"Above and beyond"
review of Emma R - Childminder in Knaphill
Above and beyond
Emma has been looking after my little girl Sophie from 10 months old. I must confess I was really anxious about leaving a little girl who had never really been without me, but Emma was so patient and went above and beyond to help both Sophie and I feel relaxed and happy. She offered multiple settling in sessions and was really flexible about how and when we did this. She has a very calm manner and is truly dedicated to making each child happy and confident in her home. Her two boys are also really sweet and helpful, often playing with Sophie and always saying such a lovely goodbye when I collect her!
It's definitely not been an easy journey over the 3 months so far, with lots of nap variations, illness and Sophie having my stubborn streak, but Emma has been so open and helpful throughout it all and clearly determined to find ways to help. I often get a text from her asking how night time went after a tricky sleep period, or a picture of a new toy she's picked up for Sophie to play with.
I would definitely recommend Emma as she clearly loves what she does; and while I'm pretty sure Sophie will still find ways to make me feel a little guilty about leaving her some days; I know she loves Emma, loves the activities and is genuinely feels at home in her house.