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Childminder in St Albans

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2010 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 01 Oct 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

BEFORE SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB OPEN FROM 7am, Monday to Friday to drop off at Wheatfields Schools and pre-schools at The Quadrant, Marshalswick. Spaces available.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE AVAILABLE MON-THURSDAY with pick up from Wheatfields Schools
NB school breakfast club does not open until 7.45am

Early years childcare spaces available from September 2021.
I am in Marshalswick, St Albans. Excellent references available. Open from 7am until 5.30pm.

I live with my husband and our three children (born 1997, 1999 and 2002) in the Marshalswick area of St Albans within easy walking distance of shops, parks and schools. I am registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register and on the voluntary and compulsory parts of the Childcare Register. The registration is for a maximum of six children under eight years at any one time including three in the early years age group. I am member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) and part of a local childminding group and keep up to date with early years practice through our local children’s centres.

I also now work with an assistant.

My Experience

Children play a big part in my life (3 of my own and I run a local toddler group and Brownie unit. Working with children is an enjoyable and rewarding way to earn money whilst still caring for my own family from home. I became registered with Ofsted in 2003 and work as a childminder 3 days a week during term time only - so my services are ideal for teachers and students as I do not charge during school holidays (fees pro-rata). A commitment to professional development and increasing my knowledge in supporting children’s development have improved my understanding of how children learn – through PLAY! Therefore, I provide a warm, safe and friendly place where children can play and explore independently both indoors and outdoors.

My Qualifications

I am fully up to date on first aid, safeguarding children and food handling qualifications – the official stuff! I have completed the Foundation Degree in Early Years with the Open University (Level 5 qualification) and have studied a course in child development.

My Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday spaces available. 7.00am-5.30pm.
Breakfast club open from 7am to include drop-off to Wheatfields schools, Busy Bees (Marshalswick) or Marshalswick Pre-School (contact to discuss spaces)
After school care available with pick up from Wheatfields Schools.
Hours worked are generally 7.00am - 5.30pm, OR AT TIMES REQUIRED BETWEEN THESE HOURS
Term-time only spaces no fees paid during school holidays, although fees are pro-rated - all I ask is for spaces to be confirmed from the beginning of the previous term.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 31/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

£7 per hour includes meals, snacks and essentials such as nappies, wipes, nappy sacks etc.
Parents to provide change of clothes and specialist products.
Fees charged whilst a child attends pre-school or nursery - if I drop the child off and subsequently pick them up because this ultimately takes a place that can't be filled.
Funded places available for 3/4 year old

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Lucy Dav. 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.

Lucy is a fantastic childminder. She looked after my two daughters from 2 years old until 8 yrs. My daughters loved going to Lucy's - when I picked them up they would have lots to tell me. They were always engaged in interesting activities and they had fun. The activities were both varied and suitable to their age. Lucy's care gave the girls a safe, warm environment along with pre-school education. I feel privileged to have been lucky enough for Lucy to look after my children in that important time. I couldn't have hoped for anyone better.

  • 5 stars Overall

by rosec24 about Lucy Dav on 09/01/2014

You can stop looking. You cannot find anyone better than Lucy. Lucy takes her work very seriously and provides a fantastic service. She is great with children and a lot of learning takes place while the children are having fun. Great with artwork. Lucy makes sure the children get fresh air every day as well. Lucy looked after my daughter for about 3 years and Emily loved it! She is nearly 8 now and still remembers the trips to the parks and the fairy tree! The service worked perfectly as I needed term-time childcare so I did not have to pay in the holiday. Highly recommended. Thank you Lucy.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Gerlinde about Lucy Dav on 15/09/2013

Lucy is amazing. She looked after my son, Jonny, from age 2-4yrs. She is a loving mother and childminder. She instilled confidence and a love of learning in Jonny. He is now 8 and wants to be a teacher when he grows up. I am sure the learning environment at Lucy's played a big part in this choice to date. Ever since he started school he has displayed this growth mindset to learning and is at the higher end of the national levels in reception, Yr 1 and 2. Currently he is in Yr 3.
Your child will be in the best of hands and I still cannot thank her enough for looking after Jonny so brilliantly.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Zafira about Lucy Dav on 08/09/2013

Lucy looked after both my children from 5 months old until they left nursery and went to school. She is caring, fun and creative. They always loved going to her house and learned so much from her. Lucy is an absolute whizz with craft stuff and always had a full programme for each term that fitted in with the seasons. Each year, we got beautiful books with photos and comments. I feel so incredibly lucky to have had Lucy as my childminder. My children had the best possible start and still look forward to seeing Lucy. She is also Brown Owl of the local Brownies so luckily my daughter still gets to see her (and so does my son when we drop off/pick up!). Her children are delightful too and often played with my children, adding to the whole family feel of her house. Lucy was always reliable. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone! I am only disappointed that she does not live near to my children's school as otherwise I would definitely have her helping with the school run.

  • 5 stars Overall

by slebb73 about Lucy Dav on 08/09/2013

Lucy looked after our two young sons (both preschool) and from our experience we would recommend her without hesitation. She is an excellent childminder and my boys loved their time with her and her family. Every day she wrote a summary of their activities and events. Her own children are lovely and we felt, wonderful role models, to our two young boys.
Thank you Lucy.

  • 5 stars Overall

by NatalieM about Lucy Dav on 08/09/2013

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