Here are some excerpts of a small selection of the many cards and letters we receive from the families of our nursery children when they leave. The originals can be viewed in the nursery on request.

Thank you for looking after F and C for the last few years. We couldn’t have asked for a better place – it’s the perfect balance of feeling like a cosy family for the little ones, while starting to prepare them for school as they get older. Both children have been very happy there. Lots of love to you all.”

“Thank you so much for looking after N for the past 4 years! Where has the time gone?! We know he has loved his time with you + will miss Kingsmead lots. The nursery is fabulous + we knew it was the right place for us when we looked around when N was just 8 weeks old! He is so ready for school and you have played a huge part in his growth + development in ensuring his readiness. The care, kindness, structure, resources, garden + food are second to none! So Thank You again.”

“I just wanted to say a big thank you from me, after 7 years of looking after my children! You have given them both such a great start and we will miss you all. It has been so reassuring to know that I can go to work and leave my children safe and happy in your hands. They have always been playing and having fun whenever I’ve arrived to collect them, which is a great sign! I wish you all well.”

“Thank you so much for your support over the past 3 and a half years. You have taught me everything I know! And not just by answering my endless questions but by the example you all lead. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor. I’ve grown up a lot during my time at Kingsmead and I will keep fond memories of you all wherever I might be. Thanks again.”

We cannot thank you enough for caring for our little girl these past three and a half years. We give you so much credit for the well-behaved (most of the time!) caring, affectionate and happy child that G has become. The care and support that G has received at Kingsmead has nurtured G’s confidence really preparing her for this new chapter of her life. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for providing G with a safe and loving atmosphere all these years and wish you the very best of luck for the future.”

“A massive thank you for being such a wonderful part of “The C family’s” lives. You have cared, supported, hugged, played and cared for all 4 of our little girls. We always tell people how Fab you are and you should be very proud of the amazing team you have and valuable ethos. A final thank you everyone for playing such an important part in the “grounding” of our children.”

“Thank you to all of you who have looked after A & O over the past 8 years! They will both remember their time at Kingsmead with great fondness and very happy memories. Your hard work, kindness and commitment to the children have been very much appreciated.”

“A heartfelt thank you to all at Kingsmead Nursery. C has been very happy and blossomed in your care. I know C will miss all the staff very much, but at least she will have many fond memories of her four years at Kingsmead. Thank you for helping C grow and letting her spirit shine.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your staff at Kingsmead for the fantastic care and support that you have provided to my children. You have played an important part in both of their lives and my husband and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to send our children to such an outstanding nursery. You will be missed!”

“Thank you so much for looking after our “little girl” so wonderfully. She loves nursery and that is down to all the staff being so caring and wonderful.”

This is to say a big Thank You for the wonderful 3 years you’ve cared for my son. He joined you when he was 8 months old and now he is a happy and healthy boy. Your love and dedication undoubtedly formed a very positive part of his childhood and I hope he will keep some of the good memories. Special thanks to Dee. My son loves your food.”

“Thank you for giving both A and J a wonderful start. A loves talking to all the “animals” hidden in the garden and wanted to add a new member to the “family”.“Thank you so much. The girls have had such a happy time at Kingsmead. They have been looked after so well.”

“Can we take this opportunity to say a very big thank you for your kindness shown to us and our children. It has been wonderful to find such a small and caring nursery with such enthusiastic, kind and warm carers. We wish you continued success.” 

“A very big Thank you for all the hard work, care and support you have given over the past 4+ years. My daughter has gained so much from you all. Even though we are venturing to pastures new, I know you have played a major role in her development and will be greatly missed.”

Thank you so much for all your help with looking after my daughter over the past few years. I know she has looked forward to going to nursery each week and has made many friends and had lots of fun. Her time at the nursery has prepared her well for school and she is quite keen for the next stage in her life.”

“Thank you for making my son’s time at nursery really happy! You are all so friendly and welcoming, he will really miss you all.”

“Thank you so much for taking such good care of my children over the years. It has been wonderful to see how you treated each child as an individual, taught them skills and made them feel secure and confident. Nursery has been a very happy place for both of them and we appreciate everything that you have done.”