Testimonial 1 – Siobhan M

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you for the care, compassion, attention, warmth and interest you show to Fionn, Orlagh and myself. The children are really thriving at Bramble Bugs, learning to socialise with others, having the space physically, mentally and emotionally to develop, be themselves and learn about themselves and their environment. The different approaches and tools you bring to childcare and child development really seem to suit the twins, but these tools are only as good as the crafts people using them, and you are using them very well!! You provide such a calm, loving and gently stimulating environment for the children and I’m learning a lot from you. Recording and sending me some of the songs you sing was such a kind thing to do and has been invaluable in connecting the work you do at Bramble Bugs to their home life and providing continuity.

Thank you for helping me with the transition of sending the twins out into the world and into the hands of another caregiver. You know how nervous I was about it and the fact that I feel so comfortable and relaxed when they are with you is a testament to you both.

Their language and social skills have come on in leaps and bounds and Bramble Bugs has been a wonderful setting for them to play and communicate outside of their little twosome.

As they have settled so well, next term I would really like to book one more morning a week and for the children to use this morning on alternate weeks to come on their own for a session. I feel confident enough to do this now and I think it is important for them to spend a little time in the world without the other and it will allow me to spend quality one on one time with each of them once a week.

It is very comforting to know that if I am having any developmental or behavioural issues with the twins I can discuss this with you and we can come up with a plan together as to how to tackle it – again ensuring continuity. The advice about Fionn and his nightmares was spot on and making one simple change stopped them completely.
So, thank you again for taking care of us as a family so well!
Siobhan M.