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 daughter recently started with Rowina and she has been amazing in helping my daughter settle in, this is the first time I have left my daughter and she has attended to her every need my daughter is very particular with things and nothing has been too much, I am kept up too date with everything and even pictures throughout the day especially if she’s had a rocky start, I was nervous about letting someone else watch her but they have put me at ease I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a childminder also the perfect setup you can see every child adores them - Briony
Maria has cared for my firstborn daughter from the age of 3 months through to 7 months. I have nothing but positive views on her - she is responsible, professional and reliable, but more importantly she genuinely cared deeply for my daughter and I fully trusted Maria's care in my absence (both myself and my husband work long hours). I always felt comfortable that Maria had my daughters best interest at heart and that my daughter would always be safe in her care. Would highly recommend Maria, especially for younger babies.
London Borough of Barnet
I’ve described my experience below; using factual evidence (i.e. from emails/texts/WhatsApps) should it be denied or disputed.
The trial lesson went well, she was passionate about teaching and I was keen to proceed.
My profile/advert/message had said that I was looking for a tutor for Tuesday and Friday evenings although alternative times could be discussed. Based on her availability, we agreed on Tuesdays and Saturdays. She offered to discount her fees, I took her up on her offer and suggested 20%, and she agreed.
Her Ts&Cs said lessons were to be paid for a minimum of 24 hours in advance. I said I wasn’t OK with the advanced payment and could pay immediately after each lesson by online transfer and she agreed. Her Ts&Cs also said that cancelled/missed sessions are non-refundable. Her Ts&Cs also said that she had a grace period of 15 minutes, that if the student did not show up after 15 minutes then it would count as a missed session and would be charged in full and no refund would be offered.
I said I was ready to commit to the discussed hours until further notice and had no intention of cancelling any lessons; that I never did with our previous tutor whom we worked with for 15 months. I said that however, life happens and her terms needed to accommodate situations where the client had no choice but to cancel a lesson. I said I could agree to the following “Each party agrees to give the other party 30 days' notice of the cancellation of a lesson. The parties shall collaborate to reschedule the lesson for a date and time that is suitable for both parties. In the event that a suitable date and time is not agreed upon, the lesson shall be deemed as permanently cancelled and will not be charged for. Should the student be late for a lesson, the lesson shall proceed from the time that the student is available to join. The tutor shall not be obliged to extend the lesson to make up for the lost time.”
Her reply? “If you cannot agree to my terms as they are, then you are more than welcome to find another tutor. I have already lowered my weekly pricing significantly and made amendments to my schedule to accommodate your needs. Please let me know how you would like to proceed.”
London Borough Of Barnet
Amelia came to help out at my brothers wedding as we had a 3mth old and a 17mth old and wanted some peace whilst we had dinner. We decided to book her for the whole day in the end and what a treat!
She met our eldest the day before and he loved her straight away! She was great with distracting him so as we could have space and really engaged with him all day. Not to mention looking after and feeding our smallest as well as getting both of them to nap on such a busy day! Miracle!!
I would recommend her highly! Super flexible and way to talk too.
Reefat looked after my 2 little girls for the day they had a great time Reefat took them out all day, gave them some great health food for meals and snacks
Reefat house has been changed in to separate rooms for different age groups with lots of toys and learning equipment
My girls love their visit I will definitely be using Reefat again very soon
London Borough of Barnet
Ewelina is very attentive to child’s needs and signals. I got in contact with Ewelina to introduce Montessori to my 2 years old child and I didn’t get dissapointed. She was extremaly profesional but also flexible and fun. Evi has earned our trust and she is a member of family since then.
London Borough of Camden
She babysat for me on super short notice for 8 hours during a family emergency. Not only did she cook tea and put the kids to bed as instructed, but she also cleaned up my kitchen which with the week I was having was a fantastic help. Kids the next day asked when she could come back as they enjoyed her looking after them, even my autistic son who doesn't normally like anyone.
Gemma is an excellent childminder. When I first met Gemma, I loved the fact that she is very relaxed, flexible
and works with a small group of children.
My son has been going to Gemma since he was 17 month old and I felt Gemma’s house was the perfect setting for him to grow and develop.
My son is nearly 3 year old now and he still looks forward to going to Gemma’s house every single day. He loves her homely setting and all the activities he does with her. He even wants to go to Gemma on weekends which tells me he’s really happy and been looked after there.
Gemma is very reliable and has been the perfect choice for our family.
I would highly recommend Gemma to anyone looking for a great childminder.
Gemma is an absolute goddess in our house! My wee boy spends two days per week with Gemma and he is treated like one of the family. Gemma has so much energy and is never short of brilliant activities and adventures. Absolutely delighted that we found Gemma and highly recommend her for others too :-)
The time has finally come for us to leave Lesley’s setting for our childcare after my 2 children being with her for the past 6 years.
When choosing a childminder I was particularly worried about my son, who was very clingy as a toddler. He immediately became at ease with Lesley and Phil and formed a bond straight away. When working full time, it was so imprortant to me to have a reliable, happy household to leave my children with each day - dropping them off was easy!
It was also lovely to receive photos of my kids regularly to see what they were getting up to.
I particularly liked how they were treated as part of Lesley’s extended family, by all family members, and there were plenty of children of all ages to play with!
It was also an added bonus of Phil being a part of the childminding as that was beneficial in adding a different dynamic to the childcare.
My son has a few additional medical needs and I felt reassured that he had good care to support and tend to these. He was monitored closely and Lesley would keep me updated with any concerns.
Overall I would highly recommend Lesley (and Phil). Although we’ve just left her setting officially, I will always still give her a call should I need any ad hoc childcare and I know she’ll be there for us too whenever we should need her.
A testimony to Lesley is the fact that even though we’ve technically left her setting, when my children see both her and Phil, they still immediately run to them - just to give them a hug and say hello!
Donna is the quintessential embodiment of professional dynamism beyond the qualities training can bestow upon an individual…
We were visiting Scotland with our three children for business. Having contacted this marvellous lady on this platform, she promptly replied and the wheels were in motions. We met in our hotel where we spend few minutes acquainting her to our three children. Our worries were always on the 16 months old who is very apprehensive for having never really been exposed to anyone besides his close family because he was born in the middle of the pandemic.
But having slipped out of the hotel, we came back few hours later to signings and dancing and drawing with yes, Donna conducting the proceedings like “Mr tumble”. Our youngest son was the happiest we’ve ever seen him and amazingly in the company of a stranger who’s become his most revered friend.
I only wish we could sway this impeccably well versed lady in the art of educational entertainment while looking after children to move to London to look after our children.
What a talent Donna is!
My children have been with sophia for a week and have settled in very well. After a session with sophia my children are always smiling which makes me feel content because i know they are being well looked after in a safe environment. i am so pleased and happy i found her she is a brilliant childminder i couldnt be happier. Sophia is excellent with children very organised kind caring realible and passionate about her job role.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Satu cared for our 2 boys (8+5) after school and in school holidays, often alongside her own children. She is professional, considerate and thoughtful, and shows initiative when managing children with additional needs. She is passionate about early years and primary education and was able to support the boys in doing homework as well as providing fun activities including baking, arts and crafts and trips out. Satu clearly demonstrates a love for her job, a great sense of humour and a capacity to gain new skills and apply them effectively. We are happy to recommend her!