Reviews Posted by parents on the website

Highly Recommended

5 stars

As a childminder Carol has the perfect balance of professionalism yet always warm, friendly and welcoming. 

Carol is very caring with a gentle manner and I have to say one of the kindest people I know – always thinking of others. 

Carol was my eldest son’s childminder (he is now 8 years old) and has been looking after our youngest (20 months old) for the last 7 months. Our decision to go back to Carol was an easy one. Carol set a very high standard for anyone to follow and although we were hoping to find a childminder in Paignton I couldn’t find anyone that even came close to Carol. The extra journey time is well worth it knowing that I have peace of mind that my son is happy and being looked after by someone that I have absolute faith in. 

I would highly recommend Carol.

by  about Carol Be. on 26/03/2014

Like a second Mummy

5 stars

I was looking to go back to work when our son was 8 months old. Having looked at the various options we decided that there would be a more personal touch with a childminder rather than a nursery. We therefore looked on the internet and found the name Carol Benson. I was very nervous about leaving our son with someone who we had never met and whose details we found on the internet, but after contacting Carol and meeting up with her I left feeling very happy and I have never looked back. Our son is now 3 1/2 years old and has been looked after by Carol 3 days a week since he was 8 months old. Myself and my husband cannot give Carol enough praise for how she has looked after our son. She is a very professional and caring childminder with a lot of experience and has taught our son a lot. He loves going to Carols and is always talking about her and everything they do. One of the things I like best is that she organises lots of fun days out for the children which are also educational. Our son is a very happy child and we have been very fortunate to have found someone who we can honestly say we have 100% trust in.

by  about Carol Be. on 15/07/2013

We all love Carol :)

5 stars

My husband and I both work full time. 
After maternity leave I went back to work when our son was just 8 months old; it was very important for us to find someone experienced and trustworthy who will take care of our son when we can not be with him. 
We were looking for a person with who we will be comfortable to leave our precious baby for most of the day. Safe environment was also a priority for us. We both agreed that homely atmosphere (not a nursery) will be the best for a little boy. 

We found three childminders in the local area - but there was always 'something' which we did not like. When we went to visit Carol we knew almost from the beginning that she will be the right person for our little boy - and we were right.

Our son is 4 years old now and he loves Carol to pieces!
Carol taught him so much (she was even helping with potty training) she is always there with her advice and help. Sometimes when we as parents weren't sure what to do she always supported us and showed the best way for the child.

Our son is always happy and smiling when he is about to spend time with Carol. He is proudly presenting us his painting and drawings. He is never bored (and he is very active little boy). He is talking about his day, where he was and how much fun he had. He loves trips to Living Coast, ZOO and Cockington.

We can 100% recommend Carol!!
Sometimes we are joking that it is a shame that our little boy can not stay with her till at least his 16th Birthday ;)

by  about Carol Be. on 12/07/2013

A Very Happy Mother and Child

5 stars

I am a single parent, who works full time so finding the right child care for my little boy was very important to me. I wanted some one who would be able to look after my boy and guide him in his developement and encourage him to grow and explore. I also wanted him to feel safe and loved and to enjoy his time with his childminder, as his time while mummy worked.

Carol ticked all these boxes and so many more!! She is truely amazing with my little boy and he loves her to bits! He's always bringing home lovely pictures and telling me about his day, he even says 'carol brings me here' when we're out and about in places like cockington or living coasts. He is always so pleased to know when he's going to Carol's and excited to see her.

Carol is also very easy to talk to. Any concerns i've had about my boy, ive been able to discuss them with her and she always reassures me and puts my mind at rest. Carol keeps me very well informed with what my boy has been doing and how he's getting on. 
Its great to know when I cant be with him, he's happy and safe in a nice family home and environment, with a lady who has his best interest at heart!

In all she's just amazing and we love her to peices for making it such an easy task for me and a really enjoyable experience for my boy! :0) xx

by  about Carol Be. on 15/11/2010



'All children, including those with additional needs, make outstanding progress in their learning from their different starting points. They benefit greatly from their experiences with the childminder. Children are very well prepared for school and the next stage in their learning' Ofsted 2016

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