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Average Rating: (5 from 19 reviews)
My son has been with Safina since he was 10months old and he is now about to start school soon.
I wanted my son to be in a homely environment where he could learn and develop with other kids but also where he was not just another child to be taken care of. Safina and her husband treat each child an individual and look after them as per the child's needs. Safina is always happy to give you advice on anything regarding your child. There have been times when we are not sure about how to handle our sons moods and her advice has helped so much. They are flexible on times as well in case we need to leave our son early or get a bit delayed to pick him up.
Safina runs the childminder setting similar to a nursery but with a personal touch, which is why we chose her. She does all the activities which the a standard nursery would do with the children and more... My son is 4.5yrs old and can count 1-100 numbers, knows how to use phonics and write alphabets already. He has turned into a very happy and confident child growing up with Safina.
Would definitely recommend Safina!!
Met Safina for the child-minding services for my 21 month son . It was delightful to see how passionate , knowledgeable and committed she is towards her profession. I have been a teacher my self in the past and being a mother I truly believe, anything you do that involves children has to be done with nobility in your heart and can't be done with just materialist goals and Thankfully she did come across as a child minder who takes genuine interest in the childs well being.
I would definitely be taking her services in he future and higly recommend her based on my interactions which were brief but very satisfactory
I wish you all the best Safina...
Safina and Faizal have both been the best childcare provider I could have asked for. When we first came in this country it was very difficult to work with the kid. We went through various childminder but when we spoke to them and saw the environment and the way they interact with the kid we joined them. Safina and Faizal has an amazing ability to put children at ease. Since we came from India our son used to not able to speak or recognize the phonic sound. Safina used to devote her with him and also suggested(Phonics video and play serials) to us how to improve him through home.They were very professional with us and also very caring for my son. They have so much energy it is infectious and my son has grown to love and look forward to spend time with them. For our son that was like second home where he used to play, learn and have fun. They kept us up to date on how my son is doing through observations, and daily updates of how is he had done throughout the day. My son never wanted to leave their place. Even now when he has started schooling every morning he still ask whether he is going to his old school or new one.
I have seen my son develop so much since he started going to them. Safina and Faizal have shape my son not only in personality but also in his behaviour. They taught him to share, respect and love. There was time as a parent we used to not know if our son is facing difficulty in talking. I remember Faizal had pointed out that he do not spell some word properly and we should take guidance from professional.
They both have taught him so much that he did not face any difficulty in his reception year. I would strongly recommend the couple for any parents as they are the best.
Safina and Faizal you both are amazing thank you so much :)
Safina and Faisal offer a wonderful, caring environment which allows your child to feel comfortable and loved.
My son joined these guys when he was 10 and a half months old, and for any parent, this was an extremely daunting time. Safina was so good at ensuring that my son was comfortable in her surroundings before he went for his full days. Although this was nearly 3 years ago, we have had so many positive experiences that I can’t recommend these guys enough.
Home from Home surroundings to superb communications via texts, newsletters through emails and generally, communication has always been on point.
Safina has always shown to be supportive of my needs but is equally good at giving advice. Things like encouraging my boy to eat well (which he was and is still very good at) which I must say again, is something we are very passionate about at home. Good food equals healthy mind.
After having our second son, we had to unfortunately send our first son to a nursery closer to home whilst i am on maternity leave, however, intend to send my second son back to Safina and Faisal soon as I go back to work, as I simply couldn’t imagine anyone else bringing up my boys at a very special and influential time in their lives.
Thank you to you both - you’re both truly amazing at what you do 😀
Safina and Faisal are synonym to ray of hope. I still remember when I was so skeptical about leaving my year old baby with someone completely a stranger , but Safina and Faisal proved that strangers can become your very own if they are as caring and loving as both of them.They both work together for the betterment and development of a child. They both looked after my son for two years from October 2014 and performed diligently throughout this period
They both are highly motivated to learn as much as they could and performed extremely well utilizing their best capabilities. They both frequently devoted themselves for long hours to develop lesson plans for my son and monitor his progress. There was a time when my son has to stay home due to personal reasons .
however the big relief was Faisal insured himself as a nanny with Pacey and he looked looking after my son as when require on regular basis at my home. My son has developed a strong bond with Faisal. Faisal has played a big role in improving my son's communication as once I was worried about his delayed speech. I would say that Faisal has a number of strengths but his main strength is his talent to motivate children. He always is genuinely interested in children’s well being and puts in efforts for their learning and development and presents new ways of learning that capture their attention.
Faisal and Safina are very reliable, professional ,trustworthy, motivated, and able to make themselves tune-up with the requirements of family and children.
I am so delighted that my son is back at his old place again where he loves to go everyday :-) with so much excitement of going Aunty safina home
Safina's setting is amazing it almost gives you the feeling of private nursery with touch of sweet home..I wish her all the best !!
Safina and Faisal have completely changed my perception of a childminder. When I first went to her place 10 months back I told her about my fear of not sending my son to any nursery. She gave me confidence that not all are the same. During that time my son came just from India after spending almost a year with his grandparents. He could barely understand or speak English. Also he was on mashed food only. He was not used to any chewy food as he hated those. Within a couple of months time Safina and Faisal proved that what she said was correct. My son not only picked up English language but also he started eating all the chewy foods which he would never ever eat at home. Safina would constantly give me updates about his food, his behaviour and how he is getting along with other kids. That definitely gave me confidence and peace of my mind that my child is in the safe hand which is normally a big worry for all working mothers. In no time my son loved the company of both Faisal and Safina and he would happily get ready in the morning to go to his Safina aunty’s house. This is purely because he feels safe and happy with their company.
She not only helped him to develop good food habits, but also she has helped him to adapt good behaviours. He used to be very stubborn initially but ever since he has started going to the Safina’s place he has blossomed like a very well behaved boy. He knows all his nursery rhymes, alphabets, numbers and the list goes on. The complete credit goes to Safina and Faisal. She is not only a child minder but also a best friend of mine as you can share any problem with her and she always has a solution. Whenever my son falls sick she always provides her natural remedies for his cure. I can write a really big essay on both Faisal and Safina. But honestly speaking, I am really thankful to this lovely couple for their pure devotion and dedication towards their childminding job. They have a heart of gold. All I can conclude is that THEY ARE THE BEST..BESTEST CHILD MINDERS.
All the best to both of you. Keep doing your great work.
My perception about childcare was changed by Safina and Fiasal. I was first time mom who had lost a twin in her delivery and finding it hard to trust anyone with one of my living twin. Both Safina and Faisal are the epitome in childcare and provides most superlative care for the children they keeps under their care.
I remember a time when I looking for help and all baffled for my son who was 17 months already and very hyper active and was not speaking a single word. They welcomed my son with open arms and embraced him as their son and spend their endless time and effort in nurturing good manners, speech, rhymes, social skills and academic abilities ( craft, numbers, spellings, phonic to name the least). My son is currently 40 months and I have seen him blossom for last 22 months with Safina and Faisal. The couple are God people as in my difficult days have provide free childcare to ensure my son is not deprived of growth and learning during parents difficult time.
Today my son is looked up to in many places as an example of how his second mom Safina shaped him with her relentless efforts. He is not only independent in his daily tasks ( shoes , writing, cutting, but goes a mile ahead to tell me who is the Prime Minister of UK (David Cameron) and Novac Djockavic plays tennis.
I would be indebted to Safina and Faisal whole my life and I hope they can keep him under their care and blessing till he grows up to a teenager. I would strongly recommend the couple as they are the best in the industry and exceed even Outstanding rating which Ofsted can provide.
Safina has been a great teacher for my kids. My younger who was just 2+ when she joined Safina, but Safina put all her efforts to make her learn rhymes, stories, dancing, coloring and so many things. Now when we are back to our home country, we had a rigorous school admission procedure where they take entrance test for kids and judge their motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, color sense, speaking, singing and so many things. My daughter did very well in all these areas and got selected in the best school in the city. I am very happy for her and all credit goes to Safina who taught her all these things in a proper manner which made learning a fun for my daughter.
If I talk about Faisal then I will say he embedded moral values in both my daughters. There are so many things which some times we do wrong in our daily routine and we don't even realize that. But Faisal used to make those small but valuable corrections in their speaking & actions which added value to their character & personality as whole. Just for an example that my elder one if doesn't like eating any dish then she used to say 'It's yakky!, Please don't give that to me'. But Faisal made a correction to her statement and taught her not to say that sentence as something which is yukky for you may be yummy for the other person. And if you say like this to a dish then the other person may not feel good. That was something that I myself had not realized ever but thanks to Faisal for making me and my kids understand this and many more such valuable things which we will remember and follow forever.
Thanks again to both Safina & Faisal for their teachings & knowledge to my children.
The day my both daughters joined Safina & Faisal, I got the peace of my mind as I was ensured that my angels are in safe hands.
From day 1 itself I could see positive change in my kids whether their language, their day to day behavior, they way of talking, eating, etc etc. Everything started progressing towards a positive growth for them.
My younger one was js 2 years old when she joined them and she didn't even used to speak much. Whatever few words she knew were hindi only. It was a major challenge for her to get accommodated in this English country. Thanks to Safina & Faisal and their continuous & dedicated efforts which made her learn the language, understand it and also speak it later on. This is the best gift they have given to my child.
Apart from all learnings & knowledge sharings, they took the best possible care of both my daughters, whether it is their diet, clothes or nappie, everything was always perfect.
Special thanks to Faisal for making my daughters fall in love & respect for you. As soon as we used to Faisal uncle is about to come to pick you up for the child minder, they used to get all excited and charged up and get ready quickly.
Special dishes made by Safina are still remembered by my elder one who used to say Aunty makes yummy pasta :-)
The two angels of Safina & Faisal were an added attraction for my daughters to spend time in child minder as both of them are lovely girls and they had good tuning with my girls.
The time we spent on our last meeting at your home is the best evening we had in London.Your dinner, Haroon's special tea, those yummy snacky strips, everything was too good. The comfortable and informal environment you people gave to us that day made us feel a part of your family. The time was short and next day was a working day for all, otherwise we would have spent the whole night just talking, talking & talking.
When we were going through a rough time w.r.t our landlord, at that time the encouraging and supporting words from Faisal gave us strength and direction to fight with that tough phase. We will never forget those words. Hardly we find people in a new country who don't belong to your own country but still come forward to help you and support you in your bad times. Safina & Faisal are such great example.
When were all set to leave for airport to return back to our country, Safina came just in time to wish us happy journey and say good bye. This gesture of hers was really heart whelming to take out time from her very busy schedule and come to meet us in our last minutes and also gave gifts to my both the girls. I have kept that safe & intact and wish to use that whenever in life we will be back to your place & meet you again :-).
I can keep on writing & writing about this great couple & family I should say. Words are short but their kindness and sense of care & love is huge.
I will end here saying a BIG BIG THANK YOU to Safina, Faisal, Haroon, Rahim & Harim. Lots of luv to this family. May God shower his best on you all always. We feel fortunate & proud to know you and wish to see you and meet you again at least once more in life time. Stay Blessed ! Stay Connected !
First of all very sorry to Safina & Faisal for writing this so late. My apologies please. At the same time of year last year I was looking for a child care facility in London for my two daughters who were 2 yrs & 6 yrs then. I was very worried for my angels as they had never stayed away from home and that too for more than 8 hours per day. For us the country itself was new and then finding a right place for our kids was a major challenge.
Thanks to this website where I found Safina. From day 1 itself my both daughters were very happy to go there and spend the whole day with them. Safina & Faisal understood our needs and agreed to do a door to door pick & drop as well which was a big help for us as our work location was too far from home location.
Then my elder one joined the school and there came another challenge of dropping her to school and picking up from there. Thanks again to Safina, Faisal who agreed and somehow managed to do that also for us otherwise it would have been very difficult for us to handle school & work both.
In this way I would say Safina & Faisal provided us a very customized or I should say a Tailor Made Package especially for us !!
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