I spent many years training and working alongside Lizzie. Lizzie is so passionate and knowledgeable in the area of early childhood development and particularly around issues relating to attachment. Whether it was planning for training or offering bespoke support for settings, Lizzie would always go the extra mile. Lizzie has a fabulous way of connecting to practitioners and sharing her expertise in a supportive and encouraging manner. Maria (Senior EYFS Consultant, Islington Childrens Services, 2019).
I came across Little Explorers Childminding back in 2015 when I was going back to work as a first time mum and I knew as soon as I met Lizzie that it was the setting and care I wanted for my then 11 month old little boy. Oscar was the first Little Explorer and graduated this summer after almost 3 years. Lizzie and her little girl are now two of Oscars favourite people ever and I couldn’t have dreamt up a better childminder than Lizzie. Her care, kindness, fair discipline, nurturing and learning by creating and playing, activities and groups with a focus on the natural world have been absolutely amazing for Oscar and at the start of this year my then 11 month old girl became a Little Explorer too. I couldn’t recommend Lizzie and Little Explorers highly enough. Thank you x Emma (Parent, 2018).
My little boy has been going to Lizzie for nearly a year and we couldn’t be happier with our arrangement. He is always very happy on pick ups and drop offs and has learnt so much since starting. Lizzie is extremely thorough in her work and care for the children, and we love getting updates during the day of what he has been up to. We couldn’t wish for more in a childminder! Ollie (Parent, October, 2018).
I first approached Lizzie in Summer 2017, and on meeting her and seeing her setting I knew she was the person I wanted to look after my little boy. From our first contact Lizzie has been incredible – from ensuring a gentle and smooth settling in period, to encouraging his development of crawling, walking and now talking, to providing daily updates on activities and what our little boy is up to, Lizzie has always gone above and beyond. Lizzie’s home from home setting, and kind nature, offers the nurturing environment we were searching for. Lizzie is always coming up with exciting activities for the children, and is always thinking of ways to encourage their interests and learning. Max loves his days spent with Lizzie & the little explorers, while it offers me the peace of mind to know I am leaving him in safe & loving hands when I commute into London for work. I really couldn’t recommend Lizzie more highly and consider myself very lucky that my little boy is one of her Little Explorers. Helen (Parent, October, 2018).
My little boy started with Little explorers (Lizzie) when he was 10 mths old, he is now 4. Lizzie has always provided the most welcoming, home from home environment for him, which was especially important to me when he was really young. He’s loved going to Little explorers over the years, taking part in outings they have, educational activities and the karaoke and dressing up, he even eats his vegetables at Little explorers! I can’t thank Lizzie enough for the care she has provided for my son, the opportunity to form lovely friendships with the other children and for the open professional manner I’ve always experienced. Thank you Little Explorers! Annie (Parent, May 2019).