review of Clair - Childminder in Poole
My daughter attended Clair and Garry’s setting from 14 months old right up until starting school. Choosing the right childminder was a huge decision for me but from the moment I met Clair and Garry at their home I had a really good feeling and knew instantly these were the right childminders for my daughter.
It is a very well run, organised, reliable setting and is also like a home from home. It is a very friendly and happy home, where children are treated like one of the family and because there are two of them, they can have more children at their setting. The environment is caring and friendly and my daughter has enjoyed her time there. Clair and Garry like to be out and about and they plan lots of fun activities, such as farm visits, tank museum visits, trips to the beach and strawberry picking.
A lot of thought goes into planning the daily activities such as arts and crafts, make believe play, dress up, stories, songs and games. Clair and Garry also assist with skills such as independent dressing as well as encouraging good manners. I have also been kept up to date with what my daughter did each day with a diary and had photos too which was lovely. At the end of the term I got a folder of paperwork, so I could read in detail my daughter’s progress.
Clair and Garry have been a huge support and are always happy to offer their expertise and guidance on anything, such as food portions, potty training etc and are full of ideas and tips. They identify if my daughter found something a bit tricky and communicated with me, so I could practice at home with her.
One of the most priceless things for me personally was that I never had to worry about my daughter when she was at the setting, as their qualifications, patience and kindness and sheer love for their jobs meant I knew she was in safe hands. I could not recommend Clair and Garry highly enough for the care of your child.