review of Dawn Harron - Childminder in Luton
I approached Dawn in early 2016 to potentially look after my Daughter Lara when I returned to work after nearly 3 years. It was a hard decision to make to leave my little one and I felt very anxious about it. I started searching childminders on this website and a few stood out and so I started to make contact and view their settings. It was Dawn who out of all the Childminders I visited made me feel confident and even for the first time excited about going back to work. More importantly Lara took to Dawn and her home straight away and I then knew that Dawn was the person I felt confident leaving my Daughter with.
Dawn has a happy and calm home with a daily routine for the kids. The children are taken out to soft play areas, parks, Zoo and other childminder settings where they often put on a joint party for Christmas/ Halloween etc. Lara made some friends with the other children from other settings and would look forward to seeing them.
The other children in Dawns setting were all lovely and Dawn will ensure that any child added to her setting will compliment the other Children and vice versa.
Dawn is highly engaged with the children, she will always talk and explain what they are about to do and describe what is happening and then reflect. I noticed this almost immediately about her and could then see this benefiting my Daughter after a few months as her communicative skills really improved. Also I believe this is essential when talking to children as it sets their expectations and then helps them identify what is going on in their surroundings. This is probably why Dawns minded children were in happy, calm and played nicely with one another.
Dawn also helped look after my older Son in the summer months and he too enjoyed going to Dawns house.
Dawn has two older children who are really good with the kids. Isabella enjoys baking with the little ones and Charlie likes playing in the Garden with them. Not to forget cute little Dexter (Pet Dog) who is friendly and great with the kids.
Lara stayed in Dawns setting full time for 2.5 years until she stated school this year. Dawn is a highly committed, fun and loving professional child minder. She would try and do her absolute best to help you and she treats you and your family like an extension of hers. We really miss Dawn and I would highly recommend her to anyone!