Carol and Nik's
These are some of the testimonials that we have received over the last 10 years:
We are so very, very thankful for everything you have both done for ***** this past year. We simply cannot imagine entrusting anyone else with her welfare. You have given her experiences of friendships, education, zoos and many, many other things which we would never have had the opportunity with other childcare providers or nurseries.
Mr & Mrs Griggs, Lowestoft.
Our son, has been with Nik and Carol for the past 3 months, after they came highly recommended by a number of people.
Our similar outlook to Nik and Carol, instantly put our minds at ease, knowing that our child would be in the best possible hands whilst we were at work.
In my opinion they are excellent childminders. This is both in terms of how happy our child is, and how well he has developed during his days with Nik and Carol, and also in comparison with other childcare available.
We were instantly drawn to them as their experience and natural talent and empathy with children was clear to see from day one. They go to a great deal of effort to organise daily fun outings and activities which was particularly important to us.
They are also great at noticing which toys and activities he enjoys as well as very observant about his development. We are always kept informed with regular updates and made to feel that our child is always number one.
Paramount to us, was that our child would be in a safe healthy environment that Nik and Carol offer in abundance.
Victoria & Mark, Lowestoft.
Nik and Carol were our childminders for almost a year when I went back to work after our first son. I had met so many other childminders and visited various nurseries, but no one else gave me the warm and loving feeling that I got when I walked into the White's house. They provided a home from home for my son and all the resources of a nursery too.
They also regularly provided us with information on our sons development and photos of their various activities. I'm so pleased we found them. Thank you!
Mr & Mrs R Comfort, Pembury
We have known Carol and Nik since we moved to Kent just before our daughter's first birthday. Prior to our move we had used a nursery and been disappointed, so we were open to trying a different setting. Five years on and we haven't looked back. Our daughter is now at school and Carol and Nik have been working their magic with her little sister, who has been with them from the age of six months.
It's a rare but lovely thing to find a husband and wife childminding team. The number of children and spread of ages also appears to give a good balance between offering a choice of playmates without it becoming chaotic. Nik has an amazing ability to turn a veg box into food children enjoy; we have also enjoyed the fruits of rainy day baking. Carol's imaginative ideas for craft projects adorn the walls of our house and her baby whispering skills are second to none.
After four years in their care, our elder daughter still has a unique, strong relationship with Carol, Nik and Grandad Martin. She is confident around older children and understands the limitations of smaller children - something that has really helped her adjust to becoming a sister. The children (and the parents) have formed very strong lasting friendships even as they have gone on to different schools.
We are happy to provide this testimonial recommending Carol and Nik, having already done so to friends and family.
Jo & Ben, Tunbridge Wells
We feel very lucky to have met such a fantastic couple and Child Minding Service. As soon as we visited the place and met Nik and Carol, we knew that it was going to be perfect for our daughter. If only they were around for our first child who would have majorly benefited from this childminding set up. Truly home from home, but MUCH more!
The day trips to the zoo, farm, park or the beach and all in the same week is something I could only wish my child to do whilst we are busy at work. No one day is the same; crafting or baking. Some of the creative things they make are really fantastic and a lot of thought has gone into preparing for it. Nik and Carol are truly dedicated to their job and the enthusiasm and effort they give to the children is just excellent.
Racheal & Phil, Lowestoft
Carol & Nik are an amazing couple, I feel completely blessed to have found them. It was a big deal for me, choosing childcare for my son as I had been home with my children for so long. On paper They looked great, but it wasn't until I met them that it became clear that they were so much more than paper can show. My son has been with Carol and Nik for several months now and every time he comes home having learned something new, or having produced something for us I feel so grateful for Carol & Nik, and what they bring into all our lives.
Nyssa & Danny, Lowestoft
With an impending return to work, we knew we had to find someone to look after our 11 month old baby. We couldn't have been more delighted when we found Carol and Nik!
Carol and Nik are such warm, friendly people. And short of being with our daughter ourselves, we couldn't recommend any one else more highly. They show a genuine interest in our daughter and have proved this on many occasion.
Whilst settling in, we have received messages and photos to show how happy our daughter is. This was such a reassurance, when having only left our daughter a handful of times with family members, were unsure how she would cope.
Our daughter has been going to Carol and Nik for just over four months now and we couldn't be happier. Our daughter is thriving. She loves going to play with her childminders and the other children. She is full of smiles when we pick her up.
Our daughter loves the interaction with the other children, most older than her, and has come on leaps and bounds in such a short time.
If you are looking for a warm and friendly service, look no further.
Sarah & Mike, Lowestoft
We are really pleased with the care our son receives from both Carol and Nik. He started in September 2018 and we were really happy with the settling in process that he received. This allowed him to have smaller sessions first gradually building up to a whole day.
This really helped myself as its really daunting leaving your baby for the first time and for him as he had only been left with his grandparents on a couple of occasions. Nik and Carol have been really supportive throughout this transition for myself and my son. We are informed of what he has been doing throughout the day and Nik and Carol often ask how his routine has changed at home to see if anything need to be slightly adapted during his time with them such as sleep times, meal times etc.
I have received advice from Nik on strategies that he knows work for some parents with children who don’t sleep through the night and have found these really useful. I know I can go to Carol and Nik if I have any questions or queries and receive useful advice and support whenever I need it. Our son has participated in a wide range of activities that I know he has both enjoyed and are developmentally appropriate for him. He particularly enjoys being outside so the trips to Woodland Tots and Africa Alive are perfect for him I would definitely recommend Carol and Nik to my friends and family if they were ever to be looking for childcare and look forward to our son
spending many more years with them.
Nicola & Alex, Lowestoft