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.
Nicky helped us one day a week in those tricky first few months with our baby girl twins. She was an amazing help and her knowledge and experience was invaluable to us. I would recommend Nicky and really valued the confidence and advice she provided during her time with us.
Worst childminding service I've come across.
This lady turned up late to pick up my daughter in the morning and drop her off late to school, she didn't feed my son and when I decided that I won't use her for more than two days I've already agreed with her on she message the following morning stating she won't be coming. Because I choose to not use her service anymore. She didn't fulfill what she'd already set out to do. Then when I tried to make a review after the awful ones she already had. She blocked me on the childcare website so I couldn't comment. I even made a new profile and she blocked me on there too. I would like people to know what kind of person they are getting involved with. I would even like to see her response to my review.
We found Anna and Martin after having a disastrous experience with our previous minder. As soon as we went to their home we just knew they were the right family for our son. So friendly and bubbly and very caring. It’s a smaller setting and our son settled and felt very comfortable there. They always did fun activities and Anna would always update us with what they had been up to.
We were very sad when we had to leave but should we ever need any holiday care or future help we wouldn’t hesitate to contact them.
My son has been going to Sarah's since he was 11 months old. He is starting school in September and he has learnt so much from Sarah I can't thank her enough. Sarah is a brilliant childminder. She has a caring way with the children and in my eye's I think she is the best. Sarah has outstanding from ofsted and I can see why. She welcomes the children into her home as if it is their own home. My son asks everyday is he going to Sarah's and gets upset when he's not. Sarah has a brilliant setting with lot's of outdoor space for the children getting involved with her vegetable patch and lots of outdoor toys and lots of garden to play in. My son learnt to hold a pen at a young age and wright his name, he knew his colours at a young age too , all thanks to sarah. There is so much more to say how fantastic sarah is. I'm just glad my son went to sarah's. She's A*
London Borough of Islington
Zainab is a great childminder, polite, flexible and very reliable. My daughter said "it was such much fun", my child looked so happy and well care when I went to picked her up. The place is clean and the garden is amazing for children to play.
Many thanks Zainab :-)
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Lana has looked after our twin children since they started reception. She has always collected them from school (several times a week) and we fetched them from her house after their dinner, when we finished work. My children are starting year six in September and we no longer need Lana’s help with wraparound care.
In the six years that Lana has looked after our children, I cannot recall a single time that she let us down. She is incredibly reliable, but most importantly she has cared for and loved our children as if they were her own, and I never had a moment’s worry when they were in her care. Lana has always been flexible and adapted to our busy lives and our children’s needs, and she was always happy to take them on excursions to places like Hampton court palace, Kew gardens, Ham house etc (and they always had a lovely day out with her). We are all very sad that she will no longer be a regular part of our family, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for a kind, caring, generous and trustworthy person to look after young children.
London Borough of Newham
My partner & i were looking for a flexible childminder who had previous experience and we came across rachel, we messaged her regarding overnight stays and daytime stays for our 1year old. She replied within an hour and stated she’ll like to meet him first which i highly liked & agreed on as any one could say “yes i can start straight away”. We met up with her and her home was super tidy, kids friendly with lots of learning activities and toys. She showed us around her home including the garden which i was really happy about as we don’t have a garden and i know our son would love it! We met her 2 beautiful kids and her husband who were really welcoming and made our little boy feel at home! Although we’ve had a stay in nanny months ago my partner and i were very sceptical about a childminder as you aren’t present and your child isn’t familiar with the new home. but i must say we we’re and still are more than happy with our decision! From the day our son stepped his feet at rachels home he adapted which was shocking as he’s abit clingy! Rachel always gives us feedbacks and keep us updated via text and send us pictures! I’ll highly recommend!
Kelie has cared for and guided my boys through all of their Early years and foundation stage learning. She has looked after both our boys since they were 1 year old. Our eldest is nearly 5 and youngest is nearly 3. They are both cared for as if they were her own children and they completely love the activities she plans. Kelie is extremely caring, patient and experienced. She supports us as parents alongside caring for our boys. We are very fortunate to have her as a childminder.
Lisa looked after both my girls. They absolutely loved the setting which was fun and engaging, as well as nurturing.
I especially loved that Lisa went out of her way to include play that included French words and culture as we are a French family. She provided a very diverse menu, and my girls tasted food at Lisa's they would have never tried with me!
She was able to identify areas for progression and offered some activities that helped my little girl reach the milestones expected for her age (ie hand eye coordination).
Lisa offered a lot of outside play with other children, come rain or shine, so the girls always had lots of fresh air and made amazing childhood memories jumping the in the mud, playing with sticks, and making imaginary castles.
Each day I received a very detailed account of what had happened duting the day, giving me confidence my girls were having great fun in Lisa's care.
I really recommend Lisa as a childminder, my children absolutely thrived in her setting and went on to be very well-adjusted and prepared for school.
Thank for being a great babysitter to my little daughter .
You had been such a great support to a parent who wanted a child to be treated like her own. We had a great time with you and will always miss you presence .
I definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a babysitter to be like you , thanks again for being so generous with us .
We will be touch and all the best for your future commitments thanks again
Allah hafiz .
Leaving your little one is always nerve wracking as a first time parent. Our girl started here when she was 1 years old, she settled in quickly despite having been in lockdown and it didn't take us long to have peace of mind we had made the right decision.
The range and creativity behind their activities are beyond my imagination! Some activities that come to mind are an Easter egg hunt, experimenting with items that float and sink, baby yoga, (so cute!), growing plants, life cycle of a frog displayed in jelly, celebrating Chinese new year/Eid/Diwali/Xmas/Birthdays which comes with cooking, painting, crafting, dancing ..Recently the children have been learning phonetics so they are bringing in items with the letters they are practicing for the week. Hoi An prepares the children lovely fresh home cooked meals and snacks. She has a well kept outdoor space, fish, rabbits, visiting birds, range of plants, outdoor equipment and indoor toys/books/crafting items. In the recent hot weather, the children have been playing in an inflatable pool, and having a lovely time. We are updated everyday, both Debbie and Hui An are experienced, warm and treat your children like their own, you can tell they love what they do, with a home from home environment.
Even though we are moving home 30 minutes away, we will continue with Little Panda school because we know the quality of care we have found is priceless and we are so happy we found this place. You will not be disappointed.
Sarah took care of my 10 month old daughter for 4 days. She bonded well with my daughter and I felt confident leaving her alone in the house with her. Sarah always came on time, cleaned and tidied up. Being a mother herself she has the right instincts always made me feel comfortable.
My daughter (20 months old) has been with Vikki for just over three months now, we're sadly having to leave her as we are moving away from the area. Being a lockdown baby has made it more challenging for Emmy but Vikki has been brilliant, she is really patient and always makes you feel reassured, updating you with a picture or two throughout the day to let you know what they've been up to. They go on all sorts of outings which Emmy has loved, particularly the zoo! It's a lovely welcoming and homely environment with loads of activities and toys for the children. We are so sad to be leaving Vikki and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for childcare locally.
If I could give Nia 10 stars I would. She has been pivotal in our 4 years since we moved here to Weybridge, not only providing our daughter with a safe, fun and nurturing environment but helping her grow in confidence and sass!
I always dreamt of finding a childminder that my children would be excited to go to everyday, not dread it like you hear of sometimes and that's exactly what we have. My daughter actually asks for Nia on the weekends or days she has to go to Preschool. The love is pure!
Nia has varied activities planned, oodles of imaginative play, great food options and respects nap times massively. She has been really supportive and flexible with the settling of our second (lockdown) baby who has taken longer to adjust, but we're getting there and she is having as much fun as her sister is now.
It's a testament to Nia and her abilities that my daughter is already feeling emotional about the prospect of not being there and having to go to school in September, but that's a good thing and reassures me we made the right decision picking Nia.
Anna has looked after our daughter Connie in our home for four days a week since August 2020 when Connie was 16mths old.
During a time of much uncertainty, change and restriction because of the pandemic, Anna has been unfailingly reliable, flexible, positive and a steady presence in our family's life.
Anna has spent much time learning and nurturing Connie's natural interests - e.g. learning baby sign language to support what we had already taught Connie, teaching her about wildlife and the different birds and animals they see in the garden, encouraging her to draw and paint, creating special Spotify playlists for background music while they play and showing huge patience for the endless rounds of tea parties which are set up on our living room carpet.
We would particularly like to mention the sensitive and caring approach Anna took towards Connie's care after she had hip surgery in January. Anna quickly learned the practical skills needed to care for a toddler in a spica cast and then put her mind to coming up with a wonderful variety of activities which ensured that Connie stayed happy and stimulated through what could have been a much more difficult time.
Anna's creativity, imagination and caring nature will be really missed and we would recommend her to any family looking for more than just 'a nanny', but someone who makes the whole family's life that bit easier.
by Leanne a
London Borough Of Barnet
Kerry and her team made my daughter feel so at home with them when she started going at 12 months old.
She always come back happy and I never felt worried about her whilst she was with Kerry. I knew she was having plenty of fun.
Kerry and her team send lots of updates throughout the day which is very reassuring and makes the days apart seem much shorter.
I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Natacha has been an excellent Baby Sitter. We needed care for our 1 year old son and Natacha agreed to take care of our son and we have been very happy with Natacha's service. She is very caring, trustworthy and a reliable baby sitter. Our son feels happy with Natacha when she is around and likes to play with her. We will definitely recommend Natacha to anyone who needs the childcare support.
She applied for the job after explaining the role she agreed she’s interested & requested to do a FaceTime interview before meeting in person . We did the interview she agreed she really interested and we should move forward. I asked her to confirm a date to meet in person before working and to bring her cv . The day she was suppose to show up she said her phone broked I rescheduled still no show up. Then on the day of the job she expected to just show up . And then when I asked her if we can meet first she then asks questions we have already gone over & says she no longer interested. Waste of time unprofessional lack of communication.
Laura is a fantastic childminder and our daughter settled quickly and happily when she first stated with Laura.
Laura has a lovely home and garden and a wonderful play room which she is endlessly changing up with new toys and activities for the children. My daughter was at ease with Laura almost immediately after starting with her when she was 11 months old. Laura is warm, kind and caring and I felt 100% confident in her ability to care for our daughter. She is genuine and honest and went out of her way to ensure she understood our daughter’s routine and was happy to work to whatever routine we wished when it came to napping etc. Laura kept in regular contact throughout the day, sending pics and videos of what she’d been up to and updating us on what food she had eaten and how much, sleep times etc. All very reassuring. We really noticed progress in our daughters development quickly after starting with Laura too. Most importantly, our daughter was always happy there and loved spending time with her little friends. She was always full of smiles when collected at the end of the day. If you are looking for a kind, caring, friendly and trustworthy childminder I would highly recommend Laura. She is wonderful.