Amanda Childminding's Reviews
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Average Rating: (4.92 from 39 reviews)
Our son (currently 17 months) has been going to Amanda and Peter since November 2020 now. It was important to us that Austin felt safe and happy wherever he went. Well, he gets that in spades at Amanda and Peter's: Amanda gives him all of the hugs and showers him with love, he's fed brilliantly, and you can tell that they have a genuine love for children, it's lovely!
I love that it's run from Amanda and Peter's house. I really believe it helps Austin feel at home, rather than a nursery classroom type setting. They've just bought the children new play equipment for their garden too - they're devoted! They also go out, whenever the weather permits, to the beach and local parks. It's honestly just lovely. It makes me so happy to know that Austin is so well looked after when I have to be away from him - sometimes I go to pick him up and he and Amanda are just having a little snuggle on the sofa. ❤️
On top of all of that, they do endless activities whilst there, especially for any special occasions: Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day etc. They even bought all of the children an Easter egg and a Christmas present - it's a house filled with love. You won't find anywhere more loving for your child to attend.
Lastly, they're so accommodating! As a primary school teacher myself, I often find that timings change last minute. Amanda and Peter are so flexible with regards to having Austin for longer periods of time. He's also only booked in for term time, but if I need a day or 2 during the holidays, they'll always check if they can have him for me.
I wouldn't send Austin anywhere that I didn't think he felt comfortable, and I certainly wouldn't recommend anywhere that I didn't feel strongly about, but I can say, wholeheartedly, that Amanda and Peter (and the other adults they have working with them - Sasha and Amanda's mum) are absolutely marvellous. Austin's so lucky to have got a place there. I'll be forever thankful that he started his time away from me at a home away from home. Thankyou all!
We randomly found Amanda Childminding on this website and decided to give them a visit after reading all the comments. We felt relaxed as soon as we walked into the house and decided to send our little one there after just the first visit. And that was the best decision ever! Amanda and Peter (also Sasha&Amanda’s mum) have been truly amazing and I’m not afraid to say they probably look after our little one better than we do lol!!! They truly care about the children, always do a lot of activities with them. I don’t think there has been a single day where Caleb comes home without any new arts or creations! Caleb absolutely LOVES being there. In the mornings he would get to the door before us desperate to go, when we drop him off nowadays he doesn’t even turn around to look at us or say bye and just walks straight in (he loves his parents really lol!). During the weekends he would often chant ‘Man-na’ :).
We cannot thank them enough for the care, the love and everything they do for him.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 12/04/2021:
Thank you for your review. Caleb has certainly blossomed during the last six months. It is fascinating to see how he has learnt what the routines are and he is always there to help get things ready.
Amanda and her family have been amazing! Especially during these uncertain times. My little one loves going and will happily walk in without so much as a backwards look. He is always coming home with crafts that they have done during the day. Amanda is friendly and happy to discuss any concerns you might have about little one and provide support where needed.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 27/01/2021:
Thank you for your review. Your youngster is a pleasure to care for and watching how he is developing is very interesting. He is always in the middle of things when playing and is certainly no shrinking violet.
Amanda and her husband are amazing! I am a single parent who works full time with a very complex situation. Amanda and Peter have done everything they can to support me and my children and I couldn't do it without them. I have been so lucky to find them.
Amanda and her team genuinely care about the children, their welfare and their development. The first thing I noticed when we went to look round is just how happy, comfortable and confident all of the children were.
It didn’t take long for the warmth and kindness of the setting to settle and calm my own daughter. She’d not got on too well at nursery for a variety of reasons and we switched to a childminder hoping that we’d see some improvement, but we were nervous. Amanda and her team put our minds at rest immediately. It only took a couple of settling in sessions before it felt like our daughter had always been going there.
Amanda’s service is really reasonably priced and extremely flexible. Nothing is ever too much for her and her family and they go to great lengths to accommodate your bespoke childcare requirement.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. You won’t regret it!
Response by Amanda Childminding on 22/05/2020:
Thank you for the review it is very much appreciated. I am looking forward to Siena coming back once things resemble some sense of normality. It has given me a great deal of pleasure watching her develop in the months she has been here.
My daughter has been with Amanda since she was 10 months and is now nearly 2 and a half, she loves it and always full of excitement when I pick her up. My work means the amount of care my daughters needs over the year can change and I was concerned about finding a childcare provider that could accommodate that, but Amanda has been incredible. I’m now pregnant with my second child and I will most definitely be sending them to Amanda, it’s a relief to know you have a childcare provider you trust to take care of your child and provide them with a fun and educational day.
Response by Amanda Childminding on 18/03/2020:
Thank you for the review it is very much appreciated. It does not seem possible that Eva has been with me for nearly two years and has developed into a very articulate toddler. I am looking forward to looking after your latest edition later in the year.
I cannot recommend Amanda & Peter highly enough, they are simply amazing!!
My son has been with them since he was 16 months old, he is now over 8 years old, and he has loved every single day and school holiday he has spent with them, Victoria & Ruby.
The children are always out and about enjoying new activities, drop ins and parks. There are also plenty of activities for them to do on rainy days too, never a dull moment :)
I am heartbroken that we are moving away from the area, I wish I could take them with me.
Not only has my son had the best childminders but I have also gained the greatest friends in them and will miss them all hugely.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, finding childcare can be a minefield but I knew the moment I met you both that Charlie would be in the best hands and over the years that has been proven time and time again, we love you guys xxxx
Response by Amanda Childminding on 07/08/2019:
Thank you Donna for those kind words. We shall miss you both when you move but we will keep in touch. Both you and Charlie have become good friends and we have loved our times out together. Here's to many more.
I am so happy I moved my son to Amanda and Peters. He did go to a pre school but I wasn't that happy with it and was looking for something more personal. They certainly provide this. I love the fact the children are taken out so much - really they only stay in when it's raining. Lots of different activities are done when indoors as well (including the lovely garden in the summer) my son will go to big school this September but I will definitely be using Amanda for any childcare I need in school holidays etc.
I’m so lucky to found Amanda!
My little one went to Amanda when she was only 4 months as I had to go back to university. I was so nervous but Amanda and Peter were great and always happy to help! My little, now 1,5 years loves going to them. She is a active baby and they keep her busy with all activities. I love that they are taking children to so many different places!
My daughter has been withAmanda and Peter since 8 months and wow what a difference it has made to my life as a busy single mum. From a premature girl she is now aged 3 and bubbling with laughter and confidence. Amanda and Peter have taken her on as their own but they have involved me as well in updating me about her progress, naughtiness, laughter and most of all the love they have shown her shines through when I get to spend time with her at the weekend. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for Kaysie but for supporting me as well in trying to raise her as a single mum. She’s a reflection of their love and care they have provided to her for the past 3 years. I will always be grateful and I love you both and Victoria and Ruby of course for keeping her entertained.
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