Karol's Reviews

Childminder

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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 8 reviews)

Karol starting looking after our son just before his first birthday - he's now over two. He loves the days he spends with her! Karol provides excellent care - they always go out to playgroups or the park for adventures - well equipped whatever the weather. He is always really well fed and given so much love and care.
Karol has been our childminder throughout the Covid-19 pandemic (apart from the pause when early years facilities closed), and she has been a lifeline for our family. She takes care of our son like he's one of her own family, and has offered us all so much support.
Karol is energetic, thoughtful, kind, and provides amazing care for the children she looks after.

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by Avatar for Anna Anna about Avatar for Karol Karol on 07/04/2021

As a nervous first time mum who was going back to work, I was worried about leaving my 6 month old with someone new for the first time. I did my research and Karol's name was recommended to me several times. I could not have asked for a better childminder. She is a breath of fresh air and a bundle of positive energy. I wanted my son to be with other children and to experience different activities and he certainly did that. Karol took him to play centres and parks and he was involved in all sorts of activities like music and storytelling as well as art, nature activities and generally playing. She also knows when it is important to have a quiet afternoon. She is experienced and knowledgeable and I wholeheartedly would recommend her.

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by Avatar for Rachel Rachel about Avatar for Karol Karol on 06/04/2018

Karol was my childminder for 3 years when I lived in London, she looked after my daughter 7.30am - 5pm Mon-Fri from the age of 11 months. She was not only a fantastic childminder, my daughter thrived in her care - Karol would take her to all sorts of exciting activities, encouraged her socially but also had clear boundaries and expectations of her; but Karol was also very supportive of me as a young mum. She is a very generous, warm person.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Karol to anyone, she is faultlessly reliable and I was 100% confident at all times leaving my daughter with her.
I was really sad to say goodbye to Karol, not only as a childminder, but also personally, as she was a huge part of mine and my daughter's life for 3 years. If I lived in London I would still have Karol as my childminder, she is brilliant.

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by Avatar for Tabby Tabby about Avatar for Karol Karol on 27/08/2017

Karol looked after my two girls for several days a week over a couple of years, so we got to know each other well. I can't fault her. She was always absolutely reliable, always friendly, affectionate and diligent in caring for my girls. Each day she would take them to local parks and playschemes so that they had plenty to do and plenty of excercise. Her flat was always spotless and she had a relaxed and easy manner. I always felt confident the girls were in safe hands. Thank you so much Karol. We wish you all the best!

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by Avatar for anne anne about Avatar for Karol Karol on 16/07/2017

I couldn't have managed without Karol and I am almost sad my boys are now too old to go! I met Karol when she was looking after other children after school and I admired the kind, gentle but firm way she cared for the children and nagged her regularly to take my son too. She then looked after my younger two sons from an earlier age. She cared for all three until they were eleven. Karol was totally reliable, she was very flexible and brilliant in any crisis. There were times when I was late because of my work as an NHS doctor and she was always so kind. The children were fully entertained and there was always fun outings and activities such as arts and crafts and baking. Her home was child centred and clean and my children ate well there. She managed vegararian diets, washable nappies, illness and boisterous boys ( one particularly boisterous) without batting an eye. She became a friend whose advice(when I asked) about children was wise, supportive and kind. I can very highly recommend her as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Hilary Hilary about Avatar for Karol Karol on 11/07/2017

When I met Karol I knew that she would be a great childminder for my baby. I had to return back to work when my baby was 6 months so I really wanted someone that would care for her like her own, and Karol certainly did that. Karol took her out to different play groups and to the park and really kept her busy. She had a few other children so my baby was able to get a lot of social interaction and stimulation from them. Karol really helped my baby in all aspects of her development, from her language and motor skills. Karol become a second mother to my daughter and I could not have wished for better child-minder. Karol is really good with children, she is patient and loving and has a lot of experience. We both miss her and I think of her often. I would highly recommend her as a child minder.

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by Avatar for Lindi Lindi about Avatar for Karol Karol on 10/07/2017

I don't know what I would have done without Karol! She looked after my son from age 10 months and my daughter from 3 months right until they were 11 years old. When they were little I knew that they were in very capable and caring hands. Karol's family made them feel like part of their family and they loved spending time with the other children in her care. Her home was their home. I had to work long hours and it was such a help to know that they were happy and safe with Karol. She took them everywhere too - to playgroups, to the seaside, to the park - they were always out and about doing different activities and learning. They grew up with Karol - she was amazing when they were not feeling well and so dependable and reliable. When they went to school I knew she would be there waiting for them every day to collect them. I am so grateful to have had Karol as our childminder and would recommend her 100% to other parents. She is a lovely person and a fantastic childminder!

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by Avatar for Leonie Leonie about Avatar for Karol Karol on 10/07/2017

Karol looked after my son and daughter from age 0 until my eldest was 5. Here are just a few of the things that make her a fantastic childminder:
- professional, friendly, kind, flexible and very reliable
- varied and stimulating activities for all ages, with many outings to parks, play groups, libraries, 1 o clock clubs and local events, plus outings further afield.
- a friendly and welcoming home environment, well set up for children with lots of books, play and learning activities
- regular and clear communication about e.g. what the children had eaten, any care issues or problems
- good focus on safety and child health
- great balance between caring and kind approach and clear boundaries for children
- a very organised person who you can always rely on

My children remember Karol very fondly, as do I.

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by Avatar for Maxine Maxine about Avatar for Karol Karol on 10/07/2017

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