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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 11 reviews)

My daughter Ellen went to Janet and Waynes for about 2 and half years and helped her become a bright fun loving polite little girl.
Ellen was so sad to leave but due to moving out the area was to far to travel.
Would highly recommend, its a home from home experience and they were always ready to help with a big smile.

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by Avatar for Kayleigh Kayleigh about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 05/08/2020


Response by Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 11/08/2020:

Thank you Kayleigh, we really miss Ellen and the wonderful conversations we would have with her!.She has grown up so much through her time with us and is a funny,loving,polite little girl.Myself and Wayne wish you all lots of happiness in your new area and home xxxxx

Janet and Wayne have been fabulous for our son, Rian. He really loved his time with them and all the great activities he did with his friends together.

He brought home so many lovely arts and crafts and always spoke about the things he did.

We are sad that we had to leave them because we have moved to different area but highly recommend Janet and Wayne as they are truly helpful and great child-minders.

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by Avatar for li_park li_park about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 18/11/2019

Janet & Wayne cared for Ollie for almost 5 years and what an excellent job they did!
They started looking after Ollie full time and then went on to part time when he started school.
I had the opportunity between these times to send Ollie to nursery at the school he was due to attend but he was so happy with Janet & Wayne, that he stayed with them until starting in reception.
Leaving Ollie with them was like leaving him with family ... I knew he was always safe, well looked after, entertained & fed good home cooked meals (which he loved!)
They’d go out on trips to the park and to playgroups which Ollie enjoyed. I also loved being able to see what Ollie has been upto through his babysdays diary. Seeing pictures of him having fun and being so happy while I was at work made me feel less guilty for leaving him which alot of us working mums can relate to!
I couldn’t recommend Janet & Wayne enough, in fact, my friends little girl is now with them too.
I was so sad to say goodbye to them when I went on maternity leave with my second child ... I thought Ollie might be there forever!
I still speak to Janet & Wayne now, even after Ollie leaving as they’re just too great to really say goodbye to! Xx

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by Avatar for Jade2402 Jade2402 about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 21/02/2019


Response by Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 21/02/2019:

Thank you so much Jade for your kind comments, Oliver was a pleasure to look after and really did become one of the family. We miss his cheeky smile but luckily Wayne still see’s yourself,Ollie & now baby Oscar so it’s not that bad. Love you lots and lots Janet xxxxx

Janet and Wayne have been fabulous for my little boy. When he first started with them, he was very shy and sensitive, and Janet and Wayne have done wonders for his confidence through all the activities they take the children to. Thank you!! X

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by Avatar for Liz Liz about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 18/12/2017

Loverly couple who couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. Our daughter has regularly enjoyed her visits and its been great reading up on her days with them. Would reccomend them to anyone.

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by Avatar for Alex Alex about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 03/07/2017

My son was with Janet and Wayne for a little over 2.4 years. He loved every second he spent there, and to this day still asks to go and see them. I felt that when he first started at only 1, being in a home setting would help him settle in quickly, which it did, and it was the best decision of my life. He was always happy, smiling and had loads of stories to tell me about his day. Janet and Wayne are a great couple, who always catered for all our needs, and made my son feel like he was one of their own. Always flexible and happy to help. Thank you for making such an impression on my son, and helping shape him for the future.

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by Avatar for CLAUDIA CLAUDIA about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 06/02/2017


Response by Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 23/02/2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words Claudia, Oliver was an absolute pleasure to look after & did become part of the family,We miss his cheeky smile & hugs...Good luck with everything & we hope to see Oliver & baby Isla soon...Janet,Wayne,Ellie,Jessica & Joseph

When I visited Janet & Wayne for the first time I felt so at ease at their home, they were a lovely couple and I felt like this was definitely the right place for my daughter.
They made the transition as easy as possible, were very flexible and accommodating for our schedule changes and took our needs into consideration.
We loved how they brought the kids together but at the same time supported each on their individual journey. They also take parent's concerns/suggestions and tried them out (like sleep arrangements and dinner behaviour). They have a lovely home, their kids are like big siblings to my daughter and I feel like my daughter had 4 parents for a while.

We would strongly recommend them, and I am hoping my son will have such a supportive and lovely environment next year...

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by Avatar for Simona19 Simona19 about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 10/04/2016


Response by Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 20/04/2016:

Thankyou so much Simona for your kind words,Emilia was a joy to look after and it was great seeing her develop into the confident happy little girl she is now .She has been missed at our house,especially by Oliver! .we also hope that we will be able to welcome Emilias little brother into our home next year.We hope to see you all before then though!

Thanks again Janet and Wayne

My son was cared for by Wayne and Janet up until February 2015 & thoroughly enjoyed his time in their care.

I chose them for the main reason that I wanted my son to be in a home environment for his early years as well as have the best of both worlds by being cared for by a couple who operate together as childminders.

Both Wayne and Janet are full of enthusiasm as well as being flexible for our needs for the duration of my sons care with them. They spent lots of time taking him & the other children in their care to groups and parks and he also enjoyed arts and crafts activities with them.
Their home is located in a nice area of Sutton and is spacious and fully equipped with toys and learning items that were fully suitable for my son who is now 3.
Both Wayne and Janet are very approachable and offered the flexibility needed for my busy hectic working life, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for childcare in or around Sutton.

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by Avatar for 3jays 3jays about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 05/05/2015

As a first time mother, I was very anxious at leaving my then not yet 6 month old daughter at a childminders. However, after meeting Janet and Wayne, my anxiety soon subsided as they are a very warm, welcoming and supporting team.

My daughter absolutely adores going to their house 3 days a week and always smiles and babbles away happily when I pick her up. Janet and Wayne offer a range of fun activities which my daughter responds positively too.

I enjoy reading the communication book daily to see what my daughter has been up to and to see how she is progressing both physically and socially.

A positive experience all round!

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by Avatar for kloub kloub about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 28/01/2014

When you send your own child to someone you don't know at such a young age it can be a very scary prospect for any parent especially a first time parent! However as soon as we visited the O'Donnells we knew this was the place for our daughter. We were not only sending her to a fully qualified childminders, but also into a lovely family home. The transition was much easier than anticipated as the whole family took an immediate liking to our little girl & treated her like she was part of the family. Four months down the line we couldn't be happier as our daughter looks forward to her days at the O'Donnells as much as days at home with family. She regularly attends playgroup & various other daytime activities before tea time with the family which she loves! I can't speak highly enough about the O'Donnells and the way they've accepted our daughter into their family home two days a week. Highly recommended.

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by Avatar for Patrick1 Patrick1 about Avatar for smiley99 smiley99 on 24/04/2013

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