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We were initially thrown into looking for a Childminder when our eldest son was starting Reception at Whitings Hill and whilst we had always planned for him to go to After School Club this was not available due to the COVID pandemic, let the stress begin.
We searched around for a Childminder and visited a few but did not feel comfortable with those ones as we were looking for someone who would replicate a home environment for our son and not just be an after school club. We then found Simona and thank god we did. We popped over to her lovely warm, clean and safe home and instantly felt that gut feeling you get when you know its the right person. Our son warmed to her straight away and our 2 yr old didn't want to leave which is always a good sign. An important thing for us was that as our son wasn't going to be getting hot meals at school due to COVID that he would get one in the evening and Simona is more than happy to cook every evening for him, even catering to his fussy nature with food.
We get regular Whatsapp photos with him practising his reading and writing there and SImona constantly keeps him entertained with far more imaginative games than we come up with at home. He also has a lot of fun playing with the other children including Simona's daughters.
We honestly couldn't recommend Simona highly enough. She is naturally caring and very professional. Our boy Is extremely happy there and always has a big smile on his face when we pick him up surely that's the only sign you need to know you've made the right choice.