References from Parents

Please note that names and contact details have been removed from these references to respect privacy, however should you want to speak further to any of these parents, please contact me and I can provide you with further detail.

Review taken from WhatsApp March 2018

I can't believe that it's time to say good bye. You are truly awesome and will be a massive miss from our lives. Thank you so much for your love and support over the last few years. It was very comforting to know that someone was on our side during our battles. Without your dedication and perseverance we would not be where we are now. Any child would be so lucky to take a space with you because you really are extended family x

Review taken from our Facebook page January 2015

Best childminder in Washington, my little one is so settled and happy here he can't wait to arrive and hates leaving! The children are able to experience a wide range of activities which are carefully planned and each child has a developmental file just like at nursery. Sarah and her family could not be more friendly and welcoming... You just know your little one will love it here and be well cared for in your absence, thank you Jellybabyz!! :)

Review taken from profile June2014

I'd just like to say how happy we are that we found you. You've been so accommodating and made my little boy feel so at home, even after his first day he was desperate to get back to you! I have very strange work schedules that means its often weeks between his visits but he feels so at home resettling him has never been an issue. The other children you look after are so welcoming and he has made some lovely new friends. I'd whole-heartedly recommend your childminding service to anybody that asks because you really do offer a home from home!

Review from our Facebook page November 2013

The best childminder I have ever had the pleasure to meet The children you look after are very lucky to have such a dedicated lady who works hard to find interesting topics and fun filled days ... Im glad my Children had that pleasure to be part of your little family

 Comment from 'Termination Letter' July 2012

It is with great regret that we have to give you 4 weeks notice, however as we will be moving to Newcastle it would be impossible for the children to continue to come to you.  You have been a fantastic childminder to the girls and they have loved every minute of their time with you, even doing their homework!!!  Any parent would be lucky to have their child spend time in your care as my three have definitely grown in every way while in your care.  I never felt excluded form their development and want to thank you for keeping me informed about everything they did - the little touches like text messages and photos to tell me they were fine and happy really made me feel at ease and always put a smile on my face.  I hope you will keep in touch and the girls would love to be able to visit when they have time off school.  

 Comment from Facebook page January 2012

I would just like to say that anyone looking for a reliable, trustworthy and exceptionally good childminding service, then look no further! My little boy has been with Sarah since August last year and he absolutely loves her! He's come along leaps and bounds with his counting, colours, vocabulary etc. that to talk to him you wouldn't believe his is still only 2.  She provides nutritious meals and takes him on loads of outings so he can interact with other children his own age,  She is very easy to talk to so I always feel comfortable talking about any concerns I have about my son and she does anything she can to resolve them.  Overall I couldn't have chosen anybody better to care for my son!!

 Comments from Summer 2011 Questionnaire

'S' seems very happy after a day with Sarah and I look forward to hearing his stories about what he has been up to.

Sarah seems to have loads of time to spend with 'S'.  His learning and writing has come on well in such a short time and I'm happy with his progress and finding out about things I never knew he could do.


Reference Feb 2011

To whom it may concern,

I'm writing to inform you that I have known Sarah McCutcheon in a professional and personal capacity for over 8 years.

Sarah was my childminder (between November 2002 and July 2007) and always went the extra mile and treated my children like her own.  They were always kept busy with trips out, crafts, cooking and help with their education.  She was always reliable and would do extra times with them, often at short notice, if my work requested extra shifts from me.

I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Sarah to anyone, safe in the knowledge that any child would be safe, well cared for and happy.


E-mailed Reference Feb 2011

To whom it may concern,

During the year of 2006, Sarah was responsible for the after-school care of our two children, aged 8 and 10.

Sarah did an exemplary job during the year.  She has always been most trustworthy and reliable.  In the event of any queries, she rang one of us to ensure clear communication.

Our children enjoyed a warm relationship with Sarah at all times and she made every effort to ensure they were stimulated and fully occupied with various fun activities during their time with her.

Meals provided were both tasty and nourishing.  Sarah always had a positive attitude and was extremely popular with all children.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her childcare service to any other families.


E-mailed Reference July 2010

Dear Sarah,

I would like to say a huge thank you for everything you've done for us over the past 11 months.  'A' loves her time with you and your family and I know that the reason that she is described as a well-developed 19 month old is largely down to the care and attention you have given her.

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