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5 stars

5 star outstanding childcare


Our son has been attending Sandra’s childcare provision for 4.5 years since he was 14 months old. From my very first enquiry by phone, Sandra made us feel very welcome providing a detailed overview of her set up, toys, administration and pricing structure.
Her procedures for health and safety and contracts are all very thorough and reassured us that our son would be in a spotless, well organised and safe environment. Sandra is a very experienced childminder who is familiar with helping children settle in and offered several settling in sessions before our son started full time. She was keen to know his interests, his character and toy preferences to ensure he was happy and comfortable. She has an excellent selection of educational and fun toys, dressing up costumes and her assistant Becky takes the lead on craft and cookery sessions. The artwork displays and craft take-homes are exceptional.
An excellent variety of food is offered including breakfast, a healthy, home cooked lunch (roast chicken, pasta dishes, vegetarian meals, sausages and mash, stews etc) as well as fruit salad every day plus a healthy tea of humous, pitta breads, wraps etc. We often get remarks on our son’s excellent table manners which is credit to Sandra not us! Over the years, Sandra has helped advise us on the correct timing for potty training, thoughtfully settling in our son into the school nursery and reception class, all of which have been successful transitions thanks to her wisdom and support. She provides a great set up with flexibility on drop off and pick up times with an understanding that sometimes parents get stuck in traffic, on trains. Sandra’s assistant drops our son off daily at school with Sandra collecting him at home time and provide wrap around . She is reliable, punctual and ensures that any school messages are accurately relayed to us. On the rare occasion that our son has fallen ill, she has handled the situation calmly and professionally to get in contact with us.
We do not have grandparents or family close by so have been fully reliant on Sandra and Becky from day one. We consider them to be part of our family and are so pleased and proud that they took us on! Our son has tremendous fun in a beautiful, caring home from home setting where he has firm friendships with children from a range of age groups. Sandra even hosts an annual Christmas party, all on her own time which our son counts down to each year!
Upon starting at the local school, Sandra handed over the massive book full of our son’s developmental milestones and photographs which has been carefully collated over the course of his pre-school time at her’s.
We couldn’t recommend Sandra’s childcare provision highly enough in fact both family and friend’s children have joined following our glowing reviews and recommendation.
Value for money, friendly, safe and we are pleased to say a key part of our son’s upbringing.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication