"Absolutely loved by kids!!! A child-whisperer"
review of Nicola - Childminder in Epsom And Ewell
Absolutely loved by kids!!! A child-whisperer
My 20mo daughter has been with Nicola for about 6months now, she and her fellow co-worker Coco kindly took my daughter under their wings as we urgently needed childcare after a negative experience with our previous setting.
To say the least it was a very stressful time for our family, we had to find childcare urgently, at the same time I was hesitant to leave my daughter with anyone at all after what she's been through.
Having met Nicola in person straight away the fear disappeared, she just has the calmest, most nurturing aura about her. And our daughter felt it too. Nicola is a lovely, smiley person, always interacting with little ones, paying them a lot of attention, playing hide and seek under the table, reading stories, providing plenty of cuddles, but also establishing neccessary safety boundaries. She's simply great with kids, even the shyest ones gravitate to her (that was a feedback from a fellow parent I got about Nicola), my daughter is always very very energetic and Nicola can keep up with her but also has a calming effect on her, which I am very impressed about.
From day one my daughter felt at home safe on Nicola's lap, a couple of days in she was coming out of her shelf, running around happily engaged in ton of activities, from time to time coming back to Nicola for a re-assuring hug and running off to play again. I genuinely feel Nicola is great with kids and she loves them too, she is a child-whisperer and they can sense it :)
Apart from that, she participates in loads of amazing daily activities (some on hold due to covid), sports coaching, forest school, music, soft play, loads of sensory and educational activities, daily outdoor activities no matter the weather, cooking, plenty of reading... The children in the setting are a well bonded crew, it's heart-warming to see them interact, play and look out for one another no matter of any age difference.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend Nicola, this is a person you can trust with your little treasure.