Testimonials - Little Cherries

Little Cherries
Castle lane West
Professional - Fully Qualified - Ofsted Registered Childminder
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Thank you so much to the parents and former colleagues below who have allowed me to put their words on my website to endorse me as a childminder. 

For privacy no personal details are displayed here but I am happy to show the original messages to visitors on request.
Sarah & Mark
7th October 2016

Our daughter has been looked after by Claire for 7 months and has had a fantastic time. She has been extremely well looked after and kept very happy and entertained.

We really couldn't have asked for a better childminder. Claire has a lovely setting and our daughter enjoyed lots of lovely outings.

I would highly recommend Claire.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

7th September 2015

My son Tom attended Little Cherries from the 6 months to 13 months of age.

I can’t recommend Claire enough!

During Tom’s time at Little Cherries, my son suffered some quite serious health issues. Claire was a great support and was extremely flexible in administering any medication he needed. She was excellent at keeping in contact and would always text me back quickly on my lunchbreak to let me know how my Tom was.

Claire takes the children out daily on trips. My son enjoyed trips such as going to the Oceanarium, play groups and soft play. Tom also participated in lots of creative activities such as painting and colouring. Tom was very happy with Claire and I was extremely happy with the wide range of activities he participated in.

Claire is very flexible. When I had been asked to work extra days, she agreed to have my son for me which was a huge help. When I was let down by a family member, she also agreed to have Tom for an extra day a week. She really did take away a lot of worry for us!

I hope to use Claire again in the future and highly recommend her services to anyone looking for childcare in the local area.

Sarah W-H 
6th October 2014

Claire was one of a team of carers who looked after my son Alex whilst he was at nursery full time from the age of 1, right up to pre-school. However, Claire's kindness towards the children and the rapport she built up with them, made her stand out from the crowd. My son thoroughly enjoyed his time under the care of Claire and he would often recall stories of all the fun things they had done during the day. There was a great mix of learning and fun, and I always felt that my son was in safe hands. I would recommend Claire as a childminder to anyone and I hope to use her childminding services again with my 2nd son.
Suzi T 
6th October 2014

As a working parent it is fantastic practitioners like Claire who make it all possible. Claire was the key worker for my eldest son who began nursery at 6 months old. Leaving the most precious thing in your world in the care of someone you barely know can be a daunting prospect. Claire took all of this away from the moment we met her, her warm caring manner and clear love of her work made us feel totally at ease. Our son absolutely loved his time at nursery and in Claire's care and with her excellent guidance he made amazing progress. I cannot describe how grateful we are and will always be for the wonderful start she gave to our son. I would recommend Claire unreservedly and only wish she lived closer because if she did both of our children would still be entrusted to her fabulous care.
29th September 2014

I have known Claire for over 7 years and have always found her to be honest, reliable and hardworking.

Claire has an indepth knowledge of child development and understands the importance of providing age appropriate activities in a safe, yet stimulating way.

Claire creates a fun environment, providing messy activities that allow the children to enjoy their play, enhancing their senses and fine motor skills. She also has a good understanding of the importance of fresh air and outside play.

Claire has a sound understanding of confidentiality and the importance of treating all children as individuals. She is respectful of parents wishes and builds up a good rapport with both parents and children, demonstrating her communication skills.

I wish Claire every success in her child minding journey.
29th September 2014

I first met Claire when my daughter, Lily started nursery at 6 months old.

I was nervous leaving Lily at such an early age until I was introduced to Claire as my daughters Key Worker.

Claire was confident and capable and really put my mind at ease. From the offset I could tell Lily felt safe and happy in Claire's care. Claire's nurturing personality shone through and I was confident that Lily was in good hands.

Claire was the smily, happy and gentle face to great Lily each day at nursery and helped her learn and develop with confidence.

I would definitely recommend Claire to any parent out there looking for a highly capable childminder and I will be using her services again.
You can never have "too many" references so If you are someone who knows me and can endorse my services as the people above have done it would be most appreciated. Just email me at claire@littlecherries.co.uk & many thanks in advance!

I never disclose personal details but do keep a printed copy of these messages to show to parents in my home.
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