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Average Rating: (5 from 7 reviews)
Katherine has been childminding my daughter since she was 8 months old, she treats her just like one of her own and my daughter has settled straight in lovely. Katherine is very professional and keeps me up to date with everything that my daughter has been doing with her, she has helped introduce more solid food to my daughter and had encouraged her to try things that even I wouldn't be able to! Would highly recommend!
Katherine was my daughters childminder for 2 years. My daughter (Kali) loved going to Katherine's and both my husband and I were very happy that she was there. I originally planned for my daughter to go to aftercare club, we couldn't get her in and I am so glad as it absolutely worked out for the best.
Katherine always had engaging activities organised such as arts and crafts. Kali was always bursting to tell us what she did when she got home. In better weather Katherine would take the kids to the park after school where they could run around. In the holidays, they went swimming or further afield to different parks. Kali was always well fed with good, wholesome, homemade food.
Katherine is not only conscious and intuitive to a child's needs but also appreciates and understands parents. Occasionally, out of the blue throughout the day, I would receive lovely pictures of Kali enjoying her time which I felt was really special.
I always found Katherine to be flexible and accommodating. Kali was always dropped off and picked up on time from school.
It’s a difficult decision when you have to go back to work and entrust the care of your child with someone else, however, in giving a person like Katherine that responsibility it eases the transition knowing your child is in a safe, secure and environment that they will really enjoy.
I cannot recommend Katherine highly enough to any parents who are looking to place their child/ren in her care.
Katherine came to us via the recommendation of a colleague, and I thank my lucky stars every day for that conversation. She is softly-spoken, kind, gentle, creative, funny, and wise, and my baby daughter took to her with instant and obvious delight. Katherine is very experienced with children of all ages and has huge knowledge about how little people function and develop. She is genuinely interested in the steps of progress made by each individual child in her care, and works hard to achieve a good balance between stimulation, creativity, and quiet time/rest in her childcare practice.
I feel totally calm leaving my baby with Katherine, either at our place or at hers, because she cares for those in her charge with enormous patience and kindness. I am happy to recommend her very highly to other parents looking for a flexible, caring, knowledgeable childminder.
We have been lucky enough to have Kathrine as our childminder for the last 6 months and we are devastated that she is moving. If you live near her new address and need child care i don't think you will find better.
I knew i was leaving my son in kind, caring hands every morning and was always greeted with warm reception.
Kathrine is very attentive, she keeps you posted on any developments with your child and regularly sends us photos. This brings us peace of mind as well as a smile.
With her teaching background she will provide wide range of experiences and nurture the progression and education of your little one.
Katherine is a truly brilliant childminder. She looked after my 2- and 5-year-old daughters for around a year, and when we moved cities I wished I could have taken her with me.
My little one would spend all day with Katherine and her own daughter, who was also two at the time, and they'd visit play groups or the park together. Rainy days were never wasted; my daughter would often bring home cards or crafts they'd made together. My daughter was always happy to go to Katherine in the mornings, and was always tired but cheery when I collected her after work.
Katherine would collect my eldest from school and they'd all have dinner together. My eldest would talk about the books they'd read together after eating, and often also had a drawing or two to show me.
Katherine always took care to communicate what my daughters had been doing during the day. She kept a diary of the food they ate (which was always healthy), whether they'd been tired, whether they'd been happy or upset, or felt ill. She also took photos for me of their day trips and play time. I found this incredibly reassuring, and I loved reading about their day and seeing they'd been happy.
It's difficult to leave your children with someone else while you go to work, but with Katherine I knew they were happy, busy and safe, and we were lucky to have had her as our childminder.
Katherine looked after our Son when he was 5 months until he was 9/10months. Although we only needed childcare for a short time our Son quickly became incredibly close to Katherine and we're still in touch today. Katherine's wealth of experience means that every child whatever age is thoroughly engaged and stimulated with a wide range of activities.
What I loved about Katherine was how well she uses her local resources, she's near parks, toddler groups, music groups. Katherine's house is completely safe for a baby, something very important to us, with gates, mats, cupboard locks etc. She is very well equipped to do her job and above all that she is extremely caring and loving. When ccollecting our Son it was clear that all children in her care really love her company and felt secure. Our Son would be sent home with pictures he had painted, hand prints and messy play. Katherine is fabulous and we can recommend her highly enough!!
Met Katherine recently and found her warm, experienced and a natural with my daughter. Was gutted though that it didn't work out due to timings. But would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!
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