Testimonials

18th Nov 2020
Dear Agnes,

We are really grateful for the four months you and the host family took care of our daughter Alessandra whilst at Kilgraston. She has enjoyed her time in Scotland and has grown in so many ways due to the experiences she has made.

Having you as her guardian made her feel very comfortable and safe. We were always at ease about Alessandra, were informed regularly and always felt that you are very passionate about your work.

Thank you so much!!! We will always recommend you and your service and hope to keep in touch with you.
Alessandra is definitely looking forward to visiting you in Summer!

Warmest regards


C & R (Parents) - Germany

18th Nov 2020
I am so happy that I had Agnes as my Guardian. I could call her every time there for me when I needed help. She tries hard to know what I needed and was a warmhearted guardian for me.

I will miss that going to dinner and to make jokes with her. She gave me an wonderful host family for the holidays and phoned me often to ask if every thing was okay. I will never forget  the time that I have spent with her! She is a wonderful guardian!

A (Student) - Germany

18th Nov 2020
Agnes Masters has been my guardian for the last 3 years of my school career in Loretto.

She has been absolutely wonderful guardian and friend to me. I always felt very safe knowing that my traveling details were managed by her and her company.

Additionally she made a great effort to see me every term and took me out for many enjoyable dinners, together with a few other kids from my school. All the host families I have stayed with have been exceptionally welcoming and friendly.

Not once has she missed my birthday, or the opportunity to assure me that she really cares about me. I am very thankful to had the pleasure of meeting her and having her as my guardian and would gladly recommend her.


F (Student) - Germany

23rd Nov 2018
Dear Agnes,

I would like to take the opportunity in the middle of the summer break to say thank you for the great job of you and your team, who took care of L during the last year.

You know, it is always a kind of an adventure for children and parents as well, when children leave out for the first time.

When our daughter went to Scotland, it was important for us, that we could have a good feeling, that there is trustful person nearby in cases of need.

Luckily, we didn’t face any need, but beside this we enjoyed your efforts to make sure that Louise is feeling fine at her boarding school.

Thank you, so much and warm greetings, to your team!

W


W (parent) - Germany

23rd Nov 2018
We arrived at EGA without knowing them, only by recommendations. Now, we already know that we have succeeded. EGA has provided us with all the logistical coverage necessary for our son to travel safely, punctually and comfortably.

They are fully reliable, responsible, careful and always aware of the needs and evolution of the child throughout the year.


O & C (parents) - Spain

23rd Nov 2018
Dear Agnes

I really enjoyed my stay here and the weekends at the host family were just lovely.  Thanks for the nice dinners and obviously for taking care of me.


K (student) - Germany

23rd Nov 2018
Dear Agnes

All the host families that I have been with and all the taxi drivers are friendly and professional and always take care of you.

Thanks for taking care of me this exciting year.


J (student) - Spain

23rd Nov 2018
Agnes Masters has been my guardian for the last 3 years of my school career in Loretto. She has been absolutely wonderful guardian and friend to me. I always felt very safe knowing that my traveling details were managed by her and her company.

Additionally she made a great effort to see me every term and took me out for many enjoyable dinners, together with a few other kids from my school. All the host families I have stayed with have been exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Not once has she missed my birthday, or the opportunity to assure me that she really cares about me.

I am very thankful to had the pleasure of meeting her and having her as my guardian and would gladly recommend her.


F (student) - Germany

23rd Nov 2018

Edinburgh Guardian Angels (hereinafter “EGA”) has been providing guardianship services for my son since he started at boarding school in April 2016.

From the first contact with Mrs Masters I was aware of the professionality, attention to detail and competence of the organisation.

The mechanics – e.g. travel arrangements are efficiently dealt with and problems that crop up rapidly and firmly dealt with.

EGA has a good network of host families and my son appears to be happy with them, although inevitably he has some he prefers more than others.
 
EGA provided major support to our son - and indeed to myself at a difficult time in our lives and continues to do so.

I would not have the slightest hesitation in recommending EGA to any other parents. As Mrs Masters is fluent in German this recommendation also applies to pupils coming from Germany.



M (parent) - Germany

19th Dec 2015
My son Raphael who is now twenty years spent the year of his 16 years in Loretto college . We are French but we live in the Indian Ocean which makes complicated exchanges. Agnes Masters organized everything for us the welcome, the relationship with the college, the host families always very good.

It is for these reasons that we chose to ask for  Agnes help again when our youngest sons, Mathias and Florentin (twins) aged 16. they are in  Longridge college (we found thanks to Agnes).

Our sons are delighted as she listens to children and worried or them another very important point for me is that we often have news by mail. A very good job Agnes!! nothing to say more!

I could speak about a lot of more: your welcome, your gifts, the hosts family always so nice, time in your house with your husband...Raphael have very good memories about!


A (parent) - France

19th Dec 2015
We are really grateful for the four months you and the host family took care of our daughter Alessandra whilst at Kilgraston. She has enjoyed her time in Scotland and has grown in so many ways due to the experiences she has made.

Having you as her guardian made her feel very comfortable and safe. We were always at ease about Alessandra, were informed regularly and always felt that you are very passionate about your work.

Thank you so much!!! We will always recommend you and your service and hope to keep in touch with you.
Alessandra is definitely looking forward to visiting you in Summer!


C (parent) - Germany

19th Dec 2015
I am so happy that I had Agnes as my Guardian. I could call her every time there for me when I needed help. She tries hard to know what I needed and was a warmhearted guardian for me.

I will miss that going to dinner and to make jokes with her. She gave me an wonderful host family for the holidays and phoned me often to ask if every thing was okay. I will never miss the time that I have spent with her! She is a wonderful guardian!


A (student) - Germany

3rd Apr 2015
Dear Agnes,

You are my Scottish mother and can't describe how much I appreciate your presence and I'm the luckiest person ever as I had you as my guardian.

I have gained so much care and love from you and you helped me to settle in UK more than anyone.

TW [student] - Korea

3rd Apr 2015
Dear Agnes,

I just wanted to say that I am really grateful for the last four months, and you my dear, are one why it worked out and I could have such a wonderful Time! Effort, Courage, humour, empathy, skills to organise but also a passion for caring are all the things you need in a guardian, at least from my point of view! and you have all these wonderful things in your heart and this factorised with the Agnes Factor, makes it Saint Agnes!

So in the name of all guarded kids in Scotland and elsewhere in the world: THANK YOU!

And nothing is more likely to be remembered than your wonderful sound of laughing! Dear Agnes stay as you are.  I enjoyed the different places you took me to visit, especially the theatre.


F [student] - Germany

3rd Apr 2015
As his mother, I thank you all very much, because you take care of T, he doesn't feel lonely and he enjoys life. I'm not worried about him.

I want to say thank to his host family and to you, for the kind care you give him and make me at peace.


W [parent] - China

3rd Apr 2015
As the year course is ending I just writing you to thanks because I'm very happy with all the English learned by my daughter at Loretto school and also how comfortable she has been all this time in your school.

She always speaks very well about her teachers and about her guardian Mrs Agnes Masters.  She has got many good friends and a lot of experiences.

To send my child to Scotland instead of London, for example, it's worse for us just for the flights connections but something that tips the balance for your option it's the figure of the guardian.  At the start we thought it was an extra spending to come to Scotland but we have felt all this time that our daughter was safer with this figure.  

Mrs Agnes Masters has been in contact with us for almost everything and also has been worried for many things that we never thought it was part of her job.


Ruperto [parent] - Spain

24th Jul 2012
Leider  hatten wir keine Zeit  von dir und deiner gastfreundlichen Familie zu verabschieden.

Wir möchten uns bei dir herzlich bedanken, für all deine Mühe, Geduld und Ausdauer.

Ich hatte nie Sorge oder Zweifel, dass A nicht in besten Händen sei.

Auch A hat immer mit viel Sympathie und Freude von dir gesprochen.

Ich denke es war für unseren Sohn eine tolle Zeit in Schottland und er wird dieses Jahr als
kostbare Erinnerung bewahren.

Wann immer ihr in Deutschland seid möchten wir euch herzlich zu uns einlanden.

Lieben lieben Dank für alles T und D, Germany, July 2012


T and D [parents] - Germany

23rd Jul 2012
Our experience with Mrs Masters' guardian agency has been absolutely positive without any exception. My wife and me are able to recommend her services highly.

From the very first beginning we had the feeling that Caroline was in best hands. It is not easy for parents to see a teenager leaving home and being abroad for a longer period of time.

Mrs Masters is in the same way warm-hearted and consequent when it is necessary. We felt best informed by her about what we should know and contacting her via e-mail or mobile was always possible. Her business is in our opinion very well managed. Guardianship is for Mrs Masters not just a matter of work but a matter of passion.

We are very thankful for what she did and still does for Caroline. If one day our youngest daughter should go to
Kilgraston, her guardian would be Mrs Masters.

Markus H [parent] - Germany

23rd Jul 2012
When we first met Agnes we were very surprised because she was so friendly and nice to us. She took us out for dinner and she told us if we would have any problems we always could rely on her and ask her for help.

For both of us Agnes was like a mommy who always kept care of us andmade our life in Scotland as good as possible. She never forgot about important occasions like birthdays and even did a party for us. And when we started to miss our families and friends she always supported us and helped us to cope with our sadness.

Agnes was always going to meet us in dealing with our desires. We were so lucky to had such a good guardian. Thank you Agnes for all you have done for us!

C and T [students] - Germany/Russia

23rd Jul 2012
I have been extremely lucky to have Edinburgh Guardian Angels as guardian for my son Leopoldo these months.

I have always found you, Agnes, to be kind, knowledgeable and efficient and I can fully trust my child in your care.  But all your family really know how to look after children and communicate with parents.

Because of you, I was very comforted and without worry while he has stayed in Scotland alone.
 
I hope we can keep in touch and be friends,  I must say a giant thank you to you and Louis, to the host family and to all your fantastic family for the good care of Leopoldo.

If any friends ask for good guardian, I will refer them to Edinburgh Guardian Angels with no doubts.


Monica [parent]

Aegis Care Inspectorate Boarding Schools' Association SACPA