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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 19 reviews)

Lovely, welcoming family offering excellent childcare within their home. Loads of space for kids to play and dance around with a wide range of activities and brilliant outdoor space with fun outdoor toys, games and equipment.

They looked after our little boy before he started school and he made friends there who were starting school at the same time, which was great. Our little girl attends currently and is doing really well. Her social skills have really come along and she enjoys playing with her little friends.

Communication is really good and it’s so nice to see photos from the kids’ time there. If you need flexibility on occasion, the provider will always try to accommodate you and is always happy to answer any questions you may have or to reassure you if you have any concerns.

Highly recommended!

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by Avatar for meb12 meb12 about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 20/03/2021

Both our boys go to Child’s Play and absolutely love it. I wanted them to attend a childminder so that they were looked after in a more informal and homey environment rather than in a nursery and this is definitely what Rob & Louise provide. From the friendly greeting we always get when dropping the children, to their flexibility and wide range of activities provided we could not ask for a better environment for our boys. We drop them off and they run straight in to play, barely even looking back to say goodbye, which is a true testament to how secure they feel. Both boys have progressed and come on leaps and bounds in their development since attending and have formed strong bonds with other children in attendance too!

Very, very happy and could not recommend them more!

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by Avatar for JackieO JackieO about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 19/03/2021

Our little boy has been with Louise, Rob and Jade for nearly 2 years now. He has loved going there from the beginning. I was quite worried about sending him at first and thought I would find it really hard as I couldn't even go back to work and leave him with family after my maternity leave. However from our settling in period we found that Ethan really enjoyed being there and was growing in confidence. On his first day there on is own he absolutely loved it. Even though I had been to lots of playgroups and other baby/toddler groups with him we wanted him to have his own space and be able to interact with other adults and children away from us.
After a few months there we noticed Ethan was really confident, loved going and had made good friends. He was really enjoying singing and dancing and loved telling us about his day. He loved Jade especially and everything they did there. We loved that it was a family environment and felt really comfortable visiting their home, also that they were able to venture out to local parks and for walks as our little boy loves being active. We would and have recommended this setting.

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by Avatar for marie marie about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 18/03/2021

Our son Francis has been looked after by Louise, Rob and Jade since he was just turned one. They treat him like he is one of their own and he absolutely loves being with them which is the best possible outcome a nervous parent leaving their child with strangers for the first time.
Francis has formed lovely friendships with the other children who attend especially Louise and Rob's daughter who is a similar age.
Photos of the children's activities are uploaded to a portal for parents to access and see how much fun they are having during the day.
Louise and Rob make lovely home cooked meals for the children and they all eat together.
Francis has come on leaps and bounds since attending and amazes us with some of the things he has been taught.
I wouldn't trust anybody else to look after him. A truly lovely place to send your kids x

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by Avatar for anna208 anna208 about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 18/03/2021

My son was with Louise and Bob for about half a year, unfortunately due to the pandemic they closed for a short while so I had to find a replacement childminder. We were upset about leaving Louise and Bob as he had settled in so well and had come on amazingly.
As a first time mum making the decision to put my son in a childminder for me to start work was tough, I didn't want to leave him but Louise and her family really made me feel at ease. We had regular updates and the baby days app was amazing! Photos were updated daily with what he had been up to. They all brought out so much confidence in my baby and taught him so much. I will be forever grateful for the care and compassion they all showed to my son and I. Amazing childminders. 100% would recommend.

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by Avatar for Amy Amy about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 18/03/2021

Louise and Rob always gave a good care and love to my daughter Mia since she was 4 months old untill now. Mia was always happy to come to her house and be with the others children.
Louise provided her a lot of activities, good food and good care.
Amazing childminder. I recommend her

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by Avatar for Melina Melina about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 09/03/2021

My 2 girls have both been with Louise since they were both 10 months old. One is about to go to school full time and the other is 2 who goes 1/2 days a week. Both of my girls love going to Louise’s house it’s like there second home. Louise and rob have been more like an aunt and uncle to my girls. They have taught them so much, helped them grow, helped them to share, helped them to draw, the list is endless. My girls have both came on great since being there. They do alkinds of activities both indoors and outdoors an I get an online journal with all food and drink e t they have had and also activities they have done that day. I also get pictures sent too. They have other kids of all ages so there is always plenty of other children to play with. I would 100% recommended Louise at childplay to any parent I was so anxious at first with my first daughter but Louise and rob put me at ease and my daughters both soon settled in. I cannot thank Louise and rob enough.

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by Avatar for Jenf Jenf about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 31/03/2019

My daughter has been with Childs Play since she was 10 months old . Childs Play is everything that you can wish for your little one .
They makes a lot of activities with my daughter and that’s it’s fabulous. The food was delicious and healthy. I

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by Avatar for Georgina Georgina about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 12/03/2019

My son has been with Louise and Rob since he was 9 months old, he recently turned 2 and I honesty believe sending him here was one of the best decisions I've ever made. In the early days the baby days online diary was a godsend as I could see photos of him playing happily and interacting with the other children before he could really communicate. Now he let's us all know how much he loves it here. He's always happy when he's dropped of and when I arrive to collect him. He spends some time doing focused learning activities each day as well as having the freedom to play with a variety of toys both inside and out. He chats about Rob, Louise and the children he is with and is a very sociable. He enjoys the creative activities provided as well as structured play with toys which are rotated so he never gets bored of playing with the same things.

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by Avatar for lotti lotti about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 16/03/2017

My daughter has been with Childs Play since she was 1 year old and has been with Rob and Louise for over 2.5 years now. Childs Play is everything that you can wish for from a Childminder. Louise, Rob and their mum offer a true home from home for the children in their care. The children are a full part of family life and having a male role model, who is actively involved in all aspects of child care as well as having a nan, who will sit with the children to tell and listen to their stories, is seldom found in other child care providers. Children of all ages are encouraged to play with each other, which teaches them to interact across different age groups and encourages learning from each other whilst adapting to the abilities of all members of the group. A large outdoor area offers the children plenty of opportunity to be in nature and play outside. Louise has a degree in Education and she plans daily activities that support the social and emotional development of the children, ensuring that they are becoming confident and social children who are ready to interact and learn when starting school. Childs Play are extremely reliable, always giving plenty of notice for their annual leave. I can highly recommend Childs Play to any other parent, who is looking for a caring environment in which their child can have fun and develop.

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by Avatar for Anja Anja about Avatar for childsplay childsplay on 13/03/2017

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