. I would highly recommend WUFA as an excellent insight opportunity to others with an interest in understanding the provision of excellent childcare. 

Vicky – Jan 2019

“My son is my fourth child to have attended WUFA over a period of nearly 9 years and I have noticed a huge change in the setting this time around.  

Firstly, the settling in process was very well organised and I felt I knew what was expected of me and also how the staff would be with my son when I left him.  Although it wasn’t necessary for my son, I found it very reassuring to know that a fellow Mum was called by staff when her child was struggling to settle into one of their first sessions and given the option to collect her child earlier.  I think any parent of a 2 year old would be grateful for that communication and care from staff.
Something that strikes me every single morning  I drop off my son is how incredibly calm and happy WUFA feels when you walk in.  The staff know exactly which play area they’re in charge of and who is on the door. The key workers are looking out for their children and ready to help if one needs extra encouragement to say goodbye to their parent.  Every staff member has a smile and a cheerful ‘Good morning’ for children and parents alike. Similarly, pickup time runs extremely smoothly and the children are all happy and occupied when we arrive.  
The interior of the building is much improved to how it was when I first visited 9 years ago. It’s so bright and fresh and the displays are all clear and colourful. It was a lovely surprise to see my son’s tall sunflower (planted at WUFA) on the WOW board! The new bathroom is so much better designed and always looks spotlessly clean. I know from previous experience how horrible loos can really affect a child’s potty-training success but my son really enjoys using the ‘big boy loo’ at WUFA. (And he tells me he always washes his hands!)
I am thrilled with how much outside playtime my son has at WUFA and the great range of equipment and toys are always well set out in the morning.
My son has the opportunity to do a great variety of activities at WUFA from visiting the nature trail to making pizzas to cutting, painting and sticking to planting seeds.  He has also started learning some phonics which really impressed me. He came home singing a song and doing actions which I’ve since found out is the start of his phonics teaching.  Starting at age 2 is definitely a first for me – fantastic!
Kate has introduced Tapestry which gives us a wonderful insight into what our son is enjoying and achieving at WUFA. We always love to see new photos and feedback from our son’s keyworker. 
It’s clear to me that all of the immensely positive changes at WUFA have been driven and followed through by Kate’s dedication.  Her passion, enthusiasm, professionalism, warmth and loveliness shine through the whole of WUFA – we, as parents, and the children are very, very lucky to have her”
Jane  – Teacher from Bladon Primary School after a recent “Transition” visit  June 2018

” It was so lovely to come and visit WUFA again this week and meet with your staff and children –  I cannot believe it has been a year already since I did my last transition visit for Bladon School.  It is so exciting to see the wonderful changes both inside and outside and how the learning environment is continually changing to meet the differing needs of your children.  The outside area has so much more space now and the mud kitchen was a definite hit.  Your keyworkers made me feel so welcome and spoke so informatively and passionately about the children – I always feel I know the children so much better when I have shared our discussions. Your staff really care about the children and were also asking me about children that had come to us the previous year and asked to be remembered to the children.  So when I returned to my class in the afternoon and told them I had been to see WUFA there were squeals of excitement and so many questions and genuine happiness when I passed on messages from their keyworkers.

WUFA really does hold a special place in the hearts of a lot of children.

Thank you so very much and keep up the good work”

Theodora – April 2018

“My daughter has been attending WUFA for two years and I can’t praise it enough. She loves her time at WUFA and looks forward to her sessions. The staff are kind, enthusiastic and knowledgeable; they help her to have fun and feel nurtured. I feel involved in her learning because the communication between staff and parents is fantastic. The WUFA team are approachable and always go the extra mile.”

Karen – June 2017

“My son has been at WUFA since he was 2 years old and during that time he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Throughout his time at WUFA he has been looked after brilliantly, and fully supported through his diagnosis and beyond. The staff have all been so kind and responsive to him and his needs. He always has a great time and loves it at WUFA. I can’t thank them enough.”

Emma G – July 2017

“Both my children attended the nursery at WUFA (alongside time in the school nursery) and have continued to use the wrap around facility since. They have always been extremely happy there but this has grown over the past year or so as things have become better and better. The team are very caring and calm with the children and do a fab job! We are sadly leaving Woodstock for a while so will not be using WUFA for a while – happily this frees a place for someone else to find out how great they are. The wraparound is an essential service in Woodstock that gives peace of mind to working parents at the same time as giving children a fun, active time before and after school. Keep up the good work WUFA team!!”

Emma T – July 2017

My children have been attending WUFA for 5 years, currently for breakfast club and after school club. They love attending WUFA, and don’t want to leave when I arrive to pick them up. During their sessions they are able to do a range of activities, which are both engaging and creative. They have had wonderful learning opportunities to develop new skills. The WUFA staff are kind, warm and caring. My children adore them. WUFA is an absolute treasure.

Laura – July 2017

“The team at WUFA are warm, nurturing, patient, kind and make every day really fun for the kids! We moved into the area from abroad, so my son (then 3.5) had a lot of change and upheaval within a short period of time. They allowed him to settle in at his own pace, encouraging him to join in when he wanted to. He now flies through the door every visit with barely a backwards glance! We are so lucky to have found WUFA and recommend it highly”

Krina  – September 2016

“Our 5-year old daughters love going to WUFA after-school club. They have formed strong bonds with the carers as well as older children (a real bonus at school time also). They hugely enjoy the activities and fun they have together in a nurturing environment. As working parents, we would not know what to do without WUFA offering their great after-school care. Highly recommended!”

Naomi  – October 2016

“WUFA has been a very important part of all our lives. When our daughter turned two, we needed a child care setting where we knew our daughter would get support with her developing skills and her budding friendships. WUFA provided all that and much more. In the three years that we have been using their wonderful service, our daughter has been extremely happy.
WUFA understands the needs of parents as well as children and we are extremely grateful for the support and understanding that they have shown us as well as our daughter. “Thank you” doesn’t seem enough”

Nimi  – November 2016

“WUFA is a fantastic organisation that we as a family have now depended on for five years. It enables us to work full working days rather than school hours knowing our daughter is in safe hands in an environment she very much enjoys”

Lucy Barrett – October 2016

“My son started at WUFA when he was three and from the moment he started his confidence grew and he loved every minute! He looks forward to going there everyday and loves the staff  who are friendly, welcoming and have a prime focus on encouraging all the children and having different activities every week, which ticks all the boxes for my son and I. A truly amazing place which I would definitely recommend to anyone!”

Claude Heudi – October 2016

“Both Sebastian and Lewis are enrolled to the After School Club; they’ve been going to WUFA for quite some time now. They really enjoy WUFA.Whenever I pick them up early, they moan. All the carers are brilliant and encourage good behaviour”

Zoe Bake – September 2016

“Both my little boys went to wufa it’s been fab for the last 3 years the ladies are  so lovely never have my boys cried about going in! I would recommend to anyone!”