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Laura U

Childminder in Durham City

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2013 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login 18 Oct 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

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Hi, I'm Laura.

I've been an OFSTED registered childminder since 2014, living in Belmont, Durham with my two daughters, Harriet and Eliza.

Unique to this area, I work alongside my assistant Jennifer. This allows us to provide more daytime outings, afterschool activities, and offer exemplary care for a wider age range of children.

Having used childminders and nurseries myself I know it can be difficult to leave your children in someone else's care but I will work with you to ensure that they settle in well and will treat your children as I do my own.

Our setting has a separate lounge and playroom for the children, ground floor toilet facilities, and access to a lawned garden. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our facilities and new resources are regularly added for all ages.

I understand flexibility of care is essential and I will always be happy to discuss your needs in detail.

My Experience

I've worked in many different areas of health and social care including working with very young children and adults with learning difficulties.

As a childminder I have experience in caring for children from various backgrounds and cultures as well as children who have specific allergies and specialist needs.

My assistant has previously worked with primary age children in the field of mental health and self confidence. She is currently working on CPD certifications in Autism and Special Educational Needs.

My Qualifications

I hold an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, in date Paediatric First Aid certificate and all necessary insurances.

I’m rated as Good by OFSTED (January 2017).

My Availability

I work Monday - Friday, working flexibly to suit shift patterns, also providing weekend and over night care.

I cover all school holidays/half terms as well as bank holidays.

I also do drop offs and pick ups at St Thomas More and Cheveley Park schools.

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Last Updated: 21/06/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Please contact me about enquiries for weekends and unsocial hours (before 7am and after 7pm).

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 18/03/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 18/03/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Laura U. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Laura was a childminder for my 10-year-old daughter, who just needed someone to keep her company evenings I worked late. But Laura was friendly, flexible and very kind, accepting my daughter into her household as if she were a friend of her daughters. She is an absolute professional, and genuinely cares for the children in her care.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 3 stars Food
  • 4 stars Communication

by Avatar for Damon Damon about Avatar for Laura U Laura U on 07/10/2017

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