review of Callyhill - Childminder in Standlake
I have known Cally for many years and was extremely happy to find out that she had started childminding. Our daughter loved being with her and made great progress whilst in her care.
Cally's home was always very welcoming, and our daughter had great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care.
She provided a wide range of activities that I know our daughter throughly enjoyed, like drawing and sticking, reading and puzzles as well as outings to the park, we received lovely handmade gifts for certain occasions, eg Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays.
Cally is an extremely warm, caring and friendly person. She always encouraged good behaviour and kindness to others and if our daughter misbehaved Cally would respond with kind discipline explaining her wrong doings in a way our daughter understandstood.
Although I provided food each day I know that Cally would provide healthy snacks if our daughter was exceptionally hungry or keen to eat what the other children were eating. I am also aware that Cally ensured good personal hygiene getting all the children to wash their hands before eating and after using the toilet.
Cally completed a diary each day using baby days, which I loved. It explained everything our daughter had done and gave me details of her whole day including what she had eaten, how long she had slept for and all her other activities, which helped me feel involved with her care.
Overall I am extremely happy with the level of care our daughter a received and I would absolutely recommend Cally as a great and reliable childminder.