Thank you for all the love and support you have given our family over the last two years.
We will miss so many of the girls, they have all been wonderful and caring with Phoenix and Violet.
Well done for providing amazing care and a great service for everyone.
Would you please pass on my thanks to Kerrie-ann for the newsletter please? It's always great to see the dates for what is coming up so I can talk about them with Charlie beforehand, and I really like seeing the pictures and qualifications of each educator in each room. With lots of changes it's nice when you can put a face to a name!
It was great to also read what has been happening in the pre-school room and seeing the photos. I can honestly say that Charlie has come home and spoken to me about each of the things mentioned. She sings all these random songs that I know have come from pre-school, talks to me about yoga and keeping your hands to yourself during rest time! I also have most certainly been told that I am not a super friend at times and she has taken on the 10 second hand washing rule religiously!
I remember speaking with Kerrie-ann towards the start of the year a little concerned about Charlie being ready for big school next year, however, the change in her skills over the past few months is incredible. She can recognise numbers and letters, some words, spell words out loud and her writing has also improved so much. This is all due to her Educators and I am so appreciative - now to work on her attitude!!
Anyway, I am rambling on a bit just wanted to put my thoughts into writing so the team there can understand what a great job they are doing and to please pass on my thanks.
Emma (HORSLEY 2018)
Emma - Horsley 2018
This week marks the end of our 5 year journey with Little Peoples Horsley!
Ruby and Charlie have certainly grown up in this time, and we really feel lucky that we chose your centre to help us raise our girls. Charlie has spent her whole life in your care, and we are truly grateful for everything you have done for her.
I think you know how much we appreciate you, but I felt that I wanted to let you know how much we do with more than just another box of chocolates. It's not often that people put their feelings into words.
We love you and we are in awe of you. And if every single family doesn't take at least a moment to appreciate what you do for our children, then they don't deserve what you have given us.
Thank you for loving our child. I know you love Charlie. I know, because she loves you. She talks about you at home and she tells me about what you did. I hear her singing the songs that you taught her. She smiles when I ask about you. And when we talk about who we love, your name is always at the top of our list.
Thank you for caring. Not just for Charlie, but me too. It means so much to me to have someone who actually cares about my silly mum stories. You cheer Charlie on, you celebrate her successes and you support her (and me!) when things get hard. You honestly get excited for her and when things get tough, you worry about her.
Thank you for making our child safe. Thank you for the days where things may not be going right; for consoling her when she misses us - letting her know everything will be just fine, and for comforting her when she's not feeling well and waiting for someone to pick her up. Thank you for being brave and willing to walk into a classroom full of snotty-nosed children and risk your own health, and for wiping away her tears when she gets bumped, or falls over, or falls off things in the playground (the list could go on let's be honest!).
Thank you for your encouragement. Most days as a mum, I have no idea what I am doing. Your words of encouragement mean more to me than you could ever know. When you tell me about how well Charlie did something or compliment me, you make me feel like maybe I am not totally messing up. When you let me know that something isn't a big deal and I don't have to feel guilty, I take your advice. You mean more to me than you know. Thank you.
Thank you for earning our trust. Charlie is in such caring, loving hands. In this day and age, It's much harder to put your trust in others, and you have allowed Charlie (and myself) to feel safe and reassured, knowing that the world has wonderful people like you in it. I know your job isn't easy, you take on so many kids in just one day, and mine just happens to be one. Thank you for making her feel like the only one. My heart is sad to leave Little Peoples for the final time, and I know Charlie will be heartbroken too. You will be missed, and we will never forget you.
Thank you for your dedication. I want to thank you for everything you do "behind the scenes". I'm certain there are many times when much of your work is done from home. I know how precious your non-working hours can be, and you have a family of your own to tend to. Your selflessness is immeasurable.
Thank you for helping to raise the most important person I've ever known. If I could have, I would have stayed home to look after my children. But that doesn't work for our family. So, I go to work and Charlie goes to day care. During the year, she spends nearly half her week with you. It is not an exaggeration when I say thank you for helping me raise my daughter. You are helping me to teach her right from wrong, to share, to be kind. You are helping to instil the values that truly matter: be a good and honest person.
Thank you for playing such an active role in Charlie's growth and education. Thank you for giving her a sense of belonging, happiness, and comfort while she is with you. Charlie has gained so much from your positive attitude.
Whether you know it or not, you are a part of our family. There truly are no words to thank you for all you have done. But please always know, no matter where you go, no matter what you do, we will be eternally grateful.
Hopefully this is not goodbye, just see you soon!
With lots of love,
Emma, Mark, Ruby and Charlie (Horsley - December 2018)