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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 9 reviews)

I can't say enough good things about Emma! We travel extensively and make use of numerous sitters and child-minders around the world. The U.S. and the UK have given us the best experiences, and Emma is by far the best we've encountered. We had four children from two families with ages ranging from 2 to 7 years; numerous allergies, different nap schedules, a range of temperaments, and a complicated drop-off and pick-up schedule. To be quite frank, we'd been having difficulty finding someone to accommodate it all, but Emma enthusiastically and effortlessly responded to everything. She had an amazing and sparkling-clean house, and was a perfect communicator (especially as we were working to complete our plans). She provided meals for the children, and managed every pick-up, drop-off, nap schedule, allergy, and complication so masterfully that the children wish they didn't have to return home. Emma... you have our enduring gratitude and if we are ever even remotely close to your location again, we will work desperately to get you in the diary. If we could, we'd take you with us everywhere we go.

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by about Emma R on 14/07/2019

Emma watched my 9-month old son on an ad-hoc basis for a few months. She is very friendly, flexible and communication was always straightforward. My son was quickly comfortable with her and enjoyed spending time at her house.
I recommend Emma to anybody who is looking for a childminder.

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by about Emma R on 02/10/2018

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.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Emma R on 12/07/2018

Emma is a top class childminder it’s plain to see that she puts the needs of the child at the heart of her work. Professional, well organised and reliable. She loves caring for children and it’s obvious - she’s a natural. I thoroughly recommend her!

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by about Emma R on 11/07/2018

Emma looked after my son from 1 year until he went to school and my daughter from 6 months old. She is an excellent childminder. My son has hemiplegic cerebral palsy and Emma was fantastic at involving him in all activities. She even came to meet his physiotherapist to understand his condition and learn ways to support him.
My children loved going to Emma’s. Day trips, inventive play, themed activities, all highly organised. I knew what my children had done, eaten, liked, and disliked! We even received beautiful scrap books of photos and their artwork.
I can't recommend her highly enough.
We all miss her!

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by about Emma R on 01/05/2016

Emma has been minding our 14 month old son for two months now, and we couldn't be more thrilled. She is fantastic with him and he absolutely adores her. She is flexible with our working arrangements, caring and fun with the children yet firm when required.
She is very sensible and cares for our son how we would at home - her policies and procedures are well thought out and implemented and her home is extremely welcoming. Our son absolutely loves going to Emma's, and she is brilliant at handling his tantrums as he enters his second year!
She makes lovely meals for him, and is more patient than I could ever be! I would recommend her as a childminder and babysitter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Emma R on 29/08/2012

Emma childminds our 9 month old baby for us 1 day a week. She also sometimes looks after our 11 year old during school holidays and has babysat for us in the evenings.

She is very reliable, confident and friendly, and our children love spending time with her and her son.

She has really helped us settle our baby into a routine with lots of tips and perserverance. She has also been firm when required with our older son! :)

I would very much recommend Emma as a babysitter as she is great with the children and also a lovely person to deal with.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Emma R on 27/08/2012

We have used Emma as a babysitter for our children aged 10 and 6 and found her to be very pleasant, efficient and professional. Edwards family, Woking.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Emma R on 02/11/2011

Emma is a confident babysitter who looked after my daughter, when she was 11 months old, on many occasions both during the day and night. I found Emma to be reliable, on time, relaxed and friendly. My daughter enjoyed spending time with Emma.

Emma often came up with a number of good suggestions and solutions, while looking after my daughter. Plus Emma is an OFSTED registered Childminder. I recommend Emma as a babysitter.

Karin Ehrenberg

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Emma R on 11/10/2011

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