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Average Rating: (4.88 from 16 reviews)
We placed our 2.5 year old son with Sobia for 3 full days a week, for about 7 weeks. She looked after him very well, followed our regime on feeding and naps, and communicated with us well. In general she was very professional. She had to miss a few days of childcare for reasons outside her control, which I know she was very unhappy at having to do; she made these days up to us.
Response by Sobia on 02/09/2021:
Has been my pleasure to provide care for you and thanks for a great review Sobia xx
My twin girls were supposed to be looked after by Sobia but only had time for a few settling in session before the Covid-19 pandemic hit and all childcare closed.
However, we were in contact for several months before that and built up great rapport, Sobia was always clear and professional, and made sure all our questions were answered. She wanted to know all the routines, food preferences etc to make sure the girls had an easy transition into the setting. During the settling in sessions it was clear that Sobia quickly developed a loving and caring relationship with my girls, who are quite shy with non-family members.
Unfortunately, I was just made redundant and we're now planning a move, and we can't continue our sessions with Sobia. We are certain we would have had a great working relationship with her if this pandemic had not gotten in the way, and would recommend her to anyone wanting a professional and caring childminder.
Sobia looked after our little boy 4-days a week for two years (aged 1 – 3). We were always totally confident in her care. Our son settled with her straight away was always pleased to go. She has a really warm, caring approach and she has two really nice children of her own, which makes for a lovely family atmosphere. And, of course, we wouldn’t have kept our son with her for so long if we hadn’t been happy!
(Note: we sent our own food for dietary reasons but Sobia's food always looked really good.)
Sobia has been looking after our daughter for around six months now and it’s been a fantastic experience. Our daughter loves her time with her and has come on a huge amount in her development in that time as well as making loads of friends. Sobia always acts very professionally and we trust her with our daughter, with food, activities napping etc. We’re altogether very pleased.
Our daughter, now 2, has been going to Sobia's at least twice per week for 6 months. She will begin 3 days per week this month, and I think she will adjust just fine. From the beginning, she has been very excited to go into Sobia's home, and barely says goodbye at drop off. She's seen a few friends come and go with natural turn over, but also has had some steady playmates throughout this time, and is creating nice bonds with them. Sobia is loving, kind, and she has a natural way with the children. Our daughters happiness tells us all we need to know. It's also incredibly convenient that she provides healthy food and nappies during her time there. We're very happy with our care and plan to continue on there!
My 3 year old daughter spent 3 months with Sobia starting off with 2 days a week then 3 days for the last month at short notice, was wonderful she was able to accommodate the extra days!
My daughter really came out of her shell there and I was happy she was well looked after and could socialise with other children.
Easy to communicate with Sobia, and receive updates on how my daughter was doing.
Would definitely recommend to others!
I come from abroad, Sobia took care of my baby for a little more than an week. I think she is ok with the children, my baby was happy to go to her place and he received the care he needed. However, she was not always very good in the relationship with the parents : 1) she took the baby in her car without asking me before if I allowed her to do so. So be clear with her on that point if you accept that or not ; 2) she didn't find the best way to explain me that she refused to provide care to my other child because he had antibiotics. I could very well understand her worries about this situation, but shouting at me in front of my children during 15 minutes was not professional.
Our son spend six months with Sobia while we were visitors to Cambridge university. We came to Cambridge when he had just started to speak German: Sobia were always very sensitive to possible language problems, and our son got used to English within days!
It was always easy to arrange his sessions with Sobia -- even when we had extra dates or deadlines at work. She also was great in accompanying our son's development (language, potty training, social contact with the other kids), in communicating progress or problems, and in dealing with his/our special demands (be it the language or our reusable nappies ;-)...).
We loved especially how Sobia encourages the kids to play outside in her lovely garden or in the park and to become friends with each other.
My daughter started with Sobia when she was 5 and half months. She transitioned from being
breastfed to eating from a bottle, porridge and solids. She was also very attached to me, and it took her about two weeks to adapt to Sobia's voice and house, which is I think a quite good time frame. I like the way Sobia has helped her to settle in. She respects very much her rhythms. She has always paid very much attention to the details, seeking for any change in her normal patterning and letting me know if anything happened; for instance when she has being sick or teething. She is also very worried about how much the baby eats and sleeps, which is very important for the baby to be in a good mood and to be able to play. Furthermore, my daughter loves being surrounded and playing with the other kids at Sobia's house, including Sobia's children. And she also enjoys going out on the pram for a walk or to do the chores. Overall I am very happy about how the things are developing, the baby is growing happy and healthy, toward which Sobia is contributing quite a lot as she is with her daily on a full time basis.
Sobia was always fantastic. My daughter was delighted to get in the car to see her and she had so many exciting activities planned every day. Her garden was perfect for kids and my daughter loved the trampoline. Sobia also helped when we needed extra babysitting and she was so understanding and enthusiastic. I would especially recommend her to anyone whose child may not have been happy in another setting, as Sobia just seems to have a way with kids, and be able to give them the individual attention they need.
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