Claire, Mum to Sienna now 7 and Freya, 13…April 2018
Alex is by far the best childminder I have ever been introduced to. My two girls then aged 6 and 6 months were with Alex 4 days a week and I always knew they were safe and well cared for. They never disliked the dropping off which is always a good sign, and my youngest was quite a clingy baby. Alex cared for my daughters as if they were her own and I got updates and photos, they went on trips out and she followed the curriculum appropriate for their ages. They always ate home cooked food which they loved. Alex always helped me with sleep routines and stuck to anything I was trying to do regarding these, Alex was never judgemental and did everything to help me as a single parent. My girls stayed with her as long as was possible, finally leaving when sienna began school, She was more than just a childminder to us and my girls still remember her and would go back in a heartbeat. I know I would definitely use Alex’s childminding services again, she really is by far the best!
Kelly Dunn… March 2018
Alex Donaghy was my daughter’s child minder from her being 6 months old. My little girl went to her so young because I had to have an emergency hysterectomy. Alex supported myself and Daisy in this hard time. Daisy then went on to stay with Alex until she was 5 years old. Alex became her second mummy and looked after and nurtured her as if Daisy was her own. My daughter is now 8 years old and we still have a very close relationship with Alex as Daisy loves her so much. Daisy is a very bright child who is in all top sets in school, we owe a lot of this to Alex with the time and effort she put into Daisy from such a young age. Alex lives miles away from us now but we keep in touch on a weekly basis as I think of her as a very special friend. Xx
Lindsay Taylor… March 2018
I decided to put my son with a childminder rather than a nursery because I was so anxious that he would me miss me and having a mum there every day so much. I thought if I put him in a nursery where there was 1 adult to too many children that this would have a detrimental effect on him. After meeting with Alex I was put immediately at ease, my son who could be quite shy felt right at home. He stayed with Alex from approx 1 year old, maybe younger and stayed with her till he was was ready to go to school. I believe there was many benefits to having Alex as our childminder, she was able to spend a lot more one on one with him, like a mother would. Alex also taught him things that as a non-educator ie numbers, letters, colours, opposites etc that I wouldn’t even know how to promote myself. Alex’s homemade food were loved by my son which in turn made sure he was not a fussy eater as he loved everything. My son is now nearly 12 and Remembers her fondly as do I. We still have keepsakes that they made together and still have the noddy video that was his favourite that she bought from the toy library and wrote a message in. We could not recommend Alex enough. I honestly believe that she would enrich any child’s life that she came into contact with and you would be a fool to look elsewhere. Lindsay Taylor.
Annette Dodd… March 2018
I have known Alex for over 10 years both as a childcare professional and a very good friend.Alex is very passionate and 100% committed to everything she does, Alex has all the relevant qualifications if not more for her business.Alex is very attentive to the children in her care and is very welcoming and brings the best out of them. She is approachable, hard working and reliable Alex is a good listener and has some very good ideas which she puts into practice A very lovely lady 100% recommendation .
Cheryl Pate… March 2018
As childminder myself ive known Alex for a good few years, we’ve had many outings together.
Alex is very professional in the childcare she provides and easily approachable if any help/advice is needed.
The children In her care are always well mannered and behaved.
Good luck in your new venture.
Tracy Coxey… March 2018
Alex has a fabulous understanding early years environments and children’s spaces that help to promote young babies and children’s learn. I love how Alex is able to consider some of the different environments (your) children need to encounter in their early years to support their individual learning and emotional intelligence. What impresses me is her ability to identify children’s strengths and areas for improvement in young childrens learning and her own practice. Alex works reflectively to encourage your children’s next steps and applies this to her environment to provide opportunities for babies and young children to explore, investigate and she expands the activities as required. I appreciate the effort Alex puts in to Learning Journeys and they are good evaluation of your child’s progress.
Would I use this service myself?
Come back up North Alex!
Tracy Coxey. Early Years Consultant.
Rachel Booth… March 2018
Alex is an amazing childminder. She’s professional and caring to the children she looks after. My daughter was with Alex for around 2 years and couldn’t ask for better care for my child. Going back to work was no longer daunting as I knew my daughter was always busy crafting, playing and learning lots of knew things. I made a lovely friend in Alex and can’t thank her enough.
Laura Heaps… December 2017
Thank you to Alex for taking care of my ten year old son and eleven year old daughter last night. Both kids thought she was great and the grown ups did too – not only did she provide plenty of reassurance in the form of certificates for her childcare/health & safety qualifications etc, which she popped around with in advance of our booking, but she arrived promptly, engaged straight away with both Lil & Ted (who can be very shy), brought them gifts, dropped us a line mid-way through the evening to let us know everything was good and even washed our dishes!
100% recommend – we’ll definitely be in touch again soon!