Testimonials

“Our child absolutely loves attending Stramash, and it have been a fantastic experience for her education and overall well-being”

“Staff are all very supportive, caring, helpful and it is clear that they know the children very well. They are very enthusiastic and motivated and this comes across when you drop off and pick your child up. They all love the children and my child certainly loves them”

“Stramash is very much stemmed from each and every child’s Personal interests making it a very positive, unique experience. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity for my child.”

“The team are great and have encouraged and supported our child as he develops. We feel that he is valued for who he is by those who care for him at Stramash and he has, consequently, been given the space and time to grow his confidence and personality in his own way. “

“My child has a lot of confidence thanks to stramash. He is able to go up and make new friends anywhere we go which is lovely. He uses his imagination very creatively to communicate and play with new people and I believe this has been empowered by his experience in stramash.”

“We think the environment created by Stramash work well to allow our child to explore and interact with the world and the people and children around them. It has been a great experience for him”.

“As he grows older he talks more about social situations he encounters at Stramash and the ways he has dealt with them. He has never been distressed or overly preoccupied by anything that has happened during his day which indicates he is supported to deal with situations at the time and in a way which he understands. I think his emotional development has benefited from the warm and supportive enviroment created by the staff in combination with the physical space the children have access to. ”

“The staff are all very supportive, caring, approachable and it is clearly evident that the child is very much at the centre. My child just loves going and is very excited about a ‘stramash’ day. I love how they encourage and guide children to use their imagination in play ”

“We think it is open, invites us as parents to become involved. It has been great to see our child grow and develop at Stramash and be able to contribute where we can to support Stramash. The positivity and enthusiasm we see in Stramash staff is inspiring. “

Fort William End Of Year Survey Highlights

As we approach Lilys final term at Stramash I am becoming an emotional mess. I dropped her off today to be greeted enthusiastically by a wee gang of kids who she charged off with laughing and delighted. In the field next door the 2 horses and 3 deer just went about their days. I phoned her dad from the car to share the moment as it was one of those snapshots you want to keep forever in ur head. I will NEVER have a moment’s regret at my choice of nursery and am quite smug I got it so right for my wee muddy pink tomboy. Her childhood has so far been what every kids should be..getting dirty, fresh air, learning through play and happiness. Thank you Stramash Elgin for the best 3 years and I’m sorry if I’m a sobbing mess when Lilys nursery days are done.

Theresa & Lily

One of the reasons we moved to Oban was for its outdoor nursery having lived in Glasgow when Maisy was a baby. We wanted both the girls to get a chance to spend time outdoors in all weathers and play freely the way we remember growing up.

We liked idea of preschool being in a non classroom environment. Maisy never realised she was at nursery to learn anything, which is brilliant because she learned so much this way.

Both girls enjoy/enjoyed the vastness of the site and the freedom they have/had to explore and make up games. Both love getting filthy! Making fires is always talked about (as well as marshmallows and making garlic bread ☺ )

They have both had different experiences settling in and one struggles a bit still but I believe she is happier in the outdoor setting than she would be indoors and she always seems to enjoy it by the end of the session. Being the less confident child, I see the biggest changes in her after starting at Stramash.

Lucy & Maisy

Stramash is the best thing that happened to us since we moved here. My 3 year old loves it because he’s got tonnes of energy and loves being outdoors and I find staff are very approachable, involved, personal and flexible. I’m always sure that he’s in safe hands and has lot of fun. With this start in life I know that he’ll always love Nature.

Rita

Brilliant staff, great location, out in nature and in all weather. We love the mix of freedom and learning.

Torin loves running around, getting muddy and being out in the fresh air so naturally he loves Stramash.
We feel extremely lucky to have been able to send Torin to an outdoor nursery! Torin is loving his time there and is thriving. The staff are amazing too!
I tell everyone how great stramash is and how much Torin loves it! I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Torin is really going to miss it when he starts school but he’ll be looking forward to going to the holiday program with Juno during school hols!!! I don’t know what we’d do if stramash wasn’t available! 

Lorna & Torin

We chose stramash for our son because we loved the idea of him embracing the outdoors from an early age When asking Jack why he loves Stramash he says “I love water squirting and my stickman story in a circle. I love my lovely teachers – they sign us in. If I’m sad they give me a hug” Living where we do I love that jack is getting the opportunity to learn through the outdoors, gaining independence and knowledge – but in a fun,exciting yet safe environment. Jacks imagination has come alive since starting Stramash I always recommend Stramash to friends as we have been so impressed and happy with our choice of nursery for Jack

Isobel & Jack – Oban