Testimonials from parents and carers


Outstanding Childcare Package


My little girl has been going to Shelly for a few months now and is delighted as she walks/toddles up the driveway everyday. This is truly an amazing place for my child. She has a day full of love, care, adventures that spark her inquisitiveness, curiosity and sense of self. She has blossomed in her social skills, her language and communication and her adventure making and risk taking. We are kept well informed and are quite frankly jealous of her fun-filled days. The service Shelly provides is a real home from home, cosy play areas that look inviting, enabling environments for exploring and learning together, home cooked, nutritional meals, outdoor play and challenge for her physical development. We could not be happier with our new choice. I would highly recommend to anyone.


by lmbroad about Shelly S. on 14/10/2013


Excellent Childcare Provider

I have been extremely happy with the care Poppy has received at Exmouth Childcare.


Shelly and Lucy are amazing!! It’s a welcoming and well organised setting which allows children to the freedom to thrive. The wealth of experience Shelly has shows in the care she has given our daughter.

They have done so much from days at forest school, pony riding, boating at decoy park, beach days, escot, crealy and all the other amazing adventures they have had no two days have ever been the same which is what sets Shelly apart from other childcare providers.

Poppy has been treated as part of the family and counts Shelly as one of her best friends. She is a great communicator and is always sending pictures of the fun they are having which are lovely to receive and serve as confirmation of what a great choice we made sending Poppy to Exmouth Childcare !!

They have helped Poppys development no end, she is a self assured fearless little girl who will throw herself into anything which I know is due to the confidence she has gained whilst with Shelly.

When parents take the decision to go back to work and find childcare for their children it’s tough, you want to find someone who can care for your child they way you would, and want to be sure you have made the right choice. I can honestly say had I not taken that step Poppy would have lost out on so many experiences and opportunities to learn about the world. I am happy she is going to preschool a confident, socialised and smart little lady ready to take on the world!

The relationship Shelly builds with your child is wonderful, she genuinely cares about the children in her care and I know Poppy will truly miss her.

All in all I am thoroughly happy with the level of care Poppy has received and only wish she could stay forever!

I would absolutely recommend Shelly as a childminder and would like to thank her for everything over the last two years! We have been so lucky to have you !!!! Xxxx

E.Coe August 2019

Home from home with excellent facilities


I can’t recommend Shelly and Lucy enough!!


The opportunities they offer little ones is just phenomenal! My little girl has been going to Shelly for 6 months since she was 10 moths old. In that time the bond that they have created is second to none.


My little girl runs through their door in the morning ready for the adventures ahead! They are professional, loving and so much fun to be around. I am so grateful for all the amazing experiences that they provide my little girl. Knowing that she is in such a nurturing, positive and caring environment, while I am at work, helps to ease the guilt of going back to work!


Since going to Exmouth Childcare and The Little Orchard, my daughters confidence has grown, her gross and fine motor skills are incredible and her personality is really shiny through. Thank you so much for all you do Shelly!

K.Singleton June 2019