After viewing a few local nurseries Poppets really stands out, our daughter has now been going to Poppets for a month and we are so thrilled how happy and excited she is to go to nursery. All the staff are so friendly and very helpful. The facilities are brilliant. I couldn’t recommend this nursery highly enough.

LF – High Ongar

Amazing nursery

Amazing nursery. Viewed a few but as soon as we went inside I knew this was the one. Ava loves it here and has really settled in. Always tells me all the fun things she has done. Staff are great and nice healthy food. Highly recommend Poppets (not too highly though as don’t want it to get so busy that its full and no space for my youngest in 18 months)

NC – Ongar

Love, care and attention

My daughter has been at the nursery since she was 10 months old. I cannot rate the girls who work in the nursery highly enough. They invest so much love, care and attention into the children and my daughter has flourished into an intelligent, confident and bubbly little girl. Although she has now left Pre-school to attend Primary School she will be returning to Poppets for the before and after school club, which is testament to how happy both myself and my daughter are with the nursery. For me, not only are the staff amazing with the children, the environment is lovely, the rooms are beautifully decorated and are full of interesting and stimulating toys and the garden is wonderful, they are out in all weathers, which I think is great! The garden is a huge plus and is brilliant, they have a vegetable patch, a mud kitchen a story-telling chair, there is such a lot of opportunity for outside play. The food is also great, from a very young age my daughter has eaten anything from curry to fish pie, she does have favourites, but is always encouraged by the staff to try everything. Like I said before, the staff are amazing and are like a second family to my daughter and it was the best choice I ever made.

HN – Ongar

Imaginative and fun

We recently moved to the area and were a bit worried about moving the girls to a new nursery but we really couldn’t be happier at Poppets. My eldest has gone from hating going to “school” at her old nursery to not wanting to leave Poppets when I come to pick her up. The staff are all wonderful and genuinely care for the kids, and the activites they put on are amazing – imaginative, creative and fun. Thanks guys!

FD – Ongar

Amazing service

Both my children attend Poppets Day Nursery and have done for several years and I only have praise for the amazing service they provide. The staff go way beyond to provide a happy, safe and nurturing environment and both my children have thrived there and love going each day!

AB – Ongar


Can I just say on a personal note, the owners and staff at Poppets have been exemplary in handling this crisis and I just could not have done my job with out you all. I have always praised the nursery not to mention recommended yourselves to other parents and professional bodies, but during the crisis you really did shine, so thank you.

From strength to strength

I can only reiterate all the positive points mentioned in the other reviews. The nursery is quite simply ‘outstanding’. Before my daughter went to Poppets Nursery I took the time to visit many other nurseries. There was no comparison. This nursery is going from strength to strength. A huge thumbs up to the team at Poppets.

CM – Great Dunmow

Very impressed

We have been very impressed since Poppets management took over the day care facilities at Fyfield Business Park. The owners are lovely people and have invested a great deal in the premises this year, redecorating all the rooms and introducing new smart uniforms for all the staff. The place is looking great! All of the staff are super with the children. My daughter was very happy in the pre-school room for 2 years and the staff have prepared her very well for her transition to big school. My son has just moved from the baby room to the toddler room and I have been very happy with his care there. He loves it and waves goodbye to me in the mornings without a second glance. He has so much fun at Poppets. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.

ZP – Ongar

Learnt lots

My daughter has attended this nursery for 2 years, since she was 1 years old. She has learnt lots and they have really supported her development. The later opening hours have really helped us balance work and family. Sometimes it’s a struggle to get her to come home as she’s having such a great time.

CB – Leaden Roding