"Thoughtful childminder that goes above & beyond"
review of Dorothyb - Childminder in Haverstock Hill
Thoughtful childminder that goes above & beyond
We wholeheartedly recommend Dorothy to any parents looking for a caregiver for their children. Dorothy has looked after our son since he was 10 months old and under her care, we've seen his language and motor skills improve greatly. She is so thoughtful in how she prepares the environment for the children; she'll organize activities or set out learning materials that are specific to each child's current area of interest or development. For example, our son was crawling when he first started at Dorothy's; she would take him to baby gym weekly, set out soft play materials for him to climb on, taught him how to dismount from the sofa safely and confidently; in a short-span of time he started to walk confidently. In another instance, my son expressed an interest in water play; she planned different water play activities in her garden or took him to water fountains within walking distance. She also prepares nutritious hot meals for the children and balanced snacks which really stood out to me. I too have learned so much from Dorothy as a first time parent; for example, she suggested activities I could do with him to improve his use of eating utensils. I'm quite jealous of all the things my son gets to do! From mornings at Hampstead Heath or the Zoo, afternoons at the City Farm or water fountains, he comes home (& sleeps so well!) after a full day of fun. She is a warm and professional caregiver that puts so much effort into planning stimulating and engaging days for the children.