Liane James

Dear Liane,

I just wanted to write to you and all the staff at Ivytree to say thank you so much for all you have done for Jack and Eleanor over the last year. They have come such a long way since starting and I am absolutely delighted with how they have grown in confidence and ability. So much of this is due to the kindness, patience, wisdom and experience of the Ivytree team.

From the outset I have been so impressed with the care and individual attention you have given to them both. In particular for Eleanor, who was extremely shy at first and took a long time to find her feet. I always felt totally confident leaving them with you and I am so happy that they have made so many friends, among the children and also with the staff. While the sentiments in this letter are for the whole team, I would like to thank a few people in particular. First of all to Jenny, for always being so cheerful and welcoming at breakfast club and for making that ‘mummy leaving’ time that much easier especially in the early days. Also to Carol for her warmth and love and in particular the support she gave to Jack and Eleanor during their recent visit to Carlisle school.

Also to Jo, who was Eleanor and Jack’s keyperson. For her enthusiasm, wisdom and insight into their development. Also for the advice and support she gave to me in whether they should be placed in the same or different classes when moving to infant school. As well as for her diligence in compiling their lovely development files, which we shall treasure.

Lastly to you Liane; as I have said before, your dedication, commitment and professionalism is second to none. You have always gone out of your way to be helpful and supportive. Going above and beyond the call of duty in replying to emails at evenings and weekends! The advice you have given me in relation to potty training has been invaluable. Your flexibility in allowing me to drop Jack and Eleanor off ten minutes early for lunch club really helped them to settle better at their session.

It is this individual attention and truly child centered approach which make Ivytree a really special place. I feel sad that the children are leaving but am confident that Ivytree have prepared them well for the next stage.

We will always remember Ivytree with great fondness and feel very lucky that Jack and Eleanor were able to spend their pre-school year with you.

With very best wishes,


To all the lovely ladies at Ivytree

Thank you so much for making such a difference in these last few months! In these last few months! Sonny could not have been any happier, and we couldn’t have chosen a better Nursery.
We will miss you!!
Love from Sonny xxx

To all you wonderful ladies,

Thank you so much for looking after our two babies, Archie & Yvie so wonderfully for us! You have all been so warm, loving and taught them so much, more than we could ever have wished for. They have both been so happy and I have never worried about them being in your care.

I will miss you all so much and I’m very sad to leave you all and the lovely chats we have in the mornings. Thank you always.

Lots of love Annika, Wesley, Archie and Yvie xxxx

To all the Ivytree ladies,

Thank you so much for giving Senan so many lovely experiences over the last two years. He will miss you all! Looking forward to coming back with Gabriel in September!
Lots of love from Senan and all the family xxx

To all the wonderful staff at Ivytree,

We just wanted to thank you for caring and looking after our three children over the past seven years. This is an end of an era for us with Ivytree and we really will be so very sad to leave you all after so many wonderful years spent here. We really could not have wished for a better place for our children to have begun their foundation in education.

For us Ivytree has been a home from home a place where we know our children have been safe and loved and looked after and cared for more than we could ever have imagined.

They have had so much fun here and made so many lovely friends and we take away with us so many lovely memories.

We will miss you all very much but will drop in to say hello every now and then!

Lots of love to you all

Louise and Richard Chalmers x

To all the staff and teachers at Ivytree,

Thank you all so much for a wonderful first year at Ivytree. Jessica has loved every minute, especially the singing, ‘twirling’, and finding mini beasts!
She has made some lovely friends and is very happy.
You all do a wonderful job – thank you
Love Chris, Becky, William & Jessica xxxx
Ps – William also still loves coming in!

Hello there lovely ladies:

Liane, Mandy, Max, Barbara, Carol, Chrissie, Christina, Donna, Jenny, Jo, Julie and Julie,

I just wanted to say another thank you – a personal one – for taking such care of my Charlie. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to meet you all and we will miss you terribly.


Thank you for being so fabulous and for making my son so happy. Your unstinting love and hard work was so magical.

Charlie want to add “I’ll miss you when I’m at big school”.

Loads of love. Thank you again Abi xxxx

To all the teachers at Ivytree,

Thank you for all that you have done for Lucas. He has absolutely loved his time here and I know he will miss coming to Pre-school.
His speech and also his confidence has grown a lot since being at Ivytree and I always felt happy knowing that he was really well looked after.
Thank you love Rachel and Lucas x