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Average Rating: (5 from 14 reviews)
Vitalija has been looking after my lively son since September 2018. He has been absolutely thriving as a result of their interactions. Vitalija has got endless amount of energy, positivity and encouragemenet.
I have been more than happy with support, care, warmth, love and encouragement she provided for our son. I can highly recommend her to my friends and others looking for a childminder that is enthusiastic, helpful, engaging, supportive, flexible, accomodating and caring.
Every month we have been receiving a report about our son's progress and it was informative and made us proud of his achievements.
We are most thankful for having Vitalija in our life as she is like a family member to us.
Thank you for everything.
Vitalija has looked after my 2 children for the last 2 years and I would highly recommend her, I couldn’t imagine my children going anywhere else. The energy and high level of enthusiasm Vitalija has every single day is amazing. She take them out to great groups, softplay, wood walks and they spend a lot of time exploring the outdoors- her mud kitchen was certainly one of my girls favourite parts of her garden.
Vitalija works so closely with parents, helping the children to develop good eating habits by cooking a wide variety of foods for them to try as well as helping with building confidence and supporting us with potty training. Vitalija has had a really positive impact on them.
Vitalija is fantastic at keeping you updated throughout the day with pictures and/or videos of what they have been up too which I found really lovely to know what they had been doing.
Vitalija has always taken our feedback on board and has worked hard to ensure that we are happy as well and keeping the children happy.
Vitalija is everything you would want in a childminder and more. My four year old used to cry every morning when I took him to a local nursery. From the minute he met Vitalija and her lovely family he was excited to go there and loved every minute. Vitalija fills their day with great activities, both indoor and out, that he has enjoyed so much. She does such fabulous, varied things that you simply don't get other childminders doing. My son has grown in confidence due to her and her lovely boys and I cannot thank her enough.
Her meals are superb and so varied and my son always likes to excitedly tell me what new thing he has tried that day. I love that she sends pictures throughout the day so I can see what they are all up to.
I have felt so much happier knowing my son is being looked after by such a wonderful person who stretches little minds and so clearly really cares about those in her charge. I only wish her could take her on my move as both my son and I will genuinely miss her.
Vitalija has had more of a positive impact on our son than my partner and I could have imagined.
We were very anxious about leaving our son with anyone, as I was returning to work when he was 10months old. He was very clingy, reserved and sensitive. He was also breastfed and refused bottle. Vitalija was incredibly accommodating with her settling in periods, ensuring we worked at my son's pace and eased him in little by little. She was patient when he cried for me daily and when he refused to eat any of the amazing meals she cooked. She helped him to take a bottle, using first my breastmilk, then cows milk and now goats milk due to intolerances. She helped me cope with the stress and worry of leaving him when he was still so dependant. And she encouraged him to try new food, new activities and to socialise.
Fast forward to now. My son is 2 and a half and he cheers when I tell him he is seeing Vitalija. He runs up the steps every morning and doesn't want to leave of an evening. He plays with the other children confidently, and he not only participates in toddler groups but he leads the other children in to them. He takes part in all activities. She has helped his speech and his physical development. And she has now helped him to start potty training also. She has encouraged his strengths and worked on his weaknesses as a whole.
So much of his development is down to the input from Vitalija and I honestly don't think he would be where he is today without her. She keeps us updated on a daily basis via photos, videos and messages - an invaluable addition in helping me ha die my time away from him.
She feeds him new and varied, healthy meals every day - he eats things with her that he would never touch at home!
She takes him outside, to groups, to soft play, the library, toddler classes, baby gym.
She does messy play, crafts, reading, painting indoors.
She has made her garden a great place to play and her house is committed to the convenience and enjoyment of the children.
I can't speak any higher of the care my son receives, and I trust Vitalija with my son whole heartedly, as I will do with future children also.
Myself, my partner and my son are VERY lucky that she moved to the area at the exact time we were looking as there's no doubt that of we'd have waited, she wouldn't have spaces open for long!
I found Vitalija through this website when she relocated to my area. She cared for my then 13 month old for a year and I can honestly say she is amazing. Vitalija not only cares for all her children but also educates them constantly through explanations and setting good examples. She regularly takes them to parks, play centres, libraries and children's centres to do a variety of activities. She also does messy play, sensory play and imaginary play at home plus garden activities including sand, planting, mud kitchen and water play. Plus lots more stuff! Her menu is always healthy with a variety of home cooked food on offer. I genuiningly feel blessed to have found her and I still don't know how she has so much energy to do all she does with them. my son would happily wave goodbye to me when dropping him off and cry when I collected him because he didn't want to leave. I guess that speaks volumes.
Where do I start? Vitalija has been just the person we needed to care for our active little boy. Being my first child Vitalija completely made me feel at ease with her confidence and notable passion for working with children.
She was organised, thorough and clear in all her communication to me and more importantly was very personal in sending me photos, videos and text updates.
Vitalija's own family welcomed us so well and her own little boys are so well behaved and caring. I automatically was attracted to the way she encouraged all children in her care to play together and be kind to each other and my son particularly enjoyed the company of her own little boy!
Vitalija is very patient, caring and understanding and has been very flexible when we have needed her to me which we have personally appreciated a lot.
We would recommend Vitalija highly and her lovely family as she creates an environment that children will learn to thrive in.
I wish her all the best in all that she does.
We have certainly found a friend in you and your boys!
I can highly recommend Vitalija with a hundred percent confidence. She is hyper energetic childminder and keeps you updated with photos and videos during day which you can see the real feelings of your little one. My son was a shy boy in the beginning but Vitalija helped a lot in his progress of speech and confidence level. Now he became a more social boy with increased attention time. I could be able to see where my son was in the early learning development stage with periodic development letters Vitalija provided. She was like somebody from family, helped a lot with my son’s diet routine, my son started to eat vegetable with Vitalija. She was also really helpful with my son’s potty training period. Thanks very much Vitalija, for your support which was beyond the usual.
At home, Vitalija has lots of activity equipments, toys, books, messy plays … etc, but most important thing is that Vitalija has the motivation of using these materials with kids in an educational environment. She had a garden like one that nurseries have with lots of garden toys and imaginative ones and whatever the weather like, she let the kids out to play with their waterproofs, which was something I really like.
I met Vitalija at the time when I wasn’t even thinking of looking for a childminder for my little one. I could see and observe from the distance how she interacted and handled children, so I knew I wanted her to look after Jokubas when the time came. She's incredibly warm, friendly, gentle and caring and her approachable manner made me feel instantly confident and completely assured that Jokubas would be well looked after, stimulated, and more importantly happy and safe.
They did lots of creative arts and crafts projects, pretty much every day and they spent hours outdoors either in the playground or in her garden which was massive with lots of toys. Vitalija also seemed to do very well at encouraging the children to interact with each other in a thoughtful and kind way.
I knew that when I left Jokubas with Vitalija, I am leaving him with someone I trust implicitly and who is capable, trained and has his best interests at heart and I knew that he is really happy there.
I cannot recommend Vitalija highly enough. We were very sad to have to leave Vitalija (as she moved away from our area) and my son still talks about her.
My son had the most amazing time with Vitalija. He was in her care for 10 months and he learnt so much. He has become a confident little boy around other children. Vitalija was so welcoming and has a big heart!
We will miss her now she's moved but hope other parents and children are as happy as we was.
I was concerned about my son's behaviour and development as well as providing him the right consistant interaction with other children his age.
I found Vitalija and after meeting with her I knew it was the right fit. He took to her straight away as she got onto his levelevel from the get go.
After just a short time with Vitalija, and the other children in her care, my son was showing massive improvements in his development, I couldn't believe the difference. And by the end of his time with her he had grown beautifully into a thriving toddler and at the right developmental stage suitable to his age group.
I had never left my son in anyone else's care before so i was quite anxious about it all. The wonderful thing Vitalija provides is updates on your child's day via pictures and videos. It was wonderful to recieve these as I felt I wasn't missing out on any firsts and was somehow part of it all.
I couldn't believe how much they were getting up to on a daily basis, things that I simply couldn't provide for him. So it was such a wonderful feeling seeing him be stimulated, active, adventurous, laughing, talking and most importantly being loved and part of a beautiful extended family.
Vitalija provides a fun but educational environment, where learning, experimenting and experiencing lots of different things is the foundation of the day.
There are no limits as far as I can see and she uses every material available to the children advantage.
Myself nor my son will ever forget what Vitalija has done for all of us, she truly gave my son his wings so he could fly with confidence and self belief in his own ability.
Thank you Vitalija.