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 50,374 reviews
Both our children have been going to Sharon and Abbie’s from months old when I returned from maternity leave both times. My daughter is now 3 and has been so happy, settled and enjoyed making friends and learning which she tells me about every time she comes home. My son is in great routine, progressing well and I know he is looked after well. They send me pictures and videos of them via WhatsApp which make me smile. It’s great comfort knowing they’re having fun whilst I’m working.
My daughter started at the Blue House Childminding shortly after her first birthday and stayed for over a year, until Naomi went on maternity leave. The Blue House is a lovely, tranquil environment and Naomi is an upbeat and empathetic carer with seemingly endless energy and ideas! She provided the children with a wide variety of engaging activities, both indoors and outdoors. Naomi also took the children on outings when possible, e.g. to toddler groups and soft play. My daughter soon felt at home in the setting and formed strong bonds with Naomi and the other children.
Naomi provided lots of feedback, including photos of the day’s activities, which was great to see. She also reviewed the children’s progress regularly. My daughter was always keen to go to the Blue House and never keen to leave.
We are so happy and content that our daughter goes to Laura, who was reccomended to us and I would highly recommend her to family and friends for their children.
Laura and her family provide our daughter with a warm and caring environment which has a lovely home from home feeling for our daughter which is what we wanted for her to have at a childminders.
Our daughter enjoys going to Laura's and is happily settled when we drop her off, she goes in to play with her caring daughter's and the other children.
Laura provides an excellent learning environment with lots of creative planned acitives following the early years framework. They are always going on adventures and being outside as much as they can learning through play which we love!!
Laura has a large variety of indoor and outdoor toys for the children to play and learn with.
Laura has always gone above and beyond for our daughter and treats her like family. She's caring, friendly, reliable and a trustworthy person.
She sends us lots of photos and updates throughout the day of what fun our daughter has been upto which is lovely.
I would recommend going for a visit and meeting Laura and her family :)
Leaving your child with anyone is a scary experience but had I known how brilliant Marlene would turn out to be it needn't have been. Our son was with her for 18 months and we have never ever had reason to worry about him under her care. She is calm and patient but also very warm. Her home became a second home for our son. Her food is homemade and nutritious. She takes her charges out for trips which our son loved. They also spend a lot of time in the garden playing with a large array of toys. On the rare occassion he was upset going for a nap, she would hold his hand or cuddle him for as long as it took to comfort him. I honestly could not recommend her more highly. She is an absolute gem.
Our first child went to Ramona for almost two years. We were looking for a nursery but ended choosing her as we thought a smaller setting would be best for our child for the early years.
I can't describe how careful, loving and caring she has been to our son. She was always happy to try new approaches and I can say she always went to the extra mile to adapt to his needs.
We found it really easy to communicate with her and we received constants feedback.
She was always thinking on how she could improve her setting and on new activities.
It's been two years since we moved on and we still keep in touch and our son remembers her vividly. She definitely made a mark on his early development and childhood. if you are looking for a childminder in Nunhead, Peckham or east Dulwich area you should come and see her!
Wow I don't know what to say....after 2 months waiting and being reassured several times we got space its disgusting to be set up not even a day before...very unprofessional...very disappointing 😕 what I should do now...? I am sorry but its just simply unbelievable....😔
Both of my daughters have been looked after by Arju full time, my eldest attended from the age of three full time, then part time after school until reception and my youngest from the age of one and she still goes daily part time.
Arju is a wonderful and experienced carer who also has help and support from her older daughters and husband whom the children all love also. After so many years doing this role, Arju is able to take everything in her stride and knows how to easily entertain, educate and soothe children.
Arju provides really filling meals for the children, with lots of veg. The home is clean and spacious and works well for little ones , they have a dedicated room to play in and the garden is huge! A great bonus in good weather, plus there is a nice park directly across the road. The children therefore all get lots of fresh air and activity - especially important during this pandemic when the children's centres are unfortunately closed.
Prior to lockdown, all of the children would regularly attend play groups etc for added socialisation. There are usually a contingent of 3 or 4 regular children in the home which is lovely as it provides friendships and good company but in a 'home from home' setting with one main carer, something you just cannot get from a nursery.
Arju rarely takes time off and holidays are well advertised so for a working parent this is ideal and her rates are good. My daughter honestly loves going to Arju every day and sometimes doesn't even want to leave!
Lin and Michelle have been absolutely amazing with our son. From the minute we met them both we felt reassured that he would be well looked after under their care. Since he has been going to Lin and Michelle's, we have had beautiful paintings, seasonal decorations and delicious cakes! He loves going to their house every day, enjoys playing outside in the huge garden with the other children. As parents, we feel the communication and flexibility they offer has been efficient and so positive. They have helped us to establish a nap routine and have been really supportive with anything we ask of them. Can't recommend this duo childminding team enough! Thank you Lin and Michelle. Lyndsay & Dave
My liitle one has been with Melissa for over 2 years, from 1.5 years old until just now, at almost 4. There are no words to describe what an amazing childminder Melissa is, how gentle, calm, loving and nurturing she and her entire family are.
She helped my daughter develop beautifully, her verbal skills, social skills are really good. As she was with Melissa for 10 hrs/day, 5 days/week, she really was like a second mom.
Her house is always super clean, the kids are always properly looked after and, most importantly, loved. They have lots of different activities every single day. I cannot recommend and praise her enough, if we ever have a second baby, for sure Melissa would be their childminder.
Catherine provides the best childcare. Our daughter was welcomed into the setting, given time to settle in. Catherine planned each day full of activities for creative learning and exploring . Our daughter looked forward to going each day, lots of experiences for her to enjoy. Catherine kept us updated on her development through tapestry also with lots of pictures and videos uploaded so we could see the fun our daughter had.
Catherine also made extra efforts to learn sign language and incorporated this into her daily routine with our daughter to support her development as our daughter is deaf. Catherine also made extra effort to incorporate different ways to communicate through play,signs,songs.
Our daughter thrived and grew in experience and confidence.
Catherine is diligent, professional, very experienced with children and most of all caring, with a welcoming family and environment.
Asma’s gentle nature really helped my son settle in quickly to the change in routine for him. He has thrived with Asma and is always happy to go there. He comes home with boundless energy!
He plays outside regularly, enjoys drawing and singing rhymes with Asma. I felt at ease leaving my son with Asma as I knew he would have lots of fun.
Thank you Asma!
I have been sending my kids to Daisy Hill pre school for a few years now and they are great. The kids have so much fun learning with them and the Aunties really put a lot of effort into what the kids do each day. There is a great emphasis on being active and they try to do make sure the kids get outside as much as possible.
I highly recommend them.
Chloe is taking care of my two little girls regularly, 9 months old and 3 years old.
She is doing an amazing job !
My girls love her. She is an adorable person, always try her best at everything.
I really appreciate that she always send me updates and photos while she is with my girls.
She is able to figure it out by herself what to do with your kids if she has to, and I am always reassured when I have to leave my girls with her. She is keeping good care of our house as well.
I can't thanks her enough, I am 100 % happy with her !
My son is in year 2 of primary and needed help with english, phonics and maths especially with the disruptions & lockdowns in the current situation. Its early days but so far Sarah has built a good rapport with my son. She is friendly & encouraging but firm and my son looks forward to the lessons.
by River Se
A lovely home from home environment with outstanding care!
My son came on leaps and bound whilst in Val's care. He loved going so drop off were tear and hassel free, as soon as we got in the car to go home he'd ask to go back to Vals house.
Val not only helped with the son she cared for she but also went above and beyond to help and find solutions for us as whole family. Something she didn't have to do, but didn't think twice about. This is due her general care for the children she looks after and her lovely nature.
by Abbie Ca
Debbie really is the best childminder! My daughter started with Debbie when she was 20 months old, she’s now 3.5 years old and is starting school very soon. We are going to miss Debbie so much, she’s helped my daughter in so many ways with Learning, different activities, they always try to go out for walks most days, her eating has also improved, caring for the animals Debbie has and so much more the list could go on and on!! They have so much fun, she loves going to see Debbie and all of her friends they have such a bond it’s a joy to listen to her talk about how exiting her day has been. Debbie also has helped massively with my little ones potty training and supported us every step of the way, I really don’t think she would have cracked it if it wasn’t for debbies help so soon. Debbie is always really understanding and she is always there to support all the children and you as a parent whenever you need it. Thank you so much for everything, you really have become our family friend whenever we have needed you.
I cannot recommend Debbie enough, you are the best! X
London Borough of Bexley
Bilkis was extremely helpful and professional. She has long experience dealing with kids and my child settled in with her so fast. She has 2 cute and friendly little boys. My daughter enjoyed playing with them.
Bilkis was a lucky find for my family and i would recommend her for anyone.