Reproduced below are excerpts from parents who have been kind enough to write to us with comments about the school.
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Thank you so much to all of you for giving our two boys the best possible start in life not only with your professional expertise, but also with your hearts and minds, your kindness and also with enforcing boundaries in a gentle way. We are truly lucky to have found such a wonderful place for our two children!
As three wonderful years come to an end, we wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! The environment that you create for the children is simply magical. Our children could not have had a better start.
I just wanted to let you know that my children are doing very well at Thomas’s – and that is mainly thanks to you and your fantastic team; the Montessori system accompanied by a sense of freedom and responsibility; and, above all, a fair respect for the child’s personality and individuality. With all these ingredients, you are in my eyes the most remarkable educator I have come across in the last 20 years!
One of the true highlights of our time in London was sharing in the adventure that is Iverna Gardens. Your beautiful school was a real blessing to our family. You and your lovely colleagues did so much to nurture and encourage the children as they learned about learning – as they began to discover the delights all around them. Many friendships that developed between the children remain strong today and I count among my closest friends some of the parents that we got to know through your school. Thank you for your gentleness, kindness and sincere enthusiasm. Thank you for helping our child’s transition from Bucharest to London go smoothly. Thank you for welcoming us into your school family and for keeping in touch over subsequent years.
We can never thank you enough for the brilliant start you have given our precious boy. You guided him safely through some very turbulent times. We will miss you terribly and we will never forget you.
How do I begin to express my gratitude for all that you have given and shared with our daughter this year. Her eyes have been opened, her curiosity packed and her confidence has grown – all in such extraordinary ways. I know people talk about teachers who have had huge impacts on their lives and I know in my heart that you have been that person for her. I am so sad to see this year come to an end and I hope that we will return for our next child to attend.Thank you , thank you, thank you; this year has been such a gift.