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To Andrea and all the staff,
Thank you to everyone who helped me with Isaac – it was much ...

Dear Nic and staff,
My daughter Chloe has been with you now for over a year and I just wanted to say to I have seen her blossom into a lovely intelligent little girl. Her time with the staff at Setting Sail has been a great contribution and I feel reassured that when I leave Chloe with you she is happy, well care for and looked after – she has lot's of fun and is constantly learning and thriving from it. I have found the staff to always be bubbly and friendly whilst remaining professional and they have been very supportive to me as a single Mum. Thanks for everything, Sonia.

Dear Nic
We have always felt completely reassured when Ollie is at nursery that he is receiving the highest standards of care, love and attention that as parents you wish your child to have. Ollie talks a lot about nursery and the staff members in his room and always with a smile on his face – it speaks volumes to us as parents that even when he's not there he is still so positive about members of the staff. We feel we can approach any member of staff about anything at all which is so reassuring and comforting. One of your most reassuring attributes is the positive feedback we hear within the local community from other parents whose children have attended Setting Sail over the years – so well done! Catherine.

To the pre-school staff at Setting Sail,
Thank you for you working with us as parents to provide the best possible care for our son. You appreciate all the children in your care and respect their parents wishes at all times and nothing is ever too much with regards to the care of a child. There is a real positive feel from the moment you walk in and all the children and staff are happy. My son's 'best bits' are when he goes on 'Forest School', aka 'cow poo woods' and you have great outdoor opportunities and facilities which other settlings are lacking. These experiences have no doubt nourished his development with you – thank you so much. Kelly.

Dear Nic,
I would like to thank you all at Setting Sail for your hard work and kindness. My son absolutely loves coming to nursery and has developed immensely during his time with you. The staff are caring, kind and help the children develop tremendously. Each morning I am met by a friendly face and staff always make time for a catch up or a chat with me. This a simply a fantastic nursery! Thank you for your hard work, Angela and Paul.

Dear Nic,
A quick note to say thank you to all the staff at Setting Sail who are welcoming, helpful and most importantly, great with the children. Erin has been with you for 3 years now and I know she will be sad to leave and go to 'big school'. Your staff get to know the children so well and help them progress as individuals as well as understanding how to support them in all areas of learning. Thank You, Michelle.

To all the staff at Setting Sail,
Just to say a big thank you for all your love, care and amazing patience and creativity whilst caring for Victoria over the last 3 years. Although excited about the next step to school, we will all miss you and your influence over Victoria's care on a daily basis. Victoria is the happy, content and funny girl she is due to your participation in the past 3 years of her life. We truly appreciate what you have done and we will miss you all a lot. We promise to keep in touch with updates. All our love, Jacqueline & Ian.

Dear Louise,
As you are probably aware, Connor will be leaving you for big school and his last day will be 4th September. I'm sure there will be quire a few tears, myself included, on that day. I can't say how much we have appreciated the care and commitment you have all shown to Connor from his very first day back in 2005 when he was your first full time baby right through to the present day. Happy Jays has helped make him into the happy, confident and occasionally bossy(!!) little boy that he now is – thank you ever so much. Regards,
Karen, Jeremy & Connor.

Dear Louise,
Please note that Bobby will be leaving in August before he starts at school. Can I take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff for all that you have done over the past 3 years. Bobby has really enjoyed his time at Happy Jays and has made some great friends. All the staff at every stage have been very helpful and supportive and have made me and my family feel at ease whenever we have come to collect him. It is a great nursery and I will continue to recommend it to anyone who asks. I think that you all do a great job and I hope that you continue to keep up the reputation that you have achieved since opening. Many thanks for everything,
Kelly.

Dear Louise,
Sophie will no longer require her place at nursery as I won't be returning to work after maternity leave. We have been really happy with the level of care Sophie has received and she does seem to enjoy it when she is there – the range of activities and variety of play certainly keep her entertained. I'd like to particularly thank Abi who has been Sophie's key worker since she joined Tweenies. Abi has been really supportive and I am grateful to her for this. Please pass on my thanks to all Happy Jays staff for looking after Sophie so well over the last 2 years and I will not hesitate to recommend Happy Jays to other parents. Kind regards,
Lucy.

Dear Louise,
We can't believe it's time for Max to start school and leave Happy Jays. We would both like to thank you for doing a fantastic job of caring for Max over the last 3 years or so. We really couldn't have asked for more. It’s a nerve – wracking experience putting your child in someone else's care but we can honestly say that everyone who has been involved in Max's time at nursery has been exceptional and we have highly recommended Happy Jays to our friends. Max has always thoroughly enjoyed his time with you and has come on so well. I'm sure every parent thinks their child is a future genius but you have done such a good job in preparing him for the 'outside world' that I am sure a lot of the confidence he has in his own abilities must be down to you. We are eternally grateful for the way you have cared for Max and are very sad to be saying goodbye. We willcontinue to recommend Happy Jays whenever the opportunity arises and we wish you all the best for the future. Many thanks,
Rachel & Andy.

Dear Louise & Staff
Maddison will be starting school on 8th September and will finish nursery on the Friday beforehand. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff that have looked after her while she has been at Happy Jays. She has had such a wonderful time and we could not have wished for a better start for her – she will certainly miss all of the staff and her little friends. Sincerely, Tracey and Steve. To everyone who has looked after Liam for the past three and a half years, Thank you so much for all you have done and for all the cuddles and kindness you have given to Liam. A special thanks to Louise and Catherine – we don’t know what we would have done without you! Thanks for everything, we will all miss you. Love,
Claire, Craig & Liam.

Dear Louise,
Amelia has been extremely happy since she started in Baby 1 at the age of 6 months old. We are very proud of her as she is a confident, happy, and caring child who displays a real interest in stories and singing songs and nursery rhymes. Undoubtedly, she has developed into a lovely little girl due to the care, support and stimulus she has received at Happy Jays. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at Happy Jays who contribute towards creating a lovely nursery where children are cared for in a sincere and genuine way. Yours sincerely,
Helen & Marcus.

Dear Louise & all staff at Happy Jays,
In January 2007 we made the decision that it was time for James to start at nursery. The decision was much easier after looking round Happy Jays and hearing excellent feedback from close friends. Since then we have all had a fantastic relationship with nursery and your advice and opinions have been invaluable at times and really have made a difference. We cannot put into words the praise and thanks we have for the love and care that James has received over the past two and a half years. It is so good to know that Max is also receiving the same excellent love and care and the peace of mind is invaluable. So thank you to everyone who has cared for James, we cannot single out any one person as you've all been excellent including those that take the time every day to cook the brilliant food he has eaten. Thank you all so very much,
Lisa & Jim.

Dear Andrea, Faye & all the staff at Happy Jays,
Words cannot thank you enough for all the care you have given to Olivia over the past few years. She loved 'Happy Jays' and she's grown so much in confidence. She is polite and she's a very happy girl. Her speech has come on in leaps and bounds for which we thank you. I feel really sad that she's leaving and going to school. Wishing you all the best for future,
Jane & Mark.

Dear Andrea,
We would like to thank you and all the staff at Happy Jays for the care, kindness and nurturing you have provided for Alexander. He has thrived so much during his time with you and loves his days at nursery. We know he will enjoy school because you have given him such strong foundations in his development – he is a confident and outgoing little boy with a busy, inquiring mind and you have played an important part in bring out his unique personality. Thank you so much,
Keith & Gillian.

Andrea & Staff,
Thank you to everyone at Happy Jays for the wonderful care and many happy times that you have given India over the past 4 years. I know that she has had a wonderful start to life being in your company. No matter how much she looks forward to 'big school' I know she will miss you all enormously. Best Wishes,
Bruce.

To everyone at Happy Jays,
We just wanted to say a big thank you for all the hard work you have done over the last 5 years with our two boys. I know that they have been very happy because it has never been difficult to leave them with you! I think being at nursery has been good for them in different ways and they have both definitely learned a lot. It will be strange not coming to Boroughbridge to drop them off. With many thanks and best wishes,
Fiona and Jonathan.

Dear Andrea,
I cannot believe where the time has gone but Harvey will be leaving at the end of July before he starts school. Harvey has loved his time at Happy Jays as much as Beth and Ailsa did. The time that each of you have given to our three children has been invaluable and I know has stood them in good stead when starting school.
With best wishes,
Ann & John.

To Andrea and all the staff,
Thank you to everyone who helped me with Isaac – it was much appreciated – and thanks also for the fabulous care you give him. He loves coming to Happy Jays and it's much easier to leave him somewhere he is so clearly very happy. Thanks,
Caroline & Chris.

Andrea,
A massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts to you and all the team. Back in November 2005 when Ruby first arrived I had no idea what it would be like being a working Mum. I've seen Ruby bloom and blossom in your care from babyroom right through to pre-school. She adores you all because you show the children fun and love! From dancing to Lazy Town, to introducing her to growing flowers and veg, Ruby has so many happy memories to take away. I'll take away my own memories too, although those from Parents Evenings are slightly blurred, ahem! Thanks to all of you for being such an important part of our lives. We think you are all awesome and love you bits. A special thank you to Faye, Sonia, Emma & Becky for those last few months in preschool – you're faberooni! Thanks for everything, loads of love from
Jen, Dave & Ruby. PS See you next year with our new baby.

To all the nursery staff,
It seems no time since Toby was a little person in Baby 1…and now he’s ready to go to school! Thank you all so much for the excellent start you’ve given him and the peace of mind you've given us knowing he was in such safe, caring hands. We will miss you all! Thanks for being the best nursery around!
Wendy & Martin.

Dear Margaret,
Due to change in my working hours I will no longer need breakfast club for Leo and James. May I take this opportunity to say how brilliant Emma has been with the children. She has shown great patience and has a very gentle and nurturing manner that Leo and James found great comfort with. She is very dependable and trustworthy and is a brilliant asset to Happy Jays. Could you please pass on my comments to whoever pays her wages because she deserves a very big pay rise! Many thanks for all your help,
Amanda.

Dear Margaret,
We would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all the staff at Happy Jays who do a lovely job for us caring for Sam & Kate and always have. It is very reassuring to know they are so well cared for with you and the connection that all the staff make with the children is heart-warming to see. We very much appreciate the efforts of all of the staff on behalf of Sam & Kate and please pass on our thanks to everyone. Kind regards,
Claire.

To all at Happy Jays,
We would like to thank you all so much for looking after Ruby. She has grown in so many ways with all the support you have given her. We felt totally secure that Ruby was well cared for when she was with you and you made the whole nursery experience so very easy and stress free. We will miss her attending your wonderful nursery. Thanks again,
Sammie, Chris & Ruby.

To Happy Jays Girls,
A big thank you at everyone who made Thomas's time at Happy Jays so enjoyable. We’ve always felf very happy leaving him in your care. A special thank you to Jackie for putting up with my tears when he first started with you and a special thank you to Caroline for always having so much time for Thomas and to discuss his day in detail with me. I would not hesitate to recommend Happy Jays to anyone looking for childcare. Thank you once again,
Claire.

To the HJ staff,
Thank you all so much for everything you have done for Matthew since he started with you in September 2008. I can’t believe how much he has changed and developed since those early days! Looking back, I wished I had brought him to Happy Jays earlier – he is so excited about starting school but I am still a bit gutted that he won’t be coming to Happy Jays anymore! Thanks for everything, you have all been fantastic. Love,
Beverley & Tony.

Dear Margaret,
It is hard to put into words our thanks to you and your wonderful staff at Happy Jays. You know only too well from looking after Sophie for us from 4 months old how much trust we as parents place in you to care for our little ones. But from day one I need not have worried – the caring nature of the staff really shines through and I know that Toby is truly happy and content when I leave him with you each morning. Thanks to all the girls for everything they have done. Thanks also to Tony & Jacqui who have made such a wonderful impact since they took over; their investment in the facilities and staff makes Happy Jays a nursery I will recommend highly to others. Our very best to you all and another BIG THANK YOU.
Fiona and Peter.

To everyone at Happy Jays,
We would like to thank everyone who has looked after Jenna. She has had a lovely time and has been cared for to a very high standard. We have been extremely happy with our experience of the nursery and would recommend it to our friends without hesitation. Please look after yourselves and hopefully our girls may see you in the holiday club. Lots of love,
Jonathan and Shabeena.

To all the staff at Happy Jays,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for taking such good care of Connor over the last 2 years. Its nice to know that I've always left him in such good hands and he’s learnt so much in the time he's been with you. You've always reassured me and made me feel safe in leaving him with you. I'd also like to thank you for the parenting advice and help over the past few months – I’d have been lost without it. Thank you once again, take care,
Hayley.

Gemma, Debbie, Aimee, Tracy & Becky,
Thanks to all of you for looking after Charlie for the past 4 years. It certainly makes it easier to leave him with people who care about giving him the best start possible. For that, we will always be grateful. Love,
Vicky & Paul.

To everyone at Happy Jays,
There is no way we can thank you all enough – both Abigail and Isobel will have the most wonderful memories of their time at Happy Jays. School has come so very fast – where did all the time go? Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Ian & Sue.

Gemma,
A big thank you to all the staff at Happy Jays for looking after our two boys for the past few years. We have always been confident that they have been well-cared for have been given a great start to help make the transition to school so much easier. The staff are always happy and enthusiastic which is a credit to them. I hope the success of Happy Jays continues. We will always be happy to recommend Happy Jays due to the quality of care our children have received from you. Thank again,
Jo & Pete.

Dear Happy Jays,
Our last day after 7 and a half years! Thank you for all that you have done for Cara, Miles and Libby. It has all been brilliant – the management, the teaching and learning, the welcomes, the food, the play and the love and attention given to the children – thank you, all of you.
Adrienne & Martin.

Dear Happy Jays,
Bridget and I would like to thank you all for the love, care and attention you have given to Joseph, Sophie and Lucy over the past 6 years. We are so pleased we chose Happy Jays as all our children have been happy, secure and very well cared for.
They have also progressed really well and been well prepared for school. It will feel really strange for me not to be dropping off and picking up at HJ’s after six years but we are definitely stopping at 3 children – much to Bridget’s disappointment!
Thanks again for everything, love
Bridget, Tim, Joseph, Sophie & Lucy.

Dear Gemma, Debbie & staff,
Thank you so much for all the care you have given both my children over the last 6 years. It still feels like yesterday when I was a new Mum wondering whether leaving them at nursery was the right thing to do. However, I’d looked at other nurseries and this one felt right – the children were happy, the nursery was spacious and the staff were caring and friendly. So a big thank you from all of us, it will seem very strange not to be here as you have been such a big part of our lives. With love & best wishes,
Sue, Paul, Eve & Ester.

Dear Gemma and everyone who has looked after Daniel!
We just wanted to write to say a massive thank you for providing us with the best possible childcare for Daniel. He has always been really happy at 'Happy Jays' and we have always been able to go to work without any concern what so ever about Daniel's welfare whilst he was in your care, despite his asthma and his allergies! You all do a wonderful job to create such a lovely environment for the children at the nursery and we are truly grateful. We'll miss you all at Happy Jays - you've been a big part of Daniel's life for the past 4 1/2 years, and we wish all of you the very best for the future. Keep up the good work.
Love from Helen and Peter Hope

To Gemma
Thank you for all your hard work making Happy Jays a perfect place for us to send Emelia and Josiah. We wish you a very happy Christmas.
Love Rob, Rebecca, Emelia and Josiah.

To Gemma,
Thanks so much for everything, you've all looked after Alfie so well and he'll miss you all lots especially Aimee and you!
Thanks again lots of love Laura.