Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominees so far: “Childminder/Nanny of the Year” sponsored by Atherton Godfrey Solicitors
The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations went live on July 1st and although we don’t usually publish the nominations and comments, I thought that every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support at this time as things start to reopen.
It has been a tough time, so I hope that these comments show Childminders and Nanny’s how much you are appreciated by Doncaster families!
Remember nominations are open here until 31st July and the 5 nominees with most nominations go through to the final for the shortlist vote in September.
In alphabetical order – i’ve taken one nomination comment for each business that has been nominated:
They always go above and beyond their requirements offering extremely affordable and flexible childcare which no other Nursery in the area offers but without impact to the outstanding level of care given. The setting is very inviting and warm and it is easy to see the children are so comfortable within their surroundings. Kerry and her team are attentive to the child’s needs and have their eye on the children’s well-being at all times.
Adele Collins of Happy Feet
Adele was a nanny for our family for 6 months. She is caring, compassionate and completely trust worthy. Adele quickly became part of the family. Our children both love her and ask when she’s coming. Adele is very creative and inspired the children with different activities. They had loads of adventures, lots of fun and enjoyed every minute with Adele. She is able to tailor individual learning to each child’s needs and follow the curriculum. She deserves recognition for all her hard work and care
She is fantastic with the children and always does a variety of activities with them .
Alison Moss – Dragonflies
Alison has cared for my daughter since she was 7 months old she’s now nearly 3 – Alison is an amazing childminder she goes above and beyond for the children. She also supports the family and goes the extra mile if needed. My daughter loves going to alisons and has such a wonderful relationship with her she’s feels safe and secure and has so much fun.
Amanda & Keith Fitzgerald
Go above and beyond for our family.
She is dedicated to her work 100% and throughout this lock down she made a story facebook page and read a story daily to all the children who join which where from all over the country. She made the kids smile and feel happy at such a low time in the world. This lady goes above and beyond for all the childen she cares for. Truly amazing lady.
For always being flexible, understanding and supportive.
Annette & Micks Childminding
My two daughter’s have been attending annette and mick’s childminding in Hatfield Doncaster for the last few years. They go above and beyond with the children in the setting. A warm and welcome family as well as amazing staff. I could not ask for anyone better to teach and look after my children. Without them I would not of been able to go back to college to further my career and be able to go into university.
Barbara has been a child minder for my son since he was 5 months old (he’s just turned 9 years old). As a single mother who works full-time it’s so important to get the childcare arrangements for my son just right. Barbara gives my son a safe and caring ‘home’ to return to after a day at school. This is so important to us. It’s as if Barbara is an extension of our family. Barbara has supported my son during some difficult situations in his life and has been that ‘patient positive listening ear’. Our little family unit would be lost without the support of this fabulous woman.
Beverley (Bev) has been the childminder to my little boy since he was 10 months old and not only has she been exceptional at providing care and support to my little boy, but to us as a family. It was clear from an early age that my little boy had SEN and not knowing much about how to access support and where to go we relied heavily upon Bev, who sought answers on our behalf. Bev has supported us with speech and language therapy, even coming to a couple of sessions with us to ensure she could carry this on in her setting and contributed to the creation and development of his Personal learning plan, along with Early Years. She has taken the time to complete arduous and monotonous paperwork to ensure that my little boy’s referrals to the correct health professionals and his transition to nursery have been actioned. Bev has made herself heard as a professional, advocating for my little boy and ourselves when needed. She has done this in her own time, often after working hours and will always answer a text when I need a little advice. Recently, my little boys behaviours have gotten more prominent and disruptive and although witnessing these can deliver an emotional blow, Bev has handled these situations with her usual care, compassion and professionalism. My little boy will begin transition to nursery in September so will not be with Bev as much soon, so this nomination is our way of thanking her for all the care and support she has given us this far, and no doubt will continue to give.
Bloomhill Little Stars
Friendly and warming atmosphere. Top class care from a lovely lady.
Carla Winder, Wriggles and Giggles, Conisbrough
Carla Winder 100% deserves this award. She is all round an amazing childminder/nanny. Top Service. Highly professional. Carla is a credit to many family’s in this village & all the little people she minds. 100% devoted & always smiling.
Very good with children
She is amazing she has worked so hard to make her placement perfect for the children she always goes above and beyond for all her children and to help accomodate parents. No one deserves this more than her she is fantastic with her children.
Charlotte’s Little Learners
Charlotte is literally the most kind, caring and passionate childminder I know! She goes above & beyond to always keep the children safe & happy, even when she’s been down herself! She’s had an extremely tough couple of years due to a few factors. But always manages to come out on top and always staying positive for the children. If anyone deserves this award it’s her, it would be an amazing way to say thank you for all her dedication & hard work… and love!!!
Claire is a dedicated childminder, providing a safe & caring environment for the children in her care.
Claire is always there to help. She does everything she can to accommodate and help. During lockdown she has been shielding but has still provided weekly group zoom meetings for the kids, plus 1:1 zoom meetings, plus activities for the children to work on in the week and reading stories for them. She has done all this whilst home schooling her own kids. Well done Claire.
Debbie is a fantastic childminder who treats the children as if they were her own. My children have loved being with her since they were babies and sad that they had to leave her to go to ‘big school’.
Her attitude to the children and the setting is first class. So much so that when I moved from Doncaster to Rotherham I refused to take my child out of the setting and drove 20 minutes out of my way every day to keep her there!
Gina goes way above and beyond the role of a typical childminder/Nanny. She constantly strives to provide fun and stimulating activities and finding new ways of learning. Gina has such a brilliant relationship with the children that she is seen as a part of their families lives.
Jacqui is an amazing childminder! She always plans fun activities for the children and constantly keeps them engaged. She loves to take them outdoors to do some exploring. She always goes above and beyond our expectations. The children adore her and it’s easy to see why. She’s almost like family to us.
Janet has been looking after my children for nearly 13 years now between both my children, she has supported me and my family through all the age related issues both have had, her home is welcoming and inviting. She has supported me when I was worried about my sons speech. Janet has kept in contact throughout lockdown and I know she is missing my boy as much as he is missing her.
Jessica – Little Sunshines
Lovely girl and takes great care of the children.
The only childminder I’d ever send my child too!
Julie Duty, Hexthorpe
Julie had planned to retire from childminding after almost 34 years. However, she has continued with the job throughout the pandemic so that she can care for the children of keyworkers.
Lauren Parkinson-Haynes – Little Hands
She is everything you would want and more to look after your precious children. Kind, nurturing and Loving. She offers a wonderful home from home environment and always goes that extra mile.
Lindsey Cross, Lindsey’s Little Learners
She is like part of our extended family and both girls love her. She is fun, caring, loving and treats the children as her own. We didnt realise what a positive influence she had on our whole family until lockdown took her away, we are lucky to have her as our childminder.
Supportive, flexible and caring of both my children through the years, alongside looking after her own children, running a home and working part time.
Mrs Doubtfire’s, Epworth
They are amazing the things they do for the children they go above and beyond always there to help kids love them also if anyone deserves this it’s these guys.
Passionate about her job, supportive, fab at activities and fresh ideas which she shares with fellow childminders
Pauline Bullement, Tiny Turtles Childminding
Pauline is a lovely Childminder who works extremely hard in educating the Children in her care, in a safe and loving environment, my Daughter’s confidence increased massively during her time there and she loved it, Pauline is a much better Childminder than others in close proximity and is thoroughly deserving of an award
Treats all her children with that extra special care that you think they only get at home. The kids always want to go back to her.
Sally treats the children like her own family. She cares so much and my daughter Matilda loves going to her. I feel comforted in the fact that when I can not be with my daughter she is being looked after by someone who cares so deeply for her children.
The most caring lady I know, is so devoted to the children in her care.
Mandy and Craig are the best.! They care about every child that comes through their doors, even going as far as fundraising for one the children who was very poorly. They provide fun activities for the children, take them on walks to parks and to feed the ducks. They make learning so much fun.
They are outstanding in childcare, brilliant home atmosphere and my children love going. Total peace of mind when needing to send my children.
Tracy has given us so much support over the last year. She is an integral part of our lives. Knowing that our little boy is so well looked after whilst we’re at work reduces so much stress. Tracy has continued to provide support to our family throughout covid-19 without which, we’d have struggled.
Vicky always goes above and beyond for children and parents. Creating engaging activities in a supportive and safe environment. Vicky is a true treasure and is passionate about her job.
Vikki isn’t just a childminder, she’s part of our family, nothing is too much trouble. During lockdown she read to the children daily via Facebook and sent them all lovely videos and messages. We would be lost without her and forever indebted.
Thanks to everyone who has nominated and well done to everyone who has a nomination so far. I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading the comments.
Nominations are open until 31st July HERE , so if you’re a childminder in Doncaster and you’re not nominated yet, there is still time for your customers to nominate you. The 5 Childminders/Nanny’s with most nominations go through to the shortlist. Check out the downloads area for social media graphics.