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Average Rating: 4.9 stars (4.9 from 10 reviews)

As a parent I first met Kerry and Dave at a playgroup. Our relationship grew as did my daughter. They care for the children they have like their own. They provide wholesome meals for the children ensuring they all sit down together wash hand before and sit together socially until everyone is finished. They always provide a variety of activities for the children they care for whether it's organised play groups or rhyme time, outdoor days in the woods or by the sea or planned days in doors with structure and creativity.
Their setting has a wonderful cabin heated and air conditioned where children can play in all weather's. Kerry and Dave have a fantastic strong partnership and the children including my own daughter love being around them.
Kerry and Dave ensure children's safety is paramount providing children in their care with hi visibility vests when out and work as a tag team co coordinating the child's needs.
As a first time mum I must say Kerry and Dave set examples and ideals of what being a good parent/carer is about. I have learnt so much from observing them and how they set foundations for their children and do much of this for my child. They are inspirational.
Also Kerry and Dave go beyond their remit. Often attending functions out of hours for the children they care for. They also help the children make gifts for their parents on special occasions such as mothers day Easter and Christmas. Not other childminders i have encountered take the time to do this. And these items are irreplaceable.
Fantastic service. Wonderful people. Excellent team.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Bubblegu on 28/08/2017

Kerry and Dave are next best thing to real parents for a child. We have been searching in close proximity as distance was not an option in our circumstance. It appears that our area restricted quest for baby care was a boon as we have located the Bubblegum. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any parent.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Bubblegu on 28/08/2017

I have found this lovely couple for over a year ago by their neighbours recomendations. From the first visit I knew that it was the right place for my son. It took ages for him to settle down. Kerry and Dave made him feel welcomed and loved so he would be more confident in their house. As my son's first language is not english they done a great job by teaching him how to speak in english. Now he wont stop speaking in english, making full sentences and very confident when speaking with neighbours and other kids what he hasnt done before. he even counting till ten, knows some letters, can get mixed up with colours but I am really happy for 23 months old boy.
I cant wish for better childcare as kids hardly ever stay indoors, they always out; at playgroup, park, farm, or even beach. They are never bored as Kerry and Dave have plans set up in advance.
This couple is really incredible beyond the words. You dont have to worry about kids meals as well as all prepared freshly in their home.
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for childminder, Kerry and Dave should be on your top list.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 26/07/2015

My 2 daughters of 20 months and 9 months both attend Bubblegums and I couldn't have picked a better couple to take care of them. Finding childcare for my daughters was very daunting as they were both so young. Both Kerry and Dave made this as easy as they possible could. My girls are always happy when I pick them up and my eldest is always excited when we pull on the drive shouting "Kerry Kerry Kerry" I can honestly say I go to work knowing that both my girls are happy and enjoying there day with Kerry, Dave and there little friends they have made. They have days out to play group, parks the beach etc. They have lots of healthy meals and snacks. They will always do what they can to support you in anyway they can.
I honestly could not recommend Kerry and Dave enough!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 20/07/2015

I done my placement at bubblegums childminder for my course cypw level three childcare course. I have been supported very well by Kerry and Dave and find them very helpful. They have a close bond with the children and have a variety of different toys the children can play with. The setting is very homely and couldn't fault them at all , two very lovely people would highly recommend. Thanks again Kerry and Dave for all your support and hard work xxxx

  • 4 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 19/03/2015

My daughter is leaving Bubblegums next week to start at the nursery where I work, she couldn't start until she was two. Their setting is lovely with a nice feel that helped me make my final decision that is was perfect for my little girl she started there when she was 15 months old and has been there for 9 months, Kerry and her husband have good routines which she has started to use at home she often brings her plates out to the kitchen when she has finished her meal. She loves to wash her hands before and after meals.
When at home she will often call for Kerry and Dave and other children from within the setting and I think she will really miss them all.
What I like the best was the love and care she shows towards younger children that she has developed. I love how independant she has become and how happy she is when i come home. my favourite is how many places they have visited and the time care and attention out into her plans of the day.
She had the chance to meet lots of other children within the setting and at play groups they attend.
They were open and friendly always giving me the chance to talk about any issues I felt comfortable to share issues that may have occurred at home related to my daughter and also to ask advise and support.
They were very especially supportive when we found our daughter had a medical issue and supported us with her diet.
My daughter has made a lovely friendship with one other child that she looks forward to seeing and that she enjoys spending time with. its lovely o see her making lovely connections and feel sad she is not going to see her but bubblegum's have agreed we can still stay in touch and join them on days out so they can still remain friends.
Kerry ask me on feedback regarding her working with her husband as her assistant and what we thought, what can I say, my daughter loved him and its great to see males in the profession as an excellent role model.
We received lots f communication with a diary and also 3 monthly meetings but in general she was always happy to talk even after a 12 hour shift I would some times text and she always got back to me, I was never told "sorry we are closed call back in opening times" like I have heard some people do.
I don't think they could improve their setting or their activities only advise I would say is they need to take time for themselves sometimes.
I was handed a disc of over 1,500 photos of my daughters time at bubblegum's a detailed EYFS (early years foundation stage) learning journal a lovely picture of all her little friends and a poem that bought a tear to my eye, and a canvas with all the children's hand prints as a goodbye.
I can see why bubblegum's don't often have spaces if you are lucky to get one you will see how lovely they are you always know where you stand they are straight talking and have a real passion fr working with children.
Well done to you both and thank you for all you have done for both my daughter and myself and we will stay in touch.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 18/03/2015

I did my placement for my level 3 CYPW course at Bubblegum Childcare. Both Kerry and Dave were very supportive in helping me and I found their setting very homely, friendly and well set out, pleanty of toys and resources. All the children had a good strong bond with both Kerry and Dave.
Highly recommended.

Thank you to Kerry and Dave.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 18/03/2015

Bubblegums looked after my daughter when i returned to fulltime work after maternity leave. it was very daunting leaving her at first but kerry made me feel very at ease with it. it was very settling to know she was being so well looked after and fed lovely healthy meals. I was always kept up to date with her progress and had lots of pictures to see her having fun. The best part was knowing she was always off on days out to playgroups ,parks and beach etc.She had learnt so much spending time at bubblegums. We often still meet up with kerry and dave for fun days out.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 01/09/2014

Having spent many months during my maternity leave visiting day nurseries and various child-minders, I was becoming increasingly concerned that I was never going to find suitable childcare provision for when I returned to work. One evening I came across the above profile and instantly I thought WOW, this could be exactly what I am looking for. As soon as I met Kerry, I knew I wanted her to care for my daughter. As a first time mum I am quite particular, I only want the very best for my daughter and this is what I have with Kerry. Kerry has a beautiful home and has made a very loving and warm environment for children to be cared for. Kerry is a professional child-minder, not someone who is fitting the job around their own childcare arrangements, I believe this is what sets Kerry apart from the rest. The development my daughter has made in such a short space of time is unbelievable. Each day by daughter learns something new, whether it be a new word or identifying a part of the body. Kerry only provides true home cooked balanced meals, with lots of fruit and veg, no chips or junk. Each week I can see my daughters menu and activity diary so I know what she has been up to. Every day I receive photos of what my daughter has been up to, this certainly makes my day go quicker especially when I am at my desk at work. I cannot recommend Kerry highly enough, she it fantastic!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 20/03/2014

I have used Kerry for childcare of my son who is 2.5 years and she has helped me out everytime I need care for my child. Nothing is to much trouble for her and my son adores going to her house, she will put you at ease and if your leaving your child for the first time returning to work I can promise Kerry makes that step so much easier for you and will put your mind at rest that your child is in good hands. They have an extensive range of toys for all ages and Kerry lets your child play with any of the toys whilst still taking in consideration the motor skills and knowledge your child will be gaining. My son always comes home full from meal times and I have witnessed these meals being made by hand from scratch and are nutritious and fun! Kerry thinks its important that at meal times children have a "family environment" and will ensure they will have their breakfast/lunch/dinner with your child rather than leaving them to eat by themselves. This is something we value as a family very much so was delighted Kerry had the same views.
All in all I cannot fault her when looking after my son so much so he often asks when he will be seeing her again! Highly recommend!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Bubblegu on 09/07/2013

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