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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 8 reviews)

Our 7 year old daughter joined Kelley's for after school care about a year and a half ago and is very happy there.

In the school year that she started, our daughter had been through a lot of change including moving to a new school, losing a close grandparent and then changing childminder after our previous one stopped working at very short notice, but Kelley was great at working with us to help with any of her anxiety.

The children all get on so well together and Kelley is brilliant at setting up activities that they can enjoy across a range of ages, especially the fab creative activities. The photos and updates we get from her are great and really give us an insight into the children's time there.

Our daughter is an only child and has often spent time with older kids among our family friends, but I definitely feel that being at Kelley's has given her a lovely experience of learning to play with younger children too.

Kelley is super reliable and has always been as flexible as possible around our requests to swap days from time to time if needed. The food is healthy, varied and has lots of child friendly options. I would absolutely recommend Kelley for after school care and hope we will be able to carry on using her until our daughter leaves primary school.

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by Avatar for emilyB emilyB about Avatar for KCS KCS on 08/11/2020

Kelley has been looking after my little man for almost 2 years, he settled in straight away and as enjoyed it ever since. Kelley as helped with his development, they do numerous activities indoor and out. I would highly recommend her.

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by Avatar for Kimberly Kimberly about Avatar for KCS KCS on 22/10/2020

I have had my 17 month old and my 5 year old with Kelley since February. Kelley is a wonderful childminder, she is attentive, fun, creative and a genuinely nice person. I feel complete ease with my children being with her. Kelley took my daughter at 8 months and helped with her separation anxiety and eating issues, Kelley also collects my son from school. My children will stay with her until it’s no longer needed.
Kelley genuinely seems to enjoy her job and the activities and crafts she does with the kids is amazing as well as keeping you updated daily as to what your child has done/eaten/slept. I feel lucky that we found Kelley when we did and couldn’t recommend her more.

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by Avatar for Shannon Shannon about Avatar for KCS KCS on 08/10/2020

Kelley has been a great help to us and our daughter. She is Kind, efficient and very flexible. My daughter joined Kelley when she was a years old and with Kelley’s help she has blossomed into a very confident little toddler. The progress is evident and has come along in leaps and bounds, this wouldn’t have been possible without Kelley. Thank you so much Kelley, lots of love Karina and Priyesh

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by Avatar for Karina8 Karina8 about Avatar for KCS KCS on 03/01/2020

I personally as a mum I found looking for somewhere to leave my child stressful and left me filled with anxiety for months. I was too stressed to message places luckily Kelley messaged me don't know where I would be now without her. Kelley has made the transition so easy for us parents and our toddler.

After messaging back and fourth about our needs and dates and everything in between we met at the childcare setting. First thoughts were how functional, homely, clean and fun the space was. The whole meeting I feel as though we hit things off I felt so much at ease after meeting Kelley. You can tell when you meet Kelley how much she cares about her line of work and how she loves the kids that she works with.

Kelley made our toddler feel so welcome and within a week she was so happy to be taken to Kelley's. She loves Kelley and trusts her which really sets you at ease. One thing people asked me a lot was I sad to be leaving her in someone's care and with Kelley the answer is no. Our child loves it she is emotionally more forfilled spending time with other children, learning and being creative messy fun we haden't even thought about yet. She is less bored doing our daily habits and it will be very important going into winter were venturing out will not be a daily occurrence.

Kelley has supported our toddler and our family though a stressful change and is such a important person to our toddler now. I highly recommend Kelley she has gone up and beyond for us and I'm sure she would for you too.

(Putting 5 for food as korra does not eat Kelley's food we pack lunches and snacks but I'm sure it is very good as she has shown us her certificates for nutrition)

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by Avatar for Rhiannon Rhiannon about Avatar for KCS KCS on 26/11/2018

My daughter started at Kelley's just after her 1st birthday, as I returned to work. From the start Kelley was great - reassuring all my fears at leaving my clingy baby with someone else. Following a couple of meetings we agreed a settling in timetable that I was happy with that would have us settled before I started work. And it worked! I was able to return to work without worry.

Four years later my daughter is now in year 1 at school. Kelley helped prepare her for first for nursery, during which Kelley was able to adapt her routines to continue looking after my daughter, and then for a change to school. Once we started school we had to say goodbye to Kelley as our school didn't fit with pre-existing school runs. But we still return to Kelley during school holidays, and at short notice snow days etc. My daughter steps back in as if she was never away.

My daughter settled into Kelley's easily, and, over the years has really felt part of the family there. She enjoys the activities there and looks forward to returning there in holidays. Kelley is great at keeping me updated, and also offering advice and support from her years of experience when I have needed it.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Kelley to anyone looking for childcare.

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by Avatar for Rebecca Rebecca about Avatar for KCS KCS on 10/09/2018

Kelley is an amazing childminder. When Mae first sent she was quite clingy to me but as soon as we met Kelley at hers she absolutely loved it there. Kelley worked with me to get Mae into a sleeping routine and out of my bed!! It worked wonders...

Mae really progressed during her time with Kelley and I was able to see what she gets up too in the app that Kelley uses which Included photos and detailed descriptions of what they got up to during the day ...

Mae always enjoyed herself would often go to the park and playgroups and other great activities.

I would highly recommend Kelley as a childminder :0)

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by Avatar for Danielle Danielle about Avatar for KCS KCS on 09/09/2018

Kelley has been looking after my little girl for 8 months now, since she was 9mths old and has been welcomed as part of the family.

When I first started looking for a childminder for my daughter, I meet with a few before I meet Kelley and I instantly knew she would be very happy & safe in Kelley's care. And I was right.....

Kelley is professional, very caring and a fantastic childminder. My little girl settled very quickly and is extremely happy. She always has a smile and gets very excited when we get to Kelley's home each morning and Kelley's children are just as excited to see her. Some days I wish I could stay and play instead of having to go to work.

I get a detailed diary entry for each day for daily activities, development, naps and meals and the occasional photo's along with drawings and cards.

Kelley takes my little girl to a number of Toddler groups each week and now that the sun is out, out door activities are part of the week.

Having said all of the above the best bit is that when I call to collect my little girl after her day at Kelley's she is always happy and excited to see me .....

I highly recommend anyone looking for a childminder to visit Kelley.

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by Avatar for Macymoo2 Macymoo2 about Avatar for KCS KCS on 23/05/2011

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