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( 10 years old) absolutely love being at Reka’s. Very professional, kind and organised. I need childcare occasionally in half terms. Reka is very flexible and understanding. Occasionally my daughter had to stay at night, I was very confident that she was in a safe place. Although my daughter is an only child and can be very shy with new people, never sleeps at her friends house either, she is very comfortable at Reka’s either for day or night stay, she loves it there.I can absolutely recommend Reka to anyone, she is the best.
London Borough of Camden
Zdenka has been working with us since September 2020, taking care of our first daughter when she was 15 months old, on a full-time basis. Our conditions were not easy as our daughter had only been with us since she was born, and we are both working from home full-time in a small flat. Zdenka is a true professional and handled the transition very well. It wasn’t long before our daughter would wave goodbye to us when she sees Zdenka arrive in the morning.
Zdenka has a deep understanding of children’s learning and development needs which is at the heart of everything that she does. She has brought many books and materials into our home to aid our daughter’s learning and support the activities and themes she meticulously plans. Zdenka has spent her spare time providing advice to us in areas such as sleep and nutrition, and also preparing activities such as making a cardboard barn for messy play or little boats to teach our daughter about sinking and floating. She also scopes the local area for playgrounds, classes and activities to attend, which has not been easy during lockdown.
Zdenka is extremely hard working and very flexible as we have had a number of schedule changes during our time and is able to work additional hours at short notice. She is always punctual, focussed and very dependable. It is heartwarming to hear positive feedback about Zdenka from other nannies or parents which we meet in the playground. Our daughter is small for her age, but very able and confident. We have no doubt that this is due to Zdenka’s encouragement and professionalism in being able to recognise areas for our daughter to learn and teaching methods to help her achieve milestones.
We feel very fortunate to have had Tina as our childminder for over 2 years. She came highly recommended and we chose her after looking a number of different settings. She has a professional yet personable approach and always puts children first, even during the challenges of the pandemic. This is clearly more than just a job to her. The range of outings and activities our son has done have been endless and he has met lots of other little friends including within the close network of other childminders and groups Tina is involved in. Our son has adored spending time with her and we liked been kept updated throughout the day using a really good ap. We really valued the homely, yet structured environment she has provided, which has helped him develop so much. Anyone else would be lucky to have her.
Sheena has been an amazing tutor. We came to her quite late in the day having gone through 2 sets of tutors over the preceding year. We started weekly one to one sessions with her in late November 2020. My son was due to sit the Trinity 10+ exam in early January and he quite simply was not up to standard as he still found comprehension tricky , particularly inferences and also his essays lacked structure. From the outset, Sheena was able to engage and encourage him so that he actually quite enjoyed his sessions with her. In his own words she was “a very good teacher, kind and quite strict.” We feel she was instrumental in helping him not only gain and feel confident in his english skills, but also in boosting his technique such that he has has been offered a place at Trinity School with an academic scholarship! The headmaster actually commented that his english achievement surpassed his maths! Our only regret is that we did not start with Sheena sooner. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
by Mrs TF
London Borough of Hackney
Our daughter is 15 months and has been going to Sophia for the past four months and is really happy there. Sophia engages the kids in lots of different activities - messy play, painting, games with water, soft play and they go to the park every day. Sophia encourages their development and provides regular updates on how our daughter is developing, showing real care and interest in the kids she looks after. Meals and snacks are healthy and nutritious. Sophia has been very accommodating and flexible when our plans have changed. I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone looking for childcare. It has made my return to work so much easier knowing that my daughter is happy and is being well cared for!
My daughter has been going to Clair since she was 11 months old. Almost a year later, Clair has become such a big part of our family life. She has been so warm and nurturing with our daughter from the moment she arrived.
Clair offers lots of feedback and keeps us updated everyday on how she is doing. Her experience and knowledge of child development is also invaluable.
We feel so reassured that our daughter is well looked after. It’s lovely to see her smiling every drop-off, waving goodbye and happy to go and play. She has a lovely nurturing home environment and it’s clear Clair is the perfect fit for her. Clair welcomes us every day and her daughter is also so generous and friendly with her.
London Borough of Merton
Tanya was absolutely amazing to my 2 year old daughter! She has everything children need in the house and it feels like the whole place is built around their needs. They were doing different activities depending on the weather, the little one’s moods etc. I also loved getting the photos and detailed description on what they’ve been doing and my daughter looked so happy in the photos most of the time! They have a nice park nearby so every day they’d spend some time there. My daughter also loved their dog and was so excited to get the experience of cuddling a dog that she’s started asking to cuddle other dogs she meets in the street! I really feel that my daughter has bonded with Tanya and her girls so well, I can’t recommend her enough!
Katie came into our lives following lockdown one. She has taken on a complicated role with ease and, in the short time she has been supporting the children, has created a lasting bond with our two children, especially my eldest child. The initial lockdown was incredibly difficult for our youngest child who is autistic and so the right person was essential. Katie has been the mother figure that we really needed. She updates me regularly; I can not fault the care that she has provided for our little ones or the relationship she has built with us. An absolute treasure!
My daughter was with Tara from June 2020 to March 2021 three days a week.
My daughter was a very shy little girl however settled into Tara’s quickly and was always excited to go there.
Tara carries out fun activities and often My daughter will bring home her little creations.
Unfortunately due to us moving address, Tara’s is now to far to travel and therefore we have had to place My daughter into another setting. My daughter will definitely miss going to Tara’s.
Both my daughters absolutely love going to Julie’s house and have done since they first started attending 3 years ago. Julie is great with all the kids and they adore her. I’m not sure how she manages to look after so many different personalities and make sure they all get equal attention and care but she does! My eldest daughter asks to go to Julie’s house every day, she loves spending time there and is always sad when it’s time to leave. Julie always makes an effort for each child’s birthday with decorations, cake and a present which is just lovely.
She also decorates her home for festivities like Easter, Chinese New Year, Xmas etc. The girls love seeing the decorations and learning about other traditions.
Julie is so lovely and warm and I love knowing my Girls are well looked after in her care. Couldn’t wish for a better childminder for my children x
London Borough of Lewisham
If I could give Favour 10 stars I would. Favour and her kids were like a second family to our son, he settled in so quickly it was like he'd known them forever.
He progressed in her care in such a short time. She was so attentive that there were times she noticed progressions even before we did.
My husband and I have unfortunately had to move away and the main thing we were sad about was having to leave Favour. Our son is only 1, which we're thankful for, as he would have been devastated if he was old enough to realise what we were taking him away from.
Favour, we love and thank you and will see you when we come back.
Our daughter attended Vicky's from 10 months until she was nearly three as we relocated to the Midlands.
Throughout the two years our daughter was in Vicky's care, she thrived and became an independent, confident and happy toddler.
We would highly recommend Vicky. She has such a caring nature and treats the children she looks after as if they were her own.
It's ashame our second daughter will not get the benefit of having Vicky as a childminder. She really is the best!
I've had my daughter with Hanane for over a year and my daughter absolutely loves going to her place. She has learnt a lot over the period and gets involved in lots of fun and learning activities. There used to be lots of playgroup activities before lockdown but Hanane has managed to keep my little one very happy even during lockdown.
Mandeep has looked after my 6 year old daughter for the past couple of months, I initially found it quite difficult the idea of using a childminder (esp as my child can be quite challenging)- However Mandeep has made this transition easier, by being patient, kind and importantly she has been very understanding as I am a Nursing student my timetable often changes and when I am on duty I finish late not getting back until 9pm.
Mandeep makes every effort to ensure my child feels comfortable, she encourages play through different activities including colouring/cutting/sticking -making creative objects with the children.
She takes them out, allowing them to explore outside - so important at the moment !
Most recently she made my daughter her traditional food and she ate it, this is a massive achievement as my child is a fussy eater.
This for me is a personal extra as it teaches my daughter about different cultures and adds on to her knowledge of understanding the world.
Mandeep understands that I am a little apprehensive with the uncertainties at the moment, so much so that she makes effort to message me and sends me videos of my child having fun, so I can see on my breaks that she is perfectly fine.
I appreciate the support and help from Mandeep and would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of using a childminder.
I started my degree last year and with the pandemic was stuck for childcare, Mandeep has really been a huge help and I am unsure if I would have been able to continue without her.
Please feel free to inbox me if you have any further questions as a parent I am happy to answer them : )
Amanda was recommended to me by another mum and I’m so glad she was. My daughter Ivy started with Amanda when she was 22 months old and only wish I had found her earlier for my eldest daughter.
Due to Lockdown, Ivy had not socialised much with other children, especially her own age and she was a little behind with her speech however since starting with Amanda she has come on leaps and bounds and can now even count and identity numbers 1 to 20!
Amanda constantly interacts with the children and they will often go on outings. Her house and garden are clean and safe and yet full of exciting things for the children to do there. She provides them with healthy food aswell as a safe, quiet and comfortable place to nap.
Amanda genuinely cares about the children she looks after and you can see the bond she makes with them. My daughter absolutely adores her and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with her.
My little boy is 2 and started going to Gail about 6/7 months ago. She was so welcoming and lovely that he settled in really quickly and really enjoyed going there. He used to be in a bigger nursery and every morning drop off with tears and upset but he’ll walk into Gail’s happy as Larry! They have a lovely bond and he is so well taken care of. He eats and naps better than he ever does at home and comes home tired from a busy day of fun. She has also been super flexible and helpful during all this COVID madness. I highly recommend Gail’s services and have even increased my own days. She will also text you regularly throughout the day and send pictures and videos of the kids having a great time for that extra reassurance.