"Fantastic home from home for my daughter"
review of Simona V - Childminder in London Borough Of Barnet
Fantastic home from home for my daughter
Simona has been a godsend for our little family, when I needed childcare during the pandemic. As an educational psychologist I visit a lot of settings, and I’m quite selective about my own childcare! From her very first message, Simona replied reliably and answered all my questions fully. I was surprised by how easily my daughter settled in, and she is always happy that it’s a Simona Day. Simona sends photos throughout the day, and I love being able to picture what my daughter is up to. Simona’s professionalism has meant that I feel able to raise any concerns I have, confident that we will still have a good relationship.
Simona has boundless energy for setting up engaging activities, and although she is a qualified teacher, she makes sure that everything is play-based, which is important to me. My daughter spends hours each day playing independently, as well as joining in with singing, stories and structured craft activities.
Simona and her family are incredibly kind. Her girls come to the door in the morning, eager to see my daughter, and my daughter especially loves her big girl, who plays beautifully with the little ones. Simona’s kindness extends to the whole family, like providing lunch for my daughter the week of our house move, and posting a card from my daughter to her granny for Mother’s Day. Simona has been very flexible to our family’s needs, and is supportive of my summer-born daughter starting Reception at five.
I have especially appreciated Simona’s calm approach to the pandemic. The children are well informed about the virus and take all sensible precautions but their day to day lives are filled with play and normality. Simona holds a party for each child’s birthday and celebrates every occasion and event, which has filled the huge gap left by restrictions and cancellations in the wider world.
I am so grateful for Simona’s skilled and kind care of my daughter, and I hope our families will be friends long after my daughter leaves to start school.