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.
We have been recommended to use Just like Home Childcare owned and run by Katie Heal for our baby boy and we are so grateful for it.
The care, love and safe entertainment that has been provided there for Arthur has been no short than outstanding.
What Katie and her team have created is the perfect combo in between the warmth of a childminder's home and the structure and fun educational entertainment of a nursery.
Arthur loved going there. He felt safe and happy there. He enjoyed playing with his little friends, the delicious homemade meals, the fun activities and the outings in the van and so much more!
Without forgetting Teddie the dog who made Arthur feel home from day one.
As parents we loved receiving daily updates of what Arthur was up to, with detailed comments and photos. Just perfect.
It has been a real privilege for us to have Arthur at Just Like Home Childcare and we feel so lucky that Arthur started his social life under Katie's and Vicky's care.
Lisa is incredible! From the first day our daughter Rose was with her we never looked back. Not only is she wonderful with the babies/children, she is also a great support to the parents. I often asked her advice on things and with such a great wealth of experience she had great insight into basically everything! She has been doing childminding for so long that she has seen everything when it comes to babies/children.
Her home is the perfect setting for children; with a designated play area in the house with lots of toys and a really large garden for the children to run around, again with plenty of toys. It's a children's dream!
My daughter Rose started with Lisa when she was 11 months and so was in her care for nearly 2 years. Rose absolutely loved it and always said she loves Lisa (still does!) We have moved to Kent which is why we no longer are with Lisa and it was honestly one of the hardest things about the move; to stop Rose being in her care.
Lisa is extremely organised and provides updates throughout the day with pictures which is lovely. As well as this, she explains what they do in the day and what her actions will be in terms of the children's development. I had no idea there were 7 areas of development until Lisa shared this with me!
Lisa is very on top of keeping her home clean. Particularly this year with COVID-19 which has obviously required extra care in this area and takes a lot of time and energy to do so - it is something that I hugely appreciated.
In terms of food, I was always so impressed with what Lisa produced for the children. Always a nutritious meal with fruit and vegetables, as well as snacks mid morning and mid afternoon. At the end of the day, she would always let me know how much Rose ate which was always good to know and to be kept informed.
Overall, both me and my husband were utterly over the moon with Lisa as our daughter's childminder and would recommend her to anyone. She goes above and beyond for the children (and parents) and creates such a happy environment. She's a real gem. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Lisa for being the best!
Emma was great from the start. My daughter immediately got comfortable in Emma's home. With our first meeting she was already playing with her daughter and Emma.
My daughter did two mornings a week. Her house was very spacious amd suitable for children. Her outdoor garden was great for the kids to play in.
We was always updated through out the day what she ate, how many nappies, what she had done and pictures.
Highly recommend Emma and hoping to go back there soon.
Wonderful childminder fun, reliable and caring
Betty has been the best thing to happen to us she taken care of our 2 year old daughter 3 days a week. She has spent full time with her during lockdown, keeping her active, preparing meals and improvising many creative activities. Taking her to parks and for walk and always play in garden. She cook amazing fresh and healthy food.
I strongly recommend her for any childcare responsibility. She is reliable, creative, warm and VERY FLEXIBLE.
I cannot recommend BETTY enough.
London Borough of Barnet
Caroline is everything you can wish for in a childminder. My son cant wait to get out of the house in the morning to go to "carol" i.e. Caroline. Caroline is a very loving and caring childminder. She is very attentive to my sons needs and she communicates with us very well. She offers a very warm and fun environment and I can not say enough how grateful we are that we have found her. I can't recommend her enough.
Chris is everything we had hoped for in childminder. She put us at ease immediately and we felt extremely confident in leaving our son for the first time and he absolutely loves it . Chris creates a fun and educational environment and is attentive to development opportunities and logs these in our sons own little diary , so we never feel we miss out on important milestones such as his first steps . We are always kept updated and received pictures of what our son has been up to, such as visiting the local park and feeding the ducks . Chris is a kind, patient person and fantastic childminder. I am very glad we found her!
Catherine looked after little boy and we can't recommend her highly enough. She was energetic, engaging and most importantly caring and patient with our 1 year old. She would take him out to places of interest and keep him fully engaged, as well as cooking home nutritious food for him.
Catherine was punctual and would listen to our concerns and requests for what we wanted for our son. She was easy to communicate with, a joy to talk to and we felt very comfortable letting her look after him.
We would not hesitate in recommending her and using her again.
Zoki is a fantastic Childminder. We are fortunate to have her caring for our 18 months daughter for the last six months.
She is vey organized, talented and attention to detail. She is caring, fun, and strict when she needs to. Our daughter is bilingual, Zoki is very patient in teaching her tones, pronunciation of English, and encouraging her to speak. Our daughter had learned a lot from Zoki.
Zoki is also excellent in habit formation for a child. Every little steps she suggested proved to work. In a short period of time, our daughter was able to make improvement on her eating and sleeping.
Zoki is very trustworthy. It feels like I leave my daughter to my Mom that I don’t need to worry about anything. It was a difficult decision to let Zoki go as our circumstances changed. I would never hesitate recommending Zoki to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy, caring, loving and responsible Childminder.
Our daughter has been with Charlotte for 1 year now and she is so happy and she will be very sad to leave, as will we (due to relocation)!
Charlotte has taken her from 8 months to 18 months and we could not recommend her highly enough. It has been a home from home for our wee one.
She has gained a structure in terms of her sleeping and a routine and sometimes seems genuinely unhappy on leaving at the end of the day! She seems to sleep better there than at home.
We had absolutely no concerns at any point in the last year, and the communication has always been excellent and clear.
Charlotte and her team genuinely care about the children. A kind and loving environment.
Our baby boy has been going to Nimisha since he was 12 months old. She has been extremely patient and kind with settling him in and very flexible with accommodating our preferences and schedules. This has resulted in our baby developing a strong and beautiful bond with her and he clearly enjoys his time in her care. He is benefiting from Nimisha’s full time care now and has developed so much socially and physically. Nimisha pays great attention to providing a calm, clean, happy and engaging environment for the children in her care and has enabled the children to also bond beautifully with each other. She provides daily reports detailing all the activities they’ve done, how these translate into developmental skills, their amount of sleep, number of nappy changes, the food they’ve had etc. In this regard we are also very grateful to her for managing our child’s food allergies with the outmost care and professionalism. She communicates everything with us and we feel we can talk to her easily about anything regarding our child. I love how much our child’s manners and ways of communication have developed and are becoming better and better each day under her care. Every day at her house is exciting for our child and full of festivities. I truly believe that our child is like family to her and I have the highest level of trust in her. Her skills in childminding and her kindness towards our child and us are second to none.
I took my children to Jenny after being upset with the poor care I felt she received at a local nursery. I was concerned about using a childminder initially and entrusting one person to look after my child alone. Jenny works with an assistant which settled my nerves in the first instance, however we had no need to worry. Ella was happy, she looked forward to going to see "my Jenny". She formed a bond with her and I believe it was reciprocated. The children play nicely and are played with rather than left to play independently as they were in nursery. I love how happy, well cared for, and loved Ella felt with Jenny.
Jenny has been professional throughout our time with her, she works hard to ensure her buisness is successful, but firstly that the children are happy and the parents are too. She communicates well, send photos throughout the day from time to time, and it really has been a home from home for Ella. I couldn't be happier with the care we received. We will remember her forever.
Louise has looked after our now 3 year old for the past year and a half (and our 6 and 10 year olds during holidays). We absolutely adore her! She provides stimulating and fun activities and I love eavesdropping on the role-play games they play. Louise is kind, reliable and completely trustworthy, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have found her!
My daughter has been going to Louise’s since she turned 1 year old (she’s now 3). She has never once cried or shown any hesitation about going, she absolutely loves going. Louise opens the door every morning with a smile and is so welcoming to my daughter. She always has an activity planned; plenty of arts & crafts, messy play, outdoors play, park etc. Any concerns I have, for example my daughter isn’t the best eater, Louise gives extra attention to this, introducing foods to her I say I struggle with, making sure she has enough healthy options, sneaking in hidden vegetables, making smoothies to make it fun etc. Her communication with me is brilliant, I get regular updates throughout the day which puts my mind at ease. I can’t recommend Louise enough as a childminder. I hope my daughter continues to be looked after by Louise for many years, she provides the happy, warm, kind environment a child thrives in during childhood.
Gemma, or Mary Poppins as we call her because she truly is amazing and has so much experience in her field and has so much time and sympathy for new parents like ourselves and has been a life saver! After having a emergency c section, and being a first time mum I was very exhausted when I returned home, thankfully we came across Gemma and currently have her look after our 8 week old 3 nights a week. Gemma is kind, sympathetic, trustworthy, un judgemental and has a awesome sense of humour which helps pick up your mood when your feeling sleep deprived. I 100% have been able to trust Gemma with looking after our little girl without any issues Gemma has gone above & beyond to help myself and our baby, and has provided amazing tips and advice whenever it has been required. Ive definitely made a friend in Gemma, and am so happy that Matilda has her in her life & I know that in the future if we ever need Gemma, she will be more than willing to lend a hand!
Hi..my little girl loves this nursery.Our daughter has found settling in straight forward process and the staff have been great, really going out of their way to support her Every member of staff cares about all of the children and it's a home from home for them.
My daughter is very happy going there and we never had any issues, any queries are resolved promptly.Would recommend to prospective parents.
Absolutely love this nursery always communicates between parents. My children both settled amazing here and will be sending my other two children too! Always plan something for the children to do different themed days for certain months and take time out of their day to check on children if they are home poorly!
My little tot (3 and a half) started with Gina a few months ago. Gina is always friendly, happy and outgoing it is evident when you arrive that all the children simply love her, including Connor. He was very shy and reserved, but she has managed to make his confidence shine over the weeks to the point where I have had many comments on the amazing change in him.
Gina keeps us updated on their routines, playtime and activities with photos and feedback. Connors always coming home with special crafts he’s very proud of. She is flexible, hardworking and makes you feel part of her little family.
If you’re looking for someone to entrust you precious bundle with, I cannot recommend this lady more, she is simply made to work with children and I commend her on a fantastic job.
by Hayley W
My daughter started with Paula just over a year ago and I have been impressed ever since our first settling in session.
Paula is so professional and the needs and happiness of Harper always come first. Harper is so happy to go to Paula and feels completely comfortable with her. Paula always strives to to make everyday fresh and new, from exciting lunches and different activities to keep Harper busy. The lunches are always nutritious and tasty and good snacks are provided too. Paula keeps track of Harper’s day in a little book which comes home at the end of the day which is really lovely to read.
Paula works from her family home but the separate room she has for the children is just amazing. Its colourful, full of toys, educational books and games to keep Harper busy and active. Harper has also become to love Paula’s family too and is always happy to see them too.
Communication is great too. From pictures sent to me throughout the day to her end of term report. Couldn’t be any happier.
I would highly recommend Paula. She is a fantastic Childminder and has treated Harper like her own whilst looking after her. If your looking for a childminder then look no further!
Nicky Harper looked after both my children from 9 months old until they started school, a total of 5/6 years for both of them. I couldn't have asked for more in a childminder. She is kind, loving, caring and is completely dedicated to ensuring that the children have great fun whilst they are with her. Both my kids love Nicky, she makes every day an educational, enjoyable experience and they looked forward to spending time with her. It really was a home from home for them. If you are considering Nicky as your childminder and would like a conversation with me to ask any questions I would be happy for you to get in touch.