We are always delighted when parents tell us how much they love Hamble Village Playschool and these kind words mean so much to everyone involved. Here are just a few of the things that have been written to us in Leaver’s Cards, Christmas Cards or through supporting the Playschool with the Haven Fun & Fitness Pre-School Sports Equipment Promotions.


The final term is always a bitter sweet time for the staff at the Playschool. Whilst we’re delighted to be sending happy, independent little people off to the next adventure in life, we are always so sad to see them go! Here are some comments from past Leaver’s Cards (we have respectfully removed the children’s names from the quotes below):

In 2018

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful care and time you have given our daughter over the past 15 months. She has loved playschool and developing friendships with the other boys and girls. We will all miss you and look forward to seeing you out and about in the village.
  • Thank you so much for making our daughter’s time at Playschool so much fun.
  • Thank you for giving our daughter such a happy and secure start at playschool – she always wants to come and see you, even at the weekend!
  • Thank you for all your hard work and support and for looking after our daughter so well in her first year at playschool – after a shaky start she loves it now and will miss you.
  • Thank you so much for looking after our son over the past two years and all your help and efforts with him! He was so desperate to come as a toddler and the time as flown by – he has loved every minute and made so much progress. A special thanks goes to Debbie for watching over him as his key person.
  • Recipe for a Preschool Worker Four big bags of kindness Three heaped spoons of happiness A pinch of merriment A dash of strictness (not too much) A hefty dollop of playfulness Two generous handfuls of useless facts A powerful voice, slightly worn A plentiful supply of jokes (preferably awful) Two hundred incredibly long sighs Three spoonfuls of disbelieving stares A bag of kind words for when things look hopeless Three packs of tissues for sadness and sniffles Five thousand colourful pens to lose around playschool
  • Thank you so much for looking after our baby girl so well. She has loved every minute of being at playschool.
  • Thank you for everything you have done. She has made friends and her confidence has grown so much since being at HVP. You have all had a massive impact on her and she will miss you greatly.
  • Thank you for taking care of me You helped me learn And watched me play You made playschool fun every day I will really miss playschool and you I really hope you miss me too.
  • Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you have done for our two children. Both of them loved pre-school, which reflects on the amazing staff that work there.
  • To Julie and all of the wonderful team at Hamble Playschool. Thank you so much for all of your support over the last 2 years. You have enabled our son to grow so much and have in so many ways contributed to helping him become the happy, sociable and clever little boy he is! What a wonderful introduction to the world of school you have given him.
  • Thank you so much for helping our little people grow, for being so caring, patient and making learning so much fun!
  • Thank you to each and everyone of you for all your amazing hard work. You will be very missed, I’m sure.
  • Thank you for all the love and support.

In 2017

  • A very big thank you to you all for the fun, happy times and TLC you have given [our son] over the past year. It really has been a perfect start to his school days – long may it continue!
  • Both my husband and I are indebted to you for having looked after and cared both of our children, during what we consider to as being one of their most formative years. Our sincerest thanks to you all for your patience and kindness, which has helped us in the development of a son of whom we are very proud.
  • I wanted to write and say a huge thanks to you for everything that the Playschool has done for [my daughter] over the last couple of years. I have seen her grow in both size and confidence. She has loved every minute of it, and has made some great friends. I just hope that you have enjoyed having her there as much as she enjoyed being there! Please can you pass on special thanks to Debbie as her key worker? I really feel she has thrived at the school and is ready for Primary School.
  • Thank you for making my time at Playschool so enjoyable.
  • Thank you for all your hard work over the last two years and for making [our daughter’s] time with you special.
  • I can’t believe that my last baby is leaving Playschool! Thank you to everyone for all the care and fun times they have had – all three have been to nursery, but got so excited when we said it was a Playschool day! [Our eldest son] still has lovely memories of Playschool and I think we will be hearing [our daughter’s] in years to come. She will really miss her Thursday mornings with you and I will miss you all too! Lots and lots of luck and love for the Playschool in the future.
  • Thank you for the past two years of fun and learning. I will miss you all.
  • I think having [our son] leaving here is the hardest thing – I know he will never have it so good, so thank you.
  • Thank you for all your hard work, planning and artistic skills with [our daughter] this year!
  • We appreciate everything you have done for [our daughter], I wish she could stay with you all.