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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 2 reviews)

Amy has recently helped us with providing ad hoc care during days and occasional evening babysitting for our 2 children aged 1 and nearly 5 years old. Amy has been brilliant with our 2 children creating fun activities, making up fun games for our 5 year olds big imagination and taking them out and about to softplays/farms and to playdates. Amy has been really helpful around the house tidying up after the children putting the occasional load of washing on and filling up the dishwasher (none of this was asked to be done) but it was highly appreciated. When babysitting Amy bathed the boys and washed the boys hair (which is normally a big struggle). Amy has helped us get the boys into a good bedtime routine and suggested different techniques for us to try and so far they seemed to of worked! Amy has been very loving towards both our children happily giving them a cuddle which is great to see but also being firm when needed, both the boys are happy to be handed over to Amy when she arrives and always run to give her a cuddle. Amy has made both me and my partner feel very at ease leaving our children in her care - Amy sends us pictures and leaves us a daily diary when she's here so we can see what the boys have eaten and done during the day. Amy is very mature for her age as we have previously had other ad hoc care which just wasn't up to par. I can highly recommend Amy to any prospective employers, any family really would be lucky to have her!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about AmySpend on 18/06/2019

I employed Amy Spender over a two month period from mid November 2018through to the end of January 2019 to support me in the immediate
period after the birth of our second daughter.

We interviewed a number of candidates and were impressed by Amy who exhibited good organisational skills and a real passion and enthusiasm for the job. Right from the first interview she showed interest in our older daughter and she quickly built a good rapport with her. This was really important to us as we knew our daughter would find the transition from being the sole centre of attention to having to suddenly adapt to having a sister taking her mum's attention difficult.

Over the two months she provided valuable support to my husband and I, helping to look after the new-born and our two and a half year old
daughter. Amy was punctual, well organised, always keen to help and
asking if there was more she could do.

Amy has been a trusted and valued member of the family, driving our
oldest to and from nursery every day. She also took her on a number of
excursions and activities over the Christmas period, and was thoughtful in recommending various paints,play dough etc. She bought Christmas presents for the children, and thoughtfully gave us pottery
with our childrens' hand and foot prints - a lovely and very thoughtful gift which we really appreciated. Critically she bonded well with oldest daughter who liked being with her.

Amy is incredibly flexible and accommodating; at thirty minutes
notice, and prior to us having a contract in place, she was able to
pick up our daughter from nursery, feed her dinner, bath and put her
to bed and give up her evening to babysit. Without this my husband
would have not have been able to attend the birth of our second
daughter which was a week earlier than anticipated. For that and the
rest of Amy's efforts we will always be grateful.

I wish Amy every success in her future career and would have no
hesitation in recommending her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about AmySpend on 27/01/2019

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