Loretta's Reviews

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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 10 reviews)

My Son (6.5 yo) and I think that Loretta has been fantastic for the past 2.5 years and I'm sure she will continue to be going forwards looking after him. She has helped me nurture him through difficult periods and been wonderfully flexible when trains or Dad goes wrong. She is loving and professional, with the child at the centre. Holiday periods involve outside activities and a variety of stimuli to keep them engaged. I feel that I/we am very lucky to have found her and her lovely family

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by about Loretta on 16/08/2017

My daughter and I both love Loretta.. It was my first time sorting out childcare and had never really considered a childminder until I met Loretta. She always makes the effort to send me photos throughout the day, which is so nice. My daughter now cannot wait for me too drop her off usually running in without even a look over her shoulder, which for me is everything I could ask for. They are always out having fun at different softplays or parks. I would highly recommend Loretta!!!

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by about Loretta on 17/05/2017

Having had challenged with our previous childminder, my wife and I struck gold with finding Loretta! We've had her for over 18 months and though both my wife and I work and have stressful jobs, having the kids being looked after by her has made our lives a lot easier. She does drop off and pick ups for my two girls at the local school Chipstead Valley Road (and previously Coulsdon Nursery) and my kids love her. She takes pics and shares with us on Whatsapp. She never seems stressed at all which means my kids always seem at ease with her. Can't find a fault with her!

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by about Loretta on 18/11/2016

Loretta gave my son really fantastic care in a loving family environment. He was so happy with her and really enjoyed going. Loretta is professional, friendly and approachable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I was given regular updates, kept informed and it was fantastic to be confident and relaxed in the knowledge that my son was well cared for. My son enjoyed lots of fun outings and exciting activities every day. He will miss his time with Loretta and I can’t thank her enough for looking after him so well.

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by about Loretta on 01/09/2016

I recall the first day we met Loretta to discuss childminding our son.
Naturally we were a bit apprehensive as parents but our son's time with Loretta has been an exciting and wonderful experience to say the least.

If for any reason you have any doubts about leaving your child with a stranger, be assured that this will not be the case with Loretta.
From the moment you meet with her for an induction, your mind is put at ease from her thorough upkeep of records, her secure subject knowledge of what an Early Years Setting should be and her legal understanding of safeguarding measures put in place when working with children.

Our son's weekly experience with Loretta was educationally stimulating and enriching. Receiving photo updates of his progress throughout the day via social media was reassuring for any parent.

It is obvious Loretta has a love for working with children and this is evident in some of the planned activities she provides, for example, Art and Craft, visits to the farm, kids space zones etc.

Loretta is not just a normal childminder as she goes above and beyond in her provision to make your child feel happy and safe. Her facilities are outstanding and she ensures that from the moment your child is collected or dropped off, he/she has had the most wonderful experience through her care and nurture.

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by about Loretta on 16/07/2016

My son is three and has been going to Loretta in the holidays for a couple of years. He was comfortable straight away and Loretta kept me updated with pictures of his activities throughout the day which she still does! He has made a very close bond with all the children there and no matter how long he has had away from Loretta's he is confident and excited to go back. He always comes back with fun stories and special hand made presents and has many lovely outings .
I wouldn't have him with any one else.
Amy

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by about Loretta on 12/07/2016

It was a hard decision to go back to work but having found Loretta, I know my daughter is in safe hands. Loretta has cared for my daughter for nearly a year, since she turned one and my daughter is so happy in her care. Loretta keeps myself and my husband updated regularly with written daily reports and photographs. It's hard being away from her but receiving the photos is one of the best parts of my day. Loretta makes the children feel like part of the family (and us too), and takes the children on daily trips to play centres, farms, parks, pantomimes etc. Loretta really goes above and beyond the duties of what I thought childminders were meant to do, I feel so lucky to have found her.

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by about Loretta on 21/08/2014

Loretta has been our family childminder for 6 months now, and she and her family are everything any parent could wish for when looking for professinal top rated childcare.
My daughter is young and my son has learning diffculties and loretta is like a 2nd mother to them, they simply love her and her family. When my kids are with her i do not worry at all. Loretta does excellent activities with the children such as messy play, gardening, baking, arts and crafts, and will send pictures throughout the day of what they've been up to. My children eat extremenly well in her care, they never come home hungry. She is always available for inset days, or emergency cover.
Loretta has very clear discipline and behaviour boundaries and all the children respond positively to her at all times. She adores the children like they're her own and you feel that the moment your kids are with her.
I trust her impeccably, i would recommend her in a heartbeat, she is our very own Mary Poppins, and if im honest for as long as my daughter needs her she will always be part of our family. Thank you Loretta x

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by about Loretta on 07/03/2014

Loretta has been caring for our son Zak twice a week for almost a year now. We are very grateful and could not be happier with the excellent childcare service that Loretta provides. Loretta's encouragement in Zak's development and social skills has been amazing, and the general care she provides and the environment in which he is cared for could not be better.
Happy, friendly, trustworthy, professional and reliable are just a few of Loretta's attributes that make her the first-class child carer and person that she is.

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by about Loretta on 20/02/2014

I couldn't be happier with the care that Loretta has provided for my son Tyler over the past two years. He has been extremely happy there and has been made to feel part of the family. Loretta and her family are always so kind, warm and friendly and Tyler really loves them all.

I am so thankful and lucky to have found Loretta and any child would be lucky to have her as their childminder. Loretta provides a welcoming, clean and organised house with plenty of toys and activities for Tyler. She is always taking him on lots of various outings and he has learnt so much. Loretta is an excellent communicator keeping you up-to-date with a day-to-day diary and lots of photos.

I am so grateful to Loretta for providing such a pleasant environment for Tyler and for helping him become the confident little boy he is today.

I would highly recommend Loretta as a truly amazing childminder. You would be missing out if you didn't.

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by about Loretta on 06/08/2013

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