"Perfect childminder, couldn't ask for more"

5 stars review of SHoss - Childminder in Edinburgh South Queensferry

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Edinburgh South Queensferry

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5 stars Reviewed

Perfect childminder, couldn't ask for more

Our son was in Shona's care, twice a week from the age of 2 to 3. As we had been in lockdown for the last 6 months and our son was not used to being around strangers, we were nervous because he is naturally a little shy and timid. It immediately became apparent that we had nothing to worry about. He settled with Shona very quickly and formed a very strong bond with both her and her husband Don.

Every week, we knew that our son was going to a place where he was happy, extremely well cared for, and where his individual needs would be met. Shona goes the extra mile with everything and is always interested in understanding what will help each individual child blossom and develop. We very quickly saw how much good it did our son to be in her care. His confidence grew, as did his vocabulary, he talked about Shona and Don when he was home, and always looked forward to going to see them. Whenever we left our son with Shona we had absolute certainty that he was in safe hands and that all his needs would be taken care of. He would come home chatting about all the wonderful things he had done that day, from fun walks, to day trips, playing in the park, art projects at home, and a very varied collection of toys for him to play with along with the other children. Shona also worked on lots of aspects of learning with him, practicing shapes, colours and songs and stories. He would come out with things at home and we frequently found ourselves saying, "He must have learnt that at Shona's".

When our son left to go to nursery it was with a heavy heart, but it was very clear to us that Shona's care had been the perfect way to prepare him for nursery. We are certain that his year with her has contributed in large part to him being such a happy and well adjusted little boy and we will forever be grateful to her and Don for everything they did.
We cannot recommend Shona and Don highly enough, any parent would be lucky to have them looking after their child.

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

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Response from SHoss

Thank you Jennifer for your lovely review, it was a pleasure looking after Your little boy he got on so well with the other children in my care, a friendly caring polite little boy. We all miss him dearly. I’m sure he has fitted into nursery well and making new friends.
Wishing all the family best wishes.