"Exceeded all expectations!!"
review of Kate Linehan - Childminder in Chislehurst
Exceeded all expectations!!
I have been extremely happy with the care my son has received from Kate and also with the great progress he has made since being in her care. Kate has a really lovely manner with all the children she looks after and each child is treated as if they were her own. She always seems kind, calm and patient and the children she looks after are happy and well behaved. Kate provides a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise - she is always out and about whatever the weather and her meticulous planning means there is always something interesting for the children to do each day whether it’s arts and crafts or playtime in her house and/or child friendly garden or on trips out to local playgroups, music classes, swimming, the park or somewhere further afield.
Since my son has been going to Kate's I’ve always been completely at ease with her care of him. He's never once cried or not wanted to be left with her, it only took a couple of visits for him to be jumping out my arms into hers each morning and whilst he is very happy to see me when I go to collect him he's never in a rush to leave. He is treated like one of the family and loves playing with the other children she minds and her daughters too! When he is hurt or feeling under the weather I know he feels happy to be comforted by her and I am confident that she can administer either first aid or medication following all the correct procedures and completing the necessary records to ensure health and safety.
Kate provides healthy snacks with the occasional treat and plenty of home cooked meals every day. She also completes a diary for each child most days so I can see during the day what they have been up to - this gives me a picture of his whole day including what he’s eaten, how long he’s slept for along with all his activities so I can ask him about them at the end of the day.
All in all I’m thoroughly happy with the level of care my son receives and I’m certain that being in such a positive and happy environment is helping him develop into a confident and self assured little boy.
I would absolutely recommend Kate as a great and reliable childminder.