Happy children mean happy parents. See what our parents have to say about us.

“It’s been a wonderful, inspiring nursery for both of our boys. The staff are amazing, caring and very supportive. The nursery provides not only yummy, healthy meals and snacks, but also fun and creative activities that I cannot offer at home. They also take kids out to the forest every day and make the most of Shere. We have seen our boys learn and grow so much during the past two years and we would highly recommend Friends Forest Nursery.”

Yeni May Qu

“Such a lovely, warm and friendly environment. My daughter has thrived during her time here so far. She’s made lovely little friends and adores those caring for her.”

Harriet Joyner

“We can highly recommend ‘Friends’. We are based in Guildford but are willing to travel because our son loves being outside and there are lots of opportunities for this, particularly Forest School which is the main reason we chose ‘Friends’.

All of the staff are friendly and now that preschool is in a new room, my son is very happy at the end of each day, he loves it and literally dances and skips out.  He has been to two nurseries before attending Shere and ‘Friends’ is the only one that he has settled in.
The staff update me on what he has been doing at the end of each day and they are very approachable if we have any issues.

Overall we are extremely happy and feel that enrolling him at ‘Friends’ was the best decision for him.”

Amanda Lincoln

“Friends Nursery has been a key part of our family life for the past 6 years. I cannot believe it has actually been over 6 years…

First our older daughter and now Hania have both made friends for life at Friends but more importantly they have just thrived thanks to the amazing support of all the teachers: from baby room through toddlers and into pre-school.

We share Friends’ childcare philosophy and in particular allowing children to develop at their own rate, providing them with the right tools and techniques to boost their independence and creativity.

I have no doubt that thanks to Friends and its Forest School Hania has become a confident young lady who is more than ready for school and the next chapter in her life.”

Grazyna WIlczkiewicz

“The nursery is fantastic. My son has recently moved to the new preschool room, which has just opened. the team are amazing and he always talks about the nursery.”

“A truly wonderful time spent in the world of Forest School with superb learning and fun with our little people, a fantastic time thank you all!”

Will Halliday

“What a lovely morning spent making dens and reading stories. So much fun! Thank you!”

Dan Russell

Parents talking about our Den Building Day

“The changes I have seen over the last 5 months are incredible. The garden champion and the Young investigators’ group is amazing, my child comes home and talks about what they have been doing and is keen to go to nursery.

Forest school is the best around, especially the bee house my child was involved in and my child then made honey biscuits at the nursery as a follow on activity.
The learning is exceptional and the care is outstanding. The staff are also fabulous and my child loves his key person.”


Friends is a lovely environment. The outdoor play area is AMAZING, and all the wooden toys and natural environment replicated indoors is so refreshing. AND they get to go to forest school pretty-much on a daily basis. From an environment perspective, I struggle to see how we could ask for more. Staff: as amazing as the mud kitchen! it is such a relief to be greeted by smiling, friendly faces on drop off and collection. It really feels like the ladies genuinely care and are interested in the children as individuals.

Two other points:
1. Love the fruit bowl
2: Please send my regards to the chef!

Prue Chapman

“Both of our babies have attended Friends Nursery in Shere from 11 months old and settled very quickly. As full time working parents it was important to us to find a childcare provider that would care about our children’s development and needs as much as we do. Friends provides a stimulating, safe and caring environment for our children to explore, challenge and grow. We especially like the confidence that Forest School gives them. Friends has allowed the children to develop socially and stretch their language skills. We would not hesitate to recommend Friends Nursery.”

Mr and Mrs McCubbin

“My grandson loves to go to the nursery. The environment is fantastic and the Forest School aspect is outstanding. They learn a lot from being in the natural environment.”

“I have loved this nursery since sending my son here from 18 months old. He has always had wonderful days and had always been excited to tell me about his days. The staff and teaching is brilliant and all the girls are lovely. Would definitely recommend.”