Previous service user now a volunteer worker at Shantona's creche:

"I would like to share my experience with Shantona women centre. I came to the UK five years ago that time I wasn't able to speak English. By attending Shantona women centres esol courses two years at the moment I am studying gcse English with Thomas Danny College."

"Also I'm involved in childcare volunteer with shantona. I have done esol entry one and two, childcare level one, let's play together, story sacks numeracy which was provided by shantona women centre."

"I would like to thank shantona for helping me improve my confidence. Also I will suggest people like me should come to Shantona and attend the activity they are providing and support them to go further."  


Mum who uses Shantona's creche and other facilities:

"Firstly I would like to thank you all for your support and handling things in such a professional way. My association with Shantona dates as far back as 2008.I used to come as a parent and joined the different activity groups they used to run that time and it tends out to be a place for my social gathering which enabled me to progress through with help and guidance I received at that time from TamLe and Sabina. The love and support was exemplary. I maintained a close relationship with the staff and received lot of encouragement from them."

"I’m due to complete BTEC Health and Social Care Diploma by end of next year so I decided to do placement at Shantona and the environment and the setup of the nursery was a great fit with myself and the managers clearly identified and discussed what is expected from me .I found it remarkably satisfying and fulfilling and I felt my expectations were managed well. I certainly came to know a lot about dealing with children and various training method. I gained lots of experience and enjoyed it even more."

"Tam Le and Surinder are very enthusiastic who is able to motivate the children and staff and get them excited about learning because of this approach I have already displayed a keen interest in working with children and developed good relationship with children." 

"I wish all the staff member all the best. Keep up the good work SHANTONA!!!"