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Average Rating: (5 from 12 reviews)
It does not get better than this lady.
She has changed our lives.
Super reliable, professional, experienced and all round amazing childcare provider.
I’m a single mother and Dawn is my right hand woman.
Excellent communication on what the children did / ate / felt during the day. Great at balancing school chores and timetables.
My four year old has grown in independence and confidence with Dawn. He has a dairy allergy and she is 100% careful with that. I never have to worry.
A warm, energetic and beautiful soul, full of fun but with great discipline techniques every home can benefit from.
Five stars from us.
Dawn is an extremely experienced, skilled, professional and reliable nanny, who has been with us for just over a year, leaving because our daughter is now in school and our son has joined her school nursery. Dawn took care of our children from ages 3.5 - 5 and 1.5 - 3 respectively - at the start she was with them 3 days a week 10 hours a day, then when our daughter started nursery, she managed nursery/school drop off, taking charge of our 2-3 year old and then collecting our 4-5 year old for after-school play and tea time.
We have had a challenging year as a family and throughout Dawn has been the model of reliability, patience, warmth and rigorous attention to the children's needs and wellbeing. I cannot overstate the importance of having someone very experienced like Dawn who is completely trustworthy, unflappable and knows exactly what to do in any situation of risk, and who spots possible problems like early-stage illness immediately. She helped us keep on top of school/nursery communications and remembering important dates.
Dawn bonded really well with our children and responded to their interests and desires. She struck a great balance between 'treating' them and the firmness needed to keep them safe and help them learn about positive social behaviours and resolving problems, in a way that was aligned with and responsive to our values.
Dawn is very thoughtful, always remembered birthdays and important occasions. She contributed a warm, calm presence to our family, sensitive also to my needs and wellbeing as a parent.
We wish Dawn all the very best for her next adventures - we know she has a huge amount to offer her next lucky family - and are sure we will stay in touch.
Fiona, Mum of 2, Blackheath
I was lucky enough to have Dawn look after my little one from 9 months old for almost a year (although she looked after both of us really well)! Dawn is fun, kind, organised, punctual and has so much love for my little girl. I felt totally happy leaving my daughter with Dawn when I went back to work.
I would highly recommend Dawn for any family. We are certainly missing her in ours! The only reason we stopped working together was that Dawn relocated.
Am happy to give a reference if needed.
Dawn came to us last September and has looked after our 4 year old and now 2 year old with the utmost care. Dawn is professional, reliable, punctual and most importantly she loves being with the children. Dawn has always been fantastic at staying in touch during the day and sending updates on what the children have been up to. She has taken them off to do a variety of activities and always ensures they are socializing with other children of their own age. Our kids come back each day so happy and telling us all about the exciting things they have been up to. Dawn and the children have formed a very strong bond over the past year and it is with great sadness that we will no longer be able to use her (due to my son starting school) If we are ever in a situation to use a nanny service again, we would get Dawn back in a heartbeat!
Dawn has been such a fantastic help with our new baby. She started working with our 4 month old in September and has made family life so much easier. She is caring, professional and extremely experienced with babies and older children (she also looks after our 5 year old). She is punctual, super organised and has a wonderful connection with our children
It was very hard leaving our little baby but Dawn has always made sure she is happy, settled and all her needs are met. She's great at keeping in touch with us when she does have her and totally puts us at ease.
She is kind, thoughtful and the sort of person you can rely on with the most important jobs out there - looking after babies and children. 5 stars!
Dawn is wonderful. She looked after our little girl Martha from the age of 6 months to 2 years. We are both musicians and work VERY irregular hours but Dawn was always extremely accommodating of this, looking after Martha at her own spotless house during the day and at ours in the evenings.
I never worried about Martha being well cared for. She was always utterly spotless on return and had clearly has a lovely time...running into Dawns arms on return visits and making herself quite at home!
Dawn informed me of EVERYTHING that happened in the day...what she ate, how she slept, how her mood was. It was very reassuring.
Dawn is an extremely caring lady who we would not have survived without and we will definitely keep in touch. I cannot recommend her enough.
I cannot rate Dawn highly enough as a childminder. She looked after our little boy, Matthew, between the ages of 11 months and almost three years between 2011 and 2014. She made our life easier when I went back to work by offering a reassuring, clean, safe and loving environment for Matthew. As a mum of three already, Dawn knew what she was doing and had the confidence to handle all aspects of looking after a baby/toddler four days a week. I never worried about him being in her care as I knew he was safe, clean, cared for and a part of the family. Dawn took the children out to different playgroups and parks each day to allow a change of scene and to mix and play with other children and their carers. Matthew developped really well in her care and we know it was a happy house with lots of laughter. Dawn would often do baking with the children and in the summer months would drive out to farms and to pick strawberries. We moved out of London in June and were gutted to have to say goodbye to Dawn and her family. We are still in contact and I would not hesitate to employ her again to look after my son. Matthew still talks about Dawn and misses her lots, as do we. She became such a huge part of our life as she had been instrumental in turning our baby into a well rounded, chirpy, confident, well mannered little boy.
I cannot speak highly enough of Dawn Jones.
Because of my job she has worked as both a child minder and a nanny for us. The later meaning she could help our daughter at home at night when we are late back and it made sure all her familiar things could continue like swimming and other toddler classes that we had started.
Dawn has a reassuring and down to earth personality that inspires confidence. From my point of view Dawn has been incredibly flexible with my partner and I's inconsistent freelance schedules, working late or extra has never been a problem. When Dawn sees I am a bit worried about anything she texts updates or pictures through the day which is a massive help especially if I have to work away at all. From my daughters point of view, she gets on well with Dawns outgoing bubbly nature and is always having fun and learning new things with her, whether at home or out and about there is always activities and adventures to be had.
Dawn has been looking after my son from when he was about 8 months old since my return to work. She really took the time to meet me first and get to know my son even before he officially started his days with her so he could have a little "phasing in" period (well, it was more a phasing in period for a OTT first-time mother like me (!))
She is always bubbly and enthusiastic, and I think that mood really rubs off on the kids she looks after. Her own children are also really supportive of the kids, and it's almost as if my son has three additional brothers and sisters looking out for him.
Dawn makes sure the kids have sociable time outdoors (soft play, playing and interacting with other kids at playgroups) and has been great at giving me daily updates by text on what my son has been doing.
My son always has the biggest smile to give her when he arrives each day and I can honestly say there hasn't been a tear shed on my departure in the 6 months he has been with her, which says something about how attached to, and comfortable my son is with her.
Dawn is a fantastic childcarer with excellent expience. We needed childcare at short notice. Dawn was very accomodating and quickly made our 18 month twin boys feel relaxed at a time when they were unsettled.
Dawn is a fun, loving person who our children adore. She has bags of energy and always finds new, fun things to entertain the children.
Dawn had an excellent approach to childcare and I would highly recommend her.
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