REFERENCES - SETTING
I asked existing parents 'why did you choose my setting compared to others' - this was some of their responses (they can be viewed in full at the setting):
‘the first and only childminder that we visited – we knew after the first visit that we would be happy for x to attend’ ‘we both really liked the welcoming, family environment provided and the attention to detail was exceptional’
'after visiting all the nursery establishment Bury St Edmunds had to offer there is no comparison to Tara's setting - beautifully clean, lovely toys and lovely people to care for my baby girl! It was the best choice I could have made for x she is happy and growing in confidence all round'
‘I was impressed with all the facilities, toys, craft and organisation’ ‘Playroom always clean and a lovely environment for the children to play in’ ‘would highly recommend to any new parents who are looking for a professional and caring childminder’
‘flexibile about taking at short notice – vital for a freelance shiftworker’ ‘really cares about looking after your child the way you want them to be cared for – that came through from day 1’
‘because x was so young I was particularly keen to find someone with whom x and I could both connect as she would not be able to communicate her needs verbally’ ‘we appreciated Tara’s understanding of how hard it is to leave your child with someone else’
‘provides flexible hours and is able to accommodate last minute adjustments’ ‘friendly and family orientated childcare’ ‘Tara’s service in particular provides above and beyond expected standards in pre-school education and activities’
‘big dedicated playroom with lots of lovely toys’ ‘more one to one time than a nursery’
'x is our second child and we wanted her to have a more personal childcare setting where she would not be required to change rooms and staff every few months which our oldest used to get very upset about'
'very professional and nothing was overlooked' 'playroom was always clean and a lovely environment for the children to play' 'both Tara and Craig have all the attributes I wanted and very passionate about their work' 'professional and caring'
'nothing was too much trouble' 'visit... everything was so relaxed and calm, very organised, very tidy and beautiful setting'
‘calm, friendly and experienced at identifying childrens needs’ ‘confident that she would take care of my daughter in the way I would if I were able to be at home with her myself but with the added benefit of integration with other children’