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Average Rating: 4.92 stars (4.92 from 12 reviews)

Julia started looking after my son when he was 6 months old. She is so lovely, welcoming and the children are at the centre of everything she does. My son gets so much from Julia’s house and loves being around the other children too. I honestly couldn’t feel any more comfortable leaving him with her.

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by Avatar for HollyMB HollyMB about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 27/01/2020


Response by Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 27/01/2020:

Holly - thank you for your Review. This is very much appreciated and it's always lovely to get feedback. I just adore having your little one and here's to looking forward to seeing him blossom over the years to come.

My 3 year old daughter has been looked after by Julia on a few occasions now and I felt very happy and totally at ease at leaving her with Julia in her home environment as she is so kind, warm and excellent at engaging with the children in her care. I was sent regular photos and updates throughout the day about what my daughter had been doing, and despite being a bit apprehensive before going, she very quickly settled in and looked forward to her days with Julia and came home with lots of lovely pictures and colouring and stories of what they had been doing. The snacks provided for the children were healthy and filling, they all enjoyed playing in the garden and were taken for a walk each day which was great.
I would highly recommend Julia as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Catriona Catriona about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 05/01/2020

My 5 year old daughter has recently begun primary school. I have to admit we were all a little apprehensive about the change in care we had become so used to. Julia made that transition a joy for my daughter, and so for the whole family. She is genuinely kind and caring, my little girl practically skips to her every morning. Julia provides updates on a daily basis about what my daughter has been up to, with lovely reassuring photos. Healthy snacks and educational toys and games are always available, as well as the children being able to enjoy the outdoor space together. She has made some wonderful new friends in the happy healthy environment Julia provides. I literally can not recommend her highly enough.

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by Avatar for Tadfin Tadfin about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 18/11/2019

Julia is a dedicated, thoughtful and lovely childminder. She always considers what her mix of children will be at any one time and adapts and creates activities to suit their needs. My daughter’s days are structured, fun and stimulating and she very often doesn’t want to come home! I feel really relaxed and happy knowing Julia is looking after my daughter in the nursery holidays and think she sets the bar very high for really good, nurturing, care.

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by Avatar for Gerry Gerry about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 23/10/2019

My son has been going to Julia's on and off for the last 5 years and has really enjoyed it. Julia provides excellent care in a safe environment and really takes pride in the care of the children

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by Avatar for Steven Steven about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 03/10/2017

My 3 year old son has been going to Julia's 3-4 days per week since he was 9 months old. He absolutely adores her and she has made him part of her family. I fully intend to have him stay with her throughout his school life as it is his home from home and he loves going there.

As well as providing a fantastic, welcoming and caring home environment for the children, Julia is always very professional. She is excellent at keeping me updated on what happens each and every day, with daily photos and stories so that you know exactly what's happened. Julia has activities planned for the children every day, whether it's going to a local baby & toddler group or simply heading out for some fresh air and a play at the park with friends. So the children are constantly mixing with others and learning how to socialise - my son knows more people in the town than I do! Other mums who are friends of mine and see Julia with my son at various activities always say how lucky I am to have her as she takes such good care of him and it's clear that they have a good bond.

Julia works with you on helping your child tackle the different milestones they face as well, e.g. potty training. She'll take her cue from whatever you want to do and continue it in her home so that it's consistent and I've found it really helps to have her reinforce whatever I am trying to do at home.

I can't recommend Julia highly enough. In fact, when I found out I was pregnant with my second son I told her before I told a lot of my friends & family just to make sure that she had a space for him as I couldn't imagine him being looked after by anyone else. It's so reassuring to know that your kids are in such good hands.

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by Avatar for LHR LHR about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 02/10/2017

My daughter started with Julia when she was 10 months old, she was very attached to me (and me to her!) So we were very nervous about starting childcare. Julia is extremely caring, kind and wonderful with children as well as being incredibly organised and intuitive about children's individual needs and learning style. My daughter is now 18 months and LOVES going to Julia's, she has a great routine which we carry on at home and she is developing into a confident little person because of the support and care she receives at Julia's. Julia will keep you updated with a diary which details what she ate, how long she slept, nappies, mood and what they did. And also text messages (she always seems to know when you could do with a reassuring message!) and takes lovely photos of the little ones doing their activities. The children go for a walk and get outside every day, they have healthy snacks and play fun learning games. Apart from the high quality care the children get, the love and happy environment is so unique to Julia's. I can't recommend Julia enough, she's the best there is!

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by Avatar for SQMum SQMum about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 25/09/2017

My daughter went to Julia after school for a couple of days a week and I was confident and happy with the care she received. Julia was always very accomodating to our requests and I would like to thank Julia for all her help. I would like to recommend Julia's Childcare services.

  • 4 stars Overall

by Avatar for Elaine Elaine about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 08/05/2016

Our daughter has been attending Hope Childcare for a few months now (she is 14 months old and goes three full days a week), and we are extremely happy with the service. Julia provides a real home from home for our daughter, and is clearly very fond of all the children in her care. She is very organised and keeps us updated on what our daughter has been up to each day by filling out a daily diary, and chatting with us at pickup. Days are structured around the needs of the individual children, and there are lots of walks, toddler groups and craft activities to keep the little ones busy. Our daughter is thriving in the company of Julia, her family and the other children she minds - we could not be happier with our decision to use Hope Childcare!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Kumquat Kumquat about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 17/02/2016

Julia I'd fantastic with or little girl. She provides a very warm, fun environment in her home for her little charges and is always thinking up new activities for the kids. She provides a home away from home environment and puts parents at ease. She is also very flexible and understanding about changes in childcare requirements. We couldn't recommended her enough!

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by Avatar for Jdownie Jdownie about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 25/08/2015

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