"Amazing Childminder - highly recommend!"
review of kelby21 - Childminder in Morden
Amazing Childminder - highly recommend!
A weight fell of my shoulders when my 1 year old boy and I met Kelly for the first time. Having visited various childcare settings trying to make a decision who to entrust my firstborn so that I could return to work, I knew this was the place for him.
Kelly played with him, exploring his interests, teasing out his curiosity with ease whilst providing me with the relevant information of all the formalities and policies. Kelly displayed a joy and playfulness in her approach that stood out.
It is very evident that she enjoys her job, demonstrating experience, resourcefulness and creativity. She is patient and easy going whilst setting and maintaining clear boundaries with the children. She always gets "stuck in" with the activities, for example when going to a soft play area, she is found in the midst of the children to encourage and support them.
Kelly provides a wide range of activities for the kids, incl. regular trips to a soft play, going to the park or other outings, creative arts & crafts, music & songs, story time, messy play as well as seasonal activities, e.g. attending a Christmas party. She works closely with another childminder and also has an assistant. Hence, the children get to interact within a small group and across age ranges (without it being too big or overwhelming), which my son really enjoys and has hugely benefit from.
She has large open plan kitchen/ dining area/ lounge and a good size garden, which the children can access freely during the warmer months.
Kelly provides a range of healthy home cooked meals and snacks. She keeps us up-to-date by daily diary entries, verbally during drop off and pick up as well as via plenty of photos and video clips.
My son happily goes to her and enjoys being with all the children. He has grown and developed so much during his time with her already. I am extremely grateful for having Kelly look after my son and can only highly recommend her to anyone looking for a childminder in the area.