Mrs C Forrest's Reviews

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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 4 reviews)

I have two little treaures one who is nearly 3 1/2 and a boy who is 22 months. My children have two very different personalities and with Carol both their and our needs are both met and understood.

She has this ease with children at her feet that any parent should be proud of and i am very fortunate to have found Carol. I must also say that her flexability with hours and the willing to change where ever possible is fantastic and for any working parent particullary those with shift work is a welcomed relief.

I was uneasy at first of looking for, finding, and then placing my children into a childminder setting.I met with carol several times before placing the children with her and i can honestly say i have not looked back.

You never have to be worried that your child may not get enough attention or social interaction because at Carols the is always an abundance of children, careers or parents and plenty of toys to keep them entertained.

The children look forward to their day(s) at Carols and they are the ones who do not look back when being dropped off and they are still very happily playing when you get there.There is none of the nursery style pick up- children waiting coats on, bag in hand and a piece of paper telling you what they have done, but a relaxed and un rushed chance to get the children ready and discuss the days activities.

Carol will also try her best to carry through any preferences that you have from what they eat, when they sleep and what kind of parenting styles that you would adotp at home to ensure that it is a contiunuation of the childs home setting whilst benefiting from the childcare environment.

I titled this review as part of the family because thats what both Carol, her husband and the other parents and children who use Carols have become.
Her experience and knowledge is an invaluable addtion to her childcare and i have found her a valuable source of information and support with all aspects of family life .

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Mrs C Forrest on 20/07/2011

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  • 5 stars Overall

by about Mrs C Forrest on 11/12/2010

My daughter is 13 months old and has been going to Carol's since she was just 6 weeks. Naturally I was nervous about leaving her initially but Carol was brilliant from day one, allowing me to pop back in my lunch hour (often with no prior warning!) to feed my baby and caring for her as if she were her own.

13 months down the line my daughter is a thriving, sociable, bright amd happy toddler. She loves going to Carol's (so much so that she often doesn't want to leave when I come to collect her!) and adores the other children there. There are never any tears when Mummy says goodbye in the morning.

Carol has a natural gift for working with children, when you see how the little ones go to her and how affectionate they are towards her it is plain to see. The other children who are looked after by her (and their parents) are all lovely, which I think is a great indication of a happy "family" (which is how I see the set-up).

Carol has been extremely supportive to us as a family, often babysitting at short notice, and co-operating with our own parenting ideas (such as baby-led weaning). My husband and I feel extremely blessed to have found Carol and also her husband Jim, who is also brilliant with the children.

If you would like to ask me anything (in confidence) about Carol or any aspect of the set-up please feel free to email me, I would be happy to have a chat.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Mrs C Forrest on 22/03/2010

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