What Our Families Say

Don’t just take our word for it!

Trusting your children to a childcare professional is a big deal! And when you read about all of our fantastic, flexible and modern childcare solutions, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re too good to be true!

So here are some of the experiences of our Practically Family parents. Families who have been using our POD, Parent Partners, Great Minders, Great Entertainers, Family Circle and Holiday Clubs to entertain and enthral their kids.
I can highly recommend POD. My little girl absolutely loves it and the staff are great with her. There is a great variety of things for the children to do as well. Thank you POD team, I would be lost without you.
Emma Curran
Our little boy (who’s just turned 2) absolutely loves his sessions at the POD. The staff helped him settle in very quickly and he always does a little cheer when I tell him he’s going! We’ve found it absolutely invaluable to give us an hour or so to go shopping, or even for a swim at the gym, knowing that he’s happy and cared for. We really couldn’t ask for a better, more convenient and flexible service.......thank you!!
Jane Roome
Sophie and all of the team at The POD, are amazing! My son is nearly 16 months and he walks in without looking back. The team are very flexible, accommodating and caring. They always have fun activities going on and my boy is learning so much with them. Thank you all for being there for us.
Jenny Godfrey
I’m not one to write reviews but really wanted to after such a positive experience with the babysitting. I was slightly apprehensive returning to work, but this soon vanished as my girls settled extremely quickly and are at ease with the excellent care provided by the team. Their comfort has made my return to work much easier than I had anticipated. The team arrive punctual and cheerful, even on the earliest of starts and are great at suggesting fun activities or letting them enjoy some chill time. Thank you so much, Sophie, Sarah and team xx
Pauline Kirk
As a single mum, working full time, a night out of fun and kicking back can be so important to me. Practically Family and Sophie make it so easy for me to relax and make the most of my time out. I know that even at short notice, Sophie will be able to help, the sitter will be lovely, friendly and reliable and that my son will have a good time while I'm out and most importantly feel comfortable and happy. A fantastic, professional and reliable service! I highly recommend.
Katy Deborah
We haven’t got a bad word to say about Sophie and her team. She has consistently provided us with amazing support, both on a regular basis and last minute. We have benefitted hugely as a family as we feel that no matter what happens we have backup ... and without any other family support this has given us such peace of mind. This is invaluable to us. The kids love our regular babysitter, but are just as happy with anyone on Sophie’s team. We cannot thank them enough for how easy they have made our lives.
Helen Berry
I was incredibly nervous leaving my son with anyone but my husband but the team at Practically Family are fantastic. My son absolutely adores Kirsty and his smile when she enters our home says it all. The activities she provides for him are fantastic and I couldn't ask for more. I know when I leave the door for work that he will be in safe hands and have lots of fun! Hearing his little giggle as I am leaving for work is all the reassurance I need!
Natalie Bromby
We have been using Practically Family for well over 1 year now. We have always been able to get a babysitter, even on short notice. We even have a regular ‘nanny’ collect our children from school. My girls always have great fun and have formed a wonderful bond with Nicolle. Every member of staff we have met has been prompt, professional, and most importantly fun with our children. I can’t recommend Sophie and her team more!
Louise Whereat
Practically Family have my made life so much easier! Sophie matched us with an amazing Nanny who is amazing with the kids. Kind, creative and organised. The kids (and I!) love her. Just what we needed with my bizarre work schedules. So flexible and convenient. Thank you for solving my childcare woes!
Beth Turner
Thank you so much to the Practically Family team for another awesome holiday club! The team provide such a good set up - from the organisation in advance to the action packed plans for each day, all delivered with genuine warmth and never ending energy. My children sometimes struggle with drop offs, but here they bound in each day, excited for what lies ahead, and coupled with their happy tales at pick up, we have such peace of mind that they're in a great space. The children love club, they are kept so well entertained with a great mix of crafting, outdoor activities and fun games. They come home happy and energised each day. They can't wait for next time. I can't recommend highly enough!
Claire Griffiths
We were recommended Practically Family LTD by a friend and we were not disappointed! It can be difficult to cater for both a 10 year old girl and 6 year old boy within one holiday club but Practically Family managed it in style. With loads of outdoor play, planned activities and free play- they were kept busy busy and came home raving about all of the fun they had. We will definitely be booking again for the whit holidays and thank you for your care for this week. 5*
Joanne O’Neill
Matilda loves holiday club and never wants to spend her time off school at home with us - so it’s a win-win! She comes home every day telling us about the new friends she’s made and what adventures she’s been up to. And best of all, she goes to bed exhausted every night! See you next half term!
Joanne Kirwin
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the service your provided at our wedding...the tee-pees were amazing, the kids loved the toys, books and Lego, staff were amazing with the kids too! The mummy and daddy guests loved it! Thanks again x
Mr & Mrs Roters
We also had Sophie at our wedding day recently to both look after our daughter whilst we were off tying the knot/entertaining. Sophie was absolutely brilliant all day and we felt completely relaxed knowing that our daughter was being looked after and having an amazing time. She was also ace at making sure our daughter felt special by creating little moments for her like painting her nails and helping her pose for photos. Sophie also spent the night with our daughter who loved every minute and it sounds like they had a brilliant time. Always punctual and professional, but so much fun at the same time - thank you Practically Family.
Dave Holden
We booked Sophie and her team to entertain and look after the 30 kids (age ranging between 2-teens) at our wedding, and it was worth every penny! The kids had a fantastic time (have had lots of rave reviews from them about everything from the craft activities to the extensive Pokémon knowledge!) and the grown-ups got to relax and enjoy a drink or two without worrying about what the kids were up to! I can't emphasise enough how much it helped the day run smoothly.
Alison Foxley
If the experiences of our Practically Family parents have convinced you it’s time to join our family, then head over to our Services page to find out more and sign up.