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.
Gail has looked after both my boys for almost 4 years since my youngest was 9 months old. I have never had any doubts about Gail's ability to look after the children as well as I can. She is reliable, trustworthy, fun and an amazing help with our hectic family life.
The boys adore her. She has helped my youngest with everything from potty training through to phonics, preparing him for his next adventure starting school. Everyday they have so much fun with her.
Gail is also very calm in situations and while fun is obviously an important part, I also appreciate that she can be stricter with the children when needed (such as meal times!).
Gail has also helped out on overnight stays, weekends and later evenings through the week to accommodate our work commitments.
We will be sad to see Gail leave but I know her next family will be in the safest hands.
Written reference also available on request.
London Borough of Enfield
Melody did a fantastic job of night nannying my 6 week old premature twins.
Her long experience of working with babies showed immediately in the confidence with which she took hold of both babies. The love she has for tiny new people also shined through. I think babies pick up on the mood of whoever is holding them, and my little ones seemed to know they were in good hands with Melody. We do on demand breastfeeding and usually bed share. Melody was able to keep the babies calm and happy in another room, bringing them to me for just feeds. This allowed me to get long solid blocks of sleep in between. She did all the settling, burping and nappy changes. Best sleep for ages, really made me feel human again.
Melody is also incredibly hygenic, she wears a mask and gloves when out and about and is very careful, doing handwashing etc.
I thoroughly recommend Melody as a nanny or night nanny. Thanks Melody!
Svetlana has been tutoring our 10 year old son, who has been struggling with maths, for about 3 to 4 months. We are delighted with the progress that he has made. Svetlana is a very patient and kind teacher and has greatly helped with his confidence and understanding of maths.
My daughter has been with Amanda since she was 10 months and is now nearly 2 and a half, she loves it and always full of excitement when I pick her up. My work means the amount of care my daughters needs over the year can change and I was concerned about finding a childcare provider that could accommodate that, but Amanda has been incredible. I’m now pregnant with my second child and I will most definitely be sending them to Amanda, it’s a relief to know you have a childcare provider you trust to take care of your child and provide them with a fun and educational day.
Eliana recently moved to Brighton following travels to NZ. She is a qualified counsellor and has tonnes of experience with children and young people.
We recently met Eliana for coffee and she then had a day with our son. It was a wonderful time and our son (aged 4) loved the time he spent with her. They went for a walk, he rode his scooter, they did zumba, made pancakes and sat together to eat. That was all in a short morning session. We were very impressed and can't wait for Eliana to spend time with him again!
Leigh On Sea
I have used Donna for nearly a year now and she has been amazing, my daughter settled very well with Donna and has learnt so much from her and all the activities she has done. Donna is very informative and always happy to help and be flexible.
I couldn’t thank Donna enough she is the best!
by Hannah r
London Borough of Ealing
Since my 2.5 y.o started with Nawal 3 months back she's been coming home confident and beaming with happiness. Nawal is such a genuinely caring educator, and always plans stimulating activities for my little one. It's clear she has a wealth of experience in early years education and has a great relationship with her kids and parents. Her setting really is a home away from home and my mind is at peace knowing my daughter will be well looked after.
When we met Jackie we fell in love with her straight away, our little one loved her too. Unfortunately for us, Jackie was snapped up before we had the chance to offer her the job.
However, her job was starting a few weeks later and we needed help quickly so Jackie came to our rescue. Straight away our little one took to her and they had great fun together, I felt so lucky as starting back at work and knowing our little one would be in the best care and all her needs were catered for. Even in such a short time, our little one has developed massively and seeing the big smile on her face when Jackie comes round is so reassuring. Not only does Jackie take such good care of our little one, she has done lots of little things around the house to make our lives a lot easier - thank you Jackie, we will miss you!
I have known Mo for nearly a decade and she is the obvious choice whenever we need a babysitter for our 18 month old son. Mo is professional, reliable and friendly and my son loves spending time with her. She's great fun and I have complete faith in her judgement and abilities. Even during our first evening out when our son was a few months old, Mo put us completely at ease. She also has the advantage of living in a practically perfect countryside location, yet within easy reach of Sevenoaks.
Thanks Mo for all your help so far. Don't get too busy!
Caitlin has been looking after our daughter Dot occasionally for evenings out and occasional emergency day-time cover for over two years (Dot's now three and a half). Now we have Arthur (1) she manages them both brilliantly. She's completely reliable, incredibly calm, sensible and lovely with the kids; they look forward to her coming over. I don't know what we'd do without her!
Lisa looked at our 10 month old daughter Hajar who is now almost 6 years old!!
It's late to put a review but I am looking at other childminder in West Bromwich now, so thought I will look up Lisa and leave a review.
Better late than never.
Lisa is a great childminder. She was very accommodating and great at putting a learning experience for her.
We miss her setting.
I moved house and changed job. I would have loved to have Lisa near us again :)
by Zahra A
Adia looked after my 1 1/2 year old girl taking her to nursery in the mornings and picking her up from nursery too. She is very flexible with all requests as sometimes they would be not the conventional with the nature of my work being unpredictable. My daughter adores Adia and on day 2 when she arrived at the house my daughter stretched out her arms to Adia to be picked up by her, which instantly made me feel amazing as a mother to know my daughter was in good care and clearly couldn't wait to go with her..I saw it for myself!
Adia is a real mum and so compassionate that it just comes natural and easy to her. I also Know I can count on Adia if something comes up and I need emergency care, which with my job I sometimes do.
by Mrs Sven
Indie started going to Lisa when I went back to work in August 2019, Indie was 12 months at the time. Right from the initial meeting Indie took to Lisa straight away and loved all the interactions she had with various different children at different ages. Indie attends child care twice a week and absolutely loves her time there - learning and developing new skills all the time. The daily updates via the diary and also the Facebook are fantastic and it’s lovely to see indie develop some wonderful friendships with older and younger children also. She has become such a well rounded and confident little girl who loves to explore and try everything out.
I’d highly recommend Lisa to anyone wanting a
Child minder. The only reason we are leaving Lisa’s care is I’m having another baby but hopefully as soon as I’m ready to go back to work - we will be able to return to Lisa’s wonderful care with both children.
City of Westminster
I employed Sehem to look after my 1 year old toddler for 2 months while I was temporarily in London for work. She has been a wonderful nanny: profesional, child-focused and hard-working. She has prepared nutritious meals for my son, found various classes/groups/soft-play places for his stimulation and entertainment as well as proactively focusing on his development.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. Very happy to speak to any prospective employers.
Jane has been amazing with my little girl. She helped her settle into childcare for the first time really well and my little one loves her time at Jane’s as she gets to enjoy lots of new experiences. Jane is brilliant with adapting to every child’s needs, ensuring they get the best out of every day with her. I honestly couldn’t recommend Jean enough to anyone looking for a well experienced and fair childminder in the area!
Sandra has looked after our children for 6 months (her departure is due to a change in our work circumstances). She instantly bonded with our two children and they think the world of her. Sandra has taken great care of them during her time with us, has taken them to socialise with other children to a range of playgroups, she is punctual in the mornings and for the school drop-off/pickup - in short we’ll be sad to see her go.
We first met Sharon in 2013 when we were looking for childcare for our son. It was lovely that we were all able to meet with her and her family (my son really took to Sharons son Harley) on a number of occasions prior to me going back to work. Thankfully he settled in brilliantly which made going back to work that little bit easier. We received a daily diary so we could see what he had eaten and what activities he had taken part in.
In 2016 we had a daughter and again she was able to have some settling in visits with her. She’s completely different to our son and took a little longer to settle in but Sharon was great and really made her feel at ease in her home.
Sharon takes them to tots groups where they are able to interact with a larger number of children, they also go on day trips to country parks etc in the holidays.
Both my children are very happy at Sharons and it really is a home from home for them. Thank you Sharon 😊
Richard looked after our toddler son, after we urgently needed childcare help, as neither my wife not I could stay at home during the day for almost half a year. Richard did a lot while he stayed with our son, as he would change and clean him up in the morning (our son normally got up after Richard arrived in the flat), he'd finish preparing his breakfast and lunch meals and was very effective at having our son finish those meals. Needless to say, he also had to deal with soiled nappies, and after lunch, he took him to the nursery. Richard delighted our son with songs he played and sang, but he also taught him things we hadn't even asked, e.g. how to put on his shoes and how to climb down the stairs. All in all, Richard's help was exactly what we needed!
Jackie has been looking after our daughter for a few weeks now. I can echo other reviews and without a doubt say we are very lucky to have her. From the initial communication, to getting to know my daughter and us, Jackie has been wonderful. Our daughter loves her and looks forward to seeing her. It is lovely that Jackie keeps us updated with pictures and texts.
With a child who may need an epipen, we found her level of professionalism and attention to detail very reassuring. She has helped us out with additional hours during an emergency as well. I trust Jackie and would like to thank her for going above and beyond