"As a family friend (and with a daughter who is close friends with Iluska's eldest daughter), I often have the pleasure of watching Iluska in action not only with her own children but with those of her friends.
She is a wonderful mother and an unfailingly energetic, creative, welcoming, kind and thoughtful carer. Her house is a treasure trove of fun and educational activities for children and she seeks to continuously improve what she has for her girls and their guests by providing innovative things for the children to do - the latest being the installation of the "story stumps" in the garden, which have already been a hit with my daughter.
Iluska is also very interested in educating the children about healthy eating and to this end often involves the children where appropriate in cooking activities - this can range from making their own pizza to helping to prepare a rainbow trout! She also has a knack of convincing fussy eaters (like my daughter can be) try new things.
Outside of her home, Iluska often plans fun day trips - eg RHS Wisley or the Wetlands - and is always a source of knowledge about what is happening and where.
I trust Iluska implicitly and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services as a childminder. And from a child's point of view - when I picked up my daughter only yesterday following a sleepover at Iluska's, she said to me on the way home "Mummy, I love being at Iluska's house, my friends are there AND there are always so many great things to do".
I hope this useful but I would be more than happy to provide any further information which may be required."
Hi, I'm Iluska Beaton, and welcome to the site for Beatonhouse Childminding.
I am constantly looking for new places to go to explore and play, Visit the activities page to see just a few of the places we visit.
Food is a big part of life in The Beaton House. I have a love of food & I think it is very important that children are involved with food from a young age.
"I would strongly recommend Iluska as a childminder as she provides a simulating and warm environment in which children can flourish and develop into individuals."
"Iluska is very interested in educating the children about healthy eating and to this end often involves the children where appropriate in cooking activities - this can range from making their own pizza to helping to prepare a rainbow trout!"
"The home environment she provides for her children is both nurturing and stimulating and if she was my childminder I would be safe in the knowledge that my children were being very well looked after."