"So…. the time is nearly here...."
review of Highfivesnlullabies - Childminder in Ardingly
So…. the time is nearly here....
….for our daughter to fly the nest & leave Sharon & Geoff to start primary school....what a fantastic 4 years it has been.
Having initially visited a number of local nurseries in the area, deciding that these settings were not suited to our requirements in terms of the care of our only daughter, we were looking for a more home-from-home setting with a strong family feel and Darlings and Brown & Questingmoles fits the bill perfectly.
As soon as we all met Sharon & Geoff for the first time and even before A had started her settling in sessions we knew immediately that their setting was the perfect one for us. From the amazing level of support and reassurance, the daily diary reports & pictures in the early days right through to now, we cannot begin to describe the fun and brilliant times that A has had & she will be very sad to leave.
At the start of every day, A has whizzed through the front door, with a beaming smile, often welcomed with a big hug from Sharon. Whilst she is pleased to see us at the end of the day, she is never desperate to be going home (sometimes even being a bit upset when she leaving) – I have always thought how brilliant it must be here for us to barely get a bye bye in the morning as she can’t wait to get in!! She has made many amazing friends too during her time here who we hope will be friends for a very long time.
Every child follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and we are truly delighted with A's progress whilst in their care, which has also provided her with a fantastic foundation for starting school.
There is a wide range of fun, outdoor activities with plenty of outdoor exercise too, which is brilliant & an important requirement for us. Sharon is a fantastic communicator and has had no trouble in gaining A's self-confidence, always encouraging good behaviour & ensuring that A shows kindness and compassion to other children at all times.
Sharon provides a wide and varied range of healthy and home-made meals & snacks – A certainly is a big vegetable fan for sure & some of these are even homegrown.
When A has been under the weather, Sharon has been very comforting & we have had the upmost confidence in her brilliant standard of care. We have always been confident that she will administer either first aid or medication following all the correct procedures and completing the necessary records to ensure health and safety at all times. The exceptional standards of cleanliness and personal hygiene for all the children must also be mentioned.
We have been absolutely delighted with the level of care A has received during the last 4 years. We are certain that, being in such a positive, nurturing and happy environment has ensured that she has developed into a confident and self-assured little girl who is more than ready to take the big step in to the next chapter of her life, thanks to the superb quality and standard of care that Darlings & Brown / Questingmoles have provided.
If you are considering Darlings & Brown / Questingmoles as your childcare provider, we all have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending Sharon as a brilliant childminder, she & Geoff really are like an extension to our family. Thank you both so very much for everything x
Response from Highfivesnlullabies
Bless you! Thank you so very much for trusting us to help look after your funny, clever, caring and gorgeous girlie - I could go on but the apple never falls far from the tree. We'll never lose touch and that's the biggest comfort for us. We've been a good team haven't we xxxx
Darlingsandbrown, Questingmoles - same thing :)