Ellaine's Reviews

Childminder

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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 13 reviews)

Rosalie stayed with Ellaine from 10months until 17months, I couldn’t have wished for a better childminder . She is always very calm and nurturing , she would give advice if I had questions. Food was always a success . In these weird times where we stayed
confined for months, without close family around , it felt that we had give Rosalie a sense of community by staying with Ellaine and we are forever grateful. Our only regret was to leave her as we moved to France . Merci & you’re always welcome here !

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by Avatar for Melanie Melanie about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 06/01/2022

Ellaine looked after our son for just over a year from 3 until 4 years old. Her home is like a family home - because her grandchildren are often there, that makes it feel like a family setting. Ellaine is very caring but also has really clear boundaries, a good combination in my opinion. She understood our son’s needs and personality very quickly and he settled very quickly. It’s also great that she has outdoor space for the kids to play in. And our son quickly developed friendships with the other children.
My son still asks to go to Ellaine’s for visits, which is as good a recommendation as any!

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by Avatar for Jane Jane about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 12/11/2021

The childcare provided by Ellaine is second to none, our little boy has been going to her home for 3 or 4 days a week since he was 10 months old. He is now a boisterous 18 month old who is thriving in the loving and caring environment provided by Ellaine. It is a real home away from home and he is so very very happy there. The activities, the home cooked meal, the great communication, and knowing just how well looked after he is made my transition from maternity leave back to work so easy. Our son runs to her front door in the mornings and is greeted by all his little friends which he has made there. We couldn't recommend Ellaine and the incredible service she provides highly enough. We can't believe how lucky we were to find her and will be using her for any futures babies we might have! A proper surrogate grandmother who is now party of our family as we feel part of hers!

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by Avatar for Isobel W Isobel W about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 28/01/2020

Ellaine has been an incredible influence of love and stability for the development of our son. He’s 2yrs 5months and has been going to Ellaine’s nearly full time since he was 19months. To entrust this responsibility to someone is huge. Ellaine really does love the kids and keeps them in line. She gets new toys for the kids and comes up with activities for them. Finally, the backyard has a slide with a paddling pool at the bottom when it’s hot in summer - [my son has just informed me when I asked what he likes at Ellaine’s]

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by Avatar for cab_pete cab_pete about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 28/01/2020

Our 3 year old daughter has been with Ellaine for almost a year, and it has been such a great time for us all. Ellaine has been like a grandmother to her, and we have been so happy leaving her in Ellaine's care. Ellaine looks after the children at her family home, and they are all treated like members of the family. She is extremely caring and loving to the kids, who all adore her. She often takes them on trips to playgroups, farms, and the local museum. They are also always doing fun activities like making their own pizzas or crafting and painting. Ellaine's home is full of toys and she has a lovely garden, in the nicer weather the kids get to play in her paddling pool. She is also really helpful, she even took my daughter to get her haircut recently as I couldn't get to a hairdressers. My daughter loves going to Ellaine's and we will be so sad when we have to change childcare provider when we move house in a month or so. We recommend her highly! Thank you Ellaine for looking after our daughter so well, we are all going to miss you!

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by Avatar for Claire Claire about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 02/05/2018

Ellaine has looked after our little boy since he was 9 months old (he's almost two now) and we couldn't be happier to have her as our childminder. She provides a home from home environment, her house is always clean, tidy and welcoming, with a lovely family atmosphere. There is a fantastic garden out the back that is specially kitted our for the children and I sometimes have to drag our boy out of the garden at the end of the day as he has so much fun there. Ellaine takes them out most days to playgroups, Victoria park, the Museum of Childhood and to the Library. I always feel confident leaving my son in the mornings as I know that he will be cared for in a loving and supportive environment which is evident by the happy boy that I return to at the end of the day. She also offers overnight care which is fantastic for us having limited family in the city and knowing that he is in a familiar environment and with someone that he trusts. We really feel that our son has thrived in her care and we couldn't recommend her enough.

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by Avatar for MiriamN MiriamN about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 30/04/2018

Our daughter has been with Ellaine for 2 years since she was 1.5 yrs. We have been delighted with her care. Ellaine provides a loving and fun family environment for the children and always plans great activities and trips out. In the Summer her garden is great and Emi has spent many happy days playing outside. Ellaine is flexible and makes being a working mum super easy, I don't have to worry about anything when Emi is in her care and she is a great communicator. We would highly recommend Ellaine!

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by Avatar for gemskiad gemskiad about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 11/05/2017


Response by Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 11/05/2017:

Thank you very much x

Ellaine looked after our daughter from the age of 10 months to 3 years when we moved out of the area, and still provides occasional childcare for us. She is highly experienced, warm, perceptive and calm. She provides a great environment for the children she cares for - caring and nurturing, with plenty of activities, a family atmosphere and a spotless home. Ellaine is a good communicator and is flexible and helpful to us as parents. She supported us with our daughter's development such as with things like potty training, and managed some allergies without any fuss. We would highly recommend her.

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by Avatar for AMHood AMHood about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 10/05/2017


Response by Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 10/05/2017:

Thank you so much Alice x

Our daughter loves Ellaine. The family environment Ellaine creates is just what we want for her. Ellaine takes her out every day, to the park, library, museum, play groups, etc. Ellaine is very experienced with children having had 4 of her own, plus grandchildren. Ellaine daily records everything the child does including meals in a book for the parents to take home. It's lovely reading that at the end of the day. We couldn't recommend Ellaine more highly.

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by Avatar for Ellen Ellen about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 08/03/2017


Response by Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 13/03/2017:

Thank you so much for your positive review

Ellaine is an Outstanding childminder. I was fortunate enough to get a place for my daughter at her thriving home run business since she is very popular!

A typical day involves lots of positive interaction and stimulation in a safe home from home environment, trips out to local amenities and fun fancy dress-up days at home.

Children in Ellaine’s care are well tended to and any issues are clearly communicated. Although given Ellaine’s wealth of experience with children means that there is little cause for drama.

Leaving my daughter in the safe and caring hands of Ellaine gives her dad and me the reassurance we need to get on with work and other things.

I would highly recommend Ellaine and the services she offers.

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by Avatar for Rebecca Rebecca about Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 06/03/2017


Response by Avatar for Ellaine Ellaine on 13/03/2017:

Thank you so much x

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