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“As a parent, it’s hard to trust someone enough to leave your child with them, we’re no exception to that. With Mike and Charissa, we’ve struck beyond lucky. They offer our daughter a home away from home and have become her second family. She loves going there and always looks forward to her time with them. The wide range of activities on offer are always fun and exciting and she’s keen to tell us at the end of the day what a fab time she’s had. The forest school activities are a big favourite. It is also credit to Mike and Charissa’s childminding style that the children in their care have clearly become the best of friends, they’re such a lovely little gang together. Our daughter is being brought up multi-lingual and as a bi-lingual family themselves, Mike and Charissa have a true understanding of the challenges this may present. As parents, we particularly appreciate the daily online reports, often with pictures, which give us a great overview of what our daughter has been up to that day. We simply couldn’t have found a better environment for our daughter to grow and bloom in.”

“Michael Williams has been our childminder since February 2013 and we thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend him. He is incredibly patient with both our toddler and our (sometimes) poor time keeping and we cannot emphasise enough how pleased we are with the service we receive from Mike. He has treated our boy like one of the family and his days with Mike are blissful and filled with fun. We very much hope our next child will be lucky enough to obtain a place at Mike’s and we wish him every success with his childminding business.”

Patrick and Lucy
Kerrianne & Marc

"Our daughter loved the time she spent with Mike, and didn't seem to realise she was going into childcare but felt like she was visiting a friend. Mike is totally professional but manages to balance this with a warm, caring and stimulating environment. He plays with the children in such a way that they learn and have huge amounts of fun at the same time. Our daughter always came home bursting with enthusiasm for the day and with tales of all the experiences she'd had (e.g. trips to the zoo, baking, playing tigers). Mike has a natural way with children - he can see the world from their eyes and our daughter formed a bond with him straight away. I cannot recommend Mike more highly as a childminder and was not at all surprised that he achieved an 'Outstanding' with Ofsted."

Ofsted inspection report

"This provision is outstanding


  • The childminder promotes communication with the children consistently and encourages their developing vocabulary instinctively so children learn as they play.

  • Children are extremely happy and have an excellent bond with the childminder because the activities planned are exciting, stimulating and promote learning and development.

  • Partnership with parents is strong because communication is consistent, detailed and informative, promoting successful outcomes for all children.

  • Activities and detailed planning means children have input, make choices and become independent in their learning and development.

  • Children are given a broad range of experiences including regular nature walks and trips that add to their learning and enjoyment."


"Mike Williams is an amazing Childminder and also friend to my son Flynn. My son is now 2 years old, but Mike has taken care of Flynn part-time for approximately 9 months. In that time I feel Flynn has really developed in his independence, communication skills and confidence away from home. As a single parent, Flynn used to experience seperation anxiety at times, even with my family, but after his time with Mike, he has grown from strength to strength in feeling supported, nurtured and encouraged to explore & learn. My friends & family have also really noticed how much more confident & content Flynn is away from his Mum. I feel Mike has a real intuition and instinct with children. He knows how to work with them on their level and make them feel excited to be themselves, but also feel safe within & understand clear boundaries & rules. I have every confidence in Mike when I leave Flynn with him, that my son will be well looked after & cared for in a warm & friendly home environment. I also love the fact that Mike encourages children to have fun whilst learning and will take them on adventures into nature, finding many wildlife nooks & crannies to explore even within a big city! Thank you Mike for giving my son a really solid male role model to respect & for always showing Flynn kindness, patience, love & friendship, even when he is being difficult! Flynn adores his time with your family and his happiness radiates out after every visit with you all."

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