Here are some of the latest reviews that we have received from parents who have used childcare providers and tutors listed on Childcare.co.uk.
4.87 from 39,530 reviews
Misti looked after my son before she had her youngest daughter and she did a brilliant job. My son was safe and happy and I couldn’t have asked for more.
Being a new mother, I used her as a fountain of knowledge and I am very grateful for all the parenting advice she gave me.
As the years went by, it was always great to bump into her at different groups and have a chance to observe her nurturing nature. It reassured me she had been the right choice for our family.
Started off well, however we noticed the carer became distracted and our child developed a few issues, which at first was thought to be due to the loss of the family dog. It was revealed not to be the case after our chid was removed from the setting.
There was an instance of complete lack of communication involving less than 24 hours notice to changes to the setting that affected safe-guarding issues and a complete lack of understanding to our concerns. The carer seemed more concerned about the money (bear in mind our eldest would have play-days with carer's child as they were friends and we had to pay for it). Matters were settled following a report to Ofsted.
Chris and Jennie have been looking after my son for about the last 4 years now. They are so much more than just a drop off and pick up service for school. My son has always been made to feel very welcome there and enjoys going there. If I ever need extra cover due to work commitments they are always happy to help. Couldn't ask for more.
Melanie has been looking after our year old son for over six months, to which I have always felt extremely comfortable in doing so. I have seen a lots of development and progression in my son abilities, due to Melanie’s excellent childcare and 100% attention to my son’s needs.
I would have no qualms in recommending her services to any perspective parents.
In summery absolutely fantastic childcare service. Couldn’t be happier.
by Leyla W
Misti has looked after my eldest daughter for nearly two years and I feel choosing Misti as our childminder is one of the best choices I have ever made! Her home is spacious with a fabulous all weather garden for the kids to enjoy. I know my daughter will be eating home made, healthy meals and I always look forward to tasting the special treats Misti bakes with the children during the week.
I feel that Misti truly cares about my daughter, her feelings, her experiences and her development. I am a teacher and respect the learning environment Misti has created in her home. My daughter goes on weekly adventures to local farms and library groups (I’m often jealous that I miss out while being at work!)
I highly recommend sending your children to Misti (if there is availability!) I will be sending my second daughter as soon as she is old enough.
Sabine is looking after my 2.5year old since he was 8 months old and I have recently introduced his little brother at 9 months of age.
She is warm, gentle, full of ideas and positivity. Both my boys love going to hers, they find lots of interesting toys, educational activities, an all-weather garden and they especially love the dogs. Almost every day they are going to the playground, or feeding the ducks or a music class. They eat well and nap well and are relaxed and happy.
As a mum I appreciate that Sabine shares observations, makes proposals and when asked, provides a second opinion to various questions regarding behavioural issues and others. Every day I receive a diary with a short paragraph about what the kids have been up to all day, how well they ate and slept and throughout the day she is sending pictures.
I could not ask for a better second mum for my kids and as a whole family we consider ourselves very lucky for having her.
Elaine started childminding for our 12 month old for 3 full days a week a year ago. She also does regular babysitting for my 3 year old too. She is flexible, kind and nurturing with a natural flair for working with children. She is committed to ensuring that Elias engages in a wide range of community play and learning activities off site and also together in her home. She is super professional and I would highly recommend her.
My child was born very premature and struggled with certain aspects of his development. In the last 7 months since being with Jenny he has come on massively with his learning, speech, social skills and physical development. Jenny is dedicated, reliable and flexible. She takes him out to play groups, parks, does painting and a wide range of learning activities. My child has progressed at such a fast rate that I would highly recommend Jenny as first class childcare provider.
I have known Nicky for 15 years in both a personal and professional capacity. I have seen Nicky develop and progress a career she is so very passionate about and I have seen her become a mummy.
As a new mummy myself, Nicky has been at hand to give that much needed advice giving me peace of mind and reassurance.
Nicky is totally committed to her profession and the wellbeing and happiness for all and any children she cares for.
Her home is a warm, welcoming, friendly and fun environment. Nicky encourages creative activities and has excellent facilities to cater for all needs.
Nicky plays a key part in developing good values, behaviours and kindness to others .
Nicky has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I have no hesitation in recommending her for the care and nurturing of our little people .
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Our son has been at monkey puzzle Eltham since their opening last year. He adores the ladies who look after him, from wiping away his tears when he falls over to helping him to write his name. They have really taken care of our boy and i am very thankful i know he is safe and he enjoys his time here daily. He comes home well fed and usually a bit messy which to me means his has had a fabulous day learning new things. I am certain we will be sending a happy well developed young man off to school this year. Thank you to all who have helped our son along the way.
Audrey looks after my little girl and what a fabulous job she does. She is very polite and proffesional. Play room full of toys and the back garden is fab big trampoline and the children have plenty of toys to choose from!! I get a full breakdown of how my daughter has been throughout the day when i collect her and get wee pics of her sent to me which i think is a lovely touch!! My daughter can be clingy to me and dad and can get upset in the morning,but Audrey distracts and re assures her and within 5 mins daughter is settled. Audrey gives us a wee message/picture to let us know shes Settled! I would highly reccommend Audrey! Arrange to meet her and see for yourself!!
Sinead is fantastic, reliable and an absolute natural with children. She's been babysitting our daughter since she was about a year old and she is always thrilled to see her. Sinead immediately found a way to settle her, making sure that we can now leave her alone with our minds completely at ease.
I was one of Julie’s first childminding children 20 years ago so I know first hand what a lovely and fun home Julie has. I now have a 4 year daughter whom Julie looks after before and after school 3 days a week and during the holidays. My daughter went to a nursery before going to Julie’s and seeing Julie and her assistant Jane with the babies and younger children made me wish that I had sent her straight here! She’s loves all the activities that Julie puts on for the children and also tells me “Julie cooks the best pasta ever”!
Both my little girls go to noahs arc, one for a full day and one after school pick up, from the moment we first met Kerry both my girls loved her. My girls have always got a smile on there faces when I pick them up, Kerry is always happy to be as flexible as she can be and is very good at communicating with me about my girls, and especially at the start when I was worried about going back to work and leaving them for the first time she kept me updated. She literally looks after my children like one of her own, and I love that fact!
Knowing that my daughter is in a setting which offers free flow play where it is calming and collective. My daughter has been here 8 months now and her progress is amazing, although at the moment my daughter is non verbal, Kirsty has been able to help her speech no ends with special one to one time and encouragement to play others not just within the setting but outside too her confidence has grown so much. From where she was to where she is now is a huge difference in 8 months. Kirsty has always made myself feel relaxed which has helped my daughter settle in perfectly. Kirsty and myself have a lovely bond too which makes a difference compared to some childminders kirsty doesn’t just see this as a business but a foundation in children’s early years learning. Definitely would recommend to any parent .
Christer came to our resuce at a time where i secured a job and had 3 days to sort a childminder.
Christer was very quick with her response and within 1 day i had sorted After school care.
The whole team at Frank Phill were great and our child would tell us about all the fun activities and homework that had been done that day.
Fantastic people and service provided.
Thanks to everyone.
What can I say, Sheila has brought so much happiness to our family. She has taught my son so much! My little man used to be very clingy and hated being away from me when he was 1. Sheila nurtured my little boy and he felt so comfortable going to her every morning and wanted to go in everyday! He is happy going in and happy coming out! She taught my son life skills e.g washing hands, wiping the toilet seat afterwards, tidying up toys, putting shoes away nicely etc. Sheila takes time to teach the children values and manners and helps them to become independent! Her passion for what she does shines brightly in all that she does and displays education through play beautifully. I sing her praises every where I go! She deserves a gold medal! One in a million! Thank you Sheila and family x
My son and Daughter have been going to Shona’s now for 6 months and they couldn’t be happier. Shona is always taking them out and about and baking with my little boy which he loves. I love that we get regular updates through the Cheqdin app about what they have been eating and also what they have been doing each day. I honestly can not recommend this lovely lady enough.