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.
Shirley has been looking after my little girl since she was 10 months old. She has a warm and caring way and her setting is the perfect home away from home environment. My little girl has such fun there.
She attends playgroups and dance classes which my daughter loves and when the weather is good she takes regular trips to parks and occasional trips to the farm. She also provides fun activities such as crafts at home too. It's great to see the photos she sends through showing us all the wonderful indoor and outdoor activities she’s been up to during the day.
I would highly recommend Shirley as a loving caring childminder.
Our daughter has spent two days a week at Angels Academy since she was 18 months old. They are simply wonderful. They don’t just mind your child - there’s a strong, well-thought-out educational element to the care they provide, with thoughtfully-designed activities and schedules planned out way in advance, and informed by Sophie’s several decades’ experience of working with this age group. Our daughter is very happy and settled there: she was shy when she first started, so Sophie had her in little groups to begin with, and focused on helping her form bonds with other children. Our daughter has grown in confidence and always talks about her friends at Sophie and Hany’s. She’s treated as an individual and given personalised care. The food S&H provide is really healthy and always smells delicious, and our daughter always eats really well there.
I will recommend this childminder to everyone. She looked after my daughter and my daughter love her. She love her job, she's always smiling and happy. So genuine and lovely. Will definitely use Marnie again when she's available. Thanks Marnie God bless you.
by Esther M
Jo was our nanny from 2016-2018 and looked after my two girls when I returned to work after having my second daughter. My girls were 13 months and 3 years old that the time.
Jo was a punctual and trustworthy nanny. She was able to fit right into our family life easily and my girls warmed to her instantly. Jo took the girls to local playgroups, parks, swimming, the library and since Jo has a car she took them on trips further afield like the Christmas Tree Farm in Downe and High Elms Park. She also took my girls to and from preschool and made lunches and dinners for them. Jo spent a lot of time with the girls doing arts and crafts and baking which they absolutely loved!
Although my girls will soon start Reception and Year 2, they still talk about Jo and enjoy seeing her often at local events or when she drops by to say hi. We would highly recommend Jo and think a family would be lucky to have her as their nanny!
My daughter was in good hands under the care of Donna. She used to enjoy her outings and activities with other kids. I mentionned one morning to Donna that I was struggling for months to introduce drinking water from the cup as my little one prefers the bottle. To my surprise, she managed to encourage her to use the cup on the same day.
I would highly recommend Donna. She is very caring, flexible and highly experienced.
The best childminder I could wish for. Our 2 years old daughter been going to Emma for last ten months 3 days a week.Emma makes every day an adventure for the kids ,organising so many different activities-there is never a boring day with her.Kaia absolutely loves Emma and as a parent we couldn’t make a better choice.
My son has been going to nickys for over a year now. He enjoys being picked up from school and then relaxing at nickys.
He has never complained or has said he doesn’t want to go.
He always has a warm tea and likes it that he has friends he can play with from school there.
Although it’s only been for a few months my son has absolutely loved every minute he has attended Honeypot Childminding. Lisa is an amazing lady who is extremely knowledgable in early years and this is reflected in her commitment, care and dedication towards my son. My son loves going to Lisa’s house and we always look forward to what he brings home.
Honeypot Childminding is extremely thorough with how they support a child’s developmental progression and we are always updated on a regular basis on our son.
If your looking for a childminder who is confident in what they are doing and aware of a child’s needs plus treats your child like their own with the warmth, care and love she gives, Lisa is your lady! 😊
Lynda has looked after both of my children from age 1 to 3. After an awful experience with a nursery I decided to try a childminder and thank god I did! Lynda has an incredible ability to make children feel at ease and offers the most loving, caring environment for children. I receive so many comments about how well mannered my children are and Lynda has played a huge part in this. She really does care for children as if they are her own and she made the dreaded return to work and leaving them behind so much easier! I recommend her highly and if I had any more (which I won’t be!) there would be nowhere else I would want them to go.
Both my boys have been in Tina’s care now for a total of 4 years. They have been well loved and cared for and enjoyed their every single visit.
Their development has been clearly monitored and I have many portfolios to cherish and look back on. Tina’s garden being a highlight of my sons regular week ... weather app having to be checked for him before the visits.
I can’t rate Tina any higher. My son was 8 weeks old when he first started with her and he graduated today aged 4. Having to work means you have to hand your children over with trust and with Tina I have had no doubt ever that they weren’t fed happy and having the best of times.
Feeling grateful for the kindness and help as mother to mother has also been cherished for me.
I am now expecting my third and already booked in for his arrival. There is no one else I would chose x
After a bad experience putting my daughter into a nursery and being a very anxious Mum I decided to look for a childminder... after lots of research and visits to childminders I came across sarah. As soon as I visited I instantly had a good feeling and safe to say my instinct were correct! Sarah has been the most caring supportive loving person I could have wished for to look after my little girl not to mention the hard work she puts in to help children reach their potential developmentally she treats her mindees like one of her own and we are so sad to be moving on but unfortunately our little girl is growing up and now ready to start school nursery. If you are looking for someone to care for your children as much as you do then sarah is definitely the childminder for you.
My toddler goes little foxes and even though every morning is a struggle, she hates leaving my side, the girls always settle her. She comes home at the end of the day telling me what a fab day she has had. All the staff are so lovely and welcoming to parents and children! My baby will be starting here in less than 3 weeks and even though I’m sad to be leaving her I know I’m leaving her with a brilliant bunch of ladies ❤️ I think the little classes that they have on during the day (little learners academy) as a lovely little touch - we wouldn’t miss out on a messy Monday, the girls absolutely love it!
Literally the most amazing childminders you will find they work very hard with the children, have great communication with parents. My daughter is awaiting an assessment for autism Wendy and Annieka have done nothing but support me an my daughter. Would highly highly recommend.
Diane has looked after our son for 2 years. From our first meeting at her house, we felt at ease with the home from home feel.
Our son loves Diane so much, he refers to her as his second mum.
Couldn't fault this setting, children are always out, weather permitting and so much variation to their days.
Home cooked food every day. Arts and crafts. Pyjama days and so much more. Elliot never gave us a backward glance, couldn't wait to get into Diane's for his fun packed day.
Thank you Diane for all the love and support shown to Elliot during his time with you. We could not have wished for anyone better.
My kids literally leap out of bed with joy when it's their day to go to Claire and Darren's - which says a lot seeing as they're both sleep monsters! In all seriousness, I couldn't have asked for a better setting or more lovely people to look after my kids whilst we're at work. I'm always astounded by how much they do with them - whether it's arts and crafts after school or a day out to the park or beach for my little one that attends for the full day. And the photos they send through to show us what they've all been up to in their care really helps to paint a picture of their day and that they've been engaged and happy - what more could we ask for! I'd highly recommend both Claire and Darren to anyone who asks, and even those who don't!
Laura provides a warm, welcoming, family environment and my son is incredibly happy with her.
Laura doesn't just look after her charges at home but takes them to various groups locally, on adventures in the woods and to many different parks such as Daventry Country Park.
When at Laura's home they have a plethora of toys and activities to choose from, aswell as playing in a lovely garden with sandpits, water play and even a play bus!
I cannot recommend Laura enough.
Jini helped us out for a month this May while our nanny was away unexpectedly, and did a fantastic job. She took on both our complicated child pick-up drop-off arrangements and the responsibility of helping out with our young puppy without hiccup and with great enthusiasm. She is warm and loving and the children bonded with her quickly and easily. We still use Jini from time to time on an ad hoc basis, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.