I just wanted to thank you for organising Steph to look after our girls over the weekend. She was absolutely delightful and our 3yo loved her. She certainly had her work cut out for her with our little people but she instilled a lot of confidence in us with her warmth and confidence.
Just wanted to report back that we loved Kaila and the girls loved having her looking after them. I think the attached photo of some painting says it all! So thank you for your excellent service.
Other than being absolutely exceptional with [our children], Viv does so much extra around the house (washing / tidying / shopping) and she is a critical factor in making our household run as smoothly as possible. So no comments to add there, other than extreme gratitude and noting that she absolutely puts me to shame with how much she can achieve during the day! We are just so grateful to have Viv in our lives. She is the perfect fit for us and we are the lucky ones in our relationship.
As for Gabrielle, I know she is relatively new to Little Poppins but let me tell you - she was amazing! The girls absolutely adored her and were sad to see her go. They were blowing her kisses as she drove away on Tuesday. She brought her own childhood games and took the time to create and print out personalised colouring pages to bring with her. She filled the days with lots of activities and plenty of outside adventuring where she encouraged them to use their imaginations. She is one of our favourites to date.
I have enjoyed dealing with Holly and Sophie. Both are very professional, easy to get in touch with and great at dealing with difficult situations… Fantastic!
She is able to switch seamlessly between helping out with housework and looking after the kids. She is both a role model for me and a friend, we are very lucky to have Karen.
We had a wonderful experience with Carlie! She was just lovely, she sent beautiful photos of the children looking very happy, and I'd never come home to a cleaner house! Thank you for arranging such a lovely, kind and engaging babysitter to help me feel a little less "mum guilt" for attending a work meeting on my day off! I'll definitely be using Little Poppins again.
Thanks again to Maddy for Friday night. Everything went really smoothly. We have been really impressed with the level of service that Little Poppins have provided since the first communications. The kids were excited to meet Maddy and she played games, watched a bit of TV, read to them and easily got them to bed in beds that weren’t their own as we had only just arrived in town that morning. She was accommodating when our return time was a little later than first thought and everything was left neat and tidy. The kids thought she was fantastic, and the next day when we caught up with other friends who attended the wedding and had utilised Little Poppins services there was much discussion/comparison/one-upmanship between the kids about their baby-sitters and also complete agreement from all the adults of what a great service you provide. It really made our experience more enjoyable and relaxing. We would definitely give you a call if we were in the Adelaide region again and needing childcare!
“Holly provides an outstanding childminding service, delivering a professional and reliable service even at short notice. Our kids love spending time with her team that removes the stress of going out during the evening. Thoroughly recommended.”
“We are so pleased to have found Sam and consider ourselves extremely lucky to have her in [our son]’s life.”
“Alice was fantastic!! We were so impressed with her, right away [our daughter] felt so comfortable with her and pretty much waved me away to play with Alice (which was amazing and not always the case with people she first meets). As an unexpected and incredible surprise, Alice also sorted out/ironed the laundry for us - which as I’m sure you can appreciate as a working mum- was such a happy and freeing thing have happen! Both my husband and I had huge smiles on our faces from how happy [our daughter] was and how clean the laundry was! As a further credit to Alice, [our daughter] was so excited to know she was coming back the next week! I could see the activities they had done and also the care and kindness Alice had shown…. Thank you, as always for sharing very special and caring people to look after [our daughter], we can’t speak highly enough of Alice and of Little Poppins.”
“Emmeline has been great with [my children]. She is fun, active and engaging with both children and they enjoy having her pick them up. I would highly recommend her.”
“Emily was just amazing for us - the kids adored her and Andrew and I would routinely spend about half an hour every Wednesday night discussing how great it was coming home from work when Emily had picked up the kids. I could rave for pages about her.”
“Nicole was absolutely fabulous. She arrived early - at 6:40 pm - and we went through everything thoroughly. She texted me later in the night to let me know how the children were going which was very thoughtful. The next morning the children were very happy and seemed very settled. Thanks again and we will definitely be using your service again.”
“I was fairly nervous about taking on a nanny and kept putting it off. But over time childcare became more impractical for us and we started to look at other options. As soon as I met Holly all of my fears were allayed and I wanted her to find us a nanny straight away! She listened carefully to what we were looking for in a nanny and provided some fantastic advice on how to make the relationship work. Having a nanny has changed my world. I am able to leave the house regardless of where the kids are up to in their morning routine and they are always so excited about the next adventure. It is also lovely to have someone who understands your childrens' idiosyncrasies so perfectly and can offer a different perspective on how to solve problems. My only regret... I should have done it sooner!”
“Stacey was absolutely fantastic. I can’t fault her and the boys loved her. She went above and beyond what was expected. She bathed my one year old after getting dirty outside, re-dressed them both after getting dirty AND emptied the dishwasher. My all-time most hated job. I would have paid her double for that!!! I would recommend her to anyone and I hope we have the pleasure of her looking after our boys again.”
“Carrie is fabulous! Dealing with our 3 little girls very different personalities and skills fantastically. Very professional, friendly and understanding and we've only had 2 lessons and my daughter is showing off her star floats and kicking on top of the water to get from A to B instead of treading water. Very happy.”
“Therese is an exceptionally skilled and capable nanny. Our children love her and we like the way she goes about her job by anticipating what needs to be done and doing it using initiative.”
“Everything went really well last Tuesday. Kate was highly competent with little direction and just lovely. My boys had a great time with her. I would love to use her again in the future!”
“Emily was a great help to our family today. Professional, proactive and very friendly. And she left my kitchen spotless.”
“Your babysitters are amazing!
Dishes done and put away - amazing! She is a fairy godmother nanny . I just walked in to sort laundry out and it has been done too - seriously it sounds silly but this has made my day!”
“I have been meaning to provide some feedback about one of your staff, Reina. She only cared for my 1 year old for two days but after meeting her the first time, I so wished she was available to be our permanent nanny. She really is such a caring and beautiful nanny who really loves and takes an interest in the children that she looks after. This was highlighted during her second visit when she brought along a truck she had borrowed from the toy library as she learnt, from her time with my son, that he loved trucks as well as making him a sticking board and bringing little sparkly items for him to stick onto it. He still loves it....She really is an asset to your business.”
“It is very reassuring to have the nannies pre-selected/ screened prior to interviewing them. Having direct contact with Holly throughout the nanny 'selection process' was great and really put my mind at ease.”
“I did want to convey how happy we were with Camilla. My goodness, I couldn't believe how quickly our little one warmed to her. He just melted into smiles upon first meeting Camilla, with that kind of reaction we felt confident and happy to leave him with her even though it was our first time leaving him with a person other than my mum. Both my husband and myself were very impressed.”
“We are so incredibly happy with Gillian. She is fantastic. We feel [our son] is safe and nurtured and extended in her care. We feel so lucky to have her and thank you for facilitating this.”
“I would have Leesa nanny for our twins forever if I could; she is absolutely amazing. I cannot fault her, she genuinely adored [my children] it was not just a job to her. She is kind, loving, caring and nurturing and I trusted her 200%. Leesa was very patient and very capable of looking after two babies at once and could quickly calm them when they were upset or being clingy with me. She would sing to them, read to them, play little games with them and I loved that she didn’t believe in having the TV on. She would always incorporate development things into her day with them so they were always learning. After eating she would even teach them left and right as she wiped their hands. They now know which hand to put out when we say ‘left hand, right hand’. Leesa spent a lot of time outside with the babies, which is important to me and took them for walks in the pram and had little picnics with them at the park… Leesa was professional and her work ethic is amazing, she just didn’t stop. When the babies were happily playing or sleeping she would do washing, folding, tidying the kitchen, dishes, prepare bottles, baby food and our dinners. She would even bake biscuits and cakes for us all. Gosh did I look forward to the days Leesa was coming! We will truly miss Leesa being around.…. Thank you Holly for sending us Leesa.”
“Once again you sent a really lovely and reliable sitter. They sounded like they had lots and lots of fun. Picnics, walks, playing with the balls, in the playroom and the highlight for [my little girl] was the mini dance party…. I really appreciated returning to the kids being bathed and fed and ready for bed. As I was unsure what time I would get back I did not ask Molly to do that, so it was so wonderful to come home to.”
“The time and effort that you put into matching each nanny's skills and personalities to the family is wonderful. The nannies put forward for our position were both perfect for our role. We really appreciated that you didn't put forward any nannies that weren't appropriate.”
“We had never left our children with anyone (apart from family) before and were very apprehensive about using an ‘agency’. After speaking with Holly, our mind was at ease knowing that she knows each of her nannies personally. The children instantly warmed to Kate (the nanny) when she arrived and they literally pushed us out the door, begging us to go! We have used Little Poppins on many occasions and highly recommend the wonderful service to all our friends.”
“Karen has been an absolute dream. Our little girl loves her and she has made us feel completely at ease ever since we first met her. It is wonderful having someone so caring and fun taking care of our daughter when we are not around and we love having the communication book to let us know what they have been up to.
In addition to all of that, Karen even has our house tidier than before our daughter came along! So a big thank you from the three of us.”
“Our nanny is a treasure, we could not be happier with what she is doing around the house and the experiences she prepares for the children…. Thanks Holly for a great match! I rave to everyone I can about how lucky/blessed I was to find you and for you to find Georgia!”