What Parents Say About Us.

Over the 30 years that we have been established we have endeavoured to provide the kind of pre-school nursery that you as parents want for your child.


Our aim is for the nursery to be a warm and welcoming place, not just for the children but for the parents and families too, a place where you can trust we will care for your child and provide the right environment for them to grow and learn and to become confident young people ready to face their next stages in life.


Here are just a few of the many kind comments in letters and cards that we have received:


July 2020:


I just wanted to say 'Thank You So Much' for all your hard work at nursery and for making it work so well for the last few difficult weeks. N has been so happy at Nivan. She stood up at dinner time the other day and shouted at the top of her voice 'I LOVE NURSERY'. Thank you for making it such a lovely place to be. L


I just wanted to write and thank you again so much for all the 'Zoom' sessions during this strange time in 2020. I honestly didn't realise how much they were keeping us all focussed and happy, until we sang our last 'Goodbye' song. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in organising those Nivan 'Zooms'. M even said last week... "Time for my nursery" at 11 o'clock. It meant so much to all of us and we will always be so very grateful. - C

PS F sends hug to you too !


Thank you for looking after our daughter for the last 2 years. I didn't realise how wonderful and nurturing a nursery could be until we came to Nivan. It is raved about by the Mums at the school gate and we can see why !  You have developed I into a really happy and confident child. JS  


We just wanted you to know how much we have appreciated everything you have done for P during her time at Nivan Lodge, which she has loved and will miss dreadfully. We will also be forever thankful to you and your team for all the extra work and time you have spent engaging with the litttle ones during lockdown, a challenging time for everyone. It is a period of our lives that none of us will forever forget, and I know that you helped create some very special memories for P and her sisters to enable them to remember the positives from this difficult situation. Thank you so much. JH


Thank you so much for everything that you have done for I over the past 2 years. She has enjoyed her time and has really grown, especially over the past few weeks. We will miss you next year but look forward to sending K to Nivan in a years' time. MR


Thank you very much for the wonderful learning environment that you and your lovely team have provided for M. I have really seen her blossom in her time with you. I am sad that she is leaving you!



July 2019:


"Thank you for the care and love you have shown our children. Your nursery has given them an amazing start to their lives and we have really appreciated the help and support you have offered us over the years. E" 


Thank you for all the fun, learning and laughter you provide for my children, you are an awesome bunch! A


Thank you so much for the lovely months 'I' had at Nivan Lodge, you helped shape him into this funny, beautiful and clever boy. He takes with him many wonderful memories as did his sister. She still talks about her time at nursery. Thank you for looking after my two babies. D


And Some From Previous Years:


"Thank you so very much for giving E such a wonderful start to school life. She has so enjoyed her first year at Nivan Lodge and we will be very sad to say goodbye on Friday. I am looking forward to her little brother having such a positive experience as his sister when he starts next year. - S."


"Thank you all so much for a wonderful year...S is so happy and confident at nursery and each of you has helped make that happen! As we are on child 3, you get to realise through good and bad experiences when you chance upon something special - Nivan is exactly that...she loves you all very much! - D."


"It's so hard to believe that the end of term is upon us, and so is our time at Nivan Lodge. It's difficult to express just how grateful we are to you and all your amazing team for all that you have done....over the last four years creating such a warm and friendly environment has felt like the cornerstone to the nursery. It's the welcoming, smiling faces; the brilliant and inspiring play zones; the caring ambiance; the simple structure; the focus on independence; I could go on - that creates the magic of Nivan Lodge......... - J."


"This is to say a huge thank you for looking after my two girls and giving them a fantastic start. Both L and E thouroughly enjoyed their time at Nivan Lodge and I will miss my mornings coming in and seeing all the brilliant play areas but hopefully time can be found for a visit. Thank you. - L."


Thank you for another wonderful year in the Nivan family. A and E have loved their time at Nivan Lodge and Little Nivan. 


"Thank you so much for everything you have done for W and S during their year at pre-school. They both clearly felt welcome and loved right from day one (neither batted an eyelid when we left on their first day)! They are already talking about how much they will miss their teachers when they go to big school. You are a wonderful team who are obviously passionate about what you do. They love each and every one of you...........Keep doing what you are doing. - S. P."


"Thank you so much for another lovely year at pre-school. J has walked to Nivan with a big smile on his face most days, which sums it up really! the care and kindness that is shown to the children is exceptional-we will miss you. - J."


"Thank you to you all for all you have done for M during his time with you at Nivan Lodge. It has been a joy watching his confidence grow and whilst he is sometimes shy, he talks about all the things he has done with such enthusiasm and I know he has had a great time. - M. and F."


"Thank you all so much for the MOST wonderful couple of years at Nivan Lodge. S has blossomed under your care and guidance.............. We especially like how you get to know the individual and take the time to talk with them about their passions and new discoveries- something that has given S the confidence to have a go at anything. On a personal level I will miss all your lovely sage advice and smiling faces!- S."


It has been a wonderful experience for the boys and I will find it hard to go, you have been so wonderful with each child over the years and have given me so much support and kindness all the time especially when times were tough. Nivan Lodge is a period in our lives that will always be so very special.

The boys flourished at Nivan Lodge and you equipped them with fantastic skills so they are thriving in primary school. it's been more than I could have hoped for and so it's with a heavy heart that we have to leave...... Thank you. R


We are so very, very, very grateful to you all for looking after and teaching and loving both our children for several years now. Nivan Lodge, is, without a doubt the best nursery in the UK and we have been so blessed to have found it. We will miss you all enormously. You have done an absolutely smashing job! (you've always been so serene) G