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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 11 reviews)

Both our children currently attend Toni's childcare setting, Rainbows. Our daughter has been with Toni for over 3 years now and our son for almost a year.

Both our children love going to Rainbows and have built excellent relationships with Toni and Hannah. I feel so lucky to have found childcare which has met our needs so perfectly. Toni's setting is in a lovely location and the children have access to a wide range of activities and resources which support development of the early learning goals. As a teacher myself, I love that the children benefit from the close knit community of a childminder, while still receiving excellent early years provision to match any nursery - Toni really knows her stuff!

Our daughter is due to start school in September and I know that she will thrive (largely due to Toni and Hannah's hard work and care). I also know that she will really miss her time there - she's already asked me if she can still attend after school/holiday club which speaks volumes!

Thank you Toni and Hannah for everything you do for our children - we are so thankful to have found you x

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by Avatar for LauraF LauraF about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 07/03/2021


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 15/03/2021:

Thanks so much for this review Laura. We love having your two, they are an absolute pleasure to care for. I’m trying not to think about school starting! I’m def not ready for her to go, although she is 100% ready for it and will do amazingly x

My twin girls started here last June (2020). We chose this setting as my niece has been here since she was 18 months old and has thrived. Due to covid restrictions, we were unable to complete the normal settling in days, however this did not affect my girls in any way - they settled in quickly and have loved being there ever since- this is due to the support and care given by both Toni and Hannah. The girls have been lucky during these time to have mixed with other children in a safe and stimulating environment. They are exposed to a variety of interactive toys and resources to support them in their development and have constant access to outdoor learning opportunities - something my girls love! The Guinea Pigs make them smile each time they attend and we look forwards to receiving pictures and updates of them helping the adults, feed and stroke them. No questions is too silly and they are always there to offer support and advice. We couldn't recommend this setting enough!

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by Avatar for JessD JessD about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 23/02/2021


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 15/03/2021:

Thanks so much Jess, we adore the girls and feel very lucky to have them as part of our rainbow family, looking forward to sharing their early learning journey with them xx

My daughter Myla (3) has attended Rainbows since around 9/10 months old. At first I was apprehensive as I had previously put her in a busy nursery setting and had got used to that busy routine. However, how wrong was I? Toni and Hannah are amazing! They go above and beyond from the settling in period to everyday routines and learning. The setting is lovely, a home from home with a beautiful view for the children to look at! Myla is always so excited to arrive in the morning, she loves talking about her friends and what she has done throughout the day. Toni and Hannah send us lovely pictures at the end of each session with some details of what their day involved of which is great as we can discuss there day with them. Its a brilliant blend of early years learning and the smaller setting is so much better for individual attention. Myla has been so forward in her speech, she is confident and will play with others. Myla really enjoys the day to day activities including playing outside which is something they do everyday, plus the artificial grass means they don't come home covered in mud haha!
Toni is so flexible and will try her best to fit around work life (mine are terrible shifts sometimes) but she always manages to help me out! We have a whatsapp group and a facebook page so we can all keep in contact, Toni and Hannah are quick to respond to any messages.

I can't speak highly enough of them and would 100% recommend!

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by Avatar for Abbie Abbie about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 23/02/2021


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 15/03/2021:

Thanks so much Abbie, we’ve loved watching Myla grow and being part of her early years learning and development, she has great imagination and makes everyone laugh every time she’s in xx

Our little person joined Toni at Rainbows in August 2019, just before he turned one. Having worked within early years before, I knew exactly what I was looking for, for our son when I returned to work. Rainbows ticked all of the boxes. As soon as we stepped into the setting, we knew it was the right one. Children were happy and engaged, the environment was welcoming and Toni and her assistant answered every question we had.

Each day we receive photos and updates about our little person's day and as working parents, these are really welcomed. The environment is continuously updated and inviting, nothing is ever too much trouble and our son has made so much progress this last year in every aspect, even through the pandemic! This is due to the Rainbows team providing high quality care and education which is stimulating and exciting for all of the children. They take the time to build wonderful relationships with us as parents as well as children.

However, perhaps the most important thing for us is the fact he cannot wait to get there in the mornings, and he comes home full of joy and smiles every day. Thank you!

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by Avatar for Kerry Kerry about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 20/02/2021


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 15/03/2021:

Thanks so much Kerry, we love your little person and how keen he is to get through the gate each morning he comes! He’s got some great friends in our little rainbow family and it’s been a pleasure to be part of his development xx

Our little girl has been with Toni since April 2018 and has since thrived under her care. Toni and the Rainbows team has made my return to work stress free in the knowledge that she loves being with her childminding family.

When I started to look for childcare options I felt overwhelmed with choices but I knew Toni's was the right place from day one. Toni and the team are approachable and the level of service we have received has been above and beyond.

The space Toni has created in her new home is amazing, my little girl comes home having experienced a vast amount of play, music, books and has been allowed to explore and grow with the superb guidance of the team, and although she is still a little young I can't wait for her to be able to take full advantage of the monthly topics Toni covers, the season, months, letters, numbers, animals, countries etc.

As a parent I always feel informed which for me and my husband is the most important part of the relationship we have with Toni and the team. I know how our little girls has slept, eaten and what she has done throughout the day and every now and again we get little windows into their day with pictures and videos, something that as a working parent is so special.

I couldn't recommend Rainbows childcare more, watching our girl smile eager to get in and play with her little gang is precious and I can't wait to see her grow in their care.

Thank you Toni and the Rainbows team x

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by Avatar for SophieF SophieF about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 01/08/2018

Toni has looked after my eldest daughter and now my youngest. My youngest daughter came to Toni with fussy eating habits and has managed to transform these. She provides children with a safe and friendly environment (including a lovely view outside her garden of the cows grazing nearby) and ensures the children respect each other. There are copious amounts of toys and games and educational items for the children. I would highly recommend Toni to anyone who is seeking childminding for their kids!

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by Avatar for sabine sabine about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 31/07/2018


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 01/08/2018:

Thank you so much Sabine xx

My little girl (3) started with Toni in February 2017 and then my little boy (1) started November 2017 and we have had nothing but an excellent experience the whole time they have been with her. It’s so lovely knowing my children are in safe hands of a well experienced professional but also down to earth lady. Recently Toni has moved home and the environment the children are in is better than you could ever imagine. They have a perfect sized play room which leads to a lovely area for them to play in the garden which my little girl talks about every time I pick her up as they can see the cows and she loves it! It’s also always so very clean and tidy which I think is incredible when looking after tiny children. Since being at Toni’s both of my children have become so advanced in everything they do such as counting and abc’s etc! I’m glad I chose for them to go to Toni’s and not a nursery as it’s on a much more personal level and I feel like it’s more child focused also not over crowded! I can definitely tell that Toni adapts brilliantly to every child’s individual needs therefore if you’re considering going with her I can assure you that you won’t have to worry about your child they’ll be so happy and Toni is so honest, when you ask how they are she always messages back more or less straight away saying what they have been up to and how they have felt that day! Toni is also so very welcoming and flexible and always goes above and beyond for her children she looks after for! For example there has been times when I needed an odd day to do something and she would do her very best to fit them in on a day that they usually wouldn’t attend which we are very grateful for! So thank you Toni very much for all the love and care you put into looking after our children we appreciate you very much!

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by Avatar for lucy lucy about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 31/07/2018


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 01/08/2018:

Wow Lucy, what a glowing review! Thank you so much. So pleased that you and Tony are happy to send your beautiful babies to us xxx

Toni is a very good childminder, my son Dillon has been there for 1and half years, and he has enjoyed it very much he has made really good friends there and learnt many good things from Toni she has excellent activities for all children of all ages she has been very flexible with hours and needs for our son. I would recommend Toni to all mums with out a doubt.

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by Avatar for pud28 pud28 about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 02/07/2013


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 29/08/2013:

Thank you for your review, Dillon has been wonderful to look after and has formed really good friendships with everyone here, especially Harley! I am so pleased that Dillon will now be staying with us for our after school club as he moves on to primary school in September.

Toni has been looking after our little girl since Sept '11 initially 8 hours per week but increased to 12 hours per week.

As a first time mum, I had to know that my baby was safe and that she would be not just looked after, but loved as well. Toni encouraged us to come around and visit - and to bring daughter - so that we could see how she would get on. It was important that everyone was happy.

After the first few visits, daughter was asking to go to Toni's!! I think that says a lot.
We have found Toni to be helpful, flexible and knowledgeable about all things to do with children. She is a really lovely lady and childminder. We are still with Toni now and will continue to use her.

I can recommend Toni to you 100%.

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by Avatar for KentPaul KentPaul about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 09/07/2012


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 31/07/2012:

Ive just seen your review on here! Thank you so much for your lovely words and your reccomendation - it means a lot to me to know that you are all happy with me and my setting.

I love my job and am very lucky to have such wonderful families to work for :o)

Toni has been looking after my little girl since a returned to work last year and she has been incredible. My daughter was a very clingy baby and was very nervous and Toni was wonderful with her and helped her overcome this. She is a lovely person, very caring and takes care of my daughter like one of her own children. My little girl loves going to Toni's and she always gets excited in the morning when she knows where we are going. Toni is very flexible and her rates are fantastic for the service you receive. I would be more than happily recommend Toni to any mum

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by Avatar for hergyper hergyper about Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 05/03/2012


Response by Avatar for Rainbows Iwade Rainbows Iwade on 31/07/2012:

Thank you for your review. It has been an absolute pleasure to look after your gorgeous girl this last year (long may it continue!)

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