Standlake Childminding Services
What Parents Say..........
What Parents Say..........
Mum To: Noah 21/01/2018
Cally has been looking after our son, Noah (11 months) for 4 days a week since November. We have been very happy with the care provided, and have felt Noah has been treated as part of the family and looked after incredibly well. In the time he has been with Cally he has gained enormous confidence, and has come on significantly from a developmental point of view. Cally completes diary entries which keeps us in the loop - it is great to hear how each individual day has gone and read what they have been getting up to. Cally allows for plenty of free play within the setting, but also takes Noah and the other children out to local groups, events and outings. Cally is very thorough and thoughtful, and works with you to constantly monitor your little one's experience while they are with her - asking questions regarding sleep, behaviour etc. Noah has formed a phenomenal bond with Cally, which is especially impressive as when he started with her he was going through significant separation anxiety, which was normal at that age. Within a week or so of being at the setting Noah had settled in and was delighted to see Cally, and was generally gaining confidence in other situations where he would have normally got separation anxiety. It is so reassuring to go to work and not worry, knowing he is in great hands. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Cally to anyone.
Mum to: M 06/11/15
I would like to state that termination is due to us moving house and for no other reason, your care for M has always been exceptional and we were very lucky to find have found you, if only for a short time.
We would like to wish you all the best for the future and if you ever decide to move to B let us know ;)
Mum to: E & H 28/01/15
The environment that Cally provides for my children is safe and fun and my children enjoy going. She enables them to learn through play and exposes them to world through themed play such as Chinese new year, St Davids Day and many more. I am truly comfortable with Cally's setting and I know that lines of communication are always open. I especially liked this when my children were new to the setting and she would provide me with photos and updates through out the day to show how much fun they were having and set my mind at ease.
Thank you for a wonderful setting for the children.
Mum to: T 13/05/14
Cally Hill has been caring for my 6 year old daughter T since September 2011. T attends for two hours after school twice a week. As well as this, Cally is able to offer flexible childcare and is very accommodating should my requirements vary occasionally. T really looks forward to her time with Cally and enjoys taking part in various activities; from outdoor play and messy play to arts, crafts, puzzles and games. T regularly brings home pictures and craft, usually centred on a theme or event. Cally provides a very warm, caring environment which is well equipped for children of all ages. As a result it is a happy place to be and children feel safe to play and explore. As well as this the whole family make T feel welcome and part of the family. This enhances the secure and homely environment. Cally is sensitive to each child’s particular needs and caters well for children at different stages. She is exceptionally reliable and trustworthy, and she has a very calm and patient manner with the children. Cally provides healthy snacks such as fruit and rice cakes and has been incredibly accommodating in ensuring my daughter has a 250ml drink with her snack. I am also aware that she ensures good personal hygiene in encouraging all the children to wash their hands before eating and after using the toilet. When T is hurt or feeling under the weather I know that she feels happy to be comforted by Cally and I am confident that Cally can administer either first aid or medication following all the correct procedures and completing the necessary records to ensure Ts health and safety. All in all I am thoroughly happy with the level of care T receives and I am certain that being in such a positive and happy environment is helping her develop into a confident and self-assured girl. I would absolutely recommend Cally for quality childcare.
Mum to: J 12/05/14
I would like to thank you for your help and professionalism over the last couple of years. You have often gone above and beyond, especially when I have run late and been very flexible.
Thank you also to Graham, Harvey and Freya for welcoming J into your home.
Mum to: B 22/08/13
B has really settled in with Cally, she has been attending for 5 months now and really loves going there, Cally treats B like one of her own which is very welcoming! Cally is always available on the phone or other means of contact for any queries/worries that's I have (I haven't had any yet) I was worried at the start as I wondered how B would settle and Cally used to send me photos of her playing & having fun.
I'm always really happy with what B has done for the day!
I fully trust Cally with my child everyday & would recommend her to any of my friends & family. :-)
Mum to: J 18/07/13
Many thanks for your help in looking after J. He does enjoy coming to you. Have a lovely summer holiday. See you in September, If not before!
Mum to: C 09/02/13:
(Cally is) always available by text or email which is very important to me when I work. It is easy to make an appointment to meet at home or school. (my child is) very happy and looks forward to going and even wants to go if I am available to collect from school. (My child) is really settled, thanks so much.
Mum to: A 05/10/12:
'A' absolutely loves coming to Cally's, he often makes a run for her house every time we try to go out!
Every time I left him at my previous childminders, he cried. He has only cried once here, which stopped the moment i shut the door!
In being here one week, his potty training and speech has improved greatly from the influence of Cally's daughter. He is always exceptionally happy for the whole evening after his return. Thank you Cally, your a superstar!!'
Mum to: Ryan, Georgia and Daniel
I was always worried about leaving my 3 children with someone new but Cally made me feel very much at ease and from the first moment of them meeting her i could tell that they was comfortable. I had about 5 pictures sent me during the day and text messages too this was such a lovely touch which Cally did without even being asked it really put my mind at rest. It was so lovely to hear how much fun all my children had with Cally and how much they liked her. I will be using Cally again!
Mummy to E :
I was very worried about returning to work and whether E would settle ok. E always comes back with a big smile and Cally always texts me updates and pictures of her enjoying the many different activities. It helps me to relax back into my role at work knowing she is happy and well looked after. Cally has been very careful to understand what is important to us and E and has been very flexible to incorporate this in her care of E, Many Thanks Cally!