'Reference for the amazing Louisa Picker'

posted 26 Mar 2017, 13:00 by Louisa Picker

My now 3.4-year-old daughter has been in the incredible care and education of Louisa for 2 years. 

The other day my 10-year-old said when she grew up she wanted to be a Home Educator.  When I asked her why, she said “Because Louisa makes it look so much fun”.  This, I believe is the best testimony of all. As you can imagine she wishes she could have gone to Louisa when she was little too!

As an Early Child Educator, I have worked in a variety of ECE settings alongside many wonderful teachers.  The programme which Louisa delivers to the children and families in her service is personalised and second to none.  Wellington has been my daughter’s classroom, there is no end to the experiences and opportunities which Louisa makes happen for the children in her service.

Louisa delivers a child led programme, encompassing and respecting the different needs, interests and routines of all the children in her care. 

There is an inclusive, empowering culture evident in Louisa’s service. Basically, Louisa cares.  And this shows in everything she does and the environment that she builds for the children lucky enough to be with her.

My husband and I enjoy looking at the Daily Programme Journal which documents every day and every significant event in our daughters’ development.  She has had great, enriching experiences and relationships, and Louisa takes the time not only to create the opportunities for these experiences, but to chronicle and photograph them so that her parents can enjoy them too.

There is no doubt that our daughter is a brighter, more confident and outgoing person because of how she has been supported to explore and stretch her boundaries by Louisa. 

We would not hesitate to place any other young child we might have with Louisa, were we lucky enough to have that opportunity.  We would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone considering placement of their child in In-Home care.  She is simply the best and we can’t thank her enough. x 

Toni and David (March 2017)