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 son Jack started at Jo's a year ago at 10 months old. He was very shy and afraid of loud noises at the time and I was too nervous about putting him into nursery as it just didn't feel like the right fit for his nature.
Just over a year on, he is thriving and so sociable and happy! Jo has provided him with a home-like environment and probably as many cuddles (and definitely more fun!) than he would have at home!
I was blown away by her dedication to her career on our first visit and that has continued throughout. Jack learns new things, engages in new activities and has fun every day.
As a working mum, I'm also eternally grateful for Jo's support and guidance at what behaviours and learning we should be continuing at home to keep his development consistent.
We couldn't recommend 'JoJo' enough.
(Ps - I have not starred food as he has packed lunch, which has not been a problem at all. Jo is always on hand with a sandwich if I forget!)
My daughter has been with Corinne for over a year now, I can not fault the care she gives her! She really enjoys going 2 days a week and always comes home happy at the end of the day. she provides excellent care and is so welcoming! we will be very sad to leave after Christmas due to a house move.. Corinne made the transition of leaving my first born and going back to work much more bearable. Over the last year Corinne has provided a safe loving enviormnt for our little girl and couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you for everything you have done for us, our little madem and us will miss you!
Danielle's place is set up like a mini nursery but my daughter has never had a meltdown when I've left her there. She happily goes in and plays like she owns the place. She started going there from 7 months and settled in well - Danielle was as good at holding my hand as well as hers when that was happening. Danielle has made her feel secure and cared for in exactly the way I would do myself. She keeps me informed through the day how she's doing with photos and messages. I also get a breakdown of what she's done with her, eaten etc. My daughter does plenty of activities with her and gets to play with other children, especially Danielle's own, who she has come to adore (as well as the cat).
Latest Ofsted reports (2018) should be reviewed, pretty damning for both units. Not fit for purpose, with a complete lack of accountability/responsibility by the owner. Avoid Bright Swans Day Nursery.
Expensive, even with free care scheme. Suggest this needs an dependent audit to clarify
Not cleaned regularly.
Communication from management team is inadequate.
Oakwood North London
Our little one has been with Lauren for almost two years. It’s now time for him to move on to the next stage. Lauren has done a wonderful job as his childminder and we couldn’t recommend her more highly. Lauren is caring, enthusiastic, and reliable. She is professional but flexible and understanding of our needs. She communicates well with us and we have a clear idea of the children’s activities and meals every day. Our little one will miss her a lot but our children have become good friends.
Rhea currently works for us two days per week looking after our two children who are 4 and 2. The kids warmed to her instantly and she has been a wonderful nanny for them. She comes up with great craft activities, takes them to activities such as toddler gym and the Transport Museum and makes a real effort with cooking/preparing home made snacks. She is very kind and caring and we are really grateful to have found her!
I was adamant at first leaving my child with a childminder. But Lucy was so friendly, accommodating and reassured us that my Lillian will be perfectly fine. And she was right. Lillian loves going to Lucy's and she has learned a lot from using a spoon, counting and making animal sounds. It's so cute. Lillian is always happy when I pick her up and comfortably playing as sometimes I wait until she notices me so I have a bit of time to observe how she is at Lucy's. I highly recommed her. Plus, I love the daily report letters, take home cupcakes and pictures :)
Julia has looked after my 2 children for the last 2 years and is amazing with them both. They always come home and tell me about all the amazing things they have done. I could not wish for a better person to look after my children whilst me and my partner are at work as I know they are well looked after.
I've known Katie for around 14 years - she has always been kind and caring.
Since having a child of my own, my partner and I have utilised Katie's babysitting / nannying services on an ad-hoc basis to look after our son Oscar. On one occasion Katie came out at short notice as I had to attend hospital which I am extremely grateful for; this reduced the stress on myself, my partner and Oscar.
There have also been other occasions where we have both booked Katie in advance and at short notice - the flexibility and trust are the two main reasons we use Katie's services, not to mention the cost effectiveness against commercial services.
I cannot rate Katie's services enough - I have never had any issues and she always goes above and beyond the basic requirements.
My sons have been going to Ewa for about 4 months and all I can say is she is amazing!!
We had to change previously rather quickly as my son wasn’t settled where he was but going to Ewa bought back our lovely happy smiley boy!
She does so much with him everyday he’s painting, going to the library or the park,
We adore Ewa and would highly recommend her.
My 3 year old son has been going to Jodi’s for 2 years now he has come on so much he loves going and has so much to tell me when I pick him up , I would recommend Jodi to anyone she loves and cares for the children in her care like they were her own , and her 2 daughters and son also love the kids and my son loves them all ,
We are so lucky to have Claudia, Bell and Cynthia to look after our baby girl. My child is attending Claudia's place since Sept 2017. We couldn't be happier with her development since then. She has a good daily routine, she has fun at Zoo, Farm or Park. A very good and healthy fresh cooked lunch and snak.
She feels secure in Claudia's home and she can't stop talking after we pick her up about what she did in that day, how she been in the park and had a picnick or how she been at the Farm or playgroup.
I choose Claudia because I believe that my daughter needs security, excelent care and nurture.
My daughter is just blooming. I know, big words, true words about a place where my baby is happy to go and I can be at pace with myself.
Thank you Sparkly!
I can’t thank Becky enough for providing our young daughter with a happy and stimulated first year. I’m sure it will be impossible to find another childminder that will be half as caring or energetic. I’m confident our daughter has had the best possible start in life under Beckys care and we are sad to say goodbye.
Estelle has been looking after our now 26 month old one day a week for the past year. He loves going there and runs into her house in the morning without even looking back.
He eats and sleeps very well with her and I think that being with other children has been great for his socializing (while being in a nurturing home environment, which seems the best of all worlds for us rather than nursery yet). I love getting video updates throughout the day as to what he's up to.
I'm very happy he's getting exposure to French and although English is our main language at home, he's coped with it fine (I had wondered if one day a week would be enough but it seems to be).
We're definitely hoping our second will also go to Estelle's!
I have had Rosie as a Nanny for my 5 year old and I cannot fault her in the way she carried out her responsibilities She is punctual and reliable and thoughtful. My son absolutely loved being with Rosie and she was able to connect with him very comfortably right from day 1. She has a good attitude and can find her way to solve the challenges that come along when starting with a new family. I wish I could continue working with her. However if ever my circumstances change I would hire her any day .
Pinar is a caring and excellent childminder. Pinar has been looking after both of my sons, elder one since since 2015 and the little one since 2017. She is extremely devoted to the children in her care and takes care of them like her own. They always do a lot of activities throughout the day , she always follows their stage of development and do the activities accordingly. At the end of everyday we get a message showing what they ate throughout the day etc.. Pinar provides delicious homemade lunch, snacks and dinner. I have the price of mind that my kids are eating healthy with Pinar as this is very important to us as a family, no junk food. Pinar has two lovely and very well behaved children, it is a pleasure to see them around my kids, they get along really well and they are very caring and playful with small kids. I can highly recommend Pinar as my kids truly adore her, they run in in the mornings so happy.
Claire has been looking after my little girl for the last year, and does a fantastic job. We were looking for a home-from-home approach and were very apprehensive about leaving our daughter in childcare. We had met so many childminders before we met Claire, and none of them gave me the confidence I needed that our little one would be in safe hands.
Claire is always cheerful and calm, no matter what the day throws at her, and I have absolute 100% confidence that she's looking after my daughter with all the care and love that I would. Our daughter can be very shy and finds new situations a struggle, but she settled with Claire very quickly. Being with Claire has given her the confidence to explore and make friends, and she's come on in leaps and bounds since she's been in Claire's hands. I would recommend Claire to absolutely anyone looking for childcare. I honestly can't say enough good things about her!