Good News Story

We are so excited and honoured to be nominated as North West Leicestershire local heroes.

Well done to our wonderful staff team who continued to put our children first during lockdown and went the extra mile to support our families. This nomination is truly well deserved.

Thank you all for your ongoing support.

We are so proud to be named as one of the Top 20 Large Nursery Groups in the UK by for the second year in a row! This is based on the ratings of parents and carers on the following areas:

  • Overall Standard
  • Facilities / Outside Space
  • Learning
  • Resources / Equipment / ICT
  • Care
  • Activities
  • Staff
  • Food / Nutrition
  • Management
  • Cleanliness
  • Safeguarding
  • Value for Money

We’d like to thank all of our parents and carers for taking the time to share their feedback and submit a review.

Most importantly, we’d like to thank our Storal Learning staff team. This is truly a reflection of the amazing work you to support local families.

We recently hosted our very first Storal Awards ceremony on Zoom where we had the chance to virtually acknowledge and celebrate our nominees and winners.

We received hundreds of submissions from both staff and parents, sharing the reasons why members of their nursery team were so deserving of these awards. We shortlisted the strongest contenders in each of these categories and winners were chosen based on the number of nominations they received as well as the strength of these nominations.

On the evening, we took some time to reflect on how nursery life changed during the coronavirus pandemic and personally thank our teams who have been working tirelessly throughout lockdown.

Thank you to all who submitted a nomination and congratulations again to all our winners!

Empty supermarket shelves, difficulty finding grocery delivery slots and unavailable chefs, have meant that nurseries who remained open for children of key workers, have had to improvise and turn to alternative suppliers to provide nutritious meals for the children.

At Ickle Pickles Day Nursery, we were able to speak with one of our parents who works at COOK in Sittingbourne, who supply wholesome meals for your freezer. They were quick to respond to our query and even provided us with a delivery the same day! The children really enjoyed their meal.

The next day we had a delivery of everything from lasagne to chicken tikka masala and a selection of puddings, fresh fruit and veg. COOK have been very helpful during this time we look forward to placing our next order with them.

A big thank you to our lovely parents and the team at COOK who have helped us keep our Ickle Pickles well-fed.