The Children Said
"Thank you so much for looking after me, I really enjoyed it! You are a superb childminder and I will miss you a lot!"
"Good food and you can always ask for something if needed. You feel safe and at home"
Favourite Toys: Bord [sic] games, Barbys [sic], reading, making, drawing pictures for my mummy, Whot, playing with friends,
Favourite Foods: The dinners, pizer [sic], sausages and potatoes and beans, pasta, fish fingers, spaghetti bolognaise
What's the best thing about coming here? You (Sue), Toys, fish, gluing, playing, drawing, reading, board games.
What's the worst thing about coming here? Nothing, I don't know, You got everything actually, when I fall over, tidy up time
The Parents Say
"Sue is an amazing, trustworthy, patient person. The homely setting, the small group, the kind but firm approach, calmness, consistency and clarity in messages to children, supportive environment and opportunities for development, encouraging conversations, routine and cleanliness, the caring nature of the childminders"
"Sue was extremely reliable. Sue went to some lengths to establish our wishes and ensure these were taken into account. Sue provided an interesting, stimulating and varied set of activites to engage our child"
"Sue offered the very best of care available and would whole heartedly recommend her to others. She showed great care & attention to our daughter".
"[My child]'s confidence has grown enormously due to such activities with Sue. [My child] often asks to go at weekends."
"Indoor activities are fantastic"
"Sue is a fantastic childminder! She's smart, she's very committed, she's very committed to running it as a business but she's very dedicated to the kids in her care."
"She goes to extra trouble to come up with new ideas"
"I'm incredibly impressed with your work, and I couldn't manage half what you achieve. Lets hope you carry on doing it for a long time to come"
"Sue takes time and trouble to talk to my son. She also communicates very well with me, giving me information about how his day has been at school etc."
"...happy relaxed atmosphere in our local village. [my child] enjoys going to Sue's and misses her when on holiday! Sue is always calm and obviously enjoys her job (one that I couldn't do!)
"She is vary caring and accommodating. She is very positive with the children. Frequent Trips outdoors"
"Sue is reliable, approachable and very friendly. [my child] has a genuine fondness for her...It is a warm, friendly family environment which is exactly what we wanted."
"Sue is extremely reliable and did not let us down once"
"relaxed atmosphere, variety of things to do. [my child] enjoyed going to Sue's"
"easy going homelike but professional care... you have been an absolute star"
" Sue has a very calm approach and her "house rules/discipline" are similar to our own - Sue calmly explains to a child, why he/she should not do something - in a way suitable to the child's age"
"Sue has been very flexible and I feel that [my child] enjoys himself when he is there. Sue always makes [my child] feel at home and when its time to come and pick him up he is always clutching his latest picture or painting he has done that day"
"[my child] has been given a secure and friendly environment in which to grow and develop. [my child] enjoyed many activities from puppet making, plaster of paris model painting, cake making and many more. Sue has provided the care and support for [my child] that has enabled me to go to work happy in the knowledge he is safe and happy."
"She is clearly very caring, competent and professional" !