What they think about us
“My son joined Gina’s daycare (Number1 daycare) at just nine months old but I felt completely happy leaving him in Gina’s capable hands. I always knew he had a happy time as he came home smiling and we loved reading about what he’d been up to during the day in his diary. My son is now three and, under Gina’s care and guidance, has grown up into a confident and chatty little boy. Far from hindering his speech development, the bi-lingual environment has given him a huge start in life by being able to speak both languages. Gina’s also given me such confidence as well, guiding me through the best approach for potty training and sleep training my son. I cannot recommend Number1daycare more highly!”
“My son thrived in the care of Gina and her team. Gina has created a wonderful atmosphere in which children feel happy, confident and secure. She and her team show such warmth and care for all the children and the atmosphere feels more like a home than a sterile nursery. The children are treated like members of a big family and Gina exemplifies this by holding parties for children and parents throughout the year for Halloween, Christmas etc. My son was 2 when he first went and was encouraged in so many ways to learn and experience new things. Gina is also fantastic and being firm but fair and her and her team make sure all the children show kindness and respect for each other. Gina is great at communicating and I always felt that I knew of any issues early on so that they could be effectively dealt with. Now that my son has left, we miss seeing everyone there and the daily warm welcomes! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Number One Daycare. ”
“My daughter has been at Number1daycare for 4 days a week since she was 18 months old, and she is now 2.5 yrs. She had a particularly difficult time with separation anxiety when she first started, but Gina was very flexible and honest which helped us all through the settling in period. My daughter now thoroughly enjoys her time at daycare and all of the structured activities that Gina and her assistants arrange during her day. I am pleased that her development is monitored and fed back to me on a regular basis, and I can see what she’s done each day in her daily diary. Alongside this I appreciate the extra effort Gina goes to for parties on special occasions like Halloween and Christmas to make them memorable times for the children. Since the beginning, I have felt comfortable leaving my daughter in Gina’s capable hands and I would not hesitate to recommend her service.”
“Gina and her Number 1 Daycare team have been looking after our little boy for nearly a year now.
The development we’ve seen in him has been incredible and he has absolutely loved his time there. Having the bi-lingual element to his learning has been fantastic, and it has been wonderful hearing his first words in both Spanish and English.
Gina and her team are all very lovely people and we could very quickly see how much they love children and our little boy just beams with delight when we hand him over each morning.
It gives us great comfort to know he is in such a safe and happy environment.”
“Gina has minded my daughter since she was 6 months old. Being my first child I was naturally quite nervous about childcare, especially as I went back to work while she was still very young, but from day 1, I felt 100% comfortable with Gina’s care.
Gina treats all the children as if they were her own, you can feel the love from the minute she opens the door. My daughter absolutely loves every minute she spends at Gina’s- she even gets excited and starts clapping her hands as soon as she sees the door!
I never feel guilty about leaving my daughter with Gina – knowing she is having the best home cooked food and learning and socializing in a safe, happy and fun filled environment is the absolute best start in life she could have. I can’t recommend Gina highly enough, she is one in a million!”
“Gina has looked after my two children since they were 3 and 10 months old and I can honestly say she provides the best childcare I have experienced.
She and Joanna provide a warm, happy, fun filled environment that help the children learn, develop and gain confidence. They have a set routine and she adapts the activities according to their age groups so they are constantly being challenged. The activities include; painting, puzzles, drawing, arts and crafts, numeracy and literacy work. They also do lots of singing and dancing! She also observes them and provides good feedback to help them develop further. She also provides amazing food for them!
I have a fantastic relationship with Gina, the kids love her and she treats them like they are her own. I would have no hesitations in recommending her as a first class childminder.”
“Gina has been child minding my daughter since June 2011 (she was 13 months old) and she looks after her for 5 days each week.
I have been extremely happy with the care my daughter has received, and the great progress she has made whilst in Gina’s care. Gina’s home is always welcoming, clean and well organised and my daughter has great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care. Beyond all this though, it is Gina’s warm and friendly approach.
She provides a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise. I know my daughter has recently enjoyed sand and water play, drawing and sticking, reading and puzzles as well as outings to the park, trips to the zoo and playing at toddlers groups. Gina also makes sure she applies the Early years Foundations Stages for my daughter to learn through activities, play and games.
Gina is a great communicator and has no trouble in gaining my daughter’s confidence and therefore encouraging good behavior and kindness and compassion to others. When my daughter steps outside her boundaries she responds with firm but kind discipline. She knows how to comfort her and I am confident that she can administer either first aid or medication following all the correct procedures and completing the necessary records to ensure her health and safety. She is also always available to discuss personal matters.
Gina completes a diary detailing what my daughter has done each day. From this I have a complete picture of her whole day including what she has eaten, how long she has slept and all her activities. This helps me to feel involved with her care and that I can talk to her about her day.
All in all I am thoroughly happy with the level of care my daughter had received and I’m certain that being in such a positive and happy environment is helping her develop into a confident and self assured little girl.
I would absolutely recommend Gina as a great and reliable childminder. “
“Gina has been child minding my son Jacob and I am extremely happy with the service she has provided. Gina has cooked nutritious meals where necessary and has helped develop his basic skills using techniques that help him to understand and improve things for a better comprehension. Jacob has access activities within Gina’s homely environment and is able to interact with babies and children of varying ages. We so upset to leave Gina because she help us as a first parents, is the feeling of leaving your children and be confident with someone else for the first time. She was absolutely brilliant; there is not another word to describe her work techniques and charisma. She is an outstanding person. Thanks again Gina for all you help and hard work.
Unfortunately we just moved to North London and it is the reason of why we living her, otherwise I will never change Gina as our child minder to continue with Jacobs’s development”
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