Kelly offers a very high standard of care and both children have settled in very well. Alex enjoys Kelly's cooking the most, she goes to every effort to provide the children with interesting healthy meals.
Kelly has had regular contact and liaised with other settings i.e. Alex's school and pre-school, always ensuring messages are passed on to us.
On a regular basis Kelly and I will communicate via text message, this has helped ensure Kelly can give the best care to the children and has been very handy of a morning if I haven't been able to write in the children's books. The communication books are always completed by Kelly for both children giving a lot of information on their days.
All in all I have been very impressed with the care given, developmentally Kelly is always on the ball and tailors the day around the children's needs and preference. I have also had the pleasure of seeing Kelly with her own children and other children she cares for (on the school runs and playgroups). Kelly and the children always seem content and Kelly always has the situation in control.
It is 3 months since you started looking after our daughter Enija. She has settled in very well, actually she is regularly asking when she will be at her childminder Kelly.
I want to say Thank you for your great work!
We feel that Enija is safe with you, always well looked after.
We are happy with offered food at meal times and snacks. In view that Enija is fussy about her food, you still find the way to encourage successfully her to try some (which is not her ordinary menu).
We like that you go out with children to nearest duck pond, park and playgrounds. Also, that you have a lot of interesting games/activities to do inside. Enija has never been bored.
Hope that you will be happy to continue your work and we will continue to have such a lovely childminder.
Since approaching Kelly regarding childminding for our daughter Phoebe, we were made to feel extremely welcome and well informed regarding the process and were invited to bring Phoebe for several settling in visits. These were fantastic for letting her get to know Kelly and her children, and for us to feel reassured when leaving her.
Kelly kept in touch with us during the visits to reassure us that Phoebe was fine and we were really impressed when on her first day, Phoebe came home with her own book which Kelly had written in to let us know how she had been during the day. It also included naptimes, mealtimes, milk times, and also what activities Phoebe had taken part in. It meant a lot to us to know that Kelly had taken the time to do this and it was lovely to know what Phoebe had been doing during the day, especially as it is a new thing for us which as a mother I have found quite emotional the first few times- leaving Phoebe in the care of somebody else.
This book is invaluable as I can write information in there for Kelly and Kelly can leave notes for me if needed.
Kelly has introduced Phoebe to things that she has never tried before and given us, as parents, the confidence to try new things. For instance, Kelly told us that Phoebe had fed herself using a fork- we had never tried this with her as we thought she was still too young- but Phoebe has fed herself ever since! She has also participated in messy play and playing with gloop- something I am not brave enough to do at home yet!
So far I am extremely pleased with the service Kelly provides. She is friendly, knowledgeable and approachable and I always feel she has Phoebe's best interests at heart.
Just a quick note to say thanks for everything you've been doing with Alex and Ella. They've both been coming on leaps and bounds as I know how much work you put into their care and education. They are both enjoying their time with you and I can see them both developing well.
Also, thank you for taking the time to come to school meetings, means a lot how dedicated you are to them!
Keep up the good work!
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