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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 23 reviews)

If you need a childminder Maria is your lady ! My child started with Maria after I came out of a relationship and needed childcare in order to go to work , Maria looked after my son whilst I went to work and my son (even though he’s at school now ) still asks to go see Maria . She has helped shape my child into the lovely little boy he is today . Maria is kind considerate ,caring ,understanding passionate , and just the most loveliest lady ever !! Maria takes the children on the most wonderful days out , does lots of fun activities with the children playgroups the list is endless !! I really recommend Maria she always has a smile on her face and has the biggest heart ever !! Your child will be nurtured with Maria what more could you ask for !!

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by about maria on 26/02/2019

Our daughter has been with Maria for a few months now. Wow she's come on leaps and bounds. She's only 21 months but everyday she suprises me. It can be tough leaving little ones when you are working but I couldn't fault Maria. She messages throughout the day with photos of my daughter and what she's up too which really helps when we miss her. We have a lovely diary to read when we get home too listing all her activities. From the moment we met Maria we knew she was the best of the best.

I love the fact the children are constantly doing activities and going out. Especially to care homes and interacting with the local community. Home cooked meals are fantastic too my little one loves Maria's cooking!

Such a lovely, caring and kind lady and great team with her mum and daughter.

Couldn't recommend enough :)

Xx

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by about maria on 28/01/2019

Maria is well worth sitting on a waiting list for, along with her beautiful mother and daughter team.

The home environment is a well-equipped chaos of fun, learning and love.... but most of the time the kids are out and about anyway, in the park, woods, local care home or at a day trip to an educational venue such as a dentist, optician or even the AIRPORT (all arranged by this fantastic team). You get great pictorial updates throughout the day which is lovely to see and share as the children run around like a happy pack. My 2YO daughter has a group of friends that greet her at the door and take her in by the hand.... my heart melts every time. As far as learning goes, my daughter has learnt all her basic colours, can count to 15 and has more words in her vocabulary than most teenagers... so Maria must be doing something right :)

All food is prepared by Maria... some of the ingredients are picked by the kids in her allotment. It's fresh. It's healthy. The kids tend to eat a lot better there than at home!

In short, I could not recommend Maria enough.

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by about maria on 16/11/2018

As soon as we met Maria, we knew we didn't want our daughter to go anywhere else. Maria is such a lovely warm person and the biggest compliment is how much the children and parents love her.
Our daughter has been with Maria for over a year now and she loves going to Maria's. Maria makes sure the children's days are packed with activities and learning and keeps us informed of our daughter's progress towards milestones. We love getting pictures throughout the day and looking at our daughters book in the evening to see what they have been up to.
Maria lets us know what the activities and themes are for the week and I love that the children have plenty of outdoor activities as well as indoor, they go to the allotment, beach, park, library, and even the fire station. They also regularly visit the local care home and it is so nice to see the children interacting with the residents and having all these different experiences.

Our little one is so happy, confident and chatty and Maria is such a big part of that. I don't know how she does it!

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by about maria on 19/09/2018

We are so pleased we found Maria! Whilst we waited for a place in her setting we had to send our son to a nursery for 6 months, but since being with Maria he has been happier, confident and literally bursting with energy. If he could talk he would be telling us so much about his day. But we are part of it through Maria's updates throughout the day and it makes us smile to see how much he is doing and learning, and taking such a keen interest in all the new things he is taking part in.
Maria does so much with the kids and with so much passion,enthusiasm, creativity and energy, he has experienced so much more than the nursery could ever give him. One of the reasons we had wanted him to be with Maria is because of all the outdoor learning, and he really is getting that and exploring so much with all the toys in the garden, the beach, the woods, the allotment and transferring all this back to the house with displays and cooking. It is a great environment for him to be in and he loves Maria and the dogs so much!
If we can't be with him every day then we are very glad he is with Maria exploring the world and learning so much, he is a very happy, busy boy.

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by about maria on 17/09/2018

We met Maria when I was pregnant with our daughter, she had been recommended by friends that use her for their children, as I was going back to work after maternity leaving a 4 month old, I was very nervous about leaving my baby so young, but Maria has been brilliant!!! Amelie is now 17months and loves Maria! And her setting, she has so much fun! I wouldn’t trust anybody else to care for here whilst me and my husband are at work, they do so much activities and learning, even from a young age!
She really is a fab childminder!

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by about maria on 01/07/2018

I was very lucky to find Maria through a friend who’s little girl already attends Maria’s setting. I warmed to Maria the moment I met her as did my son, who was 6 months at the time. He started 6 months later and like all first time mums I was a little anxious. Maria didn’t disappoint. He only attends one day a week and I feel at times he misses out by only going the once! Her days with the children are fun packed with activities, indoors and out. The children at the setting he spends his days with are well behaved which is a clear testament to the parents and of course Maria. It’s just perfect for Tommy, he is a real boy loving love and all it brings. Maria easily keeps Tommy entertained and fulfilled. I would have no hesitation recommending Maria. A fantastic Childminder. Tommy is one lucky little boy ?

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by about maria on 08/10/2017

Maria is fantastic-there's no other way to put it! I was so nervous about returning to work when my little boy was 1 year old but he had a fabulous time at her settling in sessions and came home grinning from ear to ear! Since then she's been amazing, he eats better, sleeps better, and he's learning something new all the time, and has grown in so much confidence. I love that she takes the children to allotments and to local parks etc, and there is always a theme for their learning. She's supported my little boy (and me!) through a tough time at home and she's the best there is. I can't recommend her enough and she's just amazing. If he can't be with me I'm so glad he's with Maria x

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by about maria on 01/08/2016

Our little girl has been going to Maria since she was 8 months old, Maria has been great at helping her settling in to her environment, persevered ,comforted her and also offered more sessions- as she was only going there once a week. She is now a very happy and confident little girl and always singing in the car on the way home, from Maria's.
She appears to have bonded well with the other children, enjoys all the meals provided to her, and especially all the activities that have been arranged.
Being away from the baby is not easy- but Maria makes me feel at eased, as we are in constant contact through out the day and she sends regular updates / pictures.
Overall she has been fantastic- our little girl is growing very fond of her.

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by about maria on 31/03/2016

My 6month old started with Maria in January. Every day he comes home with heaps of smiles and never seems to have a bad day there! The work she does is amazing and I can see a definite improvement in his development. I have gone back to my studies so I wanted to feel I could trust the childminder who looked after my baby every day each week. I am so over the moon to have met maria and feel privileged she looks after my boy. True credit to her profession x

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by about maria on 25/01/2016

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