Testimonials

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

“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.”

Yvonne

“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.”

Emma

“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!”

Matthew

“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!”

“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.”

Lynsey

“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!”

Chloe

“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.”

Steph

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

Natalie

“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!”

Anna

“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.”

Kayli

“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! :)”

“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.”

“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