"Such a caring childminder"
review of lisa - Childminder in London
Such a caring childminder
How lucky we are to have found Lisa. She is kind, caring, brilliant with children, thoughtful, funny and very down-to-earth.
Lisa looked after our son from when he was 11 months to 2 years. He thrived in her care, and I watched as she cared for him as one of her own. She understands the minds of children so well, and really is tuned-in to their worlds and needs. In the summer her spacious (and beautiful!) garden is open to the children and I would often be sent pictures of my son running in bubbles, or playing in sand, or sat at a teddy bear's picnic. In the winter, they snuggle in her cosy house playing with endless toys. (If they're really lucky, they get to play in Lisa'a House Disco, with flashing lights and music!).
Lisa's days have a basic structure to them and the kids always get to go outside to a playgroup in the morning before heading back home for a home-cooked meal then a nap. The afternoons vary with toys, play, walks, quiet-time or garden-time. I was sent constant updates and always felt I could reach out to Lisa with questions. She is thoughtful and flexible and as a working mum she was a godsend and aways tried to make things as easy as possible.
My son adored being with Lisa, and still (a year after leaving) asks to go round to her house. She and I have become close friends - not something I would expect from a childminder - and I fully expect for Lisa to be in my little boy's life for a very long time.