Testimonials

   

Dear Helen,

Thank you, that’s fine.

 We were so happy with Georgie, and tremendously impressed by Jelly and Ice Cream in general. We will definitely try to use your services again in the future, and will recommend you to our friends.

 Best wishes,

Dan

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9th April 2017

Hi Jamie

Just wanted to thank you and jasmine for a great week. Third year in a row with Jelly and ice cream and gets better every year!

Have a lovely end of season.

Kind regards

John

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22nd March 2017

Dear Helen,

 Thank you, that’s fine.

 We were so happy with Georgie, and tremendously impressed by Jelly and Ice Cream in general. We will definitely try to use your services again in the future, and will recommend you to our friends.

 Best wishes,

Dan

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28th February 2017

Hi Tina/ Jamie

I hope the snow is good in Val D’sere/ Tignes – it was snowing as we left last Friday night. We had a great week skiing in the sunshine.

I wanted to drop you a note with some feedback on our experience with Florence (Floss) last week in Tignes.

We found Floss to be an exceptional nanny for Jasper and Erin. At 5yo and 2yo they are not the most straightforward proposition but she was able to earn their (and our) trust very quickly and involved herself with the children from the first second she stepped through our door.

Floss was highly personable and obviously very experienced at what she does – she gave us immediate confidence that she would not only look after the children, but nurture them as well as entertain them, and make use of the resort facilities to ensure they had as fun a week as possible.

She was very pro-active and didn’t wait for us to instruct her on what to do or what our expectations were – although she did discuss this with us of course. Jasper can be a handful and her attitude towards him was excellent – applying a firm adult stance when required (again without our guidance which I thought was outstanding and demonstrated her expertise). We had no qualms at all about leaving the children with her and she wasn’t phased in any way about us leaving our little horrors with her!

We were all sad to leave last Friday (the kids miss Floss!) so I felt it was important to share with you my feedback on her performance over the week. 10/10 – she’s a credit to you and you’d do well to keep her as part of your team.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. I’ll be recommending J&I to anyone I know heading off to the resorts/ locations you cover.

Thanks and all the best – hopefully we’ll be in touch again soon re our next trip to the mountains.

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26th February 2017

Hi,

Just thought I’d drop a note to give some feedback on out nanny over the last week.

Pierce did a great job in keeping the two boys entertained and under control (they can be a handful at the best of times).  He kept it varied with both activities (sledging, snowman, visit to the Farm etc) as well as mixing with some of the other kids/nannies and down time/relaxing.

Always on time to the second every morning and always enthusiastic and polite.  Not sure if he’s around next year, but if he was I would certainly book him again.

Thanks

Mark

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25th February 2017

“Georgie is a superb nanny. She looked after our 2 young boys for 2 weeks whilst skiing, who had a great time with her. She has a gentle and caring nature and was a pleasure to be around. We would love to use Georgie again and would highly recommend her for any nanning role.”

Catherine

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21st February 2017

Hi Tina, really good experience with Daniel so far. She has really engaged with the kids, they had a fab day with her. During the day she used her initiative really well and adapted her plans according to what seemed best. It was also reassuring to see her offering the kids healthy snacks not just chocolate etc. Overall a great experience and we were very confident leaving abbey and Michael with her.

Hope all is good with you,

Thx

Helen and Dave

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13th January 2017

Hi all,

just wanted to drop you a message about a nanny from jelly and ice cream who was with us all last week.

We had a girl called Georgie work with us for the whole week, she was an absolute pleasure to have in the chalet. The younger child, Lucas, who has learning difficulties warmed to Georgie straight away and she seemed to keep him engaged with many activities for the whole time she was there and had a lot of energy. She was very professional and always cleaned up after herself and Lucas.

Grace & I felt like Georgie was one of the team from early on in the week and even Lawrence commented that the chalet didn’t feel the same when she left on the last day.

Grace & I both feel she was one of the best nannies we have seen, very happy, positive and fun to work with. we would like to request that if the opportunity arises again we would like Georgie to come back to PDC.

PDC team. (Hip hideouts)

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5th December 2016

Dear Tina,

Please let me know what availability you have and we will work around you. I used your wonderful nannies when my daughter was just 4 months old in Val d’Isere a couple of seasons ago and was very impressed with the service and care which is why I am returning to you so I hope you have some availability for us.

Many thanks,

Katy

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3rd October 2016

Hi Tina,

Just wanted to say that Magda was great.

Will definitely use again.

Thanks,

Mark.

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20th October 2016  Cala Bona Beach.
Hi Tina,

Just a quick e-mail to let you know that we were very happy with Magda. She was clearly very good with kids, her English was perfect, and I was confident leaving Julia in her capable hands. Julia talked about her later in the week, wondering when she would be coming back, so that’s always a good sign:-)

 

Best regards,

Anja

 

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20th August 2016 – Pollenca, Mallorca
Hi Tina

I just wanted to say how totally wonderful maddie was. The kids adored her as did we she was so fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend her a million times over. It gave us a much needed couple of hours break each day.

Please would you pass it on.

Lucy

 

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1st September 2016 – St Tropez

Hi tina thanks for all your organisation help with the babysitting, can you please pass on our thanks to yasmina, she was wonderful with Hayden and enjoyed her company. We are now home in Australia, thanks so much.
Shevy

                                                   

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19th July 2016

Hi Tina

Just a quick message to say how wonderful we thought Vicky was! She was so friendly and relaxed and all the children warmed to her instantly. She was extremely accommodating and it was fantastic she was available for all three nights. She even made Friday party night!

Best wishes
Emma

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30th July 2016

Hi Tina,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for providing us with Jo. She was outstanding! She was just beautiful with Freddie, she was so kind and caring and Freddie loved her. Thank you so much, Jo is a very special nanny.

Thank you

Simeen

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Hi Tina

Just wanted to say that we had a great week with Vicky, she was fantastic. Thank you.

We think you ought to expand to further countries 🙂 I’m sure we’ll speak again, All the best, Chloe

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16th July 2016

Hi Tina,
I just wanted to thank for organising Jo to be our nanny during our holiday in Mallorca.

She was outstanding – really mature, great with the children, cheerful and full of initiative. We all loved having her around and the children always looked forward to her coming over.

Thanks again,

Olivia

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27th February 2016

We were absolutely delighted with Katie as our babysitter on our recent stay at Val d’Isere. She arrived on time, was flexible based on our changing needs, and just adored our 6 month old son.

 

Always with a smile, and eager to let our little guy experience some of the ambiance of the village, Katie was the perfect sitter during our ski holiday. We recommend her to any family seeking a warm, loving and interesting young lady to provide care for children.

Gretchen

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5th Januay 2016

Dear Tina

 I hope all is well and you’re enjoying the fresh snow!

 We’ve just returned to grey and rainy London and we’re already missing Val d’isere!

 Liz was really fantastic! As promised, please find a testimonial below. 

Liz made our holiday. She confidently and creatively took care of our three children so we could happily hit the slopes knowing that they were in safe hands and enjoying themselves. Liz bounced in with an energy and efficiency every day, she anticipated our needs and kept us organised and ready to make the most of our holiday. Nothing phased her! 

 Hannah

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21st August 2015

Hi Tina,

I just wanted to write to say how wonderful Natalie and Yasmina were. The kids loved them, they were friendly, enthusiastic and made us feel at ease immediately. A credit to your agency.

Thank you
Jenni

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24th August 2015

Morning Tina, just a quick note to thank you for sending Robyn at such late notice last night. It was a delight to meet her. What a lovely girl. We look forward to seeing her on Wednesday.

Thanks again.

Lizzie Anderson

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14th August 2015

 Thank you so much for sorting Katie out for us.  Just for the record, the kids totally adored her.  She was a breath of fresh air and all they wanted was Katie!  Such fun and smiley.. She was great so thank you. We may even have to make a journey to Val just to see her again!!

Hope to see you soon and thanks again.

Dolly

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5th August 2015

Thank you Tina Jaime and Gemma did an amazing job. We love their uniforms. We will be recommending Jelly and ice-cream and will use you all again!

Many thanks,

Best regards,

Christa

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4th July 2015

Just a quick note to say thank you for organising Gina. She was great, we had a lovely evening out

Danielle

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3rd July 2015

Hi Tina

Hope you are well.  I just wanted to thank you for arranging Katie to look after Ella and Jake.   They loved their time with her and really enjoyed her company.  They are still talking about her and want to go back again next year and have Katie look after them.  Can you please tell her kids say hi.

 Thanks again and hope you have a lovely summer.

 Kind regards

Julie 

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30th June 2015

Thanks Tina!

We absolutely love Jamie she is fab! We will be skiing in Jan/Feb
back here in the summer so 100% be back in touch.

Thanks again for everything.
Hannah

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12th June 2015

“Our children absolutely loved spending time with Katie. She always came with fun things to do with them from colouring-in and painting, to egg and spoon races, treasure hunts and football sessions. The children were devastated when the holiday was over. Not really because they had to go home but because Katie wouldn’t be looking after them anymore! It goes without saying that we couldn’t recommend her more highly.”

Madeleine

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1st September 2014

“Just a quick message to say thank you to you and Vero for our baby sitting last Tuesday, my wife and I enjoyed a great night out whilst Vero looked after our little one, I think it was straight forward as she slept through! Thanks once again for arranging and providing a efficient and professional service. – Justin

 

Best regards

Justin

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Hi Tina,

I just wanted to say how lovely it was having Karina coming to babysit while we were in Pollenca – she is lovely and the boys took to her immediately.  It made such a difference being able to have a couple of civilised evenings out on our own.  Please pass on my thanks to her, and we shall definitely be recommending your services to friends.
Best wishes

Frances

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I cannot recommend Kate highly enough for a nanny position. She helped look after our two boys (boisterous not always easy to handle) aged 7 and 4 in February for a week when we were skiing in Val. She is smart, motivated, punctual and fun! The boys loved her but also respected her. She has a level of maturity about her way beyond her years. We would use her again in a heartbeat! Helen Cutt

Thank you very much for your providing us with Beth last week, we were really impressed with her and would certainly book her again when we next visit.
thank you again
Best wishes Charlotte

The Hunter family, via Oxford ski “Our Nanny from Jelly & Ice Cream was wonderful. We have very active and demanding young twins; I have never met anyone who could equal their energy and enthusiasm until we met Beth from Jelly & Ice Cream.”

 

Chris-“We absolutely loved Mallorca and are definitely hoping to visit again next year so hopefully Gemma will still be with you and if not you have someone equally as great.
I’ll definitely pop onto the website and write a little note it’s the least we can do.
Thanks again”

 

 Kate-“As for Sarah, she was outstanding – best nanny the boys have every had to look after them – though Ania was hard to beat. So many thanks for organising her for us.”

Preston Family- Hi Tina
“Just wanted to pass on my thanks to Vicki for the time she spent with us and
in particular the Preston children last week while in Majorca.
Vicki was absolutely great to have around and the children loved her being
there almost as much as the parents! No wonder she is a key member of staff – she oozes competence and
demonstrates the perfect mix of discipline and fun. Would recommend her to anyone….”
Claire-“Thank you for organising this for us”
Rebecca-“Thank you so much for your help arranging childcare for us. I think your service is excellent. Sue was absolutely amazing. I’d highly recommend her to families with multiple children as she was totally unfazed by our 3 under 5s and was very capable. The children really liked her and we felt completely confident in her to the extent that we left her with all of them to put down to sleep on the last night which she managed fine. She had them all breakfasted and washed the next morning and it was a picture of calm. Thanks again and I’m looking forward to using your service again when we return in August.”
Paul Floquet (24th January 2011)-“Maria was the most wonderful and perfect nanny for our little 7 month
old Ella. Without her we would not have had the amazing holiday we
had. It was an incredible treat for us to be so relaxed and
comfortable leaving Ella with Maria.  Her confidence was extremely
reassuring and her sweet and loving nature meant Ella had as happy a
holiday as we did.  We cannot wait to get back to Val d’Isere and will
definitely use Tina’s wonderfully run and relaible Jelly and Ice-Cream
again. Thank you”
Emma-“We were delighted with Majka and the children really enjoyed their time with her which was the peace of mind we wanted. We have recommended you to our ski operator and will do to anyone else we know travelling with children to val or mallorca.”

André Macedo-“Everything was perfect. Ania was terrific with the baby, always in time, always in good mood, not stressed, nice and calm, respectful and responsible. Wonderful. Thanks again for everything: we had great holidays! Next year, I’m sure we will call you again. (maybe in February!)”

 

Lisa-“Crystal worked as a nanny for me during the New Year week of 2006/2007 and during Easter of 2007. During that time she had sole care of my 2 year old son, all day, and also looked after my 5 year old daughter on a half day basis. Crystal also babysat for us from time to time.

I was delighted by the quality of care Crystal provided for Luca and Florence. They were clearly happy to be with her and she kept them happy and stimulated at all times. She was also quite firm with them when the need arose. I was particularly happy that Crystal was creative in finding different things to do with the children and was also very diligent in making sure that they were warm enough when outside and protected from the sun when it was sunny.

She was professional, prompt and always very happy to help out in any way she could. I can thoroughly recommend Crystal and would personally be very happy to use her again. My contact details are below should anyone require any further verbal references.”

Jean-Francois Plant-“Kat & Hollie provided baby sitting services for my and my friends’ family for one week commencing 12th Feb. Collectively we had one 7 month old / one 3 year old / two 5 year olds and a 7 year old. Kat & Hollie were capable and attentive with the baby and energetic and fun with the older children for both indoor and outdoor activities and worked well with each other. They were responsive and attentive to our requirements and enthusiastic in all aspects of their duties. The children enjoyed their company and all the parents felt confident with respect to their attitude to safety and supervision.

 

Kristin and Michael Kane-“I am writing on behalf of Katie who was our nanny during our week long stay at Val d’Isere. We had a wonderful family vacation mainly because we knew that our children were properly cared for. Katie was not only a delightful person; she was prompt, caring towards our three boys, and motivated. She would make sure that various activities were planned with our children and that they got out of the chalet. Katie also didn’t mind helping with the other children that were in our chalet. She was flexible, courteous and an enjoyable person to be around. We would highly recommend her!”

 

Mrs. Stephanie Kirkman-“My husband and I used Tina and her nanny services last year when we took our 3 children skiing in Val d’Isere. Our holiday was the best one yet, and all due to Tina and the people that she arranged to care for our children. She was prompt and organized in all her dealings with us, and she effortlessly made all the necessary arrangements to help us enjoy such a successful holiday.Tina is an outgoing, bubbly person who keeps an eye on the detail. She has excellent follow through on whatever task she is working on and you don’t have to continue to check up on her to make sure that all the arrangements have been made. She is a pleasure to deal with and is always friendly and cheerful. Tina has a positive attitude towards life and work and she is very pro-active about getting things done. It was a pleasure to get to know her and we would certainly use the Jelly and Ice Cream nanny services again and have already recommended Tina to many of our friends.”

Alexia- “I have had Lucy as a Nanny and Babysitter for four weeks in January and four weeks in April.  Bella, my daughter is now 11 months.

She is always prompt to arrive and sticks religiously to my routine with regards to Bella’s meal and sleep times.  I feel very confident leaving Lucy alone in the house with Bella as well as having her taking Bella out for walks, to the playground etc.  She always gives Bella 100% of her attention.  Bella loves Lucy, she is great fun and really imaginative and creative in finding ways to amuse and play with Bella.  Lucy never gets stressed or fazed if Bella ‘plays up’!

I would strongly recommend Lucy as a Nanny. If your client would like a verbal reference from me I would be happy to speak to her on my English mobile, 07768 725261.”

 

Pete-“Thanks again Tina!  Vicki and Tash were great and the kids loved them.  It was all perfect and I will use you again for all my Val Visits. Happy New Year “

 

“To whom it may concern:
This letter is to serve as a recommendation for Tina Eliades and her ‘nanny service’.
I first met Tina in Val d’ Isere when, at the last minute our babysitter was not able to travel with us. I had three young children at the time, and Wesley was not yet old enough to attend ski school. Tina’s name was given to me by the office of the company from which I was renting our chalet. I was hoping that Tina could watch, entertain, and feed by little guy while I enjoyed the beautiful slopes of Val.
Tina was everything and more I had hoped for. On first meeting she was very professional, dependable, and articulate and most importantly displayed a real love for children. We hired her immediately. She was to look after Wesley for the next 4 days remaining in our ski holiday. Wesley had a fabulous time, took immediately to Tina and never even noticed the rest of his family was gone. She took him up the bubble for lunch. She played for endless hours with him in the snow, building snowmen and sledging and even engaging in his rough and fun snow fights. She was courteous and very sensible about safety. For example, she insisted he wear his ski helmet when sledging. Tina surely saved the ski week!
The story does not end there. We continued to go back to Val for the next 2 subsequent ski seasons. Tina was always there to help us out. Not only did she watch Wesley but took fantastic care of our two older children when they were feeling poorly or were just too tired to ski. On one occasion we made a last minute trip to Val and Tina was booked, but she provided us with a very capable competent nanny that also took the children on adventures, even visiting a nearby farm.
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Tina or anyone she has employed (she has a good sense of character) as a nanny. Tina is bright, energetic, kind, and hardworking. She truly has a gift when it comes to looking after children. Should you need more information feel free to contact me via email at tgierkink@hotmail.com
Most sincerely,
Tia Gierkink