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Average Rating: 4.87 stars (4.87 from 15 reviews)

My daughter has attended d dees short term for six weeks, while I have been recuperating from a hip op and my partner worked. It was our intention to keep her full time for six weeks then cut the hours down as I got better. Jemima has had mountains of fun, her development has been fantastic over the last couple of week and reading her daily diary is an absolute pleasure. The house is warm and friendly and the playroom well equipped and clean. The only issue we have is we felt that maybe we were a little bit penalised giving our notice after two weeks. We did explain that we wouldn't be getting any help off tax credits and Denise assured we would be able to use childcare vouchers. And that if she wasn't signed up to the company all it takes is a phone call to set up. The paperwork to set up the vouchers was sent twice to Denise from the voucher company and twice to ourselves. Denise hadn't received her copy, so we took our copy only to be told that she wouldn't deal with paper vouchers. After the initial meeting we both believe that Denise hadn't mentioned that she wouldn't take paper vouchers, although she was adamant that she had told us, neither myself nor my partner remembered her saying that. The website on childcare.co.UK was also changed coincidentally the morning that Denise told us she wasn't to give her bank details to the voucher company. We were paying full whack for childcare plus a £45 salary sacrifice after signing up for the vouchers in the first place, we just simply couldn't afford to carry on. I'm sorry we had a negative experience as it was a great place that Jemima enjoyed attending. There was also a slight issue with my daughter having tantrums while being dropped off by dad. She generally got upset being left in the mornings. Denise pulled my partner up and told him that other parents were ready to pull their children out of childcare due to her tantrums. Yet her daily diary stated that after five minutes she was fine and well behaved. I do believe that putting her into childcare helped her development no end, but a mix of personal issues and half truths just made us unwilling to carry on and soured our first experience of childcare.

  • 3 stars Overall

by Avatar for rachael_ rachael_ about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 24/04/2013

The decision to place our son with D Dee was the best decision me and my Husband ever made. The setting is warm and welcoming and is filled with lots of toys D Dee is very friendly.Our son first went to D Dee at 6months old and he loves D Dee.

D Dee is very experienced and fun loving person and is very esay going. D Dee's daily routines exceeded those far more than what a nursery could offer.
Our son always came home happy and with lots of things he made and his daily book always had photos of his day.

All in all i would highly recommend D Dee to any parent if you are looking for quality childcare from somone who you can rely on trust and who will care for your child in a kind calm manner. Thank you D Dee love the kinders.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kinder8 kinder8 about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 07/01/2013

On our first visit Denise welcomed us into her home and happily showed us round. She was easy to talk to and I took to her personality instantly! Her setting is really homely and relaxed, there seems to be structure without it being over obvious... if that makes sense!?

Denise has made a seemingly difficult decision an easier one! My 1 year old will soon be going to D Dee's house... 'everyone always has fun at D Dee's!'. The emphasis there being on FUN.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for strawber strawber about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 04/02/2012

I would highly recommend Denise to any parents who are looking for a childminder. She looks after my son full time and i couldnt say a bad word about her. They are always outside doing different activities and my son always comes home happy and content. Denise has been brilliant she comes out of her way to do a pick up and drop off and has been brilliant with her feedback and reasurence about what max has been up to and how hes settled in on a day to day basis.
I would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for misshend misshend about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 25/09/2011

My daughter is looked after by Denise and i cant fault her. emma goes out everyday and has never once come back and said she has been bored. she gets picked up and dropped off around the times i need which is a great help. she is very reliable and emmas loves going in the school holidays. i would highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for bexybabe bexybabe about Avatar for D DEE D DEE on 08/09/2011

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