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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 33 reviews)

Marilena has been taking very good care of our twins. We are so thankful that we have found her. We cannot recommend Marilena enough. She is very kind, caring and understanding. She can accommodate our schedule if needed which is a big plus as we are both working parents. We have never had to worry when our twins are with her and the most important thing is that they love staying with her.

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by Avatar for Anh Anh about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 03/02/2020

I can honestly say Marilena was truly amazing. I can never thank her enough for what she did for my daughter. My daughter adored her and she developed a close bond with both Marilena and her son Eddie.
My daughter loved going there every day, she was given kindness, affection, safety and warmth.
We have since moved away but even after my daughter left, she would return for play dates. If we hadn't left London I would send my second daughter to Marilena without hesitation.
The food she was given was excellent: homemade, organic and healthy.
All in all I can't recommend her enough. Your child is in very good hands!

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by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 30/04/2019


Response by Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 06/05/2019:

Thank you Laura !I love you !Warm regards.

Marilena is a professional and passionate childminder. When I first went to see her and the settings I could tell how passionate Marilena is about her work and the kids in her care, and she has a beautiful set up in her house.
Since my daughter (19months) has been going to Marilena’s house I have been reassured that I made absolutely the right choice. My daughter made new friends there and has been taken care of really well by Marilena and her staff, she looks after all the children like her own. I go to work with the peace of mind that our child is in a safe environment, looked after and very happy.
We keep constant communication during the day. She gives updates regularly on my daughter’s progress and all the activities and she even sends me photos and videos throughout the day which is so lovely and reassuring for a parent.
I would highly recommend Marilena’s child-care service to all parents seeking a good quality childcare for their beloved children.

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by Avatar for Helen Helen about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 29/08/2018

We are so glad and lucky to have found you as Ayaan’s childminder after trying so many others where we never could be at peace. You keep him and take care of him like your own child and that’s what gives us peace of mind when we are away, trust me it means a lot cuz our life is with you😊 and as he is our first child, you know how paranoid I use to be(u totally understood and asked me to stay positive). Thank you for all the hard work to keep him happy, healthy, entertained, taking him around in farm-library-parks and for the perfect timely updates about his growth and routine. The pictures you share brings a lot of joy to us and his grandparents😀 and I don’t think the little things you do to look after him can be put to words, the warmth can just be felt. He loves to be with you and we love you too😊

Thank You very much again.

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by Avatar for Priya Priya about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 29/08/2018


Response by Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 29/08/2018:

Thank you.😘😘😘

My name’s Elena, Nicholas mother. Nicholas has started attending Marilena’s house in January 2015 after an extremely negative experience with a nursery.
Before starting, I had several meetings with Marilena during which she was extremely keen on understanding Nicholas background and past experiences in order to understand his needs and plan effectively his learning. When he first started attending the house, I used to have daily meeting/calls with Marilena aimed at understanding how Nicholas was progressing and how his learning was improving. Specifically, Nicholas was very shy and he was struggling to be together with other children, especially because he was very attached to me and he had a traumatic experience at the nursery. Nicholas’s social and cognitive skills have improved consistently since he has joined Marilena’s house and I like to think that this is due to Marilena’s ability to address my son needs as well as working on his weakness in a very natural manner, without Nicholas feeling forced to achieve results at a pre-determined point of time. Marilena is fully aware that very children have different timing for progressing, and certainly she has been very much focussed and keen on Nicholas’s development.
Nicholas speaks fluently Italian, while the learning of the English language is less developed. This is because we speak Italian at home . Being aware of this weakness and being worried that Nicholas could be penalised by the English being his second language, I explicitly asked Marilena to speak English to Nicholas, although Marilena can speak Italian fluently. I strongly believe that education should promote equality, and certainly my son needs to work on his English language in order to be able to communicate with other people in a country where English is the first language. I would not expect my son to speak Italian at school/nursery, as our goal is for him to improve the English language. Frankly, I would send him to an Italian school/nursery if I wanted him to improve the Italian language. Thank you for everything!

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by Avatar for Elena B Elena B about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 06/07/2018

Marilena has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care, creating a safe and happy environment for them. She always seems kind, calm and patient with them and all the children are happy and well behaved and know what’s expected of them. She keeps the kids entertained and stimulated to develop their creativity no matter the weather outside while providing a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercises. Highly recommend her,

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by Avatar for Simona Simona about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 05/07/2018

My son is 3 years and 8 month old, I can see my son has big different changes after i bring my son to Marilena for few days. eg my son can sitting on the chair and waiting for dinner, he never did it before, he always running around at dinner time. Marilena always cooks nice home made fresh food for my son, my son loves it and eating very well! My son changes a lot! And Marilena always pays more attentions to my son, and telling me what happened during the day. She is very friendly , helpful ! My son loves to go her home and he is looked after very well, eg I found my son wear new trousers or hat, Marilena said she put it on my son to keep him warm in the cold weather. I really cannot say any more, she just so good! Marilena is five star childminder!

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by Avatar for Peter Peter about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 12/04/2018

I would highly recommend Mari. She is an amazing child minder. She is nice and kind person. My daughter never stayed without me. Our experience with Mari was wonderful. If you are looking for the right child care for your children then I would strongly recommend her. The very first moment I met her I felt that she is the right person for my daughter. Her place is very welcoming. She has a variety of toys. She involves kids with different activities. Takes them out for visits too. My daughter was a very clingy child and now my daughter is so happy to go there. She cooks nice meals and sends you a report every day. For me she is an angel who helped me at a time when I was desperately looking for a good child minder. I had visited quite a few but as soon as I met her I got a positive vibe and I straight away realised that this is the right place for my daughter. She also sends pictures and keeps you updated during the day. I am very happy and relaxed now. My daughter is now more confident plays around without me and is happy to see other children.

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by Avatar for fara fara about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 12/02/2018

We brought our Beatrice when she was just a toddler to be with Marilena full time and now she is 4 years old. After the journey with Marilena, Beatrice is a happy little girl, has very good manners, she is respectful of other kids and she can speak English (both parents are Italian). I observed Marilena's work with the kids and I am not surprised of the achievements my little girl did because I could see how passionate, careful and proactive Marilena is with the kids. I would recommend Marilena to any parents looking for cozy and familiar environment for their little ones. On a personal level, at the beginning the idea of leaving my daughter for the whole day to go to work made us feel guilty but I could see how happy she became with her friends and Marilena which in turn made us feel relieved.

Francesco

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by Avatar for Fran Fran about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 26/07/2017


Response by Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 28/07/2017:

Grazie Francesco!!!Vi auguro buone vacanze!!!!baci

I was cautious about getting a childminder, but I have to say finding Marilena was the best thing I've ever done! My son loves going there, she is lovely, kind, helpful couldn't ask for more from her!
Kids are well looked after, in a caring and safe environment!

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by Avatar for milena milena about Avatar for Bocanet Bocanet on 18/03/2017

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