Parent Testimonials

Just a few of the lovely messages we have received:


A big thank you to each and every one at Sandcastles for all you have done for Hugo during these very important first few years.  You have given him confidence, courage, knowledge, strength, kindness and love.  We cannot thank you enough.  Sandcastles is a very unique place with very special people in it.


Just wanted to say thanks for all the cuddles and learning you have given Bea over the last few years.  Bea has grown so much over her time with you.  She is confident, fun and loves learning which is due in no small part to you guys.  Thanks for the cold compresses, the trips to the park and for always re-doing her hair after I drop her off!

Bea, like us, will really miss you all but our lives have been made so much richer for you being part of it.


To all the incredible staff at Sandcastles who have seen Mickey through Seahorses and Dolphins.

Thank you for all your hard work and support, for always being a smiling face at the door and for all the little personal touches that you have added to this experience. ( I’ll never forget the flowers when James was born and I still have the bucket!). 


To the amazing Sandcastles staff.

Thank you so much for all you have done for Joseph over the past 2 years.  He has always been so happy at nursery, and it is clear to see why.  You have so much love and energy for the children.  I cannot thank you enough for making his experience so enjoyable.


We can’t thank you enough for the way you have looked after Eliza for the last 18 months. The love and care you’ve all shown her and the attention, despite having so many to look after.  She’s had so much fun and been so happy in Dolphins


I just wanted to send you a note to say a huge great big thank you for giving our Harrison and Chester the best possible start in life.  They began their journey with you both being 8 months old.  I will never forget the first day, leaving them, like any parent you are full of mixed emotions.  Thanks to your wonderful team, I knew the boys were in a safe and fun environment.

Throughout their 5 years every member of Sandcastles has provided the boys with so much love and fun and developed their learning ability.  As working parents, we cannot thank you enough for supporting us.  Swimming, Spanish, day’s out, cooking, painting, sticking, soft play and everything else I have missed.  Our Sandcastles family will be incredibly missed and we will always cherish the wonderful memories you have given Harrison and Chester.


Thank you so much for everything that you have done for Lennon over the past two years.  You have provided the perfect setting and with perfect teachers, we could not have asked for more and wish Lennon could stay here for ever!

Lennon will miss you all so much and we, as a family, are very sad for Lennon’s Sandcastles journey to be over.


It’s Noah’s last day and we just want to say thank you. You are such an amazing team and we really made the best decision ever to send him here.  He really has enjoyed every minute.

Sandcastles is so special, and it is down to all of your love, care and hard work that makes it such a lovely happy place to be.  I know lots of you have spent time with Noah during his time here and we will never forget the care you have shown him.  So, thank you for every cuddle, every giggle, every song, story, game, meal, bottle, nap time and wiped bottom.  It has meant everything to us to send our little boy to somewhere where he has felt so happy.  School is Noah’s next adventure, but Sandcastles has given him the best start we could every have hoped for.

Thank you – you are all amazing and we are so grateful.


A huge thank you for all the love, care and affection you have shown to Charlie during his time with you… You have helped him develop into a very happy and confident boy who is so excited to start school. Your hard work, patience, quality of care you provide each and every day, never goes unnoticed.

Thank you for helping Reggie grow.  I am so grateful for the knowledge and guidance that you have passed onto him.  You have created such a warm and loving environment and made learning so much fun.  I love how Regie feels so comfortable at nursery (compared to when he first started). Thank you for everything!   


Thank you so much for all you do.  You’re the best.  We really appreciate you and Maeve is very happy here.


Thank you so much for looking after Zachary so well.  He really loves coming into Sandcastles and will miss you all so much.  He has really flourished since being there and we are really grateful for all the kindness you have shown him during so much change.


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making George’s time at Sandcastles such a wonderful fun filled one.  I know how much he’s loved being at your nursery and the joy it has brought to him these past 21/2 years.  As the card says, thank you for helping him grow.


I can’t believe it is Elsie’s last day.  It only seems like yesterday she started as a tiny one in Starfish.  She has been so lucky to have been so cared for by you.  Thank you all for the time and love you have shown her.  It means so much to us.  She has had the best possible start at Sandcastles, and we are so grateful.  It is a very special place.  We are so sad she is leaving, and she is gong to miss you all very much but she is so ready for school and that is down to all of your hard work to help her grow.  She has loved every minute.  Thank you for your dedication, hard work.  You are a fantastic team. 


We cannot believe that Charlie has finished his time at Sandcastles.  It certainly has been an emotional roller coaster for us all, but the care, support, and time you have devoted to helping Charlie has been so truly appreciated.  We are all very aware of the struggles he has had, but its because of you all that he’s where he is today and that on more and more occasions he has come in happy and smiley – a relief to us all.  We will remember you all and talk about Charlie’s fond memories of his time with you.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


We would like to say a big thank you to all of the staff who have supported Isabel at the ‘school holiday club’ over the last 7 years.

Isabel has thrived under your care and supervision and has enormously enjoyed all of the many outings and activities that you have arranged to keep the children occupied, entertained and contented during the holidays.  From days out, cinema trips, picnics, visits to local parks and all the other wonderful things.  The use of the garden and having regular use of fun outside activities has also been a key favourite of Isabel’s during her time with you.  We could see that a lot of time and effort has been put into making Sandcastles a wonderful place for children to flourish. 

Isabel has fantastic memories of her time with you and as a parent, we have been impressed and reassured.  Your booking arrangements have been really easy to organise and ad hoc changes have always been handled with ease.  It has been lovely too to always see smiley staff and happy children at drop off and pick up times.

We will miss coming immensely



We can’t find the words to thank you enough for starting both our children on their learning journey.  We have watched them both blossom in front of our eyes under Sandcastles’ fabulous tutelage.  You are the kindest, most patient people in the world and I am so grateful to you for all your hard work.

As parents, we give them wings, as teachers you show them how to fly.


Thank you for looking after Lucas and making it fun and relaxed for him.  We have felt confident to leave him with you and the team which as made going to work easier.  Thank you for all your help and support.


Thank you so much for your hard work and support to help little Max grow into the incredible little boy with his big voice he is today.

….we found it incredibly hard to share the care of our little one at such a small age, but you have cared for and loved him more than we could have imagined and we are truly grateful.  Max will (as will we) miss you all.  Keep doing what you are doing.  You are awesome.


We would like to say a massive thank you to you all for helping Layla grow into a very confident and bright young lady compared to when she first started and was quiet and very attached to mummy!  Thank you all for bringing the best out in her.


I was dreading having to return to work and put Alfie in a nursery where I thought he would get swallowed up with 30 other children, but wow, how wrong was I!  You really have nurtured him, helped him grow and helped him build his confidence.

He talks about his teachers more than he does his friends, which tells me a lot.  I am so thankful that he was able to be part of your nursery and that he had so many people looking out for him.

Alfie will really miss everyone here.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you have done.


We want to say a huge thank you for all the love and care you have shown Poppy over the last 2 years.  You have all helped her to grow into such a happy and confident little girl and I am so pleased that she had such an amazing group of people to help her along the way.  Poppy has grown so fond of all of you and loves to tell us about all of her teachers.  I am still regularly made to be Holly or Poppy and pretend to do reflection time at home!

I honestly can’t put into words how much it means to see my little girl happy and cared for when I can’t be there. 

So, thank you for the cuddles, the nose wipes, endlessly playing mums and dads, listening to Spice Girls, talking about kittens and for letting her snip up paper everyday!


Thanks again for being such a fabulous nursery with amazing, caring, fun staff.  You are all brilliant and have made Georgia’s time here a very happy one


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so fabulous and so accommodating of all our childcare needs.  You are faultless.  You make my life so much less stressful and for that I am eternally grateful.

Thank you for being the kindest, funniest, loveliest teachers ever and for making my time at Sandcastles so special.  Thank you for being patent with my tears and shyness.  My mummy and I will miss you loads and will never forget you.


We wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Sandcastles for making Scarlett’s time here such a happy and fun time.  Scarlett has got so many lovely memories and has made some fab friends.  She has learned so many life skills from all the teachers which will stand her in good stead for starting school and for that we are very grateful. 

The main reason that Scarlett has enjoyed Sandcastles so much over the last 3 years is because you all care so much and you put a lot of thought into how you look after and teach the children.  We could not have asked for more. 


Thank you so much for looking after Leo.  You have all done an amazing job in making his time here so enjoyable, we’re really glad and happy we chose Sandcastles!  He went from being upset at every drop off to now barely saying goodbye to us!  He gets so excited on his way in and doesn’t stop chatting after, filling us in on his day.

Also, his speech and learning has come on leaps and bounds which you have all played a part in.

A massive thank you again, you’re a brilliant team.