review of kate maidment - Childminder in Leighton Buzzard
Kate was our Childminder for 11 years and she looked after my 3 children from the age of 6 months. She is an experienced Childminder that genuinely cares about the children in her care. She goes above and beyond to not only keep them safe and well looked after but arranges a wonderful variety of activities to entertain them too.
All of my children loved attending, they enjoyed activities that we wouldn't always get to do at home (due to the mess factor!). Craft activities were a speciality and our children regularly brought home glitter covered masterpieces. She was keen to teach them too and her lovely garden was also child orientated, with lots of growing vegetables and flowers. The setting was always well organised and she had various charts that helped the children too.
At the end of the session, we would always have feedback as to what our children would have achieved that day, or be told of any progress they had made. Her knowledge of the Early Years framework was always really high and so she was very in tune with the level your child was reaching. When my first child attending her setting, her advice was always invaluable to me and I learnt a lot from her. She was always reassuring.
Kate was extremely reliable and hardworking. I could leave the children with her and not worry. I can only count on one hand, the people I would leave my children with and Kate was one of them! She made you feel like one of the family and we feel so blessed that we were able to have a consistently high standard of childcare over so many years which is rare these days.
Wishing her every success in her new area, you would be extremely lucky to have her as a childminder!