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.
My 3 year old started Gants Hill playschool In jan 2019.i was very concerned as he was very clingy and had never stayed with anyone other than me or his father.But as many of my friends and family had recommend this play school after sending their own children, I decided to go ahead and give it a go.WELL! With the help of the lovely Nihan and her gentle approach he settled in after a short time and loved it From then on.The staff are approachable and caring.the recommendation was so strong that I traveled from another borough, but it was sooo worth it.Im sad he no longer goes there, but I know he has benefited and will have an easier time adapting to school nursery in sept.It almost felt as if I was dropping him off to a family member, I felt so confident and comfortable that he was in the greatest hands.Dawn was also so very attentive and caring she will be missed too.We have nothing but positive thoughts about this setting and all the staff in it.
Mete’s mummy x
by Sibel V
London Borough Of Newham
We have always felt happy and secure leaving our 1 year old son in Mandy's care this year. Her wealth of experience and sense of humour and fun have really allowed him to thrive. He has always been cheerful, well-fed and well-rested after a day will Mandy and has really developed in confidence as a result of his time with her. We have been so impressed by the different experiences Mandy has been able to offer - trips to the park and zoo, art and cooking activities to name a few. Thank you Mandy for looking after our son with so much love and kindness, he will really miss you!
Teri is absolutely brilliant with children!
She has a natural ability to connect to children and join in their play instantly, she even won our shy 2.5 year old over right away. He has had so much fun with her, he even asked for her every weekend.
Our 10 year old often joined in the play, as well as our 6 month old, who lit up every time she came to our house. She has an amazing ability to engage all ages at the same time, and brought so many fun activities we wouldn't have thought of ourselves. We've always felt safe leaving our children with her as well as letting her take them out of the house.
If you are looking for a nanny I can't recommend Teri enough.
London Borough of Greenwich
When I first brought my son to this nursery, I wasn’t really sure as it is a new nursery and there’s no word of mouth as usual. I decided to try it and see how it goes but since we’ve been going, I’ve never looked back. He’s been able to make friends and always looking forward to going. This nursery is very secured with 24 hours CCTV camera at every angle. Very clearly spoken and communicative staff member and very spacious. My son is happy there and cos of that I am too.
I am a single parent of 4 gorgeous boys and I returned to work when my fourth was 6 month old and contacted sara and arranged a meeting. Everything is professional up to date protocols, safeguarding/health and safety is to the highest standards/priority. My 8 yr old and baby now 2 love Sara Rachael Sophie Emma Spence toby.
I know my children are looked after and kept safe and that means the world to me and my boys, they are monitored and encouraged to be independent, work as a team and 100% playing kind.
Great location easy to find and can access via local bus or car. Newsletters and weekly rotas updated via WhatsApp of events/educational learning tools that all children learn through play.
Can’t thank everyone enough !! We love you all and a massive thank you for your continued support !!
My daughter loves Sarah. She cared incredibly for my daughter. Very careful and kind.
From the moment I met her, Sarah put us at ease with her kind, trustworthy, professional manner. My daughter really enjoyed her time and came home with lots to talk about her time there. She especially enjoyed playing with other children in Sarah's care. I'm so glad I found Sarah when looking for childcare for my daughter (age10 now). Sarah is caring, friendly and has made sure my daughter was happy and settled every time I dropped her off very earlier in the morning. The two hours before school in St Cuthbert's were so lovely for my daughter. Sarah has been flexible and been able to accommodate my daughter in different days if I needed. Thanks for the time you took care of my daughter. I very much recommend Sarah to anyone looking for childcare. She is INCREDIBLE !
Our son has been with Lorraine since he was 9 months old, he is now almost 2 years of age and we could not have wished for better childcare. Lorraine is amazing we and our son adore her. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Lorraine creates a very loving and safe environment for the children with clear boundaries and she teaches the children good manners too. Every day Lorraine takes the children out for activities like going to the park, playgrounds, the zoo, music groups, etc. Our son loves his time with her and the other children.
Lorraine is very experienced and has an incredible insight into child development stages and we really appreciate her advice and guidance. We also really appreciate her flexibility and clear communication. She really is an outstanding childminder!
Simon and Michelle make an excellent childminding team, and they look after our 6 year old son Harrison. As Harrison has some SEN needs they took their time to get to know him, and gradully transitioned him over to their childminding service. They have made Harrison feel comfortable and at home, and have welcomed him into their family. Harrison speaks highly of them both, and he knows that they are there to support him, and he also has lots of fun when he is there! They are both very child centred, and have an excellent understanding of Harrison's needs. They have also been a great support to our family, have given us advice about his SEN, and they have been flexible with changing his childcare hours when required.
Vicky is a lovely genuine caring person. We've used her services since 2017 and our son adores her. Meals are varied and activities are always in great supply! Our son always sleeps straight through the night after being with Vicky :)
We are so glad we found her. Their dog is lovely and trained, and a nice addition to general development for children.
Would 100% recommend!
by Laura C
Our daughter started with Debby and Allan when she was only 5 months old so we were a bit anxious about how it would work out as she was not taking a bottle and had little experience with other people other than us. Due to Debby's and Allan's loving and caring natures, however, she quickly settled in and now seems to thoroughly enjoy spending time with them and the other children. We are updated with regular messages, videos and pictures which makes the whole process more relaxed for us. We strongly believe that our now 8-month old daughter benefits from spending time with experienced adults, other children, and the various activities (farms, castles, playground, pools, parks etc.) that Debby and Allan provide for her.
From the moment you are greeted at the door, Elettra and her team make you feel so welcome. My son Finley looks forward to go there and when I pick him up you can see he had a lovely day.
I get updates everyday on how his day was and regular pictures so I know he is having fun.
They never stay in if there is no need to and they always have something fun planned.
I honestly feel like I’m leaving my Son with a member of my family.
We couldn’t be happier as a family to know that my little one is safe while I’m busy at work.
Caroline has looked after our two boys for more than two years and in that time has provided a warm, friendly and welcoming environment for them. My boys really enjoy being in her company and playing alongside her own two children. Caroline makes no distinction between her own children and those she looks after - there is a clear degree of fairness and inclusion which is wonderful. She is very kind and approachable and it is great having total confidence that my children are happy in her care. The setting for play and learning is great with lots of things for them to do and lots of outside space to play. I can’t recommend Caroline highly enough, we are so pleased to have found her.
We have been lucky to have Fiona look after our 2 children (girl 6 and boy 4) for the last 6 months. Fiona is an experienced caring Nanny who my children love having her look after them. She has worked for us both before and after school/ pre-school and in the holidays and has been flexible when needed. She is hands on, makes sure they have lots of fun and balances this with being firm but fair. Fiona is trustworthy and reliable having never let us down.
Basingstoke and Deane
It takes a village to raise a child and an incredibly patient tutor.
Vanessa has the inherent ability to adapt her approach to facilitate different learning styles.
My son, who is extremely shy and self-conscious, have gained so much confidence since working with her. Art sessions are creative, and she encourages students and celebrate their individual achievements.
The home ed community is varied and our children represent a range of personalities with sometimes complex education and emotional needs. I must say, it is very heart-warming to see someone who is so respectful of children, no matter how complex their needs. Health and Safety is also a top priority for her and I feel very comfortable leaving my son in her capable hands.
My son has just left Cheeky Monkeys after being with Tracey for a couple of years. There is not one thing that I could fault. From the amazing home communication to the endless amount of fun activities and trips out that Connor has experienced in his time here. Connor has always felt very settled with Tracey and will talk very happily about his experiences with her and her lovely team. He has grown so much in his time at Cheeky Monkeys and is so independent and completely ready for the challenges that he will have at school. All of the Cheeky Monkeys really do feel like part of the family! I would highly recommend Tracey for your childcare needs.
My son has been with Sharon just short of 2 years. The only reason why we are sad to say goodbye to Sharon is because of location to new area. Constantly Sharon has been reliable,dedicated,passionate, and forthcoming to my sons needs and capabilities. Sharon has been so reliable with her outdoor activities which was a huge bonus for picking the right childminder aswell as a beautiful dedicated large patio/garden area and play area with various sections all safe for young children.Having a active 3 year old no matter what the weather Sharon had my child enjoying all the seasons. From being part of a balanced diet. My son is now fully potty trained,speaking clearly and has gained so much confidence in his speech. Looking back at how many milestones he has achieved I am so very grateful for all of sharons efforts from start to finish.
Ms Han has helped my kids enormously throughout the year. They have made dramatic progress. She knew how to set up teaching target to suit the children's special needs. She is very good at being strict as well as supportive. We strongly recommend her to all the prospective students. Thank you Ms Hans!
A very kind person, who never made me worry because he respected his commitments and always answered the phone. He knows childhood. She is very discreet, but knows how to understand children and make herself understood in a simple way, enforcing daily duties in hygiene and homework. He made the child play, favoring his passions. She is a very responsible person. Thank you Janire for the serene moments you gave my child and my family. A hug.
Sharon is a brilliant childminder, she took over caring for our son after a not so good experience and we havent been disappointed! she is reliable and kind and we have seen masses of development with our son over a short space of time and he always has a fab day on return home. sharon will be taking care of our young daughter on my return to work as we know she will be in excellent hands!