Happy children mean happy parents. See what our parents have to say about us.

“Outstanding nursery. Couldn’t be happier or recommend enough. My son loves coming to nursery and looks forward to everything they have to offer him, he really loves all the staff.”


“The nursery was recommended by a friend over two years ago, we have not been disappointed yet. Fantastic facilities and if possible they just keep improving. My son really enjoys going, so much so he asks to go at the weekends!

I always recommend to friends and family.”

Rachael C

“I have used St Ives Nursery for both of my children, based on mine and my children’s experience I wouldn’t consider using any other nursery. They have grown/are growing into confident, happy, confident and extremely intelligent little people. I have recommended several people to you already and they are all too, really happy with their own experience.”


“My 3 year old has been here since he was 12 months old and he loves it! Of all the nurseries we looked at, this one felt the most homely and I felt the most comfortable about leaving my son here. It is a lovely old house so has different rooms for different ages whilst at the same time, it is open and transparent which I really like too. The girls are lovely, as are all the staff- the office staff are very professional and friendly and they are always very understanding. The cooks are too and always say hello, it’s like a little family really. If anything has ever been bothering me or my son the staff have always offered advice and reassurance to us which is really helpful. I would highly recommend St Ives Nursery and some of my friend’s children have also chosen this nursery and are very happy.”


“I have always found St Ives Nursery to be a friendly and delightful place for my children to attend. My son was there for 4 years and my daughter has been there a year so far. Everyone is helpful and my daughter loves attending. She is learning such a lot and has a great deal of fun.”

“Best Nursery ever!….The environment is lovely, the staff are fabulous and I feel really safe leaving my child in their care!…You can’t go wrong!..I love my son’s Nursery!”


“The atmosphere at St Ives Nursery is always friendly and warm. The staff team clearly have a huge passion to provide good quality childcare.”

“I have been extremely impressed with St Ives Nursery. After my maternity leave I had a period of uncertainty with my job, therefore I wasn’t fully able to commit to the days/times that my son needed to go. The management were understanding and supportive and were as flexible as they could be in helping me in my situation. My son can be quite shy and reserved with new people and situations but the nursery seems to bring him out of his shell and I have never felt uncomfortable leaving him. He really seems to enjoy nursery, all the staff seem extremely pleasant and my son seems to like them all! They really seem to know him as his reports are spot on, which although they should be, it must be difficult to remember each individual child and their separate abilities. I already have, and will continue, to recommend St Ives Nursery to everyone. In a small town, there is quite a lot of choice for daytime childcare but I wouldn’t think to look elsewhere. Thank you.”

“My son has been at St Ives Nursery since he was one year old. He is still there now and due to start school in September. St Ives Nursery and all the staff have been amazing consistently over the past 3 years. Friendly, trustworthy staff and overall a great place for my child to grow!”

Lauren Godfrey

“Our daughter is now 19 months and each week we enjoy hearing about all the exciting activities she has been doing and the yummy homemade food she enjoyed tucking into!”

“The nursery have been amazing! The staff are all wonderful and make sure your child/children are well cared for. As a mum of a special needs child, I cannot fault the nursery for giving my daughter the attention she needs. They go above and beyond to learn and understand her condition to be able to care for her.”

“St Ives nursery has such a lovely warm, kind atmosphere. My little boy loves coming to nursery each week and doesn’t like to leave at the end of the day. All of the staff are very supportive throughout each stage of development including the dreaded potty training! Definitely a 5* nursery all round! :)”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the care and attention Molly has received over the last two years, it is beyond words.

A little message to share with the staff at St. Ives Nursery:

Thank you for always smiling and cuddling her when Molly enters the room. You have made her feel so welcome, loved and most importantly safe. “Jane helped me Mummy.”

Thank you for saying the right things about her hair, new outfit or new shoes. Because you do this, she gets dressed in the morning with no fuss and allows me to style her hair rather than coming to nursery like she’s been pulled through a hedge backwards. “Emme like my hair?”

Thank you, for providing a safe place for her to paint, stick and glitter. Because you do this, I have had no excuse but to create an art cupboard in the kitchen. “Make me a car Mummy.” – Whilst carrying a cardboard box.

Thank you for teaching Molly the love of reading and songs. I feel as though I have developed my song bank – no more messages from me asking what on earth is this song Molly is trying to sing!

Thank you for being that voice of reason. Potty training, dummies, sleep patterns – all these small phases you’ve guided me through especially when I have tried to hold back the tears. Sarah, Kimberly and Emily you don’t realise how much you have helped me make those tricky Mummy decisions.

Most importantly thank you for just being YOU. YOU have played a special part in Molly’s little life and we will treasure the memories.

With lots of love,

The Brownes”

“St Ives nursery was the only nursery we viewed that felt truly personable and as if our child was not just a number. I can only say that it has absolutely lived up to that and I honestly feel like they try and help us as much as possible when things don’t go smoothly our end. The atmosphere is always ‘warm and fuzzy’ in whichever room my son has been in as he has grown up in the last year. The staff are supportive, encouraging and kind. I wouldn’t send my children anywhere else!”

“Our 14-month old son will shortly be leaving St Ives Nursery and we’re so sad about it. The nursery is well-equipped, warm and bustling. Everything runs smoothly; the ladies in the office are brilliant and they really care about security and keeping parents informed. The Nursery Nurses in Ducklings are all wonderfully caring and keep the babies entertained. Our son also very much appreciates the homemade food! Highly recommended.”


“The level of care from all the staff members is impeccable and they are all so friendly and kind to all children and parents. The staff are extremely efficient with all aspects of the nursery; including the children’s care and the communication with parents. I feel my son is in very safe hands here. His learning, especially his speech has improved incredibly since he first began at St Ives Nursery and I know he always enjoys his time there and looks forward to it each day. I would most definitely recommend this nursery to all parents in the area!”


“All the staff are amazing, always have a smile and always welcoming. My little girl has been there almost a year and she’s always happy to go. I wasn’t sure about putting my little one in the nursery at the age of two but she’s incredibly confident now in what she does. If it is naming colours or singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, I always get feedback on what she’s been up to, so I never miss a thing. She is also given a healthy snack so I know she has not gone hungry. I would definitely recommend this nursery to all those parents who want to be confident that their kids are in good hands thank you so much to everyone for their brilliant work.”

Sofia B

“All three of mine have gone or are going to this amazing nursery. They have each grown and learnt so much here could not recommend enough.”


“I am a mummy to two little girls aged 8 and 2 and a half. My oldest attended St Ives nursery until she was able to start school and absolutely loved her time there. My youngest loves her days at nursery and gets even more excited if she does extra hours/days. Staff all lovely, friendly and professional. Wouldn’t send my child anywhere else.”

“St Ives Nursery has been a lovely “home away from home” for my son. He started there when he was 11 months old and the girls working there have been so good and understanding. They know how to deal with any situation in a calm and caring way. Management has been very helpful and forth coming to me as a working parent; allowing extra sessions, helping me find evening baby sitters. Low staff turnover, so my son became familiar with all the girls working there.”

“Every member of staff that we have encountered during our time at this nursery, have been amazing. They are truly and actively interested in our son’s development and life. The standard of care our son has received is both impressive and consistent and something that brings us constant reassurance. He is always happy and excited to know that he is on his way to nursery and always wants to babble about what he has done that day and what he has eaten (amazing food planned daily). The atmosphere and environment at the nursery is always wonderful and energetic, with all staff members, whether looking after my child or not, asking after him by name.
I could not ask for a better place or better staff, to help us encourage and develop our son’s growth in these early years.”


“After being anxious about returning to work and leaving our little boy at Nursery, I was completely reassured when leaving every day that he was in the best care. St Ives Nursery is not only a wonderful environment (especially with the new decor and toys, etc.) but the best part and most important part is the people we leave our child with. They are all supportive, caring and make us feel like our son is a child and not a number.

For this reason, there’s nowhere else we will be sending our daughter!”

Hannah Cotton

“So satisfying to know that my child in is safe hands and see how excited he is going to the nursery every day.”

“A fantastic nursery that goes above and beyond to accommodate both the parent and child. I’m always sharing our story! Proud to send my daughter here.”


“Our three children are very happy at St Ives Nursery and really enjoy the time they spend there. The staff are all fantastic – they really care about the children and are so helpful and supportive. We couldn’t ask for more in a nursery!”


“I absolutely adore St Ives Nursery. The staff are amazing. The facilities are well laid out and looked after. The activities are fun and engaging. The menu is well rounded and healthy. I recommend this child care provider to everyone. They love my daughter and she loves them. It feels like I’m leaving her with family.”


“My daughter attended St Ives Nursery from the age of 9 months to school Age and my son from 12 months. The Nursery is fantastic, I couldn’t recommend it more highly. Both my children have special dietary needs and nothing has been too much trouble for the nursery staff when it comes to their needs, including my daughter when she had a long-term illness and needed medication daily. It was stressful for me when she was ill but they were so supportive to me as well, as a parent. Nursery staff have always given advice when requested and give fantastic feedback not only on the day’s achievements and fun but longer-term learning. Communication with the Nursery is brilliant. The staff always come back to me really quickly and are always willing to help whenever they can. It’s so hard to go back to work, leaving your baby in someone else’s care for the first time but soon the friendly faces at the nursery became familiar to us and I am so grateful for the support they’ve given.”

Nicole B

“The staff at the nursery are brilliant. My child loves the nursery and I feel completely at ease when I am at work knowing she is in good hands. Her learning and confidence have come on in leaps and bounds. Could not speak more highly of St Ives Nursery.”

“My son absolutely loves going to St Ives Nursery, it is such a beautiful setting for children. The work that the ladies do there is phenomenal and it really shows they all care so much about the children they are looking after. My son also has additional needs and I cannot praise them enough for the help and support they have given both myself and my son through the process of obtaining his diagnosis of autism. I am so happy I chose this nursery because no other could compare to what they offer in terms of kindness, care and support.

I will be very sad to see my son leave to start primary school but they are making the whole process of getting him ready for school an absolute breeze and I really cannot thank them enough for everything they have done and continue to do for him.

If you are trying to choose a nursery for your child I couldn’t recommend this nursery enough!!”

Claudia M

“We are very pleased we picked St Ives Nursery two years ago. Our son likes going to nursery every time. He is well looked after and cared for. Staff is very friendly, including lovely office ladies and the chef. Lovely home-like feel nursery and would recommend to anyone we know.”

Ginta S