Please take a look at some of my testimonials…

Exemplary Childcare

My daughter has been with Yvonne since March 2017, and I truly cannot fault her care in any way. Having previously used a nursery setting I am well aware of the standards of care and feedback which should be expected from a childcare professional, and I believe that Yvonne and Brightstar meet all of these requirements and more.
The setting is clean, welcoming, and perfect for children to relax, explore, create and discover the world, and this is aided by a selection of fantastic aides and resources ranging from dressing up costumes to drawing and colouring materials, from caterpillar farms (learning about the world) to helping to grow fruit and veg in the garden.
My daughter is also taken on a huge range of outings and trips to the beach, local parks and National Trust properties, fruit farms, and historical sites to name a few, during which she is not only encouraged to explore the world in a safe and directed manner but is also exposed to so much more than could be achieved in any other type of setting.
Yvonne also provides a pick up and drop off service, which for me is ideal, and she is always reliable and on time, with a clean and safe vehicle and child seats.
My Daughter is given plenty of opportunities for learning about personal relationships and socialisation, both through contact with other children in the setting and though attendance at events such as toddler groups and meet-ups with other childminders, which I feel is a great asset.
Yvonne is also more than happy to work with the needs of my child and with myself in the interests of my child. For example I began teaching phonics to my daughter at an early stage, and Yvonne embraced this and created a series of resources for this purpose for use at the setting to reinforce work done at home.
I am also extremely happy with the use of the online Baby’s Days system as a way of tracking progress and recording my Daughter’s time at the setting. This is extremely easy to use, secure and is always kept up to date with everything from mentions of minor falls (always treated with attention) to records of lunch eaten and naps, to tracking progress against the EYFS requirements. I am certain that come the beginning of her schooling any details required will be easily available and retrievable.
In summary, Yvonne is extremely professional, reliable, caring and knowledgeable. I truly cannot say a negative word about my Daughter’s care with Yvonne, and I am confident that this level of care and attention is brought to every child in her care. The proof is in the fact that my Daughter loves her time with Yvonne and is always excited to see what the next day in her care will bring.

17 August 2018

Excellent Childcare

I have known Yvonne for 6 years since she started looking after my now 9 year old. I trust her implicitly with the care and safety of my daughter. She is responsible and professional at all times, yet always maintains a great sense of humour! Yvonne goes over and above what would be expected of a childminder – she organises great activities for the children, takes them out and about eg to Goodwood sculpture trail, Portsmouth dockyard, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Hotham Park to name a few, and is always very flexible with pick up and drop off times. She has an excellent caring and nurturing approach, and I would not hesitate in recommending her childcare setting, as would my very happy daughter!

Victoria 19 August 2018

“Excellent childcare provider”

5 stars

Our 2 daughters attended this setting after school for just over 2 years. We couldn’t have been happier with the level of care provided, and nothing was ever too much trouble. If attending during the school holidays, trips were often arranged for the children, such as to a local farm. Themed craft activities would also often be arranged throughout the year. Our girls were really happy there, highly recommended.

by LemonCake on 25 September 2017

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

Childcare provision for our daughter

“Yvonne provided after school care for our daughter for 17 months. She was always very caring and extremely reliable. She planned interesting activities which our daughter really enjoyed. Yvonne understood the needs of working parents very well and we were very pleased to find her.  Thank you!”



 High Quality Childcare

“Yvonne cared for our boys for the last two years, before and after school. She was very friendly and quickly built positive relationships with both boys. Yvonne provides a caring, secure environment and work hard to meet each child’s individual needs. She provides a wide range of activities including regular outdoor play and organised craft sessions, in which the children have made quality crafts such as coloured sand bottles, personalised key-rings and jewelled hearts. There are a wide range of toys for the children to play with, including our boys’ favourites: construction (lego, marble runs, blocks etc) and small world (cars and trains). Yvonne is extremely flexible and have accommodated my requests for extra sessions when I have had to work extra hours. On school INSET days, she has taken my boys on interesting trips, for example to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.”



Outstanding childminder

“I’ve used this childminding service for six years. Yvonne has always been extremely professional and reliable. She has always gone the extra mile to help me with all my childcare needs. My son has thrived physically and mentally by being in her care for what’s probably the most important years of his life. He’s always been happy with her and I’d recommend Yvonne to anybody that wants an outstanding environment for their young children.”



Lovely professional setting

“My 3 year old daughter loves her time here. Yvonne has always been very professional, keeping a close eye on her developmental progress. She has taken my daughter on many fantastic day trips and have always been happy to accommodate flexible times when needed.

Highly recommended.”