Parent Testimonials


Our son was one of the first babies to join the newly opened safe and sound in December 2015. This was easily the best decision we have made for him. The staff are highly qualified, experienced and go the extra mile with each child, making their days fun filled and exciting. This nursery ensure that each’s child’s development and early learning milestones are achieved, feedback to parents is outstanding and I know my son is in the right hands. We have witnessed a baby becoming a boy. I would highly recommend you consider Safe and Sound, we did and haven’t looked back.

Cathy and Owen Finnie

Our 2 boys Aidan and Cormac have both attended Safe and Sound since they were 6 months old. From the moment we met Angeline and the staff we knew instantly that we had found the perfect environment for our boys while we were at work. Safe and Sound has been and is pivotal in helping our boys grow and develop. We know our boys are “Safe and Sound” each and everyday they are in nursery. Safe and Sound makes it a lot easier for us to go to work knowing our boys are getting the best care possible. A really outstanding nursery with outstanding staff.

Fintan and Lisa Lawlor

Our little boy, Dominic has been attending Safe & Sound nursery from 6 months old. The facilities (indoor and outdoor) at Magheraknock are excellent and provide such an enriching environment to learn and thrive. The staff provide such a high level of care and attention. Their knowledge, experience and advice are all fantastic. They have built up such a good rapport with our little boy – he thoroughly enjoys being there and the team have definitely enhanced his development. It is so reassuring to know that he is being so well cared for and nurtured. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Safe & Sound!

Anne and Kevin Hanna

I would be the first to admit that I felt totally overwhelmed by the whole prospect of sending my baby to a nursery. After a short visit to Safe and Sound, my heart was completely set on my baby going there. Lucie has now been at Safe and Sound for 4 years and James for 8 months, both starting in the baby room at 9 months old.
I cannot speak highly enough of the care and attention that they receive daily. The girls really go above and beyond what I would ever had expected and genuinely care for the children.
The facilities are excellent, spotlessly clean and the children take part in so many activities that most parent’s probably wouldn’t dream of doing at home. I would highly recommend Safe and Sound to anyone looking for childcare. It is so much more than that and I am proud to be part of the Safe and Sound family. It will be a very sad day when we have to say goodbye but I will be safe in the knowledge that my children got the very best start that they could have.

Gareth and Emma Tumelty

Jack and Lewis have attended Safe & Sound Nursery (Magheraknock) for 6 months and I have to say they really love it every time we drive past Jack cheers “nursery!” The thought of leaving the kids off at nursery seemed so daunting but after meeting Angeline and the rest of the staff we instantly had peace of mind. Every day is an adventure at nursery, new experiences, new friends, fun and games and delicious meals. We as parents would have no hesitations in recommending Safe & Sound.

Thanks to all the staff for taking such great care of our little guys ūüôā

Stephen and Barbara

Our daughters go to Safe & Sound in Magheraknock 2 days a week and they absolutely love it. The variety of activities provided for them is brilliant and we love reading their books in the evening to see what they’ve been up to that day. The staff are amazing, we couldn’t ask for more. Our girls go in happy in the morning and sometimes don’t want to leave when we collect them! We only wish they could go there every day!

Peter & Corinna Owens

My son Jack has been at Safe & Sound, Magheraknock from January 2016. I can’t speak highly enough of the nursery. It’s fantastic ‘home from home’ environment with lots of fun things for the children to play with and explore and I feel totally at ease leaving Jack (3years) in the capable hands of Angeline, the owner, Joanne and all their lovely caring members of staff. The improvement in Jack already is brilliant and this has been made possible by the close bond he has made with Ciara, Rebekah and Jade and its so lovely to see. Jack is going through the Autism Assessment period and has no speech, restricted diets, sensory issues, etc and the staff have been wonderful, caring and patient with him and have helped him so much already in the short period of time he has been at the nursery.

Lynn & Gary Cummins

Both our children (Aaron,6 and Emma,3) have been at Safe and Sound  
since 2008 and are extremely settled there.  They are well looked  
after by highly motivated and professional staff, fed healthy meals  
and snacks, and taught good manners.  The rural setting and large  
outdoor play area ensures that the kids get plenty of fresh air and  
can take advantage of nature walks when the weather permits!
There are great opportunities for development with set monthly themes  
such as Easter, winter and associated nursery rhymes, songs, art etc.
Our kids are very attached to the staff in their respective rooms, who 
work very closely with us to make sure that they get the most out of  
their time there.  They always 'go the extra mile.'
It is also reassuring that the owner/manager, Angeline, is always on  
site and treats the kids, and parents, like family.  
It's a 'home away from home' for Aaron and Emma.
Peter and Joanne Lenzi


Safe and Sound Daycare Nursery provides so much to all of our family! Our twin boys are 3.5 years old and are in the the pre-school room, having been through babies and toddlers!¬† We‚Äôve had such an enormous sense of peace of mind since the boys starting attending Safe and Sound at 8 months old. Their¬†development has been nurtured and encouraged and they‚Äôre learnt so much through songs, sharing, dressing, drawing, a sense of the world around them, daily outdoor play, excursions and they‚Äôre acquired the skill of engaging with others ‚Äď their peers and adults.¬†The list is endless!¬†For us, as parents, we get fabulous interaction with the staff each morning and evening and daily reports on the boys‚Äô activities.¬† We know the staff are well qualified, the current topics for learning are on the wall displays, the weekly menus for meals are on view and we‚Äôve seen first hand the warmth and affection the boys receive from the staff who look after them.¬†Its great too to see the boys in a safe, rural, clean, bright environment that is obviously well looked after.¬†It is very apparent the nursery is well run, kept veryup to date and as achieved an All Ireland Centre of Excellence Award. The nursery team are very experienced and have provided fantastic support for one of our sons who wears an eye patch for a couple of hours each day.¬† It felt like it wasn‚Äôta bother to fit this into the daily routine and their assistance and our son‚Äôs patience has paid off with significant improvements noticed by the doctor in two months.


My daughter has been cared for at Safe & Sound from 9 months old.  I cannot speak highly enough of the nursery.  The children are made feel welcome from the moment they arrive in the mornings.  Their days are full of fun activities and they are surrounded by loving, responsible and sensible care at all times.  It has been a great start to her development, education and personality.  I would recommend Safe and Sound to anyone looking for a nursery for their little ones.

Caroline Burrows


“We have used Safe and Sound for¬†over 3 years. The Nursery¬†is really well equipped¬†for both indoor and outdoor use. Our two children have formed a brilliant rapport with every one of¬†the staff as they’ve progressed through the years. We’re updated¬†literally everyday, through a diary for each child, about their activities. We are given good notice on external events, day outs etc. It’s an excellent environment all round and¬†we feel that¬†the children¬†have been left in safe hands with the highly trained, friendly and caring staff. A place like this can only be as good as it’s staff and this place is outstanding!”

Conor & Rosie


Kayla 4 years and Sophie 7 months¬†Kayla, we are very proud to say, is one of the first children to start at Safe and Sound almost 4 years ago, and Sophie is one of the newest!As nervous parents starting out to find a safe, secure and fun environment for Kayla to be looked after; we can really say it has well and truly lived up to our expectations of what a Nursery should be.Kayla talks about ‚Äėher‚Äô Safe and Sound, and thrives on all the fun activities and mixing with the other children throughout the day.¬† It has been made so much easier leaving Sophie when we have total trust built up in Angeline and her staff.¬† Sophie has settled well into the Baby Room and its great to hear about all the little activities during her day from the staff and her record book.Both girls love getting outside and going on their walks.¬† It is lovely in the brighter evenings when collecting the girls for home to see them busy as bees playing away in the outdoor area!

Darren and Amanda Ramsey



I never thought I would put my child in a nursery, but Safe and Sound has proved me wrong. The nursery has a brilliant atmosphere and the staff are excellent. They are very caring and my child has bonded really well with them. Baylee loves getting outside in the playground and where the nursery itself is situated, is great. There are cows and sheep in the surrounding fields and Baylee loves this. When I drop Baylee off I go to work feeling relaxed as I know she has so much fun there.

Natasha Lowey
Mum to Baylee




“We are delighted with the service provided by Angeline and her team at Safe and Sound.¬† The staff are extremely friendly, and it is easy to see that Rhiannon has a wonderful time with caring and fun staff”.

Michelle Hilland


Jake has been at the nursery for 2 years and loves going there day after
day, he loves mixing with the other kids, carrying out different activities
such as painting, drawing, story telling, playing games etc. He loves going
for walks throughout the fields and playing outside. All staff are friendly
and pleasent to deal with and work well with the kids. Since attending the
nursery, Jake has developed his own personality and the interaction with the
other kids has really helped his development, both socially and intellectual
and this will help when he starts school in September. Its a great place for
My son started full-time day care with Safe and Sound when he was 11 months
and I was amazed at how well he settled into his new environment. Jack is now 
2,he has made many new friends and has a great relationship with all the staff,
so he loves nursery. His independence has increased significantly and he is 
learning lots of key skills, like drawing and problem solving through play.  
I would recommend  Safe and Sound Day Care Nursery to anyone.  The facilities 
are excellent and the staff are all so dedicated and helpful and show a real 
enthusiasm for the work they do.

Jake has been at the nursery for 2 years and loves going there day after
day, he loves mixing with the other kids, carrying out different activities
such as painting, drawing, story telling, playing games etc. He loves going
for walks throughout the fields and playing outside. All staff are friendly
and pleasent to deal with and work well with the kids. Since attending the
nursery, Jake has developed his own personality and the interaction with the
other kids has really helped his development, both socially and intellectual
and this will help when he starts school in September. Its a great place for

Michelle Madine


My experience of Safe & Sound Day Nursery has been excellent. This nursery came on personal recommendation from family & friends, & on investigating the other nurseries in the surrounding areas, it was definitely first choice in my mind. With friendly & familiar staff, Alfie loves going to nursery everyday & it’s never a chore. Everyday is fun filled with activities & events to keep the children amused. I enjoy reading his record book that comes home with him everyday to see what he’s got up to, what he’s had for his lunch, how many bottles he’s had & even what each of his nappies were like! The staff at Safe & Sound take a very professional approach to the care of your child, but also with gentle love & care.

Vicky Walsh, mother to Alfie 11mnths.