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my wonderful childminder wants a reference as se's about to be ofsteded, what should I say?

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ninja Mon 05-Oct-09 20:08:01

This is what I've said so far....

I chose ... to be my childminder having seen her at toddler groups, out and about and also from personal recommendations.

... has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care. She always seems kind, calm and patient with them and all the children are happy and well behaved and know what’s expected of them. I also liked the fact that I would see ... about whatever the weather so that I knew my baby would get the advantage of going to the toddler groups that I would take her too. I regularly see her taking the children to the park and in the garden.

Since dd has been going to ....’s I’ve been reassured that I made absolutely the right choice. She’s so happy there and really loves .... I’ve been impressed by the variety of toys that ... has and that the children don’t play with just gender stereotype toys. I’ve really seen dd’s progress since she’s spent time with ....and the other children in her care. She’s learned more words even saying ‘thank you’ and has started to draw, something I would never have thought of doing with her. While she’s pleased to see me at the end of the day she’s never desperate to go home and always arrives at ....’s with a smile.

Whenever I’ve visited ....’s I’ve seen all the children happily and safely engaged. When I’ve been at dinner times the food has looked and smelt very tasty. I’ve always felt very comfortable to ask questions about dd and her day

what do you think?

crace Mon 05-Oct-09 20:14:37

Ah, that sounds lovely as it is! I am sure she would be delighted with your letter.

LoveMyGirls Mon 05-Oct-09 20:18:04

That's so amazing I want you to do a letter for my impending OFSTED inspection I'm so jelous!

onepieceoflollipop Mon 05-Oct-09 20:24:30

I wrote a similar reference/letter for my cm. She said it nearly made her cry (in a nice way!) She got a "good" - and was very close to getting an outstanding.

Numberfour Mon 05-Oct-09 20:41:37

lovely lovely letter! your CM will be very pleased.

ninja Mon 05-Oct-09 21:21:42

Thanks - she only got a satisfactory last time, but it was down to little things and paperwork rather than the care of the kids.

She really is lovely and DD (just one) ha adored her from the start grin

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