Testimonials

I want to say thank you so much; to my many families who have given me such wonderful testimonials.

Sarah at Poppins childcare has been a godsend for me and my family. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her caring, supportive, honest attitude. My daughter thinks she is wonderful and often speaks of her at the weekend. I feel completely confident that she is doing her absolute best for my daughter and this is shown by the way my daughter has come on in her speech, behaviour, manners and social skills.
I can’t recommend Sarah enough xx

D Buck

I can honestly say im so happy i found Sarah as a childminder. I needed to go back to work early so needed childcare for my baby of just 3 months old. From the moment i visited Sarah even before Ella was born i knew she was the right person to look after my baby. She shows so much care towards the children there that day that i could see the type of care Ella would recieve! After visiting Sarah once Ella has been born any doubts i may have had were put at ease through seeing Sarah with Ella, it was obvious that Sarah was someone who was going to love and care for Ella when i had to go to work. We have now been with Sarah for 4 months and Ella adores going she never has any issues being left and always has a beaming smile for Sarah when we arrive and always a beaming smile when i return, always signs of a happy baby! One of the things i like about Sarah is she is always happy to give advise or point out some tips that may help and as parents we can always use some more tips to help out! I also love the diaries and the pictures that we get sent so i can see what Ella gets up to on her ‘Sarah days’ and it seems there is never a dull day! I would recommend Sarah at Poppins Childcare to anyone!!

E Hale

I leave my 6 year old with Sarah often she is so good with him as sometimes he’s not so sure me leaving him as he dose not like being some where new . But after one day he is fine he loves it Sarah is so good with him. The next he’s like buy mum cause he feels at ease at Sarah’s.Sometimes I have to work over and Sarah is happy to keep him longer which is always reassuring as I never know when I have to work.
Kieran loves playing with Ella and on the occasion Sarah’s husband is there Kieran and him get on and chat for ages . Just a generaly lovely family who I’d trust my life with . Big thank you for looking after my son without these hard working people I / we couldn’t work .????

A Reeson

Sarah Looked after my son from when he was little until he started school. Having never had a child minder for my children before I was understandably nervous. I was recommended to her from a friend. However as soon as I met Sarah I was put at ease, there were other children whom she was caring for and she was giving them individual attention caring for each of their needs. My son warmed to her straight away and I never looked back. She provided flexibility and if I had to work late I would let her know in the morning and she would confirm so that I could make alternative arrangements If I needed too.

Sarah is very professional with the children and I felt totally comfortable leaving my son in her care. She is a very caring lady and I know that the wellbeing of the children is paramount to her.

I would definitely recommend her and will continue to have her as my babysitter in the future. ( my son really misses her! )

L Jones

I have 2 children and both go to Sarah for 2 days every week. My son is 2 years old and he asks ‘when can I go see Nanny Sarah?’. This for me is the best feedback any childcare provider can hope to get. My daughter doesn’t speak very well yet but I am sure that when she does, she will be asking the same!
Sarah is so naturally at ease with children and I know that they are being cared for like they were her own children. Highly recommended!

S Wells

Poppins childcare is a lovely home from home setting for anybody looking for a flexible and caring childminder. The children are taken out to various attractions and toddler groups most mornings and regular excursions to the local farm are a regular afternoon treat

T Shaw

My daughter has been looked after by Sarah 2 days a week since she was 3 months old.Sarah looked after her exceedingly well as a bab,y making sure her needs were appropriatly met alongside those of the other, older, children.
As she grows older and more active Sarah is able to accomodate her changing needs within the daily routine and supports the choices we make regarding weaning etc.
Sarah communicates really well with me as a parent and I know she will contact me with any queries about my daughter.
When I drop my daughter off with Sarah I am happy in the knowledge that she will be treated as if she is one of the family. That is not to say that Sarah does not meet the highest professional standards in terms of a childcare setting, because I feel she exceeds these. It speaks more of the excellent care I know she will receive whilst she is there.

S Allen

Sarah has been looking after my Son Daniel since Summer 2013. I have found her to be an excellent childcare provider who offers a caring and stimulating environment for all the children she looks after.

She has a great choice of toys and activities in her home and children are guided in play. One of the points I particularly like about Sarah is that she takes the children to different groups everyday allowing them the opportunity to socialise and mix with other children by joining in the various arts, crafts and activities offered. Daniel comes home every day with something he has made or done at a class which is lovely to see and be part of his days activities. He also takes part in messy play, songs and story-time. In the summer there are plenty of trips to the park and they get out into the fresh air as much as possible.

During school holidays they have trips to music/movement classes held at the Lights or trips to the farm (with parents permission and parents fund) I feel this adds variety to Daniels days and allows him increased opportunity to mix and socialise and learn about the world around him. 

Sarah is easy to communicate with and is very caring and loving with all the children. Since attending Sarah’s setting Daniel has increased in confidence and developed lots of great self care skills including beginning to get himself dressed, putting his shoes and coat on etc, he has also developed with his manners saying please and thank you for example. Sarah works hard to encourage good manners and caring for each other in her setting which leads to a calm environment. 

I would definitely recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a childminder who is dedicated to child development and well-being. Sarah is a very experienced and knowledgeable childcare provider and this is evident in her work and how much she cares for the children. Daniel is certainly very happy in Sarah’s care. 

Rl Robertson

Sarah is excellent with the children and provides a high standard of social activity, education and play with a variety of well thought out and varied activities. My child enjoyed her time at the setting.

C Brown

Sarah provided before and after school care for my daughter during her first year at school. Throughout those 12 months, Sarah provided a caring environment, which my daughter enjoyed. Although Sarah’s role was only for a few hours each day, her provision of care was extremely important for our daughter and the family. I would recommend Sarah and her child care services.

T Stickley

We have known Sarah for around 6 years, as we have used her expertise for our own babysitting requirements. We have 2 daughters aged 2 years and 7 years, and for us, we have always been very insistent in using a qualified, reliable, friendly and professional childcare provider with a wealth of Nanny experience to look after our children, and Sarah totally fits into this category. When she approached us to discuss her career move into
Nanny search for families, we were delighted for her and indeed we then enrolled Sarah’s services to look for a permanent Nanny for our own family. Within a few days, she provided us with various contacts and set up an interview with our favourite candidate, who has now successfully been placed with us.

We have been delighted with the service that Sarah provided for us, and would be delighted to recommend her to any future employer/family. We wish her every success for the future.

J Burlison

Sarah helped me find a nanny last year before I returned to work. She selected a number of good candidates for the role among which was a gem of a nanny who has been with us ever since. We are delighted with how it has worked out.

K Cavalier

Sarah had been caring for our children from 2004 to 2011, when we left the UK to live in Australia. Sarah is completely child-centred in her approach to her work, because we knew the children were having a lovely time while they were being looked after, it made it so much easier to go to work. 

J Austin