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Average Rating: (4.62 from 21 reviews)
Due to a change in circumstances I have had to take my Daughter out of childcare with Shabeena, but can while heartily say I will miss her amd ber family. She has been beyond helpful with her flexibility and understanding. My Daughter has came on by leaps and bounds which me and my partner account to spending time at Little Seedlings. Our daughter was there for over a year and loved every day. We never had any concerns or worries as Shabeena and her family made me, my partner and daughter all feel like we were part of her family. I cannot reccomend Little Seedlings enough as you wont find another household so full of caring and loving energy. Keep up the good work and I hope to be back with my daughter, sooner rather than later.
my kids was going to.shabbena for some time she was amazing with them my 2 years old son feel comfortable with her😊 and my daughter she luved shabeena and her daughter sarah so much now due to sudden circumstance i need to find some1 els😢 which m finding soon hard to trust and leaving my 2 precious kids even did try some childmimder but my kids not settling i hope i find some one as nice as shabeena so thank u so much baji shabeena ,bhai Hussain and sister Sarah thank you being so nice i hope circumstance change and we get chance to see uz again thank you for every little helps stay bless 😇xxxx
I have to wholeheartedly agree with the previous review and am sorry someone else had to experience what we did with this childminder. I'm writing this review to hopefully prevent any more parents and children from going through the stress, worry and guilt that we have from making the mistake of placing our son with this dishonest and unscrupulous childminder.
Everything seemed great for 9 months and then she suddenly turned on us due to having taken on too many other children.
She made up things about my son and his behaviour for the last 2 weeks he was there. I was really shocked and upset by this, we also got hardly any notice but at that point just wanted our son out of there.
To make things worse this childminder then decided to put in a false complaint in to social services! After this I put in a complaint to the care inspectorate which has been upheld, details will be on their site soon.
Response by Littlese on 18/07/2018:
It is very unexpected to be reading a review from this person after such a long time...
As this is my business I chose not to put up with parental ignorance as the parents ignored me (including storming out of my house and slamming the door) when I raised concerns of their childs unusual behavior.
I am a child minder not a miracle worker as some people seem to expect.
I thought Shabeena and her family were just wonderful... until an unexpected visit from the care inspectorate due to a complaint submitted by a parent prompted them to admit they have hugely over-filled their places and were operating well over allowed capacity of 6 kids.
My beautiful, smiling and loving 11 month old son who had been with Little Seedlings for 6 months and had grown to love the family as if it were his own was unceremoniously shown the door that very evening. The family made up a lie about ‘not being able to have babies’, which they said the care inspectorate had told them as they were being investigated. However, it came to light that they were continuing care of a 7 month old baby who only took the place months after our son.
We are in shock at the negligence and malpractice of Little Seedlings and, as two full-time working parents with no immediate family close, we had a crisis in trying to find good child care on no notice for our little boy, who is the real victim of this fiasco.
Response by Littlese on 18/07/2018:
Your opinion is respected, I did nothing but take care of your child, you and your husband would stay in my home hours on end, eating our food and enjoying my surroundings. After one incident that was resolved with your help and approval you seem to have forgot all of the other advantages you took from me and my business. The lifts we gave you home and the food we cooked you, the times you stayed in my home after hours waiting for your husband when I could have been spending time with my own family. Do not forget these things when writing something so Maliciously.
Yes this is a business, it is my living I earn, there was never any fault in the way your child was taken care of, yet you call me a liar.
It can be a daunting and worrying task to find the right childcare when the time comes. We were so happy to find Shabeena as she made that task very easy for us. We researched a few childminders in our area but Little Seedlings was the one we visited first (even though there were closer options) and we were sold! It's really hard handing over the care of your baby to someone who is essentially a complete stranger. However we got such a great feeling from Shabeena and family and could tell straight away that our son would be well cared for under her roof. Shabeena is kind, friendly, loving, attentive and overall she cares, that was so important to us, it's not just a job to them, they love spending time with children and our son has benefited. It didn't take long for Max to settle in, we would have known straight away if it wasn't going to work and thanks to Little Seedlings we didn't have to worry. We would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a childminder to consider Little Seedlings.
Children are your most treasured possession and it’s hard to imagine who can possibly love or care for them as much as you.
Before finding Shabeena, I was very nervous about giving my then six-month-old into the care of anyone but his parents. However, after just one visit to Shabeena’s home, I was confident that I found ‘the one’.
Shabeena is more than a child ‘minder’. She is a true child ‘carer’. She is so nurturing and attentive with the children under her watch and she treats them as individuals.
My little boy has come long strides ahead since attending Little Seedlings as he sleeps better, finally takes the bottle and can entertain himself for periods of time, and so much of this is down to Shabeena’s hard work.
In Shabeena, I found so much more than a child minder. She is a fantastic carer because she is a fantastic person. I am very glad and grateful that I have found Little Seedlings as a home away from home for my son.
I feel lucky Emilia can go to little seedlings. They gave her all the good care I can think of. Balanced food. Attention in details, very responsive. Loveable and professional.
Using this website, I searched for a babysitter/ childminder in Glasgow as I was going there for a week long filming at BBC and decided to take my 1 year-old with me. I had many people messaging me but I decided to go with Shabeena (from Littleseedlings) as she gave me an option of offering me a babysitting option where my daughter, Iris-Mia will be at the studio with me or childminder option where Iris-Mia comes to their house. As I wasn't able to visit the house until the day before I started filming, I was glad to have this option. However, when I went to have a look at the house, I was more than happy and pleased to see the set up they had and all the assistants Shabeena had. Shabeena was able to do pick ups and drops off from the hotel every day which was very helpful as I had very long days of filming and I was very grateful how flexible they were. Iris-Mia was very happy and enjoyed her time thoroughly at Littleseedlings- they sent me videos every day which was nice as I was missing her very much- and if we were to go back to Glasgow again, we will definitely seek out their help.
I cannot recommend them highly enough!!!
We are very happy and pleased with Shabeena's / Little seedlings childcare for my children. Shabeena immediately bonded with my babies in a very natural way. I can trust her with my babies straight way . Her home is perfectly set up for kids with lots of age specific toys and games . Her daughter Sara is very friendly and really enjoy having young babies and kids around . Shabeena also employs an assistant to give one to one care to every children under there care . And Jazz has an excellent bonding with all of them, he is so friendly and his meals are so yammy our kids look forward to it when they r there . I would certainly recommend Shabeena / Little seedings to any parent who is looking for a assured, quality , caring and personal childminding services. Fantastic, warm and kind people, would recommend them to anyone.
My daughters have been attending Little Seedlings for a while now and settled in immidiately due to how welcoming and experienced Shabeena and her assistants are. I had at first been worried that the children would find it hard to settle in, as this was their first chilminding experience and they have always stayed just with me as a single mother; you can imagine this worry when starting a new job also, but ever since the first visit I've always found it trickier to get the girls to leave as they love it there so much! The children love the activities, many educational (all of them great fun!!) and they also feel safe and confident with Shabeena, who has a maternal yet friendly and open attitude. They get to go on trips with the other children, who they have been encouraged to form friendships with and really enjoy the varied age range of children who visit Little Seedlings. I find this whole experience has been a lot more than just what I had initially expected from childcare, but that it has actually nurtured my childrens social skills regarding diffferent age groups and also their creativity.
The environment Shabeena has created is one that is clean and colourful, fun and friendly, and overall I have had complete peace of mind while the children have been there as she is quite simply a wonderful caregiver and childminder, and this stretches to parents aswell as children. Shabeena sees the importance of parents being able to relax at work while their children are looked after and keeps great communication with parents and offers flexibility and support that is vital, especially to young or single parents. She has numerous cerificates and qualifications and all of these are clearly displayed on the wall, which also offers great peace of mind, and the childcare itself is very affordable also, especially considering just how many activities, trips and the level of safety and care provided for the children.
Starting this new journey through life with Little Seedlings by our side, has been a wonderful and special experience and Shabeena really is one of a kind and a real blessing to have met in the world. I really enjoy the atmosphere when I pick and drop off my children here, and the children really can't get enough of the time they spend with Shabeena, her assistants and the other children. Thank You Little Seedlings!!
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