Where children and their families experience a journey filled with love, devotion and inspiration
Dear Lesley and Sarah
‘It’s an end of an era, 6 years at Springwood Nursery! Many thanks for the amazing care the girls have received here. They have such lovely memories of the place and all the staff too!
…and it’s especially for you both!’
With gratitude and best wishes
Lynn, Chris, Ella and Evie
‘I think my Mary has been promising to bring cake from “Cake Friday” since she could talk… So here it is!
Thank you for being you… no card can express how grateful we are for the major part you have played in shaping our funny, headstrong, sweet little girl so far…
You have one more job, don’t let Harry grow up!!!’
Lots of love,
Sarah, Kenny, Mary and Harry
‘We cannot thank you enough for the love and care you have shown our children throughout their time with you.
You have supported both them and us and we are very grateful that we chose Springwood Nursery nearly four years ago.
We hope this gift helps you all enjoy your hard earned breaks!!’
Joanna and Jonathan
‘A Christmas message for Sarah, Lesley and all the team at Springwood …
Last night, I was writing Eva’s Christmas card to Amarjit and her colleagues in the baby room, and thought it only fair to write to you as well to thank you for all the hard work you do to create such a warm and friendly atmosphere at Springwood.
As a family, we were all quite anxious about me going back to work, but from our first visit, we were always very confident and comfortable with our choice of Springwood, which helped to allay a number of our concerns. Now that Eva has joined, seeing how happy she is and well cared for at nursery has made the transition so much more relaxed and less stressful for the whole family.
You all do a wonderful job and we hope you all have a fabulous and well-deserved break with friends and family.’
Anna, Simon and Eva
‘It’s been such a pleasure to send our little boy to Springwood Nursery. We have bonded so nicely as a family and are going to miss you all terribly. Prashad loves you all so much and will miss you all.
Our heartfelt thanks to you all. We will see you all in person to thank you for giving Prashad a wonderful time. I am lost for words to express how grateful we are to you all.’
Karuna and family
‘It’s a massive comfort to know Joe can spend an extra day where he feels happy and safe. Seeing how Joe has progressed, and how excited he is about going to nursery has really made us all very happy and grateful we found you.
It’s an absolute joy watching him ‘perform’ the dance moves and games he’s learnt whilst in your care when he’s at home. I can’t tell you how much it has softened the blow of me having to work full-time.’
‘I know that Katie has loved her time at Springwood and will be very sad to leave – but we hope that she will be equally happy in her new school!
On a personal note Gerry and I would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the way you have cared for Katie – she has thrived under your care and become a very happy and confident little girl – we cannot thank you enough for all you have done and we will be very sad to say goodbye … it has been great knowing you all and we can (and do!) highly recommend Springwood Nursery to everyone!’
Gerry and Helen
‘We just wanted to say how delighted we are with the fantastic staff in the baby room. Ella seems to have settled in incredibly well and is obviously very happy and well looked after.
All the staff are so welcoming to both Ella, Sam and I, at both pick-up-time and at drop-off, it’s so reassuring. They’re very positive and always offer Ella a huge, warm smile and lots of cuddles and kisses. I just know Ella gets excited as soon as she arrives at nursery … it is lovely to see.
It’s nice to know our little girl is in such capable hands.
Please pass on this message to your staff and offer our gratitude to them all.’
Rachel and Sam
‘We are really pleased with our decision to choose Springwood Nursery – both of our children are so happy there.
All of the staff are lovely, and we’re very pleased with how they’ve been cared for. Henry has just finished his time in the baby room, and Julie has been a wonderful key worker to him. Seeing his Learning Journey journal and the pictures of him playing was lovely.
Springwood has been great for Jessica, and it’s been great to see how she’s developed as she moved through the different rooms now she’s been attending for three years. It’s wonderful to see her sing the songs and act out the plays they’ve learnt at Springwood with Pyjama Drama, and to hear about what fun she’s been having with her friends. Oh, and the food is fab, far better than I could ever make myself!!!’
‘You guys have been really good to me every since I first brought Musa. I always recommend Springwood to all my friends, and even in the future, if I had another baby, I would definitely be using your nursery. Thank you so much for everything.’
Bushra x x
‘Definitely, and it goes without saying, that Amelie and Willow have really benefitted from being at Springwood. It’s been a wonderful nursery, and we really appreciate how wonderful you all are there.’
‘He is very happy at Springwood, and even tells us that he wants to go to nursery even after coming home at times. Much appreciated what you guys are doing in nursery, the care has been excellent.’
‘Thanks to you both and the team for everything. Whilst Malaki starts a new chapter for school, we know it’s down to you and the team providing his head start from nursery. We will keep in touch, expect the photos and the drop-ins from time to time.’
Jackie and Teddy
‘Springwood is such a lovely environment and the care both my boys have received during their time with you has been excellent. I would like to take this opportunity to say a great big thank you to all of you, for the time, effort, love and support, myself and my boys have received from you over the years.’
‘From my very first visit with my two week old child I knew that Springwood Nursery was the right place. I know that both of our children are cared for by people who love their job and the children they look after. The environment at Springwood encourages our children to be themselves, and everyone sees the value of providing fresh, healthy food and encouraging plenty of outdoor play. We have an excellent relationship with Sarah, Lesley and all the staff we interact with. We can see the financial and personal investment made by the management team and our children benefit directly from it. Springwood is a fantastic nursery.’
‘Springwood has been a home-from-home for my kids over the last four years. First my daughter and now my son have enjoyed the ‘happy haven’ that the loving staff provide. It is truly a special place and has become an extended family to us. My daughter, who is now in school, always shouts out to the cook when we pick up her younger brother for some ‘yummy food’. Both my kids not only love the staff, but they adore the food, their friends, the playground and the warm, cosy atmosphere.’
‘Well the proof of the pudding – when I picked Joseph up on Wednesday I could smell the sardines he had eaten for his tea – and thrilled when told not only had Joseph eaten and enjoyed them, they all did!! The menus are amazing!!
On a different note – Joseph I realise like many children is a little bit shy, though fine when he gets to know you. He always goes happily to Julie who greets him at the door – this week Rehana greeted him and he put his arms out to her too – so reassuring for a parent (and granny)!
You do a fantastic job, not only in the presentation of your nursery and the hard work that goes into every aspect – the staff you employ really are special people, they are always ‘the same’ pleasant and welcoming, and leave you feeling they actually care for the children.’
‘I just wanted to say that the teaching / idea around Peter and the Wolf has been brilliant. Felix has loved it and I’m so impressed that he’s remembered all the instruments and characters … Rehana and Karen have done a fantastic job!’
‘We’ve been meaning to email for a while just to say how happy we’ve been with the way Seals and Seahorses staff have looked after Solomon since he started at Springwood. As you’ll know, it took him quite a while to settle down; and the support you gave him and us, was and still is fantastic.
Amarjit, who was his key worker, took such good care of him, as did the other girls in the room, especially when he really struggled in the early days and he developed a really lovely bond with them. At pickups and drop offs, we always notice how well all the little ones are cared for and how responsive the staff are to their needs. There is never more than a minute or so before a baby is picked up / attended to, if they’re upset etc., and there always seems to be a lot of cuddles and fun.
Seahorses have also been great since he has transitioned; and we have been really impressed with his new key worker Emma, who has been really responsive to his needs and this shows in how quickly he seems to have bonded with her. She has also been fantastic supporting him being nappy free at nursery and was really accommodating when we mentioned we were wanting to try him nappy free at nursery as well as home.
We wanted to email you just to give this feedback, also to pass onto staff teams. It’s easy when things are going okay not to make contact and give positive feedback, but we wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the care Solomon is being given. This is all very similar to how we felt when Theodore was at Springwood; and we honestly don’t think there could be another nursery setting we would feel so happy with … so thanks to you all!’
Janette and Josh
‘Just wanted to say thanks for providing such a great setting that we’re both really happy with.’
‘Words to describe Springwood – friends – after today when Josie didn’t want to go home it would also be – second home!‘
‘Our comment – well, we’ve tried as much as we could to use few words, but anyway here you go. Springwood – very high standard, excellent, and a tidy surrounding, and most of all, our children have developed very well in every area possible.’
Geoff and Lafane
‘I wanted to write to express how incredible we think you and the team are. I was nervous about sending Mary to nursery, but I didn’t need to be, she has been so well looked after and has settled in wonderfully! When we drop her off, she’s excited and has clearly developed a bond with the team already, especially Julie.
Kenny and I have been made to feel welcome, at ease and able to ask questions at any time. This is not the experience of friends who are currently going through the same process at other nurseries. We are very grateful and really confident that Springwood is the best place for our daughter.’
Sarah, Kenny and Mary xxxxx
‘Thank you for taking the time to show us around your nursery last week.
We have been to look around several nurseries in both London and Leeds and your nursery was by far and away the best we have seen and is the only one we have both really liked and would both feel comfortable sending our daughter Emily to.
We were extremely impressed by Lesley, the staff and the facilities, but particularly Lesley’s personal touch and genuine affinity for children (which was not always the case at other nurseries we visited). We were also impressed by the proposed plans you have for redevelopment of the nursery and also the organic menu that has been introduced.
Everything Lesley said convinced us that Springwood is the nursery where we would want Emily to attend, therefore please would it be possible for us to complete an application form and pay a deposit – I think Lesley said the details are in the welcome pack. Please will you send us the welcome pack so we can secure a place for Emily as soon as possible.’
Michael and Fiona
‘We would sum Springwood up as follows – an elite professional welcoming environment.’
Jackie and family