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profile page - Scarlet Jeffrey
Home from home setting
Our son was with Scarlet from 9 months old, and on starting school has been back for school holidays (along with many other mindees who were with him from an early age). Our daughter has been with Scarlet for almost a year and a half (and hopefully will be returning in school holidays in due course).
Scarlet is friendly, professional, outgoing and very enthusiastic about her job. There is a huge range of toys for the children to chose from, with toys also rotated on a weekly basis. She provides lots of craft activities and has a safe garden for playing outside. She also takes the children on outings, which they love.
Scarlet and her family are very welcoming to all mindees, and our children have really enjoyed going there. She is very supportive of each child's development, and includes the children in decision making when possible - such as where they will go for a particular outing.
Scarlet provides a warm welcoming, safe (home from home) environment and an excellent standard of care. I would definitely recommend her.
by Rachel 11th May 2019
Scarlet has been childminder to my three children for the past 3 years. Scarlet, along with her family, has become a significant part of our family life and without her, it just wouldn't have been the same.
I fully trust Scarlet to look after the children and I know it is not easy for kids with allergies to always find someone who has an awareness of this and other medical needs. We have never had any problems while in their care with Scarlet.
She has been a great asset to my children's emotional, physical and educational development providing structure as well as room to explore and be creative. She frequently updates on TapestryJournal and shares progress and pictures on here.
Scarlet is very well organised (thank goodness as I am not!) and always has any paperwork prepared as well as relating any messages which might have been passed home from school. Her setting is clean and tidy with room for the children to play and do other activities. She also has a garden where the children love to go in the warmer weather. Scarlet has a dog now and I was a little worried my very allergic - to - everything daughter would react but I can reassure that there has not been any problem whatsoever and he is a gorgeous pup who loves the kids as they do he.
The children have breakfast and tea at her setting so I am rest assured they are fed an watered when I get home from work. This is a huge benefit to me.
There have been times when I have asked Scarlet at short notice to have the children and she has been very flexible and accommodating.
Sadly, we are moving away from the area shortly and Scarlet with very much be missed as will her family. I could not have asked for a more caring, considerate and organised minder for my children and wish I could take her with me!
by marthao on 4th April 2019
My daughter loved her time with Scarlet and got on really well with the other mindees.
The setting was well setup, with various activities for children of different ages, the home cooked food was excellent too, I wouldn’t of minded a plate of it.
Can’t recommend Scarlet highly enough, lovely lady who was not just a childminder she also became a friend,
Your child couldn’t be in better hands.
by Donna on 7th October 2018
Professional childcare in a home environment
Scarlet provides professional childcare, in the comfort of her family home. A Mum of 3 herself, the setting always feels friendly, comfortable and inclusive, but very organised.
Children of all ages attend and babies and school children all get along, help out and have lots of fun together. The setting has the feel of a professional nursery, but is relaxed and homely. Her resources are fantastic, and Scarlet takes the children out on many excursions.
My twin boys attend Churchfield School in Highbridge and Scarlet does the school run here twice daily. They were with Scarlet from October 2015 to April 2018, before and after school and during the school holidays. I always felt her pricing fair and value for money.
Highly recommended and perfect from parents with children at Churchfield.
Scarlet has been our childminder for our son for 3 years, since he was 9 months old. Scarlet creates a lovely warm home from home atmosphere for the children, which we felt helped our son with the transition, and me with the return to work.
Our son soon built a bond with Scarlet and her family, and was always disappointed on the days he was not going to her house, and very happy when it was school holidays and her children, and the older mindees would be home all day! We felt that we was treated as one of the family and this no doubt helped him feel safe, secure and confident in the setting.
Scarlet's house is full of toys, games and equipment to keep all ages entertained, and new resources are frequently added! She actively encourages each child's development, and is very calm and supportive of them. Scarlet provides the children with a fantastic range of opportunities and experiences, and listens to the mindees' requests.
I would not hesitate to recommend Scarlet as a childminder for anyone else’s child. She provides a warm and welcoming environment and an excellent standard of care.
by Addinall on 3 December 2017
"Reliabe, flexible & dedicated."
My son was looked after by Scarlet after school for about 18 months. My husband and I have erratic work patterns and Scarlet was always so flexible and always available when we needed her, even at short notice. My son had so much fun at Scarlet's and made many close friends. Her house is full of toys, games and equipment to keep all ages entertained, and she is super organised when it comes to the admin side of things. Which we found very reassuring. She supplies healthy, nutritious meals and snacks, and even gets the children birthday cakes! My son will miss going to Scarlet's, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
by Anika on 28 May 2017
We found Scarlet through word of mouth from other childminders in the area, Scarlet was our son's after school childminder and as our child was settling into a new home and school, Scarlet helped support him with the settling in period and made him feel very comfortable in her home. she explained the routine to him on our visit and he was happy about this. He has enjoyed his time with Scarlet and will miss her. If we need a childminder in the future we will be using Scarlet again.
by griley on 10 January 2016
Scarlet has been our childminder for our daughter Amelia for about two years now. Amelia first came to Scarlet on a full time basis when she was 9 months old. This was when Scarlet and her family lived in Wells. We always felt at ease with Scarlet and were in no doubt Amelia was welcome and well cared for in her setting. This made the transition back to work for me so much easier, as I was confident that Amelia was in the best possible care.
Being in the setting full time, Amelia quickly built a bond with Scarlet and her family. This was evident by the way they all interacted with her and her responses to them. This included her obvious disappointment on the days she was not going to Scarlet’s house! I always felt Amelia was treated as ‘one of the family’ and this helped her feel safe and secure in the setting.
I have always been very impressed with how Scarlet has encouraged Amelia’s development. Her calm child centred approach has been reassuring and supportive of Amelia’s needs. Scarlet presents as calm and knowledgeable and she has provided me with advice and reassurance throughout our time together. She has provided a setting for Amelia of clear routines, endless opportunities and fantastic experiences. In this environment Amelia has thrived.
Scarlet has always been flexible and practical which helped with juggling the needs of a family and working life. Her approach has always been professional and I was particularly pleased with how she would adapt her approach to be in line with yours. This made sure Amelia had consistency for things like boundaries and potty training which has made life so much easier for Amelia and us.
When Scarlet first told me she and her family were moving from Wells to Highbridge, I was devastated. However after some thought (and creativity) I developed a way to keep Amelia in Scarlet’s care, part time at least. Amelia, therefore, was able to remain in Scarlet’s care for another year. Unfortunately I am about to start a new job in another county and staying with Scarlet is no longer an option. This is very sad for us as a family as having Scarlet as our childminder has always been a positive experience and I know Amelia will miss her and her family very much.
I would have no hesitations whatsoever in recommending Scarlet as a childminder for anyone else’s child. She provides a warm and welcoming environment and an excellent standard of care.
by k8ty Gee on 1 July 2015
Scarlett has been looking after my son after school since September. Daniel loves spending time at Scarlett's house. She is brilliant with the children and creates a lovely warm home atmosphere for them. She also tries very hard to encourage the children to eat healthily and it is lovely to see them all sitting together having a meal. We are very sad that we are losing Scarlett as she is moving to another area. We wish her every success in her new life. The children she will be looking after are very lucky and I only wish that my younger son had had the chance to spend time at her home with Daniel and the other children.
by Darrell93 on 2 June 2014
A happy, fun and safe place to be
Scarlet is a very warm and welcoming person, my son settled very quickly and has always been very happy. He enjoys all his mornings which are all varied and fun, sometimes messy which he loves. My eldest son has also stays occasionally and often asks when he can go back and play !
I have found scarlet to be professional, friendly, always smiling which is infectious on everyone around her and very flexible. She has worked with me on nap schedules which has been really helpful and she is always happy to try and fit in with your needs.
The setting Scarlet creates is safe, fun, varied, educational and happy, I would have no hesitation recommending Scarlet to anyone.
by Bev007 on 20 May 2014
Both my boys enjoy going to Scarlett s after school
She's fun, caring and professional
My boys love her tasty food and never want to leave. I have not had any worries or concerns and trust her 100% to keep my boys happy and safe
by Traceystjohn2311 on 19 May 2014
flexible, fun and professional childminding
Scarlet has been childminder for my 2 year old daughter for a year and a half now, and I wouldn't have a bad word to say. Scarlet is a very friendly, outgoing and professional childminder who has a natural way with children and my daughter has always loved going to her house. There are always a wide range of activities on offer- painting, messy play, cooking, toys, outdoor walks, trips out to soft play, baby groups, the list is endless. Scarlet has always been incredibly flexible with days, hours and pick up and drop off points which has been wonderful as my circumstances changed a fair number of times in the time my daughter has been with her. My daughter has been through potty training and the terrible twos over the past year and Scarlet has been very supportive and consistent to match the way things are at home which I feel is very important to keep a child comfortable and understanding at the same level.
All in all I will be very sad when the time comes for my daughter to leave her as she is always so happy to go and comes home full of smiles. If you are looking for a trustworthy, fun, professional childminder then please consider Scarlet as you won't regret it.
by Angharad 12 on 19 May 2014
I have been using Scarlet for childminding my 7 year old son for nearly a year now and would highly recommend to anyone wanting quality childcare.
My child has always looked forward to going and is treated as part of the family even though there are age differences this was never an issue.
Scarlet and her family provide a very warm welcoming home environment and provide home cooked food that is healthy and also diverse, they had a Greek day for my son who is half Greek! Also he has had nice outings swimming. walks in the woods and Wookey Hole which is his favourite. Additionally there is plenty for him to do on rainy days. Most importantly he always comes back happy (Scarlet is always happy by the way) and we shall miss them.
by andreak68 on 14 May 2014
Very happy indeed
Before deciding to look for childcare we had only left our daughter (2 yrs old) with my mum. Due to her working we had to look for a registered childminder and we were terribly apprehensive. We needn't have worried. Scarlet was the first childminder we met with and we didn't feel the need to continue making enquiries as within minutes of meeting with her, our daughter was clearly at ease and being made to feel welcome and entertained.
Scarlet provides a very full and stimulating setting and our daughter comes home every time having learnt something new or having made something beautiful. All achieved through play and well structured activities. Communication between us and Scarlet is great and every three months we get to look at DMs learning journey which is full of pictures, information and a fabulous insight into how DM is progressing whilst in her setting.
Scarlets home is clean, accessible and even though it Is also her family home she clearly has a passion for keeping her setting orientated towards the children she cares for.
As a person she is organised, fun and easy to talk to and we know where we stand at all times. So happy we found her, and so is our little girl.
by Victoria1981b on 16 July 2013