review of opal - Childminder in Southwark
I cannot speak more highly of Diane and her husband Kevin. The environment they have created in their home is warm and loving and full of fun, the inviting atmosphere immediately puts everyone at ease.
My daughter (who had previously struggled in larger environments) was happy from day one in Diane's home and I was relieved to receive lovely pictures and videos and updates throughout the day.
Diane cooks delicious nutritious meals and even prepares picnics which she takes to the local parks. Diane and Kevin somehow manage to create new fun, engaging and educational activities every day, my daughter regularly comes home with wonderful art that she's made. Diane regularly takes the children out to local parks and groups and she meets up with other local childminders so there is so much variety. It has been lovely to see our daughter meet lots of other children and make new friends of all ages.
Diane and Kevins outdoor space is amazing too, the perfect playground and also a place of beauty with vegetable patch, plants, flowers and a big lawn.
Diane and Kevin have a wealth of experience and are incredibly professional, caring and reassuring. They have been unbelievably flexible with us when we needed during tricky covid times. We couldn't feel luckier to have found her.
To feel that your child is in the best possible care means everything, we cannot recommend enough.