‘Our son absolutely thrived at Lucy’s house and was always excited to see her and be spending time in her home. Lucy provided a safe and fun environment with lots of activities indoors and outdoors like baking, crafts, games and trips to the park. Our son also enjoyed playing with and spending time with her animals and being welcomed into her home. Having a mix of ages there too really helped his confidence and he often would return speaking of his friends at Lucy’s or would be excited if we saw them out and about. It also really helped with his transition to starting preschool as there were some familiar faces around the school. Whilst being very friendly and welcoming (to us as a whole family) she has also been very professional with all policies, procedures and safeguarding being in place which assured us that our son would be in safe and trusted hands. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lucy to other parents/children and have been very sad to say goodbye as our son will be attending a different school out of area. However we are already looking forward to seeing her again for holiday care.’
‘My son has always loved his time with Lucy and he adores Stanley her friendly dog. Lucy provides a real home environment for the children she cares for and the children are all kept busy with various fun activities – I couldn’t recommend Lucy more, as my son has always been very happy with her’.
‘Love, love, love Supershiny Childminding. My son was so happy here and always asks when he is going to holiday club. I can’t recommend Lucy enough, its a safe, calm, friendly, happy place for kids to play and have fun.’
‘Lucy is an extremely caring person who is very child centred. She develops a positive relationship with the children in her care.’
‘Lucy keeps the children busy, while still allowing them to rest after the long school day. She clearly cares deeply about all of her mindees and has an excellent grasp on their characters, strengths, likes and dislikes, and respects their individuality. Her setting is a lovely family home which Lewis really feels part of, and especially enjoys taking care of the family pets. My son has a wonderful time with Lucy and always has something to say about what he has been up to.’
‘During his time with Lucy, my son Dylan’s development has been encouraged and nurtured by Lucy’s caring policy. Lucy has been thorough in contacting me with any concerns regarding my son and has provided him with a full and varied programme of activities during his time with her. Both Dylan and I am sorry to be losing Lucy’s services and hope that you will find her as rewarding a person to care for your child/children as I have.’
‘Iliana was very happy with Lucy, happy to see her in the mornings, sometimes she was reluctant to come home with me when I collected her!! She always came home with a drawing, collage or a special present for mother’s and father’s day.’
‘On most days my son would return home with various creations that he would proudly show me. The experience he had with Lucy was both fun and educational.’
‘I have known Lucy since 2006 when she worked with me as a Teaching Assistant. Lucy was fantastic, always going the extra mile to help me in any way possible. However, it was her nurturing, caring character that made her so special to myself, and the children who were fortunate enough to work with her.
When my son Joe was 7 months old he developed Epilepsy and was also diagnosed with a muscle and joint problem. I began to panic about having to go back to work.
When Lucy told me she was going to be a childminder and would take on my son Joe I felt my prayers had been answered. I couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect to look after my ‘special’ boy.’
‘From the beginning Lucy went to extra mile to ensure that Archie felt really comfortable and secure in her care. We did some settling in days and these worked really well to make sure we were all happy about the routines and the things Archie liked to do. She fitted in with our routines and helped us to feel very comfortable while we were at work. Lucy helped Archie to flourish and develop into a kind thoughtful boy. For us it was knowing that Archie was really well cared for during the day. As parents you cant ask for better than that- and we all got so much more.’
Full references are available from previous and current parents on request.